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Goals and Learning Outcomes

Asthma is a common chronic health condition that affects patients of all ages. It can significantly impair the quality of life of people who have the disease because of its effect on a basic life function: the act of breathing. Management of asthma is complex and costly, especially when patients must be hospitalized for severe exacerbations. However, asthma management in outpatient, home, and even school settings can help decrease the severity and frequency of exacerbations through guided pharmacological therapy and reinforced patient and family education. Healthcare professionals can improve the lives of patients with asthma by teaching patients about daily management of their disease and how to avoid long-term problems.

The goal of this course is to provide healthcare professionals in acute care settings with information about asthma treatment.

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Evaluate the type and severity of asthma symptoms
  • Discuss the impact of unmanaged asthma on the U.S. economy
  • Explain the four components of a comprehensive disease management program for asthma
  • Discuss healthcare professionalsÂ’ role in helping patients successfully manage asthma
  • Differentiate the severity of asthma symptoms.
  • Select appropriate methods to diagnose and recommended therapies to treat asthma.
  • Identify healthcare professionals’ role in helping patients successfully manage asthma.

Course Termination Date: Not yet determined

Content Expiration Date: 12/31/24

Course Originally Released On: 04/01/21

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Accreditation Information


In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP#13791

Disclaimer: Not all courses will provide California Board of Registered Nursing approval. Per California Assembly Bill No. 241, continuing education courses related to direct patient care shall address at least one or a combination of the following:(1) Examples of how implicit bias affects perceptions and treatment decisions of licensees, leading to disparities in health outcomes; or (2) Strategies to address how unintended biases in decision-making may contribute to health care disparities by shaping behavior and producing differences in medical treatment along lines of race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, socioeconomic status, or other characteristics.



Relias LLC reports to CEBroker for the following boards (Provider # 50-1489): Arkansas State Board Of Nursing, District Of Columbia Board Of Nursing, Florida Board Of Nursing, Georgia Board Of Nursing, Kansas State Board of Nursing, Kentucky Board of Nursing, Michigan Board of Nursing, Mississippi Board of Nursing, New Hampshire Board of Nursing, New Mexico Board Of Nursing, North Dakota Board of Nursing, South Carolina Board Of Nursing and West Virginia Board Of Registered Nurses


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None of the planners/faculty, unless otherwise noted, for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.