Assessment and Management of Dysfunctional Breathing – Paediatrics HSCP Funded 9th October 2021

Venue Online
Contact Hours 6
Event Type HSCP Funded
Specialities Pediatrics, Respiratory Care
Presenter Details This course will be delivered by a team of 3 expert paediatric physiotherapists, from different specialist centres in England.
Dr Nicki Barker
Principal Clinical Researcher and Advanced Physiotherapist, Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust. Nicki is an expert on Dysfunctional Breathing (DB) and the creator of BreathWorks, the UK’s first clinic for paediatric patients with DB. Nicki is also a key member of the Sheffield paediatric difficult asthma service and presents at events in the UK and Europe. Her other responsibilities include Vice Chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee for The Childrens’ Hospital Charity, and member of the Research and Innovation Board and Clinical Research Steering Group at SCH.  Nicki’s current research priorities are into the efficacy of physiotherapy for children with DB, developing a tool for the early identification of DB and the development of medical technology to aid diagnosis and treatment of respiratory conditions.
Claire Hepworth 
Clinical Specialist Respiratory Physiotherapist, Alder Hey Children’s Hospital. Claire is a non-medical prescriber. She is a committee member of the Buteyko breathing Association, Severe Asthma National Network and on the working party for BTS clinical statement group for respiratory problems in athletes. Claire specialises in paediatric asthma, dysfunctional breathing and exercise induced laryngeal obstruction.
Charlotte Wells 
BSc (hons), MRes, Highly specialist paediatric respiratory physiotherapist, The Royal Brompton Hospital Paediatric Difficult Asthma and EILO Service, The Royal Brompton and Harefield Charity Research Fellow. Charlotte is the specialist physiotherapist working with children with difficult to control asthma at a tertiary heart and lung centre. She is currently seconded for a 12-month research fellowship assessing feasibility, accep
Refreshments Included No
Free Event No
How to Book Complete expression of interest application below
Contact Person Philip Murphy
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Total Event Cost 30.00
Date 9 Oct 2021 09:00 - 9 Oct 2021 16:00
HSCP Paediatrics €30.00
HSCP Paediatrics €30.00

Location: The mode of delivery will be online and will include a mix of presentations, videos, interactive sessions, and practical activities.

Details on delivery of event: One day

Date: 9th October 2021

Expression of interest applications close 1st September at 0900

Offers will go out 1st / 2nd September 

Payment to secure your place on the course will due on 13th September 

Learning Outcomes:

Attendees will leave this course with:

  • A holistic view of Dysfunctional Breathing (DB)
  • The relationship of DB with key conditions such as asthma
  • Confidence and assessment skills of DB in children and young people
  • Confidence and management skills of DB in children and young people
  • Practical knowledge, tips and techniques that aid assessment, diagnosis, and management in a range of ages and abilities

The course will cover in detail:

  • Diagnostic and pre-treatment considerations,
  • Methods for assessing the condition
  • Formulations
  • Treatment strategies
  • Suitable outcome measures

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