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Asthma and the RT

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):

    Measures of assessment and monitoring
    Education for a partnership in asthma care
    Control of environmental factors and comorbid conditions that affect asthma
    Pharmacologic therapy

    Successful completion of this course requires a score of 70% on the post-test.

    **Please note that all programs require the participant to view the entire program prior to taking the final quiz and obtaining a course certificate.**

    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


Pathophysiology and Diagnosis of Asthma

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.

Speaker Information

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

What's New in Asthma Pharmacology

This presentation will review the NHLBI EPR-3 recommendations for pharmacologic management of asthma. In addition, the presenter will review currently available asthma medications.

Speaker Information

Timothy Myers MBA, RRT, RRT-NPS, FAARC

Asthma Disease Management

This presentation will discuss elements necessary for an asthma disease management program to be successful and produce positive patient outcomes.

Speaker Information

Natalie Napolitano MPH, RRT, RRT-NPS, AE-C, FAARC

Member: $15.00
Non-Member: $30.00Your price