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Distance Learning: Overview of the Strategic Plan for Addressing Asthma in Georgia & Asthma & the Environment

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Date:  February 6, 2009

Pamela Snow, BBS
Marsha Pierce, RN, BSN

Sponsor: Three Rivers AHEC

Session Description:
Asthma is the 2nd leading health problem among school-aged children in Georgia. Asthma can be controlled by following a medical management plan and avoiding contact with environmental "triggers." In addition to identifying common environmental factors that affect asthma, this presentation will review the essential nature of completing an environmental history to determine an appropriate and effective plan for asthma management.

Session Objectives:

* Discuss opportunities for involvement and program implementation/evaluation in the GA Asthma Plan.
* Describe the value of a complete environmental history.
* Identify indoor/outdoor triggers of an acute asthma episode.
* Describe the impact of occupational exposures on adult asthma prevalence.

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

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 Three Rivers 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.

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.