Managing Asthma in Children 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)
The basic pathology of asthma is the same in children as in adults, but there are important differences in anatomy, physiology, and drug metabolism as well as developmental and psychosocial characteristics that warrant an examination of asthma from a pediatric perspective. A discussion of natural history sets the stage for comprehending the presentation of asthma at different ages. Variations in care are discussed from a developmental and family perspective. It is essential for the healthcare professional to apply developmental and family concepts in the care of children with asthma and their families.This course will discuss the application of asthma management in childhood, from infancy through adolescence.
• Discuss the natural history of asthma.
• Identify the risk factors for the development of asthma in children.
• Describe the diagnosis and developmental management of asthma in children.
• Explain how childhood asthma can affect the family.
• Discuss the management of asthma in school.
Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.
Pulmonary Medicine, Asthma Clinical Immunology