On-Demand Webinars on Asthma
Management in Children Series

Asthma is the most common chronic lung disease in children. According to the CDC, it affects approximately 6 million children in the US. The principal aims of asthma management in childhood are to obtain symptom control that allows individuals to engage in unrestricted physical activities and to normalize lung function. This asthma webinar series focuses on correct diagnosis, appropriate pharmacology, delivery systems and continual assessment. 

Preventing the “Fall”:  Controlling Pediatric 


Asthma and Flare-ups During Peak Season  

 

Speaker: 


Stuart Abramson, MD, PhD

Director, Allergy and Immunology Service

Shannon Medical Center, San Angelo, TX

 

Description: 

The fall season is associated with an increase in episodes of poor asthma control and exacerbations for a child with asthma. Children returning to school are exposed to a variety of different triggers including viral infections, environmental triggers in schools and other exposures. With proper management and asthma control measures, most asthma-related exacerbations can be prevented.  In this webinar, Dr. Abramson will discuss the topic of poorly controlled asthma, tips to minimize asthma flare-ups and tactics to maximize asthma control.   

 

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to: 

  2. Describe asthma control and how is it measured. 

  3. Discuss reasons for poor asthma control. 

  4. List medications and other interventions that may be used to achieve asthma control. 

 

Improving Asthma Self-management: Improving Asthma Self-management 
and Control in Pediatrics and Young Adults

 

Speakers:

Bill Pruitt, MBA, RRT, CPFT, AE-C, FAARC 

Director, Clinical Educations in Cardiorespiratory Sciences Program 

University of South Alabama, Mobile AL

 

Karen Gregory, DNP, APRN-BC, CNS, RRT, AE-C, FAARC

Oklahoma Allergy and Asthma Clinic  

Oklahoma City, OK

 

Description: 

Challenges remain implementing evidence-based asthma control guidelines into every day clinical practice with children and young adults. Some of the biggest pain points with implementation is patient education in self-management, poor medication adherence and inadequate lifestyle modification.  This CE activity will emphasize a multi-disciplinary approach to patient self-management and the integration of asthma care. 

 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  2. Discuss the published asthma guidelines for Evidence-Based (EB) practice.

  3. Discuss problems and issues with asthma self-management and control encountered in clinical practice.   

  4. Explore practical recommendations to address poorly controlled asthma. 

Continuing Education for Nurses and Respiratory Therapists

This education activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour. Provider approved by California Board of Nursing, Provider # 14477  and the
Florida Board of Nursing Provider # 50-17032

This program has been approved for 1.0 Non-Traditional contact hours Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the
American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd., Suite 100, Irving TX 75063