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
Stuart Abramson, MD, PhD
Director, Allergy and Immunology Service
Shannon Medical Center, San Angelo, TX
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.
Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to:
Describe asthma control and how is it measured.
Discuss reasons for poor asthma control.
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
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
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.
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
Discuss the published asthma guidelines for Evidence-Based (EB) practice.
Discuss problems and issues with asthma self-management and control encountered in clinical practice.
Explore practical recommendations to address poorly controlled asthma.