This course is dedicated to teaching participants to holistically approach the education of patients and families with asthma. Care topics discussed are asthma prevalence, goals of therapy, pathophysiology, controlling factors that contribute to severity, pharmacotherapy, medical administration, monitor symptoms, co-morbidities, and optimizing education. Application of core topics is reviewed through interactive case studies.
Learning Objectives: 4 Contact Hours
Describe the Burden of Asthma in the US
Outline key components of Asthma management from the EPR-3 NHLBI Clinical Asthma Guidelines.
Optimize inspiratory flow for given inhalation devices.
Evaluate patients and caregivers’ educational need and select management tools to optimize partnerships in care.