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;