Disciplines:
  • Nursing
  • Advanced Practice Nursing
Hours: 2 Contact Hours
Author(s): Judith Quaranta, PhD, RN, CPN, AE-C, FNAP
Peer Reviewer(s): Karen L. Meyerson, MSN, RN, FNP-C, AE-C
Item#: N1862
Contents: 1 Course Book (32 pages)
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Obesity and Asthma


Price $16.95
Item # N1862
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Release Date: January 2, 2018

Expiration Date: January 31, 2021

Asthma and obesity, together and separately, are public health conditions with increasing prevalence. Their exact relationship, however, is not clear: Does asthma lead to obesity? Does obesity lead to asthma? Numerous studies have linked these two disorders, specifically showing that obesity is a risk factor for asthma. This course will provide an overview of how research demonstrates that the higher an individual’s body mass index (BMI), the higher the risk for developing asthma. Studies also show that as the weight or obesity of the person increases, so does the severity of his or her asthma. Then there are other studies that have shown that children with asthma are more likely to become obese. Regardless, asthma associated with -obesity often is more difficult to control and less likely to respond to traditional asthma therapy.

 

This course is an extract of, and should not be taken with, N1787 - Asthma Management in Children and Adults, 2nd Edition.

CCMs - This program has been pre-approved by the Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit (2 hours) to Certified Case Managers (CCMs)

Course Objectives

  • Describe the prevalence of obesity and asthma.
  • Discuss the physiologic interaction of obesity and asthma.
  • Discuss the effects of childhood obesity on asthma.
  • Describe the relationship among obesity, asthma, and physical activity.
  • Describe evidence-based recommendations for related education.

Judith Quaranta, PhD, RN, CPN, AE-C, FNAP, is an Assistant Professor in the Decker 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, and Journal of Interprofessional Care, as well as authored chapters in textbooks on research and community and public health.

Karen L. Meyerson, MSN, RN, FNP-C, AE-C, is Director of Commercial Care Management and is a certified asthma educator. She has supervised a staff of certified asthma educators and licensed medical social workers providing intensive case management services for low-income children and adults with uncontrolled asthma. Ms. Meyerson also serves on the Asthma Network’s Speaker’s Bureau and has lectured extensively on asthma for both professional and lay audiences. In addition, she has served as a national speaker and consultant/mentor for asthma programs and coalitions nationwide. She graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her Master of Science in Nursing degree from Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She is also a board-certified nurse practitioner, specializing in asthma and allergies. In addition, she has served on the Michigan Department of Community Health-sponsored Michigan Asthma Advisory Committee, the Michigan Pediatric Asthma Mortality Review Panel, and the Michigan Consortium of Asthma Coalitions Steering Team. Nationally, Ms. Meyerson was elected to the National Asthma Educator Certification Board, where she is Chair of the Board, and has presented at Congressional Briefings on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on asthma-related issues.

  • 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.
  • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that this course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.