Asthma 219: Asthma for the Health Care Professional 

Asthma 219 is intended for health care professionals who want to know more about asthma, but who do not currently plan to seek official certification or become professional asthma educators. It provides the essential background information needed to enable a health care professional to understand asthma and communicate effectively with patients.

After rhinitis, asthma is the second most common chronic disease that afflicts Americans. The National Heart Lung Blood Institute (NHLBI) recommends the training of all health care professionals who deal with patients with asthma. This course enables health care professionals to develop a strong asthma knowledge base which can only enhance their provision of care to patients with asthma. It also teaches them how to conduct a home visit while helping patients with the necessary information on trigger avoidance and reduction.

Major topics

This course covers the following topics:

  • pathophysiology of asthma
  • asthma triggers and exposure
  • reduction methods
  • asthma medications and side effects
  • asthma exacerbations, and how to handle them
  • the home visit and how to conduct it
  • questions frequently asked by patients

Fees

$295
Includes instruction and all course materials


Days:

Thursdays (for 4 weeks)

Dates:

March 2, 9, 16 and 23

Time:

8 pm – 10 pm EST
5 pm –  7 pm PT

Course learning outcomes

After completing this course, the health care professional will be able to:

  • recognize the signs and symptoms of asthma
  • assess the effect of asthma on the patient
  • explain the medications used in the treatment of asthma
  • list the steps in handling an asthma exacerbation
  • conduct a home visit

Classes

The course is conducted in four classes or “units”: Because Asthma 219 is taught over the internet, you can attend from home or office (or anywhere else) and you can also connect through your phone. You do not lose any work time because classes are conducted in the evenings from 8 to 9:15 pm ET (5 to 6:15 pm PT). Each class lasts for 1 hr 15 minutes.

CE credits

Attendees to this course will receive 6 CE credits on completion of the course.

Course Materials provided in digital format:

Environmental Triggers of Asthma (3rd edition)

Additional details

For complete details, get in touch or call us toll-free at (888) 278-4626.