Managing Asthma in Adults is organized by Western Schools and will be held from Jan 02, 2018 - Jan 31, 2021. This Course has been approved for a maximum of 2 Contact Hours.
CCMs - This program has been pre-approved by the Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit (2 hours) to Certified Case Managers (CCMs)
Asthma continues to be a major public health issue. New cases of asthma continue to occur, increasing the prevalence of this disease (Lundback, Backman, Lotvall, & Ronmark, 2016). While asthma is a life-long disease, with proper management symptoms can remain under control with little to no impact on quality of life.
Asthma management is lacking within the US healthcare system, as evidenced by increasing hospitalizations and emergency room visits. Evidence of poor asthma control is seen with 43.6% of adults having one or more asthma attacks (Centers for Disease Control, 2017).
To prevent the avoidable adverse events of asthma exacerbations, leading to work and school days missed, emergency room visits and hospitalizations, health care providers need to be able to assist the patient with asthma self-management. The purpose of this course is to discuss unique features of asthma and asthma management in adults, particularly, the older adult.
• Explain the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program and Global Initiative for Asthma guidelines for asthma management.
• Discuss the effects of misperception of asthma symptoms on asthma control.
• Describe the different types of asthma seen in adults.
• Identify comorbid/exacerbating conditions that can affect asthma care in the adult.
• Identify adverse effects from nonasthma medications in the adult with asthma
Pulmonary Medicine, Asthma Clinical Immunology