About Course #N1861
Release Date: December 27, 2017
Expiration Date: December 31, 2020
2 Contact hours | 1.8 Pharmacology hours | 2 CCMC hours Asthma is the most common potentially serious medical condition to complicate pregnancy. Asthma affects approximately 8% of women in their childbearing years. Uncontrolled asthma can cause serious complications to the mother, including high blood pressure, toxemia, premature delivery, and rarely death. For the baby, complications of uncontrolled asthma include increased risk for stillbirth, fetal growth retardation, premature birth, low birth weight, and a low Apgar score at birth. Fortunately, asthma can be controlled with medical management and avoidance of known triggers. Most measures used to control asthma are not harmful to the developing fetus and do not appear to contribute to either miscarriage or birth defects. This course will discuss how the changes that occur during pregnancy can impact asthma management.
This course is an extract of, and should not be taken with, course #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)
About the Author
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.
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