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
CE: 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.

Target Audience

Physicians
Allergists/Immunologists
Nurses
Nurse Practitioners
Allied Health Professionals

Learning Objectives

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

Additional Information

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Summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.25 Attendance
    Attendance credit.
  • 1.25 CE
    CE credit.
  • 1.25 CME
    CME credit.
Course opens: 
05/31/2016
Course expires: 
05/31/2018
Cost:
$15.00
Rating: 
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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

Available Credit

  • 1.25 Attendance
    Attendance credit.
  • 1.25 CE
    CE credit.
  • 1.25 CME
    CME credit.

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
05/31/2016
Course expires: 
05/31/2018

Price

Cost:
$15.00
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