Thursdays (for 4 weeks)
To be announced
8 pm – 10 pm EST
5 pm – 7 pm PT
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.
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
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
The course is conducted in four classes or “units”: Because Asthma 219 is taught by phone, you can attend from home or office (or anywhere else). 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.
Attendees to this course will receive 6 CE credits on completion of the course.
Course Materials provided:
Delivery Devices for Asthma Medication (6th edition)
Environmental Triggers of Asthma (3rd edition)
Binder for slide handouts