Exercise-Induced Asthma - 16-GANN-F3-0082

Exercise-Induced Asthma

Treatment and Management

by Jennifer L. Gibson, PharmD
(4.6 / 297 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Emergency Medical Services (1.00 CEH)

Price: $5.00
CE-PRO Price: $2.50


Exercise-induced asthma (EIA), also known as exercise-induced bronchoconstriction, is a disorder in which respiratory distress is associated with histamine release. The disorder is often triggered by some form of aerobic exercise and may last anywhere from two to 10 minutes. Symptoms of EIA may resemble those of an allergic asthmatic attack or the symptoms may be vague and go unnoticed. The ideal management of EIA is prevention. The primary therapy for EIA is preventative, using a short- or rapid-acting inhaled beta2-agonist 15 to 30 minutes before exercise. With proper treatment and awareness, the prognosis is good for most people who exercise. If adequate treatment is undertaken, there should be no reason why athletic performance should be limited.


The goal of this exercise-induced asthma continuing education program is to provide pharmacists, paramedics and EMTs, fitness professionals, physical therapists, respiratory therapists, and athletic trainers with adequate information about EIA, its presentation, treatment ,and prevention. After completion of this module, the participant will be able to:
  • Identify the risk factors for EIA and its clinical presentation
  • Discuss medications, types of exercise, and environmental factors associated with EIA
  • List the different classes of drugs and their characteristics used to treat patients with EIA

Approval Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including pharmacists, paramedics and EMTs, fitness professionals, physical therapists, respiratory therapists, and athletic trainers.
Paramedics and EMTs: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at www.continuingeducation.com or Nurse.com/CE. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at CEDirect.ContinuingEducation.com/ and search for this topic title.
This CE activity is accredited for 1.0 Advanced CEH by OnCourse Learning, an organization accredited by Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE).
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Course Originally Released on: 1/16/2013
Date of Most Recent Review: 6/28/2016
Course Termination/Update Date: 11/1/2019

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


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Ray A - Live Oak, CA  ·  Feb 15, 2019
great course met my needs
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Robert B - CAMARILLO, CA  ·  Feb 10, 2019
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Mary Ellen A - Mattydale, NY  ·  Feb 08, 2019
very good article, easy to understand.
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Karen W - Los angeles, CA  ·  Feb 05, 2019
I really thought the course was well explain,you really have to read it tho.
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Gregory C - fairmount, IN  ·  Feb 05, 2019
good learning tool will use agian
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