Exercise-Induced Asthma - RT82

Exercise-Induced Asthma

Treatment and Management

by Steven S. Bhimji, MD, PhD
(4.7 / 261 ratings )

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

Price: $12.00
CE-PRO Price: $6.00


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, respiratory therapists, and athletic trainers with adequate information about EIA, its presentation, treatment ,and prevention. After completion of this module, the participant 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 characteristics used 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.
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 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.
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 6/25/2014 to 6/25/2016, and 9/25/2016 to 9/25/2018.
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: 1/16/2013
Date of Most Recent Review: 6/28/2016
Course Termination/Update Date: 9/25/2018

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning 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.


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Paula L - Surprise, AZ  ·  May 25, 2018
It was a good refresher I loved it
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Clarissa M - Tucson, AZ  ·  May 22, 2018
straight-forward & informative.
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Robert J - Benson, AZ  ·  May 21, 2018
good information and would be very helpful for prevention of EIA
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Brent B - Eagle, ID  ·  May 14, 2018
A good overview of EIA
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Harjeet B - Mansfield, TX  ·  May 13, 2018
good stuff for study.
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Price: $12.00
CE-PRO Price: $6.00