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Duration: CME/CE Points: Faculty:
Contact Hours : 30
CE Credits : 24

Asthma Management in Children and Adults, 2nd Edition is organized by Western Schools. This Online CME Conference will be held from Jan 25, 2018 - Jan 31, 2021. This Online course has been approved for a maximum of 30.00 Contact Hours (11.7 Pharm Hours).

CCMs - This online program has been pre-assigned by the Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit (24 hours) to Certified Case Managers (CCMs)

Course Description:
As asthma is a chronic disease that happens to all age-groups, healthcare professionals in virtually every setting can exact to care for patients with asthma. Moreover, asthma can be seen in adults, in older adults, in school-age children, in occupational settings, and in pregnant women. Progress in our knowledge of asthma and its treatment has indications for the continuing education of all healthcare providers. Clinical studies interpret methods to optimize asthma control while lessening associated risks and offer a clear methodology for healthcare providers to use. This online session is steeped in evidence-based research verdicts with the goal of optimizing the healthcare provider’s advances to caring for patients with asthma.

The objective of this course is to empower healthcare professionals to include the most prevailing evidence-based guidelines for the administration and treatment of patients with asthma into their clinical practice. The pathology of asthma, disease symptoms, environmental triggers, diagnosis, treatment, associated conditions, and health education are considered, as well as the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program’s (NAEPPs) guidelines for the treatment and management of patients with asthma.

Course Objectives:
• Catalog asthma as a principal public health problem across all age groups.
• Present the result of asthma as a chronic inflammatory disease.
• Review the diagnostic approach to asthma and the nurse’s role in case finding.
• Consider the application of spirometry in asthma diagnosis and management.
• Explain the role of quick-relief and long-term control medications in the management of asthma and
• Individual and family education related to their optimal use.
• Address common asthma triggers as well as individual and family education regarding basic environmental control.
• Recognize the purpose of written asthma action plans in the overall plan of care and design characteristics that enhance the usefulness of these tools.
• Consider the unique characteristics of asthma in adults and how comorbid conditions affect the care of adults with asthma.
• Understand how a child’s stage of development can influence asthma management.
• Review the signs and symptoms of an acute asthma attack and the appropriate nursing interventions.
• Outline how the course of asthma changes during pregnancy and how these changes affect asthma management.
• Explain the relationship between obesity and asthma.
• Identify the intended purpose of vitamin D in the treatment and management of asthma.
• Discuss the implications of alternative therapies for asthma management.
• Explain proper asthma education strategies and identify asthma education as a critical component of comprehensive asthma management.
• Consider resources accessible for asthma education and the significance of interprofessional and community collaboration.
• Review the influence of the Affordable Care Act and its provisions on asthma consequences as well as the influence of telehealth and mobile technology on asthma care.

Intended Audience

Asthma Clinical Immunology, Pediatric Pulmonary


Activity Fee : USD $74.95

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