Episode 15: Challenges with Asthma Management During Pregnancy

This is a recorded episode for the AAAAI podcast series, Conversations from the World of Allergy. The host (David Stukus) will interview Michael Schatz, MD FAAAAI regarding the respiratory changes that occur during pregnancy and the effects of those changes on women with pre-existing asthma and allergic conditions. The conversation outlines the role allergists can play when treating pregnant patients and provides information on the safe use of medications and allergen immunotherapy while pregnant and breastfeeding. Dr. Schatz will also discuss the Vaccines and Medications in Pregnancy Surveillance System, which serves to further our knowledge about how to provide care for pregnant patients.

Target Audience

  • Allergist/immunologists
  • Fellows-in-Training
  • Nurses and Nurse Practitioners
  • Physician Assistants and Other Allied Health Professionals
  • Patients/Patients' Families

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  1. Identify respiratory changes that may affect patients with pre-existing asthma or allergic conditions during pregnancy
  2. Demonstrate practical knowledge required to determine the safety of allergy and asthma medications during pregnancy
  3. Provide information to patients about the Vaccines and Medications in Pregnancy Surveillance System (VAMPSS)
     
RELATED RESOURCES FOR PROFESSIONALS

Pregnancy and Lactation Labeling (Drugs) Final Rule

Poorly Controlled Asthma During Pregnancy Remains Common in the United States. 

Asthma during Pregnancy Remains Poorly Controlled in the United States

RELATED RESOURCES FOR Patients

Asthma, Allergies and Pregnancy

Vaccines and Medications in Pregnancy Surveillance System (VAMPSS)  

Mother To Baby

Summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 Attendance
    Attendance credit.
  • 0.50 CME
    CME credit.
Course opens: 
09/11/2019
Course expires: 
09/10/2020
Cost:
$0.00
Rating: 
0

Planning Committee 
David R. Stukus, MD FAAAAI
Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH
Relevant relationships: None

Faculty
Michael Schatz, MD MS FAAAAI
Kaiser Permanente, San Diego, CA
Relevant relationships: None

Content Reviewers 
Samuel Gubernick, DO FAAAAI
Family Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Associates, Largo, FL
Relevant relationships: None

Andrew D. Moore, MD FAAAAI
ENTAA Care, Glen Burnie, MD
Relevant relationships: None

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  • Employment: Name of employer and job title.
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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 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Credit Claiming Period 
Credit claiming for this activity will expire at 11:59 pm on September 10, 2020. Requests to claim credit after September 10, 2020 will be denied.

Medium and Method of Physician Participation 
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  1. Listen to the podcast episode.
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  4. Complete the assessment. You must achieve a score of 70% or higher to claim credit.
  5. Complete the activity evaluation.
  6. Claim your credits.
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Available Credit

  • 0.50 Attendance
    Attendance credit.
  • 0.50 CME
    CME credit.

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
09/11/2019
Course expires: 
09/10/2020

Price

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