Thunderstorm asthma is an unusual cluster of allergic asthma flare-ups (including severe acute asthma) associated with springtime thunderstorms. It is not necessarily a special kind of asthma. However, a certain type of thunderstorm appears to be needed, together with a high pollen count, to trigger this event. Under these circumstances people who are allergic to ryegrass pollen can experience asthma symptoms during springtime thunderstorms – even if they have never had asthma before.
Workshops for GPs, practice nurses and pharmacists are being held across Victoria, mostly hosted by Primary Health Networks.
The workshop learning objectives are:
Check out our calendar to find a workshop in your area.
Together with our member organisations we are offering online learning as well. 60-minute webinars have been developed by the National Asthma Council and presented by our member organisations. Find out more about the webinars on our partners’ websites:
Integrated in their online learning platform of The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners is providing a 30-minute online learning module on Thunderstorm Asthma which is eligible for continuing professional development (CPD) points.
All educational formats on Thunderstorm Asthma are currently seeking accreditation.
For more information see our Thunderstorm Asthma factsheet.