We offer a free asthma education program to help people manage their condition.
The asthma program focuses on asthma self-management and covers the following topics:
- What is asthma
- Recognising early signs and symptoms of asthma
- Triggers and medications used in asthma
- Devices used to deliver inhaled medications
- Symptom monitoring
- Implementing and understanding asthma action plans
- The importance of seeing your doctor regularly
- What to do in an emergency and how to avoid hospital admissions
- Spirometry (age appropriate)
The asthma program is currently run at the Piccadilly, Warilla, Kiama, Nowra and Ulladulla Community Centres. A clinic also operates from the Corrimal library on demand.
All referrals are made through the Access and Referral Centre. Your health care professional can refer you to the service or you can contact the Access and Referral Centre directly to self-refer. Please bring along your asthma medication, spacer and asthma action plan (if you have one).
Once your referral has been received a nurse will contact you to organise an appointment. Your asthma session will take approx. 60 minutes. Your nurse will discuss your asthma history, asthma education needs and set goals. Spirometry testing may also be performed.
Access and Referral Centre:
Phone: 1300 792 755
Referrals are accepted 24/7
8.30am - 4.45pm Monday to Friday
7.00am - 3.00pm Saturdays and Sundays.
Where can I find more information on Asthma?
Asthma Australia - An Asthma Australia site
Asthma Australia delivers high quality information and support to people with asthma and their carers.
National Asthma Council Australia
The National Asthma Council Australia is a not-for-profit organisation working to improve health outcomes and quality of life for people with asthma.
Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA)
ASCIA is the peak professional body of Allergists and Clinical Immunologists in Australia and New Zealand.