$20.00

i 1.25 Hours

Course Overview

Asthma is a common chronic health condition that affects patients of all ages. It can significantly impair the quality of life of people who have the disease because of its effect on a basic life function: the act of breathing. Management of asthma is complex and costly, especially when patients must be hospitalized for severe exacerbations. However, asthma management in outpatient, home, and even school settings can help decrease the severity and frequency of exacerbations through guided pharmacological therapy and reinforced patient and family education. Healthcare professionals can improve the lives of patients with asthma by teaching patients about daily management of their disease and how to avoid long-term problems.

The goal of this course is to provide healthcare professionals in acute care settings with information about asthma treatment.

About the Course Author

Carrie Furberg, BSN, RN, CRN, has over ten years' experience in radiology nursing, in vascular and interventional radiology as well as all imaging modalities. She is a Certified Radiology Nurse with clinical expertise in procedural sedation, cardiac CT, and radiation safety, and has prior experience in critical care, cardiac stepdown, and emergency care. She is a member of the Association for Radiologic and Imaging Nursing (ARIN) and RAD-AID International.

Carrie Furberg, BSN, RN, CRN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (13 Match)

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

    1.25HOURS

    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


  • California Board of Registered Nursing

    1.25HOURS

    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791 Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing

    1.20HOURS

    District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 1.2 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    Florida Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • American Association for Respiratory Care

    1.25HOURS

    This program has been approved as non-traditional Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd. Suite 100 Irving TX 75063.


    Approval #: 185122000 This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.
  • Florida Board of Respiratory Care

    1.25HOURS

    This module is approved for 1.25 contact hours by Florida Board of Respiratory Care.
  • Georgia Board of Nursing

    1.25HOURS

    Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • South Carolina Board of Nursing

    1.25HOURS

    This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

    1.25HOURS

    West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • New Mexico Board of Nursing

    1.25HOURS

    New Mexico Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Arkansas State Board of Nursing

    1.25HOURS

    Arkansas State Board Of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners - Respiratory Therapy

    1.25HOURS

    Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners - Respiratory Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Respiratory Therapists will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Mississippi State Department of Health Bureau of Professional Licensure Respiratory Care Practitioners

    1.25HOURS

    Mississippi State Department of Health Bureau of Professional Licensure Respiratory Care Practitioners (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Respiratory Therapists will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-AM
  • Hours:

    1.25
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2021-04-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2024-03-31
  • Learning Objectives:

    Differentiate the severity of asthma symptoms.; Identify healthcare professionals’ role in helping patients successfully manage asthma.; Select appropriate methods to diagnose and recommended therapies to treat asthma.
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction
    About This Course
    Learning Objectives
    Section 2: Overview
    A Complex Diagnosis
    Defining Asthma
    Staggering Statistics
    Establishment of Guidelines
    Section 3: Assessment
    Assessing Lung Function and Asthma Severity
    Allergy Testing
    Section 4: Management
    Pharmacologic Management
    Nonpharmacologic Management
    A Personal Action Plan
    Treatment of Acute Asthma Exacerbation
    Section 5: Patient Education
    Patient Partnership
    Education and Outcomes
    Section 6: Clinical Vignette
    Review What You Have Learned
    Section 7: Conclusion
    Course Summary
    Course Contributors
    Resources
    References
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Nurses; Respiratory Therapists; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
    Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Support by completing the web form (https://www.relias.com/help) or by using the chat functionality.
    All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
    Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.