Disciplines: Respiratory Therapy
Hours: 4 Contact Hours
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Asthma Presentations from AAE 2016 – Video Bundle


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Item # VARVD

Did you miss the Association of Asthma Educators 2016 Annual Conference?  Don’t worry! We’ve captured four cutting-edge presentations — in partnership with the AAE and approved by the AARC for CE — that you can view at your convenience. This bundle includes a diverse group presentation of inspiring recent scholarship, a renowned doctor’s advice on stepping down inhaled steroids, a thought-provoking group discussion highlighting positive things already happening out there in the medical community, and a research-driven explanation of current asthma controversies.

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

Price: $10.95 
Item # V7266  

Release Date: September 30, 2016

Expiration Date: September 30, 2019

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)

Disclosures
  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • 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.
Objectives

Course Objectives

  • Describe how different types of healthcare professionals provide and sustain quality asthma care.
  • Identify opportunities for diverse healthcare professionals to make an impact on asthma care quality improvement.
  • Formulate appropriate strategies for engaging healthcare professionals in asthma quality improvement evaluation and implementation.
Author Bio(s)

 

Alexandra “Xan” Nowakowski, PhD, MPH, is a medical sociologist and public health program evaluator who uses her own experiences of living with chronic lung disease to promote asthma management quality and equity in Florida and across the United States. She is currently on the faculty in medicine and sociology at Florida State University. Her work in asthma care quality improvement emphasizes team collaboration, patient engagement, mixed methods, and community empowerment.

Dr. Nowakowski has worked with the Florida Asthma Program since January of 2012. Before joining the National Asthma Program project team for Florida, she conducted evaluations of biomedical research capacity in Florida, health needs for multi-site urban and rural clinics in Florida’s Big Bend area, local health department training needs, pain management capacity and financing at New Jersey hospitals, and school-based interventions for occupational health and safety.

In recent years, Dr. Nowakowski has worked on evaluations of medication therapy management programs and long-term care coverage initiatives for Florida Medicaid, as well as assessment of pain management processes and experiences in university health centers. She also collaborated with numerous academic and public sector partners to start a community health center in Havana, Florida, and now focuses on user satisfaction evaluation as a member of the clinic’s board of directors. She has also co-authored a book about health research that engages patient narratives of trauma and hardship, to be published by Taylor & Francis.

Dr. Nowakowski holds PhD and MS degrees in medical sociology from Florida State University, as well as an MPH in health systems and policy from Rutgers University. Her interest in evidence-based asthma management and patient empowerment results from having lived with chronic autoimmune disease since birth, including asthmatic conditions and other mucous membrane disorders. She finds fulfillment in helping her peers achieve the best health and quality of life possible.

 

Peer Reviewer Bio(s)

David Chang, EdD, RRT-NPS, is a professor in the Department of Cardiorespiratory Care at the University of South Alabama, Mobile, and the lead planner for the Respiratory Therapy program at Western Schools. He has served on many committees and in many capacities at the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC), National Board for Respiratory Care, and Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care. Dr. Chang’s special interests are in research and mechanical ventilation. He has published five textbooks and developed an open source website, Rtexam.com, for students and practitioners. Dr. Chang conducts training sessions for students and educators at the state, national, and international levels.

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

Price: $10.95 
Item # V7265  

Release Date: September 27, 2016

Expiration Date: September 27, 2019

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.

Disclosures
  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • 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.
Objectives

Course Objectives

  • List the types of step-down therapy available for patients with controlled asthma.
  • Describe the general guidelines for step-down therapy.
Author Bio(s)

 

Sunil Joshi, MD, FACAAI, has been a physician at Family Allergy & Asthma Consultants in Jacksonville, Florida, since 2004 and became a partner in 2006. He is active in the medical community, serving as editor-in-chief of Northeast Florida Medicine, president of the Duval County Medical Society, co-chairman of the Mission One Million project to encourage residents of the Northeast Florida area to collectively lose one million pounds over the next few years, and past president of the Florida Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Society. He also serves on the board of directors for the Florida Chapter of the American Lung Association.

Dr. Joshi has been honored by Jax4Kids as “Best Allergist” in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2015. He has also been recognized by Jacksonville Magazine as one of the city’s “Top Doctors” in 2014 and 2015. Dr. Joshi received his medical degree from the University of Florida College of Medicine and then attended the Mayo Clinic Internal Medicine Residency Training program.

Dr. Joshi received his Allergy/Immunology fellowship training at the University of Rochester in New York. He is dedicated to treating patients with allergic disorders and believes that education concerning these disease processes can bring better care to the public.

 

Peer Reviewer Bio(s)

David Chang, EdD, RRT-NPS, is a professor in the Department of Cardiorespiratory Care at the University of South Alabama, Mobile, and the lead planner for the Respiratory Therapy program at Western Schools. He has served on many committees and in many capacities at the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC), National Board for Respiratory Care, and Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care. Dr. Chang’s special interests are in research and mechanical ventilation. He has published five textbooks and developed an open-source website, Rtexam.com, for students and practitioners. Dr. Chang conducts training sessions for students and educators at the state, national, and international levels.

Innovations in Asthma Research and Scholarship - VIDEO COURSE

Price: $10.95 
Item # V7264  

Release Date: September 30, 2016

Expiration Date: October 24, 2019

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)

 

 

Disclosures

 

  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • 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.
  • Dr. Fedele has disclosed that he has received grant funding from the National Institutes of Health and the American Lung Association. The peer reviewer has confirmed that this presentation is current, evidence-based practice, and without bias.

 

Objectives

Course Objectives

  • Describe the population served by the Asthma Disease Management Program.
  • Describe different methods to manage weight for patients with asthma.
  • Explain the relationship between smoking cessation and behavioral change.
Author Bio(s)

 

Melinda Shuler, BSBA, RRT, RCP, NDC, HHS, AE-C, serves as the regional clinical supervisor of the Regional Asthma Disease Management Program of Mission Children’s Hospital, in Asheville, North Carolina. This program is recognized as a National Asthma Demonstration Site, one of 13 in the nation, by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health. This program was also the 2012 Health Care Provider Recipient of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) National Environmental Leadership Award in Asthma Management. Ms. Shuler is also principal investigator, project manager, and grant administrator for the National Asthma Control Initiative of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and the EPA Asthma Grant of Western North Carolina. Ms. Shuler holds a bachelor of science and business administration degree from Western Carolina University and an associate of applied science degree in respiratory care from Southwestern Community College in Sylva, North Carolina. Ms. Shuler received the 2011 Asthma Champion Award at the North Carolina Asthma Summit.

David Fedele, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology at the University of Florida. Dr. Fedele’s professional training is in clinical psychology, with an emphasis in pediatric psychology. He earned his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Oklahoma State University in 2012, completed his pre-doctoral internship training as a pediatric psychology resident at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University in 2011-2012, and remained at Brown as a T32 postdoctoral fellow before beginning work at the University of Florida. Dr. Fedele’s program of research focuses on psychosocial aspects of pediatric chronic illnesses, including how health behaviors, adherence to treatment regimens, and the family system affect health outcomes. His recent work has predominantly focused on youth diagnosed with asthma and their families. Dr. Fedele has been awarded grant funding from the National Institutes of Health and the American Lung Association to design and implement family- and community-based interventions that seek to reduce morbidity and encourage disease self-management (e.g., adherence) for youth diagnosed with asthma.

Stuart Tousman, PhD, is a professor of health psychology at Jefferson College of Health Sciences in Roanoke, Virginia, where he has taught courses in research methods, statistics, and behavior change and currently teaches learning and memory. His research is in asthma self-management. Dr. Tousman is also the president of the Virginia Asthma Coalition and an active member of the Greater Roanoke Valley Asthma and Air Quality Coalition. He also recently served as the Chair of the 2016 Association of Asthma Educators Annual Conference. Dr. Tousman received his PhD from Binghamton University, State University of New York; his master of science degree also from Binghamton University; and his bachelor of science degree from The Ohio State University.

Lisa Johnson, RRT, RCP, BAS, AE-C, is a health sciences instructor at Greene County Public Schools. Over the past several years, she has assisted with a research project, the Eastern Carolina Asthma Prevention Program (ECAPP), that provides home-based visits that target environmental triggers in the homes of children with asthma. Knowledge, behavior, and clinical components are measured at the beginning and end to determine whether interventions (education, control, compliance, and environmental supplies) have improved asthma management. Emergency department, hospitalization, urgent care visits, and respiratory symptoms are recorded throughout the study.

 

Peer Reviewer Bio(s)

David Chang, EdD, RRT-NPS, is a professor in the Department of Cardiorespiratory Care at the University of South Alabama, Mobile, and the lead planner for the Respiratory Therapy program at Western Schools. He has served on many committees and in many capacities at the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC), National Board for Respiratory Care, and Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care. Dr. Chang’s special interests are in research and mechanical ventilation. He has published five textbooks and developed an open source website, Rtexam.com, for students and practitioners. Dr. Chang conducts training sessions for students and educators at the state, national, and international levels.

Current Controversies in Asthma Care - VIDEO COURSE

Price: $10.95 
Item # V7263  

Release Date: September 30, 2016

Expiration Date: October 24, 2019

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)

Disclosures

 

  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • 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.
  • The presenter of this continuing education activity has disclosed that she has received funding from GlaxoSmithKline, Boehringer Ingelheim, Merck & Co., PARI Respiratory Equipment, and TEVA Pharmaceuticals USA in support of network trials for Consortium PI for AsthmaNet and the American Lung Association Airways Clinical Research Centers. Funding has also been received from NIH and Novartis in the past 3 years. The peer reviewer has confirmed this presentation is current, evidence-based practice, and without bias.

 

Objectives

Course Objectives

  • Differentiate between the Global Initiative for Asthma Guidelines and FDA Safety Report with regard to recommendations for stepping down therapy in patients treated with inhaled corticosteroids plus long-acting beta agonist therapy.
  • State the controversy surrounding FDA approval of mepolizumab and reslizumab for adolescents with severe persistent asthma.
  • Describe the risks associated with codeine use for acute cough.
Author Bio(s)

 

Kathryn Blake, PharmD, is director and principal research scientist, Nemours Center for Pharmacogenomics and Translational Research. She received her doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Florida. In 2006, Dr. Blake received a 5-year K23 mentored training award from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute for her project “Pharmacogenetics of Beta2-Agonists in Asthma.” In 2012, she was awarded a 4-year $2 million NIH R01 grant for her project “Use of Mobile Devices and the Internet to Streamline an Asthma Clinical Trial.” She is a co-investigator on the Asthma Clinical Research Center network grant from the American Lung Association and on AsthmaNet, a nationwide clinical research network created by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute in 2009. Her research interests are the pharmacogenomics of asthma drug therapy, racial differences in response to asthma drugs, technology use in research and health, and the effect of asthma and treatments in children with sickle cell disease. She serves on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Pulmonary and Allergy Drugs Advisory Committee, and she represents the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists on the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program Coordinating Committee. Dr. Blake has been principal investigator on over 73 clinical studies in the areas of asthma, allergy, and cystic fibrosis and co-investigator on an additional 34. She has authored or co-authored more than 80 peer-reviewed publications and seven book chapters.

 

Peer Reviewer Bio(s)

David Chang, EdD, RRT-NPS, is a professor in the Department of Cardiorespiratory Care at the University of South Alabama, Mobile, and the lead planner for the Respiratory Therapy program at Western Schools. He has served on many committees and in many capacities at the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC), National Board for Respiratory Care, and Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care. Dr. Chang’s special interests are in research and mechanical ventilation. He has published five textbooks and developed an open-source website, Rtexam.com, for students and practitioners. Dr. Chang conducts training sessions for students and educators at the state, national, and international levels.