Improving Aboriginal Children’s Lung Health

This module is available free to everyone!

Chronic respiratory disease is prevalent among Aboriginal children but most doctors never had the opportunity to learn about Aboriginal paediatric lung health or were given tools to take a respiratory history in a culturally appropriate way. This module will give health practitioners skills to engage effectively with Aboriginal parents when it comes to the respiratory health of their children.  This module includes information on protracted bacterial bronchitis, chronic suppurative lung disease and bronchiectasis -conditions often overlooked or misdiagnosed in Aboriginal children. We’ll also discuss management of chronic wet cough –an important symptom in Aboriginal lung health.

By the end of the module participants will be able to:

1. Acquire skills for effective engagement with Aboriginal families about paediatric lung health;

2. Understand the conditions:  chronic wet cough, protracted bacterial bronchitis (PBB), chronic suppurative lung disease (CSLD) & bronchiectasis;

3. Manage chronic wet cough/PBB, CSLD & bronchiectasis according to best practice guidelines;

4. Understand the importance of medical follow up for Aboriginal children hospitalised with chest infections;

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This Module Will Take Approximately 90 Minutes to Complete

Some feedback from our online participants on the ‘best aspects’ of this module

“Loved the way it was laid out, very easy to understand, excellent information.”

Karen Thomas from Murdoch University

“Interactive and well presenting. The information presented is relevant and succinct.”

Elise Salleo from Telethon Kids Institute (TKI)

“Statistics and explanation around cultural barriers for those that don’t work in this environment.”

Louise Mills from Child and Adolescent Health Service (CAHS)

“Format was easy to follow and engaging. Cultural learning was applicable to all areas of health not just respiratory health.”

Gabrielle Dunn-Karakaya from WA Country Health Service

“Flowed well, easy to navigate.”

Paula Wynne from Aboriginal medical service

“Presentation and explanation cultural content many non Aboriginal clinical staff do not consider.”

Debbie Moon from WA Country Health Service