Breakfast Sessions

0700 - 0815, Monday, April 1, 2019

Bronchiectasis ’IRL’ Breakfast

This breakfast session will address bronchiectasis across the lifespan, highlighting management ‘in real life’. In addition to ‘real world’ challenges in applying appropriate prevention and management strategies in bronchiectasis such as adherence, it will also address tailoring care for special populations including Indigenous patients. An overview of the ‘Taking the bronchiectasis toolbox on the road’ workshops which specifically aim to educate health care professionals in the latest management approaches for pulmonary and extra-pulmonary symptoms will also be provided.

Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, the participant will be able to:
1.  Understand the challenges with adherence to management strategies across the lifespan.
2. Appreciate the importance and application of tailoring treatments to special populations, particularly Indigenous groups, to optimise adherence and maximise therapeutic benefit.
3. Understand the latest in physiotherapy approaches for managing pulmonary and extra pulmonary manifestations of bronchiectasis. 


0700 - 0815, Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Nuts and Bolts of Aerosol Delivery: Theory, Guidelines and Practice

This session will address practical aspects of aerosol delivery, including factors influencing inhaler use and where aerosols inhaled from the various types of delivery devices deposit in the lungs. We will discuss the various types of devices used for aerosol therapy, considerations when prescribing a device for a particular patient, device inter-changeability, and appropriate use in different patient groups and common errors in using the various devices. The focus will be on skill development through a practical session on how to teach patients the correct use of inhaler devices.

Objectives: At the conclusion of this session, the participant will be able to:
1.  Understand aerosol drug delivery devices and how they operate
2. Be aware of errors and the available information on device use
3. Teach patients the correct techniques in using aerosol devices