Comprehensive Disease Management for Patients With Asthma - RT198-60

Comprehensive Disease Management for Patients With Asthma

by Theresa S. Ameri, DNP, RN, CNE, CPN, FNP-BC
(4.7 / 1925 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Respiratory Therapy (1.00 Contact Hr)

Price: $12.00
CE-PRO Price: $6.00


In- and outpatient management of asthma is complex and costly. Alternative healthcare settings can help decrease the severity and frequency of exacerbations of asthma through guided pharmacological therapy and reinforced patient and family education. A comprehensive disease management plan integrates patient information, clinical guidelines, and educational outcomes to improve health status and reduce costs. Healthcare professionals can improve the lives of patients with asthma through education by teaching daily management of their disease and avoidance of long-term problems.


The goal of this continuing education program is to describe how healthcare professionals can implement a comprehensive disease management program for patients with asthma. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Evaluate the type and severity of asthma symptoms
  • Discuss the impact of unmanaged asthma on the U.S. economy
  • Explain the four components of a comprehensive disease management program for asthma
  • Discuss healthcare professionals’ role in helping patients successfully manage asthma

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including nurses 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 5/26/2009 to 1/1/2014, 2/15/2014 to 2/15/2016, 9/20/2016 to 9/20/2018, and 10/15/2018 to 10/15/2020.
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: 6/3/2009
Date of Most Recent Review: 2/26/2018
Course Termination/Update Date: 10/15/2020

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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Syed S - Fort Lauderdale, FL  ·  Feb 19, 2020
As a respiratory therapist, it is very important course for me.
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Kathleen K - Miami, FL  ·  Feb 13, 2020
use in treatment of patients
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Jaime H - Las Cruces, NM  ·  Feb 13, 2020
this was a good class to take.recommended
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Marguerite S - Long Beach, CA  ·  Feb 10, 2020
Good overview and clarification of how to identify severity of symptoms
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Becky K - Cedar Rapids, IA  ·  Feb 04, 2020
interesting how asthma care has changed over the years
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Price: $12.00
CE-PRO Price: $6.00