About Course #Y8055
Start Date: March 5, 2019
Expiration Date: March 5, 2022
This course is intended to increase the knowledge and awareness of pharmacists about the diagnosis, management, and counseling of patients with asthma. After completing this course, it is anticipated that pharmacists will be able to select appropriate first-line and add-on treatment for the management of chronic and acute asthma based on current evidence-based practice guidelines. Additionally, pharmacists will be able to provide effective education and counseling on pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic management.
Universal Activity Number (UAN) - 0607-0000-19-001-H04-P
Type of Activity - Knowledge
Topic Designator - 04 - General Pharmacy
Describe the incidence, etiology, risk factors, and symptoms of asthma along with classification methods to aid in its diagnosis and treatment.
Discuss the long-term goals of asthma management and the stepwise approach to medication therapy based on asthma severity levels.
Describe the role of short-acting and long-acting medications in the treatment of asthma.
Explain how to use the most recent Global Initiative for Asthma Guidelines to create a patient-specific care plan.
Identify key counseling and patient education points for pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic management of asthma.
About the Authors
Dr. Valerie Clinard, PharmD, APh, is an associate professor of clinical pharmacy, Department of Clinical Pharmacy, at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Pharmacy. She participates in the training of student pharmacists related to asthma education. She has clinical experience providing asthma management to patients in the community. She completed a PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency program in 2001 and has been involved in chronic disease management and care transitions management since that time.
Dr. Crystal Zhou, PharmD, APh, AHSCP-CHC, BCACP, is an assistant clinical professor, Department of Clinical Pharmacy, at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Pharmacy. She completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency and a PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency and has experience managing asthma patients in the inpatient and outpatient setting. She has also been training patients and students on the appropriate use of inhalers since 2014.
- 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.
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