As many as 20% of patients with asthma may not be achieving adequate control of their symptoms, even after they have maximized inhaled corticosteroids and long-acting beta-2 agonist dosages. If left uncontrolled, patients are at increased risk for serious exacerbations that can lead to ED visits and extended hospitalizations. In this podcast, Corinne Young, FNP-C, president of the Association of Pulmonary Advanced Practice Providers, talks with her colleague, Ann Hefel, FNP, an allergy and asthma specialist from Children’s Hospital Colorado, about reasons for poor asthma control and how to conduct an effective patient workup to identify the potential causes.
After completing this activity, participants should be better able to:
- Recognize factors involved in uncontrolled asthma
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ANCC Credit Designation
Nursing contact hours: 0.50, which includes 0.50 hours of pharmacology credit
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IPCE Credit Designation
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 0.50 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.
The opinions or views expressed in this CE/CME activity do not necessarily reflect the opinions or recommendations of Practicing Clinicians Exchange or any educational supporter.
All faculty and planners participating in continuing education activities sponsored by Practicing Clinicians Exchange are required to disclose to the audience any relevant support or substantial relationships with providers of commercial products and/or devices discussed in this activity and/or with any commercial supporters of the activity. In addition, all faculty are required to openly disclose any off-label, experimental, or investigational use of drugs or devices discussed in this activity. The faculty and planning committee have been advised that this activity must be free from commercial bias, and based upon all the available scientifically rigorous data from research that conforms to accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.
Ms Hefel has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Ms Young has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
None of the members of the PCE staff have any relevant relationships to disclose.
Participants wishing to earn CE/CME credit must:
- Listen to the content in its entirety
- Relate the content material to the learning objectives
- Complete the post-test and evaluation form
Successful completion of the post-test is required to earn CE/CME credit. Successful completion is defined as a cumulative score of at least 67%.
The estimated time to complete this activity is 0.5 hours.
Release date: October 19, 2020
Expiration date: October 18, 2021
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