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Release Date: January 2, 2018
Expiration Date: January 31, 2021
The basic pathology of asthma is the same in children as in adults, but there are important differences in anatomy, physiology, and drug metabolism as well as developmental and psychosocial characteristics that warrant an examination of asthma from a pediatric perspective. A discussion of natural history sets the stage for comprehending the presentation of asthma at different ages. Variations in care are discussed from a developmental and family perspective. It is essential for the healthcare professional to apply developmental and family concepts in the care of children with asthma and their families.This course will discuss the application of asthma management in childhood, from infancy through adolescence.
This course is an extract of, and should not be taken with, N1787 - Asthma Management in Children and Adults, 2nd Edition.
- Discuss the natural history of asthma.
- Identify the risk factors for the development of asthma in children.
- Describe the diagnosis and developmental management of asthma in children.
- Explain how childhood asthma can affect the family.
- Discuss the management of asthma in school.
Judith Quaranta, PhD, RN, CPN, AE-C, FNAP, is an Assistant Professor in the Decker of School of Nursing, Binghamton University. She received her PhD from the Decker School of Nursing, with her dissertation focusing on asthma management of school nurses. Dr. Quaranta’s research focus is on barriers and facilitators for asthma management. As a Train the Trainer for the American Lung Association’s Open Airways for Schools curriculum, she has worked collaboratively with the Broome County Health Department, the Asthma Coalition of the Southern Tier, United Health Services Hospital, and the local American Lung Association to implement this program in local schools. Through integration of Open Airways into course content, undergraduate nursing students teach the program, allowing for sustainability of Open Airways and providing access to asthma self-management education. Dr. Quaranta has been a pediatric nurse since 1979, received her certification in pediatric nursing in 1995, and earned her asthma educator certification in 2009. In April 2017, she was inducted into the National Academies of Practice of Nursing as a Distinguished Fellow for her work with asthma, with a focus on the interprofessional collaboration.
Dr. Quaranta has received Individual Development Awards from Binghamton University, as well as a Transdisciplinary Area of Excellence Award to further her research in asthma. She has presented at multiple national conferences on the topic of asthma and self-management. Dr. Quaranta has also authored manuscripts for numerous journals including the Journal of School Nursing, Journal of Asthma and Allergy Educators, Online Journal of Rural Nursing, Journal of Family Social Work, Journal of Interprofessional Care, as well authored chapters in textbooks on research and community and public health.
- Contact hours will be awarded for up to one (1) year from date of purchase or through the expiration date indicated above, whichever date comes first.
- You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
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