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Asthma Educator Certification Prep Course




The AARC Asthma Educator Certification Preparation Course has been assisting RTs and RNs since the NAECB debuted the AE-C examination in 2002. Over 5,000 professionals have benefited from the collection of lectures, self-assessment examinations, and CRCE post-tests based on the content of the NHLBI Expert Panel Reports (EPR).

This course assists clinicians in preparing for the Asthma Educator Certification (AE-C) examination offered by the National Asthma Educator Certification Board (NAECB) and is a general refresher course on asthma care. This course has been updated to reflect the September 2018 detailed content outline published by the NAECB.

**Please note that this program requires the participant to view the entire intro video prior to taking the final quiz and obtaining a course certificate.**


Approved for 11.00 CRCE Hours.





SEMINAR OBJECTIVES

Compare the characteristics of different inhalation devices currently available and define patterns of acceptable inhalation technique for each
Compare and contrast obstructive and restrictive disease
Describe how asthma is diagnosed
Explain current "best" practice of pharmacologic management of asthma
Analyze current trends in the asthma epidemic
Identify how asthma presents and its underlying causes
Identify key skills for asthma educators
Identify key content areas covered by the National Asthma Education Certification Board (NAECB) examination
Identify how to assure definitive and reproducible pulmonary function testing results
Discuss the role of the peak flow meter in the ongoing assessment and monitoring of asthma
Identify common asthma triggers
Compare and analyze techniques in the management of asthma triggers
Identify psychological, social, and cultural factors that affect adherents to asthma therapy
Discuss the expected self-management goals of asthma therapy, including written asthma action plans
Identify co-morbid conditions that may impact asthma control
Describe mechanisms and processes to evaluate an asthma program
Identify common barriers to effective communication
Identify various questioning techniques
Identify the benefits to patient education and the impact of effective patient education on health outcomes
Identify barriers to effective learning
Describe strategies and techniques to improve test-taking skills



CHAPTERS
Welcome to the Course

The speakers disclose the following relationships:


Speaker Information

Dave Burnett PhD, RRT, AE-C: no relationship to disclose
Bill Galvin MEd, RRT, CPFT, AE-C, FAARC: publishing relationships with W.B. Saunders, Elsevier, Delmar/Thompson Learning, and Jones and Bartlett Publishers
Douglas Gardenhire EdD, RRT, RRT-NPS, FAARC: no relationship to disclose
Karen Gregory DNP, APRN, CNS, RRT, AE-C, FAARC: speaking relationships with Novartis, Monaghan Medical, and ALK.
Jakki Grimball MA, RRT, AE-C, PAHM, FAARC: no relationship to disclose
Katrina Hynes MHA, RRT, RPFT: no relationship to disclose
Tim Op't Holt EdD, RRT, AE-C, FAARC: no relationship to disclose
Sara Wing Parker MPH, RRT, RRT-NPS, RRT-ACCS, AE-C: no relationship to disclose
Kathleen Ververeli MD: no relationship to disclose
Lori Wilken PharmD, CDE, AE-C: no relationship to disclose
Dennis Wissing PhD, RRT, CPFT, AE-C, FAARC: no relationship to disclose

The planning committee has no relationships to disclose.


Asthma Epidemiology and Physiology

Objectives:
Describe how asthma is diagnosed
Analyze current trends in the asthma epidemic

This video is approximately 39 minutes in length.


Speaker Information

Kathleen Ververeli MD


Asthma Pharmacology

Objective:

Explain current “best” practice of pharmacologic management of asthma

This video is approximately 1 hour and 25 minutes in length.


Speaker Information

Lori Wilken PharmD, CDE, AE-C


Patient History & Assessment

Objectives:

Identify how asthma presents and its underlying causes
Identify co-morbid conditions that may impact asthma control

This video is approximately 47 minutes in length.

An additional document, the AARC Clinician's Guide to Treating Tobacco Dependence, is also attached for further information.


Speaker Information

Jakki Grimball MA, RRT, AE-C, PAHM, FAARC


Diagnostic Testing and the Patient with Asthma

Objectives:

Compare and contrast obstructive and restrictive disease
Identify how to assure definitive and reproducible pulmonary function testing results

This video is approximately 45 minutes in length.


Speaker Information

Katrina Hynes MHA, RRT, RPFT


Delivery Devices & Adjuncts to Optimize Inhaled Medication Delivery

Objective:

Compare the characteristics of different inhalation devices currently available and define patterns of acceptable inhalation technique for each
Identify key skills for asthma educators

This video is approximately 45 minutes in length.

An additional document, the AARC Guide to Aerosol Delivery for the Respiratory Therapists, 4th Ed, is also attached for further information.


Speaker Information

Douglas Gardenhire EdD, RRT, RRT-NPS, FAARC


Asthma Triggers & Remediation Techniques

Objectives:

Identify common asthma triggers
Compare and analyze techniques in the management of asthma triggers

This video is approximately 33 minutes in length.


Speaker Information

Dave Burnett PhD, RRT, AE-C


Self-Management Skills & Behavior Modification

Objectives:

Discuss the expected self-management goals of asthma therapy
Identify key skills for asthma educators

This video is approximately 23 minutes in length.


Speaker Information

Dennis Wissing PhD, RRT, CPFT, AE-C, FAARC


Organizational Issues

Objective:

Describe mechanisms and processes to evaluate an asthma program
Identify key skills for asthma educators

This video is approximately 28 minutes in length.


Speaker Information

Tim Op't Holt EdD, RRT, AE-C, FAARC


Communication & Patient Education Techniques

Objectives:

Identify common barriers to effective communication
Identify various questioning techniques
Identify the benefits to patient education and the impact of effective patient education on health outcomes
Identify barriers to effective learning

This video is approximately 39 minutes in length.


Speaker Information

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


Written Asthma Action Plans

Objective:

Discuss the expected self-management goals of asthma therapy, including written asthma action plans
Identify key skills for asthma educators

This video is approximately 52 minutes in length.


Speaker Information

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


Test Taking Strategies & Techniques

Objective:

Describe strategies and techniques to improve test-taking skills

This video is approximately 49 minutes in length.


Speaker Information

Bill Galvin MEd, RRT, CPFT, AE-C, FAARC


  • Member: $165.00
  • Non-Member: $225.00