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Distance Learning: Clinical Guidelines for Treatment of Pediatric Asthma (Part 3 of 4)

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Sponsor:
Magnolia Coastlands AHEC

Presenter:
Dr. Gordana Lovrekovic

Session Description:
Asthma affects 30 million people in America.  According to the Georgia Asthma Surveillance Report of 2007, 10% of Children age 0-10, 15% of middle school children, and 16% of high school students, have asthma in the state of Georgia. This impacts their quality of life, ability to perform in school, and future health. 

Dr. Gordana Lovrekovic, who has 14 years experience practicing pediatric pulmonology, will review the newest guidelines for asthma therapy for infants and school age populations. Dr. Lovrekovic has published and presented extensively on pediatric pulmonary topics. She has served on the faculty of the Department of Pediatrics, Medical College of Georgia and is currently a member of the Department of Pediatrics at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah, GA. She practices at Southeast Lung and Critical Care Specialists, PC.


Session Objectives:
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Discuss the role of inflammation in the pathophysiology of pediatric asthma.
  2. Review and practice the new asthma therapy guidelines as related to pediatrics.
  3. Discuss clinical methods to assess asthma severity.
  4. Review and practice therapeutic options for asthma stepped care.


Technology Requirements:
Participants registering for programs should have access to the following technology for best viewing and participation:

  • Personal computer with Macintosh or Windows with 512 MB of RAM
  • Broadband internet connection such as an office LAN, DSL, or cable modem
  • Phone next to personal computer (or speaker phone if multiple people are viewing)
  • Computer speakers (built-in or attached)
  • Latest version of Adobe Flash which can be downloaded for free at http://www.adobe.com/

Continuing Education Information:
This program has been approved for 1.25 contact hours continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N MacArthur Blvd. Suite 100, Irving TX 75063.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) through the joint sponsorship of the Northeast Georgia Medical Center & Health System, Inc. and Magnolia Coastlands Area Health Education Center (AHEC).

The Northeast Georgia Medical Center & Health System, Inc. designates this educational activity for a maximum of one AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Magnolia Coastlands AHEC is in association with Three Rivers AHEC, an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Georgia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This program has been approved for 1.25 contact hours of CHES credit by the American Association for Health Education, 1900 Association Drive, Reston VA 20191.