Respiratory Therapy: Asthma, As a Disease State, 2nd Edition

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About Course #V7307

Release Date: July 24, 2018

Expiration Date: May 1, 2021

This is an intermediate-level course geared toward respiratory therapists and all healthcare professionals who care for individuals with asthma. Up-to-date information regarding the definition of asthma, its pathology and interventions are provided.

Course Objectives

  • Define asthma, and discuss its incidence and prevalence rates.
  • Describe the pathological changes characteristic of asthma.
  • Identify common clinical presentation of asthmatic exacerbation.
  • Explain the mechanisms of common pharmacological agents used in the treatment of asthma.
  • Discuss the criteria for hospital admission and indications and guidelines for mechanical ventilation in the asthmatic exacerbations.

About the Author(s)

Traci Marin, PhD, MPH, RRT, RPGST, is an assistant research professor and program director and professor for the Department of Cardiopulmonary Sciences, Schools of Allied Health and Medicine at Loma Linda University. She is also an adjunct researcher and advisor at the Department of Medicine at John Shyy Lab at the University of California, San Diego as well as the founder of Tranquility Community Health. Traci received her doctoral degree from the University of California, Riverside in biochemistry and molecular biology and her bachelor of science degree from Loma Linda University in emergency medical care.

Course 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.

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