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Asthma and the RT

Respiratory therapists play a significant role in the treatment and management of asthma. This course, updated in 2021 with new content, addresses the pathophysiology and diagnosis of asthma, measures of assessment and monitoring, pharmacologic therapy, impact of social determinants of health on asthma outcomes, control of environmental factors, and comorbid conditions that affect asthma.

It is expected that the learner will also read the 2020 GINA Guidelines, which can be downloaded for free at

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.


Discuss pathophysiology & diagnosis of asthma
Discuss asthma pharmacology
Identify aspects of improving asthma care


Asthma Pharmacology

This presentation focuses on the following objectives:

Achieve good control of symptoms and maintain normal activities
Minimize the risk of exacerbations, reducing lung function, and medication side effects

Speaker Information

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

Improving Asthma Care

This presentation focuses on the following objectives:

Use educational models and frameworks when designing asthma self management education
List strategies that facilitate good patient education
Identify how neighborhood, family, and individual factors influence the development of asthma and asthma exacerbations
Describe strategies to mitigate environmental triggers
Explain which strategies are needed to improve asthma care

Speaker Information

Ellen A. Becker PhD, RRT, RRT-NPS, RPFT, AE-C, FAARC

Pathophysiology & Diagnosis of Asthma

This presentation focuses on the following objectives:

Discuss the pathophysiology of asthma
Identify the importance of spirometry in the diagnosis of asthma
Identify the proper procedure for obtaining spirometric measures
Discuss other diagnostic testing methods that would support the diagnosis of asthma

Speaker Information

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