The Asthma Yardstick: What it Means to Practitioners and Patients (CE Nurse)
Practitioner and patient perceptions often differ when it comes to what it means to have asthma under control. Dr. Bradley Chipps and Tonya Winders define severe/ uncontrolled asthma and discuss how to conduct a sustained step-up in asthma therapy by using the asthma yardstick tool.
- Participants will be able to identify 3 key areas where there is a disconnect for providers and patients related to their impression of asthma control
- Participants will be able to define severe/uncontrolled asthma
- Participant will be able to identify treatment options for severe asthma
Bradley Chipps, MD, FAAP, FACAAI, FAAAAI, FCCP
Dr. Chipps received his Medical Degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston in 1972. He was a Pediatric Resident for two years before serving in the Air Force at Ellsworth AFB in South Dakota for two years as a General Pediatrician. He then completed a combined Allergy and Pulmonary Fellowship at Johns Hopkins and spent one year on the faculty in the Pediatric Respiratory Sciences Division.
Dr. Chipps has been in private practice in Sacramento since 1979. He is the Medical Director of Respiratory Therapy and the Cystic Fibrosis Center at Sutter Medical Center in Sacramento, California. He is also the Associate Medical Director of the Sutter Community Hospitals Sleep Laboratory which he established in 1984. He is Board Certified in Pediatric Pulmonology and Allergy and Clinical Immunology. He is currently the President of the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.
Tonya Winders, MBA, President and CEO, Allergy & Asthma Network
Tonya Winders is president and chief executive officer of Allergy & Asthma Network and travels throughout the country spreading awareness and preparedness messages to patients, families and caregivers and working with leading experts to build patient-centered collaborative care teams to achieve optimal health outcomes.
Tonya has over 17 years experience in leadership roles within the allergy and asthma industry, from sales and marketing to managed market access. A graduate of Louisiana State University where she earned a Masters in Business Administration, she is the mother of five children, four of whom have asthma and/or allergies.