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Distance Learning: Developing Written Asthma Action Plans using 2007 Guidelines (Part 1 of 4)

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Dennis R. Ownby, MD

Foothills - AHEC
Northeast Georgia Health System, Inc.


Dennis R. Ownby, MD

Session Description:
This program is designed for healthcare professionals involved in developing written asthma action plans that includes daily management and how to recognize and handle worsening asthma.

Session Objectives:
Upon completion of the program participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the role of inflammation in the pathophysiology of asthma
  • Review and practice the new asthma therapy guidelines
  • Discuss clinical methods to assess asthma severity
  • Review and practice therapeutic options for asthma stepped care

Technology Requirements:
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  • 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)
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