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Asthma Course Package




Are you focused on caring for patients with asthma? This bundle of AARC original content focuses exclusively on aspects of caring for patients with asthma. This package contains 8 AARC online courses that collectively provide you with 8 CRCE and a 10% discount over the individual courses!

Once the package is purchased, you will see all 8 courses listed above in your AARC University classroom.
2020


Approved for 8.00 CRCE Hours.





SEMINAR OBJECTIVES

See chapters below for specific course descriptions.



CHAPTERS
Aerosolized Medications: Acute and Maintenance Treatment of Asthma

Asthma is a reversible disease requiring appropriate pharmacological treatment by the Respiratory Therapist. This presentation will cover existing and new aerosolized medications recommended by national and international guidelines in both acute and maintenance treatment of the disease.

This course is approved for 1.0 CRCE.


Speaker Information

Douglas Gardenhire EdD, RRT, RRT-NPS, FAARC


Assessment-Guided Asthma Education: Match the Message to the Need

This presentation focuses on high impact education that addresses individual self-care needs that are uncovered by EPR3-compliant assessments, including: patient access to and use of medications (adherence), adequacy of inhalation technique, recognition and avoidance of environmental triggers, self-monitoring routines, and readiness for managing asthma emergencies.

This course is approved for 1.0 CRCE.


Speaker Information

Ben Francisco, PhD, PNP, AE-C


Asthma Self-Management

Asthma self-management is a vital component to reducing the impact of asthma on morbidity and quality of life. This presentation will identify the evidence supporting asthma self-management, explore barriers to effective self-management, and identify strategies to overcome these barriers. In addition, the presenter will address the respiratory therapist's role in the fostering of effective asthma self-management.

This course is approved for 1.0 CRCE.


Speaker Information

Shawna Strickland PhD, RRT, RRT-NPS, RRT-ACCS, AE-C, FAARC


Childhood Asthma, Attendance, and Action Plans

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, asthma is one of the leading causes of school absenteeism in the United States. The respiratory therapist has a unique role in not only the diagnosis and treatment of asthma but also in helping patients and families develop good asthma self-management skills to prevent the negative impact of asthma, including school absenteeism. This presentation will discuss asthma and its impact on student absenteeism, the role of the AAP as a surveillance tool in school districts and the importance of students with asthma having an AAP on record.

This course is approved for 1.0 CRCE.


Speaker Information

De De Gardner, DrPH, RRT, RRT-NPS, FAARC


RT Driven Asthma Pathway Reduced Hospital Length of Stay in the PICU (November 2019 JournalCast)

The speaker will discuss the Editor’s Choice of the November 2019 issue of RESPIRATORY CARE "A Respiratory Therapist Driven Asthma Pathway Reduced Hospital Length of Stay in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit". The presentation will focus on the research design and interpretation of the results.

This course is approved for 1.0 CRCE.


Speaker Information

Tim Myers, MBA, RRT, RRT-NPS, FAARC


Effect of Interval Between Actuations of Albuterol Pressurized MDI on Aerosol Characteristics

The speaker will discuss the Editor's Choice in the September 2017 issue of RESPIRATORY CARE: Actuations of Albuterol Hydrofluoralkane Pressurized Metered Dose Inhalers on their Aerosol Characteristics.

This course is approved for 1.0 CRCE.


Speaker Information

Douglas Gardenhire, EdD, RRT, RRT-NPS, FAARC


Severe Asthma Attacks in the ER

Patients experiencing a severe asthma attack often end up in the emergency room. Treatment for these patients has changed over the years and continues to evolve. Do you know the proper treatment for these patients? This presentation will test your knowledge of how to treat these difficult to treat patients. This presentation was previously released as part of the 2018 AARC Current Topic educational series.

Also included is the 2014 publication "Noninvasive Ventilation in Severe Acute Asthma" by Cappiello and Hocker, as referenced by the presenter. The article can be found under the "materials" tab in the viewer. It is recommended that the learner read this publication as supplemental material to the video.


This course is approved for 1.0 CRCE.


Speaker Information

J. Brady Scott MSc RRT RRT-ACCS AE-C FAARC


Status Asthmaticus

Respiratory therapists are a vital component of helping persons with asthma control their disease process through disease self-management education and asthma action plans. However, the CDC reported over 3,000 deaths in the US from asthma in 2016. All patients with asthma are at risk of developing status asthmaticus – an acute asthma episode with progressive severity poorly responsive to standard therapeutic interventions. This presentation will help the respiratory therapist identify status asthmaticus through patient assessment, describe pathophysiologic findings of the condition, and identify the best evidence-based practice for interventions.

This course is approved for 1.0 CRCE.


Speaker Information

Sara Parker MPH, RRT, RRT-NPS, RRT-ACCS, AE-C


  • Member: $54.00
  • Non-Member: $108.00