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Distance Learning: Highlights & Updates: NIH Asthma Guidelines (Part 2 of 4)

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Sponsor:
Southwest Georgia AHEC

Presenter:

Robin Hyman, RRT, AE-C
Pulmonary Education Specialist
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Date: November 14, 2008

Session Description:
The presenter will provide the audience with pertinent information regarding asthma prevalence and statistics; diagnosis and management of asthma in the home and emergency room settings; asthma management plans; and pharmacological interventions including the new HFA inhaler guidelines.

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

  • Discuss the role of inflammation in the pathophysiology of asthma
  • Review the new asthma therapy guidelines
  • Discuss clincal methods to assess asthma severity
  • Review 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 Southwest Georgia 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)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Three Rivers AHEC is 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.