Asthma and Bronchiectasis

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Asthma and Bronchiectasis

These lectures explore the role of the physiotherapist in managing patients with Asthma and Bronchiectasis. In both lectures, we review the physiology, diagnosis and treatment of Asthma and Bronchiectasis including the vast number of treatable traits amenable to physiotherapy.

Asthma

Learning outcomes:

  • • Understand the physiology and aetiology of asthma
  • • Be able to accurately assess for common signs and symptoms of asthma
  • • Understand the pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments of asthma  
  • • Appreciate the role of the physiotherapist in asthma management including the diagnosis and treatment of dysfunctional breathing patterns

 

Bronchiectasis

Learning outcomes:

  • • Understand the physiology and aetiology of bronchiectasis
  • • Be able to accurately assess for common signs and symptoms of bronchiectasis
  • • Understand the range of treatments available in bronchiectasis
  • • Be able to implement evidence based airway clearance regimes to bronchiectatic patients

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