Events

Faculty of Pharmacy Seminar Series: Ludmila Ovchinikova


24 August 2012

"KNOWING HOW" IS NOT ENOUGH: WHY PEOPLE WITH ASTHMA DO NOT MAINTAIN CORRECT INHALER TECHNIQUE'.

Asthma in Australia remains a high burden disease despite the availability of effective medical treatment. Suboptimal patient self-management with medication treatment is a significant contributing factor to the high burden of asthma. Poor inhaler technique maintenance and its prevalence amongst asthma sufferers is fundamental part of the problem.

Although suboptimal inhaler technique can be corrected via education by health care professionals including pharmacists, the improvements do not last. Why inhaler technique declines - despite gold standard education - is unknown, however if left unresolved poor asthma control is likely to persist. In this seminar, Ludmila will discuss the findings of her PhD research on exploring the determinants of inhaler technique maintenance in people with asthma.


Time: 12.00pm - 1.00pm

Location: Pharmacy Lecture Theatre, Pharmacy and Bank Building (A15)

Cost: Free

Contact: Associate Professor Parisa Aslani

Phone: +61 2 9036 6541

Email: 28521d20343779175c07262a000e141c30260715462b073f5f5947

More info: http://whatson.sydney.edu.au/events/published/faculty-of-pharmacy-seminar-series-ludmila-ovchinikova