The Pharmacology of Asthma - RT-PH153B

The Pharmacology of Asthma

by Linda Yee, PharmD, MPH, BCPS
(4.7 / 245 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Respiratory Therapy (2.00 Contact Hr)

Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00


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.
Respiratory 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 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 program has been approved for 1 contact hour of Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd., Suite 100, Irving, TX 75063. AARC Sponsor ID: 9514012. This is a non-traditional course. The course has been approved from 6/19/2019 to 6/19/2020.
If you are a respiratory therapist, remember to give us your AARC member number when filling out your license number information.
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Respiratory Care (provider #FBN 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 4/30/2014
Date of Most Recent Review: 11/6/2018
Course Termination/Update Date: 6/19/2020

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. There is no commercial or in-kind support provided for this online educational activity.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module. For successful completion of this course, learners must read the course, and complete a posttest and evaluation survey.

This CE activity does not include any unannounced information about off-label use of a product for a purpose other than that for which is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The approval status for this educational activity, granted by the AARC, does not expressly or implicitly confer AARC endorsement of the activity’s content.


For Florida professionals:

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Trisha V - Garden Grove, CA  ·  Dec 11, 2019
This is great course
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Lauren W - Naples, FL  ·  Dec 10, 2019
this was very helpful
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Scott B - Surprise, AZ  ·  Dec 09, 2019
Educational and informative
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ASHTON C - Duluth, GA  ·  Dec 07, 2019
This course was very informative. I found it very helpful as someone that is fairly new to the pediatric world.
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Tim R - capitola, CA  ·  Dec 05, 2019
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Price: $20.00
CE-PRO Price: $10.00