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The primary purpose of the Association of Asthma Educators (AAE) is to promote asthma education as an integral comprehensive asthma program, to raise the competence of health care professionals who educate individuals and families affected by asthma, and to raise the standard of care and quality of asthma education delivered to those with asthma.
To that end, the AAE recognizes that asthma education should reflect the recommendations of the national guidelines and serve to meet the needs of the target population.
Expanding the Healthcare Team to Help Close the Gap in Care for Children with Asthma
June 17, 2013
On Thursday, June 6th, the Association of Asthma Educators (AAE) collaborated with the Merck Childhood Asthma Network, Inc. (MCAN) to present a webinar sponsored by ADVANCE entitled “Expanding the Healthcare Team to Help Close the Gap in Care for Children with Asthma”. MCAN asked us to collaborate in this venture. It was an interactive webinar that explored how expanding the healthcare team with asthma educators/counselors can help to fill some of the missing gaps (e.g., patient education and chronic disease management) in asthma care.
Two of our board directors, Dr. Chanda Nicole Holsey, AAE President and Ellen O’Kelley, Advocacy Co-Chair, served as speakers on the webinar. Dr. Holsey provided a brief overview about AAE, our mission and vision, how we have addressed health care disparities by way of the implementation of the community service project, and discussed our continued focus on implementing national reimbursement policies for asthma educators. Ellen O’Kelley, served as a keynote speaker and discussed the role of the asthma educators and provided empirical information on the value of an asthma educator in the healthcare setting and covered the process of standardized asthma education certification. There were other speakers from MCAN who discussed an array of topics germane to the webinar. After the presentations, all speakers fielded questions for the audience. AAE was able to facilitate approval for one continuing education hours for both nurses and respiratory therapists. The program was also recorded and is archived on the ADVANCE web site. AAE will also work to archive the entire presentation on the AAE web site as well.
Nearly 300 people joined the session! That demonstrates significant interest. We will continue to build relationships with organizations with similar focus and work hard to bring our members other asthma educational activities of interest.
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