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Spirometry Course - 13th and 14th Feb 2019

Our seriously in demand Spirometry Course is back on for another run. Get in touch NOW if you want a place on this course. It is already being booked out! Designed and run by a Clinical Physiologist, it's a must have in your arsenal of courses....

October 18, 2018

Spirometry Course - 5th and 6th Dec 2018

Our seriously in demand Spirometry Course is back on for another run. Get in touch NOW if you want a place on this course. It is already being booked out! Designed and run by a Clinical Physiologist, it's a must have in your arsenal of courses....

September 18, 2018

Skippers Journey With Asthma

“This is the story of my now 3 year old daughter Skipper, and our journey so far with asthma."...

August 15, 2018

Testimonial - Mackenzie

“Thanks heaps for a very informative session. Was so great to get such a wide range of information to help us with Mackenzie’s asthma and have such a good length of time to go through things thoroughly (often so rushed during Drs visits). Thanks heaps Yehudit, I feel much better informed and prepared to continue with MacKenzie’s asthma journey!”Parent of Mackenzie, 5.7.18...

July 5, 2018

P.Chesham's Testimonial

“Fabulous session. The GP and ED never gave me the info and knowledge of how to deal with the lead up and after care of symptoms. I now realise I should have been to A & E more than I have!”P Chesham. 25.6.18...

June 25, 2018

Lisa's Testimonial

“We saw Yehudit Henson from Asthma Waikato today for information for my daughter Ruby Clarke and I am absolutely impressed with the service we received. She explained everything really thoroughly and answered lots of questions that I had. The room had heaps of things to entertain my girls being under 5. Thanks so much I really appreciate it.”Lisa Clarke 21.6.18...

June 21, 2018

Spirometry Course - 23rd and 24th Oct 2018

Our seriously in demand Spirometry Course is back on for another run. Get in touch NOW if you want a place on this course. It is already being booked out! Designed and run by a Clinical Physiologist, it's a must have in your arsenal of courses....

June 18, 2018

P.Magdalene's Testimonial

“Our session was really comprehensive, informative and useful. Everything was explained in detail (with diagrams etc) i.e. asthma as a condition, technique for using meds including inhalers and the next steps were also explained e.g. letter to GP with recommendation for SMART protocol, plus follow-up phone call to us to check progress. We came away with new spacers and feeling confident that symptoms/condition was fully understood and a plan was being collaboratively developed. An incredibly c...

June 11, 2018

Anneka's Testimonial

“Great information provided. It was all very thorough and asked if I had any questions along the way. Great with the kids who were getting very scratchy and tired. I learnt a lot about asthma which I hadn’t been informed before. Highly recommend Asthma Waikato! Look forward to going forward with Kiana’s plan.”Anneka and Kiana de Thierry. 7.6.18...

June 7, 2018

Gali's Testimonial

"Thank you so much the nurse was so lovely, helpful, great with my boy who has ADHD. Absolutely happy with the service provided. Thank you so much. I now have some strategies to help my son can’t thank you enough.”Gali Hindmarsh 24.5.18...

May 24, 2018

I am an ASTHMA STAR

The Asthma STAR system is primarily for use with children who have been prescribed a metered dose inhaler (MDI/puffer). There are some key points that we need families to take home with them after their consult with us. Often we give a lot of information and education in one sitting which has the potential to be a little overwhelming.  So, to help with this, we have developed the Asthma STAR system. The letters of STAR stand for different key messages...

May 14, 2018

Catherine's Testimonial

“I found Asthma Waikato very helpful they gave me information on things I didn’t even know come under asthma. I would recommend this service to anyone that needs info or help with asthma. Thank you.”Catherine. 30.4.2018...

April 30, 2018

Colouring Competition to celebrate World Asthma Day / Balloon Day May 1st 2018

Did you know? 1 in 7 kids have asthma. 550,000 school days are lost to asthma every year? World Asthma Day / Balloon Day is a day to pause and think about your breathing and spare a thought for those who have no choice but to think about it constantly. We are running a colouring competition for 0-10 year olds to enter. BlackPear have sponsored the competition design work and The Warehouse Hamilton Central have sponsored 2 prize packs. To enter, download the colouring competition page from b...

April 16, 2018

Spirometry Course - 18th and 19th Apr 2018

Our seriously in demand Spirometry Course is back on for another run. Get in touch NOW if you want a place on this course. It is already being booked out! Designed and run by a Clinical Physiologist, it's a must have in your arsenal of courses....

February 7, 2018

Tania's Testimonial

“I’ve enjoyed this visit. The one thing I will take away is helping my grandson to use his inhaler properly. A visit well worth coming to and can’t wait for follow up. Both the nurse and manager were awesome and very pro-active and passionate about their job and helping whanau to manage the asthma. A good plan and controlled management to help keep asthma under control. Thank you so much.”Tania and Whanau 26.1.2018...

January 26, 2018

Just call us the asthma-myth busters!

We thought we would de-bunk a few myths that we've come across during our time working in the respiratory-world. So here is myth #1... The truth is that asthma medications do NOT become less effective over time. If you're taking your preventative inhalers as prescribed (the right dose, at the right time), then this will help to keep them effective! If you find you are becoming increasingly reliant on your symptom reliever inhaler, and it isn't working quite as well as it once did, this is most l...

January 23, 2018

Spirometry Course - 15th and 16th Feb 2018

Our last course is over!! However, our seriously in demand Spirometry Course is back on for another run. Get in touch NOW if you want a place on this course. It is already being booked out! Designed and run by a Clinical Physiologist, it's a must have in your arsenal of courses....

December 22, 2017

5 tips for managing your asthma in summer!

We know that summer is a busy time for most, so to simplify things for you, we have listed a few tips for keeping in control of your asthma (or your children’s asthma) throughout these warmer months: Be organised! Check your medications/inhalers and spacers Do you need a new prescription for your inhalers or other medications to see you through summer? Make sure you check how many inhalers you have, check the expiry dates, and check that they still have enough medication in them. Tip: Some inh...

December 5, 2017

Getting out and about in the community

In October I attended a community education session, where I was lucky enough to present to a group of mothers of pre-schoolers on asthma and asthma management. As it was my first presentation on behalf of Asthma Waikato I found it exciting, and I’m pleased to say that it was a success. I feel very privileged to have met such an awesome group of women!  Mothers of Pre-schoolers (MOPS) is a community group where mothers can come together to discuss all aspects of motherhood, and take part ...

November 24, 2017

Spirometry Course - 13th and 14th Dec 2017

Our last course is over!! However, our seriously in demand Spirometry Course is back on for another run. Get in touch NOW if you want a place on this course. It is already being booked out! Designed and run by a Clinical Physiologist, it's a must have in your arsenal of courses....

September 28, 2017

What is a Turbuhaler?

Question... Q: Is your inhaler device right for you?Q: Are you able to inhale correctly?Q: Are you obtaining the full dose with each inhalation?Q: Have you had your inhaler/device technique checked with a health professional?  Your inhaler technique should be checked 6 monthly or whenever your inhaler device has changed - your asthma nurse can help you do this with practice tools that make a noise indicating correct inhalation....

August 29, 2017

Family Feedback - 100% Improvement

“Thank you so much for your time, advice and support. I am thrilled to advise that since we met with you, my daughter Alyssa’s asthma has improved 100%. I am also pleased to advise that my whole family are now fully informed and have been supporting Alyssa’s asthma plan! As a family we feel a lot more confident in the way we manage asthma in our household! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your work, you are very much appreciated!”The Watarawi whanau in Tokoroa...

August 14, 2017

Spirometry Course - 25th and 26th Oct 2017

Our last course is over!! However, our seriously in demand Spirometry Course is back on for another run. Get in touch NOW if you want a place on this course. It is already being booked out! Designed and run by a Clinical Physiologist, it's a must have in your arsenal of courses....

August 7, 2017

Skin Prick Testing – What is it?

Skin prick testing is a test used to help diagnose allergies. In regards to asthma, skin prick testing may be useful to identify potential allergy triggers, such as house dust mites, pet dander, or food. The test is reliable and painless, involving small drops of the “allergen" being placed onto the forearm or back, then the skin is pricked to allow a tiny amount of the allergen into the skin. Reactions are then measured and reported to, or observed by, the doctor. Although the test may ind...

June 7, 2017

Respiratory Nurse Educator visits the COPD group

The COPD Support and Exercise Group meets every Wednesday, 1 pm at the Beerescourt Bowling Club, 68A Maeroa Road, Hamilton. Recently the Respiratory Nurse Educator gave an education session there. “We were so please to have the Respiratory Nurse Educator come to our COPD Support and Exercise group on May 17th 2017. I thanked her for coming at the end of the session and felt that she gave the best and clearest information about the correct use of whatever asthma puffers we were using, whether s...

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