Up-to-Date on Asthma in Adults: The Current Guidelines - CMA496

Up-to-Date on Asthma in Adults: The Current Guidelines

by Crystal Dunlevy, EdD, RRT, RCP and Susie Artis, MSN, RN, NE-BC
(4.7 / 175 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Certified Medical Assistants (1.00 Hours)

Price: $10.00
CE-PRO Price: $5.00


Nearly 26 million Americans have been diagnosed with asthma, a disease marked by variable and recurring symptoms, airflow obstruction, bronchial hyper-responsiveness, and underlying inflammation. Inflammation of the airways and airway hyper-responsiveness are the hallmark pathophysiological features of asthma, resulting in the typical symptoms: cough, wheezing, chest tightness, and breathlessness. The goal of asthma pharmacotherapy is to relieve or minimize symptoms by targeting the underlying pathophysiological processes. Because of the high prevalence of asthma in children (9.5%) and adults (7.7%), all healthcare providers and clinical teams must be up-to-date on the current guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of this chronic illness. This module will summarize the key guideline changes with a focus on adults.


The goal of this program is to provide a summary of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s Expert Panel Report 3: Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma, focusing on adults. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • List at least three common symptoms of asthma
  • Describe the asthma severity and control classifications
  • Differentiate between long-term controller and quick-relief asthma medications, and describe at least one potential adverse effect for each medication in each class

Accreditation Information
The course is intended for certified medical assistants
This program has been granted prior approval by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) for 1.0 Clinical continuing education unit(s) (approval #136450 for 08/01/2019 to 07/31/2020). Granting approval in no way constitutes endorsement by the AAMA of the program content or the program provider.

Course Originally Released on: 6/26/2019
Date of Most Recent Review: 6/26/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 7/31/2020

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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Olivia S - DES MOINES, IA  ·  Apr 09, 2020
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James W - Loveland, CO  ·  Apr 04, 2020
very informative, the test was challenging.
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Xan N - Des Moines, IA  ·  Apr 03, 2020
I would recommend to my co-workers.
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ALEE L - DES MOINES, IA  ·  Apr 03, 2020
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Tammy B - Hookerton, NC  ·  Apr 03, 2020
course is very informative and informational. I really enjoyed this course
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Price: $10.00
CE-PRO Price: $5.00