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.

The four pillars of the AAIC program are: A = Asthma Research, A = Advocacy, = Innovative Asthma Educational Models, and = Consultancy

Parent/Carer Asthma information live webinar sessions 

Sessions are held every month.

All sessions are FREE and delivered by Clinical Nurse Consultants experienced in the management of childhood asthma.

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

2022 webinar information sessions   

2023 webinar information sessions 

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Parent/Carer Asthma resources and factsheets

Asthma eBook

This eBook is an easy and convenient way for parents to learn more about managing asthma.

The eBook is a multimedia interactive digital resource and includes asthma management information,  galleries, and instructional videos and scenarios.

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

the eBook has been developed by asthma clinicians from the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network and John Hunter Children's Hospital.

Factsheets

Individual fact sheets on asthma are also available and include:

Videos: using asthma devices

Multicultural resources

Translated Asthma and Your Child information

Mandarin

Nepali

Vietnamese

Arabic

Korean

Bangla

Services and support agencies

School Staff asthma training and resources

School Staff Asthma Education

Asthma e-Book - A training resource for school staff

Download our FREE Asthma first-aid management in schools eBook from Apple Books!

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.

Additionally Asthma Australia is a consumer organisation providing a wide range of school education options, information and resources.

Asthma Australia

Website: https://asthma.org.au/

Phone: 1800 278 462

School Staff Asthma Resources

The resources below contain 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.

Talk to us about your needs

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

Contact our Paediatric Asthma Clinical Nurse Consultants:

  • Roxanne:  02 9382 0639
  • Melinda:   02 9382 8376

 

Journal of Asthma (Peer-reviewed publication)

The article "Role of technology in improving knowledge and confidence in asthma management in school staff" is available online with Taylor and Francis.

Children's Service Staff ACECQA asthma management training

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

Training is currently offered via a real time interactive learning platform, conducted by qualified Clinical Nurse Consultants who have extensive knowledge in the health and safety requirements of the children’s services sector. The course is suitable for childcare staff, crèche staff, volunteers, OSHC, and preschool staff and an ACECQA approved certificate of participation is provided.

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. 

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

Contact us

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

Contact our Paediatric Asthma Clinical Nurse Consultants:

  • Roxanne:  02 9382 0639
  • Melinda:   02 9382 8376