Childhood Asthma: Prevention and Treatment

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24
Mar

Contact hours awarded: 3

It has been said that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. This adage holds more true in asthma than most conditions. Asthma is one of the most prevalent chronic illnesses in children. Millions of hospital admissions, primary care office appointments, and missed school days each year are directly related to asthma. Preventing asthma-triggering events and practicing continuous maintenance therapies can significantly reduce the amount of disruption in a child’s life due to asthma symptoms. In this course, we will explore the asthma disease process, triggers, and common therapeutic management with particular focus on prevention strategies for asthma exacerbation.

Course Outline:

  1. Introduction to Asthma
  2. What is Asthma?
  3. Airway Remodeling in Asthma
  4. Importance of Early Diagnosis and Management
  5. Prevalence and Impact of Pediatric Asthma
  6. Presentation and Risk Factors
  7. Diagnosis and Treatment Disparities
  8. Asthma Severity
  9. Stepwise Approach for Classifying Asthma Severity (9)
  10. Asthma Therapies
  11. Medications
  12. Experimental Treatments
  13. Asthma Prevention Strategies
  14. Controlling Allergies and Environmental Triggers
  15. Peak Flow Meters
  16. Proper Medication Administration
  17. Summary
  18. Case Study
  19. References (Bibliography)

More Course Information

In this course, we will explore the asthma disease process, triggers, and common therapeutic management with particular focus on prevention strategies.

Author: Renee Warmbrodt, MSN, RN, CPNP-BC

Course Objectives: At the completion of this course the learner will be able to:

  1. Understand the asthma disease process and common causes of asthma exacerbation.
  2. Identify high-risk populations and situations that may increase a child’s risk for asthma exacerbation.
  3. Recognize frequently used asthma medications, mechanism of action, and side effects of the medications.
  4. Describe asthma exacerbation prevention strategies.

This course will take the average learner 150 minutes to complete and awards 3 contact hours of continuing education.

Target Audience: 

Registered Nurses (RN)

Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN)

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN/LVN)

Requirement for completion:

Successful completion of all modules (course content, test, and evaluation).

Course Offering # 10

Continuing Education Provider Approval # 7-0090

Expiration: December 21, 2021

Nursing CE Central is an approved provider of continuing education per the KBN.

Course Content

Total learning: 1 lesson Time: 15 days

Instructor

Renee Warmbrodt, MSN, RN, CPNP-PC

Renee is a pediatric nurse practitioner with extensive experience working with pediatrics in a range of settings. She graduated from Saint Louis University and currently works with a pediatric urology group in St. Louis. She has previously worked with critically ill children as a PICU staff nurse.

Free

In this course, we will explore the asthma disease process, triggers, and common therapeutic management with particular focus on prevention strategies.