Allied Health: Challenges to Effective Management of Asthma in Older Adults and How Allied Health Professionals Can Help

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Session 2822 from the 2017 AAAAI Annual Meeting provides an evidence-based summary of the challenges facing older asthmatics, as well as potential solutions to improve asthma control in this population. Strategies that  can use to help overcome barriers to good asthma control such as poor inhaler technique, financial concerns, and medication side effects will be discussed. Techniques to assess and improve adherence among older asthmatics will also be discussed. Lastly, it will provide useful tips for effective case-coordination in this age group, with a focus on how to help older asthmatics achieve optimal quality of life.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™: 1.25
CE: 1.25

Target Audience

Nurse Practitioners
Allied Health Professionals

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss why asthma is more difficult to evaluate and treat in older adults
  • Identify information from asthma treatment guidelines and patient-centered approaches to develop a strategy to maintain optimal quality of life in older asthmatics
  • Apply evidence-based strategies and shared patient-physician goals to provide effective case coordination and nursing-related functions for older asthmatics
Available credit: 
  • 1.25 Attendance
    Attendance credit.
  • 1.25 CE
    CE credit.
  • 1.25 CME
    CME credit.
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Ms. Cheryl K. Bernstein, RN BSN CCRC
Bernstein Clinical Research Center, Cincinnati, OH
Relevant relationships: None

Dr. Tolly Epstein, MD MS FAAAAI
University of Cinncinati, Cinncinati, OH
Relevant relationships: Consultant: Merck, data review board

Dr. Dennis K. Ledford, MD FAAAAI,
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Relevant relationships: None

Robert Corriel, MD FAAAAI
Manhasset Allergy and Asthma Associates, Manhasset, NY
Relevant relationships: None

Kristin Sokol, MD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Brookline, MA
Relevant relationships: None

Accreditation Statement
The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement
The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CE Designation Statement
The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology (AAAAI) is a Provider, approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #10704, for up to 1.25 Contact Hours.

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  2. Review the CME and Disclosure information.
  3. Complete all required components.
  4. Complete the post-test. You must achieve a score of 70% or higher on post-tests to claim credit.
  5. Complete the activity evaluation.
  6. Claim your credits. Enter only the number of credits earned based on your participation in the activity.
  7. Print or save your certificate.

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Release date
Original release date: June 1, 2017.  Valid for credit through May 31, 2019.

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Available Credit

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


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