Please allow 2-3 minutes after your purchase for your course to be available in your AARC University classroom.
Respiratory therapists play a significant role in the treatment and management of asthma. This course provides an overview of the four key elements of the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute's Expert Panel Report 3 (2007):
Approved for 3.50 CRCE Hours.
Identify the proper procedure for obtaining spirometric measures according to the ATS standards
Discuss other diagnostic testing methods that would support the diagnosis of asthma
Discuss the pathophysiology of asthma
Identify the importance of spirometry in the diagnosis of asthma according to the NHLBI EPR-3 guidelines
Apply the stepwise approach to pharmacologic therapy in gaining control of asthma
Differentiate currently available asthma medications by category
Discuss the NHLBI EPR-3 pharmacologic recommendations for the treatment of asthma
Discuss the mechanism of action, benefits, side effects, and potential uses of currently available asthma medications
Define disease self-management
Understand EPR-3 Guidelines for Asthma disease self-management
Identify barriers to effective disease self-management
Identify how the respiratory therapist can facilitate disease self-management
This presentation will focus on the pathophysiology of asthma and necessary diagnostic procedures. ATS/ERS guidelines for the standardization of spirometry are attached to supplement the information in this presentation.
Shawna Strickland PhD, RRT, RRT-NPS, RRT-ACCS, AE-C, FAARC
This presentation will review the NHLBI EPR-3 recommendations for pharmacologic management of asthma. In addition, the presenter will review currently available asthma medications.
Timothy Myers MBA, RRT, RRT-NPS, FAARC
This presentation will discuss elements necessary for an asthma disease management program to be successful and produce positive patient outcomes.
Natalie Napolitano MPH, RRT, RRT-NPS, AE-C, FAARC
View All CoursesSearch Courses
Free for Members
Adult Critical Care
Credential Test Prep