The Asthma/Respiratory Education Service educates patients on how to manage their asthma. We work with both inpatients and people referred from outside the hospitals.
Referrals are from wards and all health professionals within the hospital service and GPs. You are also able to seek the advice of the Asthma Educators yourself and can make an appointment by telephoning the service during office hours.
We hold in-service seminars for GPs, in conjunction with the consultants and drug companies and also for nurses and pharmacists on the fundamentals of asthma for practice. We also work in schools, educating staff and students on the management of asthma and on how to use the emergency kits provided for schools.
We work closely with the hospital’s consultants, paediatricians and GPs and outside agencies.
Visit the asthma NZ website for more information www.asthmanz.co.nz
Phone 06 753 7707
Last updated: Wednesday, July 28, 2010