2016 VAM: 2815 - When Writing a Script Just Isn’t Enough: Strategies to Overcome Barriers Associated with Poor Asthma Control in Older Adults
Provide participants with evidence-based approaches to improve asthma control in older adults, with consideration for both medication and non-medication related strategies. Approaches to distinguish asthma symptoms from co-morbid illness, as well as strategies to safely and effectively manage older asthmatics with particular physical and cognitive co-morbidities, including depression and dementia, will be discussed. In addition, strategies to discuss and achieve shared goals, with consideration for financial and side-effect related concerns, will be presented. Non-medication therapeutic approaches such as pulmonary rehabilitation will also be discussed.
AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™: 1.25
Credit must be claimed by May 31, 2018. Any credit request on or after June 1, 2018 will be subject to an administrative fee.
Allied Health Professionals
Upon completion of this session, participants should be able to:
1. Describe diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to the elderly asthmatic
2. Describe the effect of financial concerns and medication related side-effects on asthma management in the elderly
3. Explain how non-pharmaceutical interventions including pulmonary rehabilitation impact the elderly asthmatic
Dr. Tolly Epstein, MD MS FAAAAI, University of Cincinnati, Carmel, IN
Dr. Dennis K. Ledford, MD FAAAAI, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Dr. Carol A. Saltoun, MD FAAAAI, Northwestern University - Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
- 1.25 AttendanceAttendance credit.
- 1.25 CECE credit.
- 1.25 CMECME credit.