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Childhood Asthma Treatment and Prevention

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Course Overview

Childhood Asthma Treatment and Prevention
Morgan Curry

Author: Renee Warmbrodt

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

Accreditation Statement

Nursing CE Central is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

In this course we will discuss the treatment and prevention of childhood asthma. It will take the average learner 150 minutes to complete.

Course Objectives

After completing 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.

Target Audience

  • Registered Nurses (RN)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN)
  • Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN/LVN)

Requirement for Completion

  1. Enrollment in the course by the learner
  2. Read and learn all course materials
  3. Complete the course evaluation
  4. Attest and testify learning of the course materials

Accreditations + Approvals

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) (P0614)
  • California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP 17418)
  • Kentucky Board of Nursing (7-0090)
  • Louisiana State Board of Nursing (58)
  • New York State Department of Education (IC 208)
  • Florida Board of Nursing (50-23983)

Conflict of Interest Statement

Nursing CE Central nor any of the authors, planners, content experts or any contributors have a commercial interest nor were influenced by commercial interests in the creation of this course, financially or otherwise.

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COURSE CREATED ON: March 01, 2018

COURSE REVISED ON: February 16, 2022

Course Expires on: February 16, 2025

Course Offering: #10