The Pharmacology of Asthma - JA0008057-0000-19-153-H01-T

The Pharmacology of Asthma

by Linda Yee, PharmD, MPH, BCPS and Daniella Krantz, CPhT, BS, MS
(4.6 / 124 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Pharmacy Tech (2.00 Contact Hr)

Price: $24.00
CE-PRO Price: $12.00


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 pharmacy technicians with a comprehensive review and update in asthma pharmacotherapy in the chronic setting. After taking this course, you should 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
  • Identify important patient indications and possible drug interactions from patient profiles

Accreditation Information
The course is intended for pharmacy technicians
Jointly Accredited Provider logoIn support of improving patient care, OnCourse Learning (a Relias LLC company) 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.
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Pharmacy (provider # 50-1489).
Type of Activity: Knowledge
Hours dedicated to pharmacology: 2 contact hours
Initial Release Date: 06/20/2019; Planned Expiration Date: 12/31/2019

Course Originally Released on: 4/30/2014
Date of Most Recent Review: 6/26/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 12/31/2019

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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Dwendolyn W - ACCOKEEK , MD  ·  Nov 14, 2019
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Kevin C - Pflugervile, TX  ·  Nov 10, 2019
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RYAN D - Lawrence, KS  ·  Nov 01, 2019
Asthma complications
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NIKITA S - Warrensburg, MO  ·  Oct 31, 2019
The course was very helpful.
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Grace W - ORLANDO, FL  ·  Oct 30, 2019
very excellent content.
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Price: $24.00
CE-PRO Price: $12.00