Exercise-Induced Asthma - PT82

Exercise-Induced Asthma

Treatment and Management

by Jennifer L. Gibson, PharmD
(4.3 / 77 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Physical Therapy (1.00 Hour(s))

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


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 and respiratory therapists with adequate information about EIA, its presentation, treatment and prevention. After completion of this module, you 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 characteristicsused to treat patients with EIA

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including pharmacists, paramedics and EMTs, fitness professionals, physical therapists and respiratory therapists.
Physical therapists: 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.
OnCourse Learning is an approved sponsor by the NY State Education Department of continuing education for PT and PTA from 10/21/09 to 10/20/18.
This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners Accredited Provider GED012010TPTA2012004 for 01/01/2010 to 01/31/2013; 1601004 for 02/01/2013 to 01/31/2016; and 1902004TX for 02/01/2016 to 01/31/2019 and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
OnCourse Learning is recognized by the PT Board of CA as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of CA.
OnCourse Learning is a licensed PT CE sponsor (#216.000275) with the IL Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from July 2013 through 9/30/2018.
This course has been approved as meeting the CE requirements for PTs and PTAs by the OH PT Association (approval no. 14S0496 for 02/14/14 to 02/14/15; 15S0611 for 02/15/15 to 02/15/16; 16S0788 for 02/16/16 to 02/16/17; 17S0884 for 2/17/17 to 2/17/18; 18S0794 for 2/18/18 to 2/19/19); the FL PT Association (approval no. CE140022619 for 01/01/14 to 12/31/14; CE150023693 for 01/01/15 to 12/31/15; CE16-27189 for 01/01/16 to 12/31/16; CE17-539592 for 01/01/17 to 12/31/17; CE18-539592 for 01/01/18 to 12/31/18); the TN PT Association for Class 1 CE Requirement (approval no. 5519 for 03/05/14 to 03/04/15; 6043 for 03/05/15 to 03/04/16; 2016-44 for 03/05/16 to 03/04/17; 2017-079 for 03/05/17 to 03/04/18; 2018-048 for 03/05/18 to 03/04/19); the PA Board of PT (approval no. PTCE005537 for 04/10/14 to 12/31/14; PTCE006780 for 01/01/15 to 12/31/16; PTCE009944 for 01/01/17 to 12/31/18); and the NJ Board of PT Examiners (approval no. 719-2014 for 02/01/14 to 01/31/16). Approval of this course does not necessarily imply the FL PT Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
This course has been approved by the NV State Board of PT Examiners for 0.1 units of CE for 04/08/14 to 07/31/15; 07/31/15 to 07/31/17.
Other states may accept this course for meeting their CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.

Course Originally Released on: 1/16/2013
Date of Most Recent Review: 6/28/2016
Course Termination/Update Date: 6/28/2019


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Jannar C - Peoria, IL  ·  Jun 12, 2018
I had limited exposure to EIA drugs. This was a good starting point
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Rolando H - Orwigsburg , PA  ·  Mar 27, 2018
Appropriate for my current practice setting.
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Lori R - Waco, TX  ·  Mar 20, 2018
i will recommend this course to my peers
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Dennis J - Pgh, PA  ·  Mar 07, 2018
clarifies drug intervention to the non-nurse practitioner
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Joshua M - Greenville, NC  ·  Mar 05, 2018
Could improve course with case studies.
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Price: $19.00
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