Aiming for Asthma Improvement in Children

Aiming for Asthma Improvement in Children (AAIC) is a NSW state-wide program coordinated by Clinical Nurse Consultants from Sydney Children's Hospital Randwick, Respiratory Department. 

The aim of the program is to facilitate continuity and consistency of care for the child with asthma through collaboration with NSW Ministry of Health, peak asthma consumer and health professional organisations, other health professionals, education departments, childcare organisations, and families/carers.

AAIC encompasses four pillars: - Asthma Research A - Advocacy - Innovative Asthma Educational Models - Consultancy

Parent/Carer Asthma information sessions 

Provided FREE and delivered by Clinical Nurse Consultants who are experienced in the management of childhood asthma

Face-to-face sessions are conducted onsite at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick. If you are unable to attend in person you can link into the session via your webcam using our web-based video conferencing platform

Topics include:

  • the latest information regarding your child’s asthma, their asthma medications, how to take them correctly
  • following your child’s asthma action plan, recognising worsening asthma and when to seek medical help
  • good asthma control, including day to day management within the home, school, and childcare settings

2019 information session schedule         

  • Wednesday 20 February: 10.00am - 12.00pm
  • Thursday 14 March: 10.00am - 12.00pm
  • Wednesday 22 May: 10.00am -12.00pm

Bookings are required. 

Like more information?

Contact our Paediatric Asthma Clinical Nurse Consultants

Parent/Carer Asthma resources and factsheets

The Asthma and Your Child: A Resource Pack for Parents and Carers has been developed by expert asthma clinicians from the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network and John Hunter Children's Hospital.

Individual fact sheets on asthma are also available and include:

School Staff training

  • Self-directed learning via the Asthma First Aid Management in Schools eBook
  • Face-to-face cluster training conducted at local venues.

See the program and register

We also offer Individual School on-site training depending on trainer availability and location of school. There is a fee for this service.

Talk to us about your needs

Email us at schn-sch-aaic@health.nsw.gov.au

Contact our Paediatric Asthma Clinical Nurse Consultants:

  • Christine:  02 9113 3396
  • Melinda:   02 9382 8376

School Staff asthma resources

The Scamp resources (School Champion Asthma Management Program) contains useful checklists and records for managing asthma in the school setting, including asthma first aid information for school staff, asthma first aid resources, and parent/carer resources.

To make up a SCAMP Resource Pack download the following:

Asthma e-Book - A training resource for school staff

Download our FREE Asthma first-aid management in schools eBook from the iTunes® store!

The eBook is an easy and convenient way for staff to do their school asthma management training.

On completion, staff can request a training certificate for their Professional Development portfolio.

The eBook is a multimedia interactive digital resource and includes asthma management information, picture galleries, instructional videos and scenarios, interactive quizzes, videos depicting children having a real life asthma flare-up.  

Use it to upskill in emergency asthma first aid management and learn to recognise an acute asthma flare-up.

You will need to download the Apple® iBook® application and ensure you have the most recent iOS (iOSX El Capitan®) update on your device before downloading the eBook.

Journal of Asthma (Peer-reviewed publication)

The article "Role of technology in improving knowledge and confidence in asthma management in school staff" was recently published by Taylor and Francis.

Children's Service Staff ACECQA asthma & anaphylaxis training

We provide asthma and anaphylaxis management training approved by the Australian Children's Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA)

Our training is delivered by qualified Clinical Nurse Consultants with extensive knowledge in the health and safety requirements of the children’s services sector.

Training is conducted at various local venues throughout the year and is suitable for childcare staff, crèche staff, volunteers, OSHC, and preschool staff. Participants receive an ACECQA approved certificate of attendance for asthma and/or anaphylaxis.

Children's Service Staff asthma resources

NSW Health Schools and Child Services Action Plan for Asthma Flare-Up

This is a NSW Health recommended form specifically designed to be used within schools, childcare, and Out of School Hours Care. The form, which provides asthma first aid instructions for the child, is to be completed by the child’s doctor or nurse practitioner and returned to the school/children’s service. 

Asthma Management Information Pack for Children's Service Staff

This resource provides an overview of children's asthma and management in the children's service setting.

Videos: using asthma devices

Multicultural resources

Mandarin

Nepali

Vietnamese

Services and support agencies

Contact us

Email us at schn-sch-aaic@health.nsw.gov.au

Contact our Paediatric Asthma Clinical Nurse Consultants:

  • Christine:  02 9113 3396
  • Melinda:   02 9382 8376