TSANZ Event - Asthma Management & Practical Solutions: Ventolin 2.5mg Nebule Outage


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TSANZ Event - Asthma Management & Practical Solutions - Ventolin 2.5mg Nebule Outage

There is a short supply of salbutamol sulfate 2.5mg (Ventolin nebules) anticipated from 15th November 2023, as reported on the TGA Medicine Shortages Database. This shortage is due to an unexpected increase in patient demand and limited scope to adjust the manufacturing capacity to meet the demand. Hear from the experts for asthma management strategies to address this imminent shortage of Ventolin 2.5mg nebules. The meeting will include information about who is currently using this medication; practical advice about which patients can be transferred to puffer and spacer and who may still need nebulised therapy; how nurses/pharmacists/GPs can discuss a transition away from nebulised therapy with patients/families; and a demonstration of techniques with puffer and spacer.  

This Face-to-face, live streamed & on-demand education event is endorsed by ACN according to our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Endorsed Course Standards. It has been allocated 2 CPD hours according to the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia – Continuing Professional Development Standard.


FREE Asthma Management & Practical Solutions - in person and live streamed! Tickets, Thu 14/12/2023 at 6:00 pm | Eventbrite

Date: Thursday 14th December 2023

Time: 06:00PM - 09:00PM AEDT 

Venue: Pullman Sydney, Hyde Park 

Format: In person, online via live stream or on-demand recording

Our panel of experts listed below will share their insights and practical approaches to address the Ventolin 2.5mg Nebule outage: 

Professor Helen Reddel (Chair) - Respiratory Physician and Research Leader, Woolcock Institute of Medical Research
Professor Paul Robinson - Senior Staff Specialist in Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, Queensland Children's Hospital 
Professor Charlotte Hespe - Head of General Practice and Primary Care Research, School of Medicine, Sydney 
John Harrington - Respiratory Clinical Nurse Consultant, John Hunter Hospital 
Melinda Gray - Clinical Nurse Consultant, Paediatric Asthma, Sydney Children's Hospital Randwick
Mark Leighton - Registered Pharmacist and Pharmacy Owner in NSW and ACT.  


06:00 - 07:00PM - Welcome drinks, canapes and networking
07:15 - 08:30PM - Practical advice and case studies from the experts
08:30 - 09:00PM - Q&A/Discussion

Learning Objectives

To be able explain the need for a reduction in nebuliser use. 

To be able to demonstrate alternatives to the use of 2.5mg Ventolin nebules

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