Disciplines: Respiratory Therapy
Hours: 12 Contact Hours
Item#: VAS12

Asthma Bundle


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Item # VAS12

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Asthma, Updated 1st Edition

Price: $69.95 Hours:8 Contact Hours
Item # V7227  

There are more than 14 million asthmatics in the United States. This number is rising and includes approximately 4.8 million children. Their care costs about $4.6 billion dollars a year. Incidence, hospitalizations, and mortality for asthma have been increasing for many years. Asthma is like an iceberg in that the everyday symptoms do not reveal the extent of underlying disease. The patient also often downplays their degree of obstruction. Objective data via expiratory flows are necessary to establish the severity of the disease. The goal of healthcare professionals is to make the Asthma Outcomes Monitoring System (AOMS) instruments the national standard for outcome assessments in asthma and build a national database of patient outcomes from which benchmarks can be drawn for the standarized care and treatment of patients with asthma. This course discusses the types of asthma (extrinsic, intrinsic, occupational, exercise-induced, bronchial aspergillosis), pathology, causes, symptoms of acute attack, treatment, status asthmaticus, sedation, continuous nebulization, and long-term management.

Step-Down of Inhaled Steroids in Controlled Asthmatics – VIDEO COURSE

Price: $10.95 Hours:1 Contact Hour
Item # V7265  

Release Date: September 27, 2016

New VIDEO course format.

Led by Dr. Sunil Joshi at the Association of Asthma Educators Conference in August of 2016, this presentation educates respiratory therapists and other health care professionals working with asthmatic patients on the topic of stepping down medication. When to step down, reasons why to step down, and reasons why not to step down are covered. Also addressed is how to step down as well as the controversies surrounding this complex topic without any single "one-size-fits-all" approach.

 

 
This course resulted from a creative partnership between the Association of Asthma Educators and Western Schools. Dr. Joshi made his presentation on August 5, 2016, at the Association of Asthma Educators 2016 Annual Conference in Jacksonville, Florida.

Current Controversies in Asthma Care - VIDEO COURSE

Price: $10.95 Hours:1 Contact Hour
Item # V7263  

Release Date: September 30, 2016

New VIDEO course format.

Led by Dr. Kathryn Blake at the Association of Asthma Educators Conference in August of 2016, this presentation keeps respiratory therapists and other health care professionals working with asthmatic patients on the cutting-edge of research by explaining the current controversies in asthma care. Stepping down therapy in well-controlled patients on ICS + LABA; using the new anti-IL-5 biologics (mepolizumab and reslizumab); the role of proton pump inhibitors; treating acute, non-chronic cough associated with upper respiratory infections are covered.

 

 
This course is the result of a creative partnership between the Association of Asthma Educators and Western Schools. This presentation took place on August 6, 2016, at the Association of Asthma Educators 2016 Annual Conference in Jacksonville, Florida.
 
Video Production: Ed Roy Media (Jacksonville, Florida)

Innovations in Asthma Research and Scholarship - VIDEO COURSE

Price: $10.95 Hours:1 Contact Hour
Item # V7264  

Release Date: September 30, 2016

New VIDEO course format.

This course highlights the best in asthma research scholarship, featuring: an award-winning regional asthma management program; a program funded by the American Lung Association focusing on asthma and weight management intervention for overweight and obese children with asthma and their guardian(s); and a lively, evidence-based online asthma education program. The leader of each initiative, ranging from a respiratory therapist to a pediatric psychologist, walks you through their research and findings in this group presentation.

 

 
This course is the result of a creative partnership between the Association of Asthma Educators and Western Schools. This presentation took place on August 6, 2016, at the Association of Asthma Educators 2016 Annual Conference in Jacksonville, Florida.
 
Video Production: Ed Roy Media (Jacksonville, Florida)

Quality Improvement in Asthma Care: Opportunities for Healthcare Professionals – VIDEO COURSE

Price: $10.95 Hours:1 Contact Hour
Item # V7266  

Release Date: September 30, 2016

New VIDEO course format.

Led by Dr. Xan Nowakowski at the Association of Asthma Educators Conference in August of 2016, this interactive presentation educates respiratory therapists and other health professionals working with asthma patients on the topic of quality improvement (QI) relating specifically to asthma. By engaging the audience to talk about what they have done to improve the quality of care or access to care for people with asthma, concrete ideas emerge. Learning from and building upon real world successes from other health care providers promotes idea sharing of how to implement more integrative, coordinated, community-engaged approaches to care reform.

 

 
This course resulted from a creative partnership between the Association of Asthma Educators and Western Schools. Dr. Nowakowski made her presentation on August 7, 2016, at the Association of Asthma Educators 2016 Annual Conference in Jacksonville, Florida.
 
Video production: Ed Roy Media (Jacksonville, Florida)