Innovations in Asthma Research and Scholarship - V7264


About Course #V7264

Release Date: September 30, 2016

Expiration Date: October 1, 2019

VIDEO COURSE - 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.

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.

Video Production: Ed Roy Media (Jacksonville, Florida)

About the Author(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 by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health.

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, and completed his pre-doctoral internship training as a pediatric psychology resident at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

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.

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.

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.
  • 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.
  • All other 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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