The NHLBI 2020 Focused Updates to Asthma Management Guidelines: An Adult Virtual Patient Activity
This patient care simulation accompanies the course The NHLBI 2020 Focused Updates to Asthma Management Guidelines: An Overview. In 2020, the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute released Focused Updates to the Asthma Management Guidelines. The evidence-based updates were based on GRADE methodology and were written by the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program Working Group. Members of this Group developed this online program, which provides an opportunity to practice applying the recommendations with virtual patients.
In this module, you will meet an adult patient with asthma. Through visits with the patient, you will make decisions about the diagnosis and management based on the updated guidelines relating to asthma medications (including ICS, LABA, and LAMA), allergen mitigation, immunotherapy, and FeNO.
- Nurses and Nurse Practitioners
- Physician Assistants and Other Allied Health Professionals
- Other Physicians and Trainees treating asthma patients
- Adjust medications including ICS, LABA, and LAMA to maximize benefit while minimizing harm in adult asthma patients
- Implement allergen mitigation strategies and immunotherapy when appropriate to improve asthma control
- Obtain FeNO measurements when clinically appropriate in the asthmatic patient
Alan P. Baptist, MD MPH FAAAAI
University of Michigan, Division of Allergy, Ann Arbor, MI
Relevant Relationships: Takeda, Novartis: research grant
Kathryn V. Blake, PharmD
Nemours Children's Health, Jacksonville, FL
Relevant Relationships: NIH: research grant
Edward G. Brooks, MD
UT Health San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
Relevant Relationships: none
Robert F. Lemanske, Jr., MD FAAAAI
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI
Relevant Relationships: none
Michael Schatz, MD MS FAAAAI
Kaiser Permanente Medical Center
Relevant Relationships: ALK, Merck, Teva: research grant; UpToDate: royalty
The information disclosed by the course authors was reviewed in accordance with the AAAAI Disclosure Policy. All potential conflicts of interest were mitigated by the authors and reviewers prior to their participation in the development of this activity.
Stuart L. Abramson, MD PhD AE-C FAAAAI
Shannon Medical Center/Shannon Clinic
Relevant relationships: None
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