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Goals and Learning Outcomes

Asthma is a chronic, complex disorder characterized by reversible airflow obstruction, inflammation, and bronchial hyper-reactivity to irritants, chemicals, allergens, or even exercise. It affects millions of people daily, in all walks of life, and it frequently contributes to healthcare visits and missed school and work days. 

Asthma can be well-controlled if the ordering practitioner is familiar with the diagnosis and management of asthma, during both acute exacerbations and long-term management. For the goals of management to be met, patients with asthma must be well-educated about their medications and engaged in medical decision-making. Additionally, they must know how to measure lung function at home and when to report changes in condition. Using a collaborative approach, patients with asthma can live a normal, productive life.

The goal of this course is to refresh knowledge of asthma medications for healthcare professionals in acute care settings. 

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Explain the classes of drugs for the management of asthma.
  • Review the role of pharmacological agents in the management of asthma.
  • Describe considerations for clinical care related to pharmacotherapy use.

Course Termination Date: Not yet determined

Content Expiration Date: 12/31/26

Course Originally Released On: 05/01/23

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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.