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. 


Learning Objectives:

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

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

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

  3. Explore practical recommendations to address poorly controlled asthma. 


Faculty Bios

Bill Pruitt is currently Director of Clinical Educations in Cardiorespiratory Sciences program at the University of South Alabama in Mobile AL. Bill is a member of the editorial advisory boards for two monthly healthcare publications and has published over 100 articles of interest on pulmonary topics. He has also given numerous presentations at state, national, and international gatherings. Bill has served on the board of directors, and as President of the Association of Asthma Educators (AAE).  He is currently serving on the National Asthma Educator Certification Board’s (NAECB) Board of Directors.


Dr. Karen Gregory currently works with the Oklahoma Allergy and Asthma Clinic in Oklahoma City, OK. Karen is also Assistant Professor at Georgetown University, School of Nursing and Health Studies.  She lectures extensively on issues related to allergy, asthma and other pulmonary diseases and is published in these areas.  She has served on the Association of Asthma Educators Board of Directors and served as the organization President in 2008 and 2009. Her research interests include asthma disparity with emphasis on improving functional health of the patient with asthma and their family.

Supported by an educational grant 

Philips Healthcare

Continuing Education for Nurses and Respiratory Therapists 

This program has been approved for 1.0 contact hour. Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association of Respiratory Care. 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