The Pharmacology of Asthma - 19-GANN-F3-0190

The Pharmacology of Asthma

by Linda Yee, PharmD, MPH, BCPS
(4.5 / 19 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Emergency Medical Services (2.00 CEH)

Price: $8.00
CE-PRO Price: $4.00


Asthma is a common condition that affects people of all age categories. Currently there is no cure for asthma. However, the appropriate long-term management involving non-pharmacotherapeutic and pharmacotherapeutic treatment options can prevent acute asthma exacerbations and promote better prognosis. The National Asthma Education and Prevention Program guidelines have not been updated since 2007. Since then there have been a number of new therapies and medications approved for the management of asthma, including new inhaler delivery systems and interleukin-5 inhibitors.


The goal of this continuing education program is to provide pharmacists with a comprehensive review and update in asthma pharmacotherapy in the chronic setting. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Define asthma, status asthmaticus, chronic asthma, exercise-induced asthma, and work-related asthma
  • Review epidemiology and prognosis of people with asthma
  • Review etiology and risk factors of asthma
  • Identify clinical presentation of new asthma and symptoms of asthma exacerbations
  • Review pharmacotherapeutic agents and plans for acute and chronic asthma scenarios
  • Discuss important patient education and counseling points for various asthma treatments

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including pharmacists, EMTs/paramedics, physicians and respiratory therapists.
EMTs/paramedics: 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 or If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.
This CE activity is accredited for 2.0 Basic CEH by OnCourse Learning, a Relias LLC company, an organization accredited by Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE).

Course Originally Released on: 4/30/2014
Date of Most Recent Review: 11/6/2018
Course Termination/Update Date: 4/25/2022

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC 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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Cerena G - san jose, CA  ·  Sep 10, 2019
great review, a lot of info
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Erik S - Sleepy Hollow, NY  ·  Jul 13, 2019
Excellent class for EMS personnel
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JENNIFER L - Bernville, PA  ·  May 30, 2019
It was interesting to learn about the variety of medications available to asthmatics
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Brandi F - Albany, OR  ·  May 24, 2019
Good overview of all the options for treatment of asthma
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Cassandra J - Madisonville, TX  ·  May 05, 2019
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Price: $8.00
CE-PRO Price: $4.00