Severe Uncontrolled Asthma

Course Format: Online Video
Course Credit Type: CE Nurse
Course Credit: 1.00
Rewards Points Earned: 125
Course Category: Emergency Medicine, *Pharmacy, Allergy/Immunology, *Asthma, *Asthma & Allergy
Course Cost: $49.99 | Included in All-Access Pass
Mobile Friendly: Yes
Course Release Date: April 22, 2018
Course Expiration Date: April 22, 2020
Program Summary:

Course Description:

The allergist is confronted daily with the necessity to be prepared to evaluate and manage patients with various asthma phenotypes. It is necessary for the allergist to be familiar with the latest medical evidence regarding the diagnosis and therapy of asthma, perhaps more so than any other specialist. The need for this is continually growing. In addition, during a recent EAC annual meeting, post-meeting evaluations on the topic of asthma were requested by both the physicians and allied health professionals attending the conference.

Target Audience:

This activity is designed for phyicians, pulmonologists, respiratory therapists, nurses, and other allied healthcare professionals working in the respiratory field.

Educational Objectives For the Live Lecture:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Develop optimal treatment strategies for moderate to severe allergic rhinitis
  2. Utilize biomarkers and to predict therapeutic response in severe asthma and COPD
  3. Design optimal therapy in patients with asthma and COPD
  4. Diagnose and manage eosinophilic esophagitis
  5. Describe the pathogenesis of chronic urticaria
  6. Diagnose and manage hereditary angioedema
  7. Discuss current and future allergy immunotherapy treatment options for allergic rhinoconjunctivitis
  8. Diagnose and manage allergic skin diseases including chronic urticaria, atopic dermatitis, and contact dermatitis
  9. Diagnose and manage drug allergy
  10. Differentiate anaphylaxis from mast cell disorders
  11. Evaluate and treat appropriate patients for potential immunodeficiency

Educational Objectives For the PBL Workshop:

Also included with the Severe Uncontrolled Asthma lecture, is an interactive PBL workshop led by Dr. Ray Davis dealing with the topics discussed in the lecture.

  1. Define the phenotype of uncontrolled severe asthma
  2. Discuss the pathophysiology of this phenotype
  3. Describe management plan options for a patient with chronic severe uncontrolled asthma
  4. Employ shared decision making in clincial practice

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