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

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

Course Description:
Since asthma is a chronic disease that occurs across all age-groups, healthcare professionals in virtually every setting can expect to care for patients with asthma. Increasingly, asthma is seen in adults, in older adults, in school-age children, in occupational settings, and in pregnant women. Advances in our understanding of asthma and its treatment have implications for the continuing education of all healthcare providers. Clinical studies illuminate how best to optimize asthma control while minimizing associated risks, and present a clear methodology for healthcare providers to use. This course is steeped in evidence-based research findings with the goal of optimizing the healthcare provider’s approach to caring for patients with asthma.

The purpose of this course is to enable healthcare professionals to incorporate the most current evidence-based guidelines for the management 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 discussed, as well as the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program’s (NAEPPs) guidelines for the treatment and management of patients with asthma.

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

Intended Audience

Pediatric Pulmonary, Asthma Clinical Immunology

Activity Payment Details

Activity Fee : USD $74.95

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