Treating Asthma to Control Symptoms and Minimize Risk (Chapter 3)

Release date: May 7, 2020

Expiration date: May 7, 2021

Estimated time to complete activity: 0.75 hours

Activity Fee: $20 USD

 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The goals of asthma management are to achieve good symptom control and maintain normal activity levels and minimize the risk for asthma-related death and exacerbations, as well as reduce the risks of persistent airflow limitation and side effects. It is also important to consider patient goals, which may differ from conventional medical goals. Optimal asthma management depends on a strong patient-health professional partnership with effective communication. These are essential to promote health literacy, i.e. to enable the patient to understand information about their asthma and its treatment, and to use this information to make decisions and manage their asthma well. The management of asthma should be based on a continuous cycle of assessment, treatment adjustment and review, guided by asthma control (symptoms, and future risk of exacerbations or side-effects). This type of control-based management has been shown to improve health outcomes. This activity will review asthma treatment strategies recommended by the 2020 Global Initiative for Asthma Global Strategy for Asthma Management and Prevention (GINA 2020 Report).

FACULTY

GINA Academy activities were developed collaboratively by the Board of Directors, comprised of leading asthma experts. GINA Board of Directors can be found here.

TARGET AUDIENCE

This educational initiative has been designed for physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, respiratory therapists, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare providers involved in the management of patients with asthma.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

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

  1. Name the roles of the main classes of asthma medications
  2. Select appropriate initial treatment for a patient with asthma
  3. Name the components of asthma control and know how to assess them
  4. Adjust asthma treatment appropriately based on an individual’s symptoms and risk profile

DIRECTIONS TO LEARNER

The fee for participating and receiving credit for this activity is $20 USD. During the period of May 7, 2020 through May 7, 2021, participants must:

  1. Enroll in the course and complete payment of $20 USD
  2. Read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures
  3. Complete the pretest
  4. Study the educational activity
  5. Complete the posttest and the evaluation form

A statement of credit will be issued only upon receipt of a completed activity evaluation form and a completed posttest with a score of 70% or better. For pharmacist/ACPE learners, please check the CPE monitor for your CE credit within 60 days of the activity.

MEDIA

Internet

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

Integrity Continuing Education is accredited with commendation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CREDIT DESIGNATION

Integrity Continuing Education designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Pharmacy Education

Global Education Group is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Global Education Group designates this continuing education activity for a total of .75 contact hour(s) (.075 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

Universal Activity Number – 0530-9999-20-082-H01-P

This is a knowledge-based activity.

Continuing Nursing Education

Global Education Group is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation .

This educational activity for 0.75 contact hours is provided by Global Education Group.

Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) Continuing Education

Application has been made to the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) for continuing education contact hours for respiratory therapists.

CONTACT INFORMATION

For information about ACCME accreditation of this activity, please contact Integrity Continuing Education at (855) 835-4004 or information@integrityce.com.

For information about ACPE or ANCC accreditation of this activity, please contact Global Education Group at 303-395-1782 or cme@globaleducationgroup.com.

DISCLOSURE OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

Integrity Continuing Education and Global Education Group require instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by Integrity Continuing Education and Global Education Group for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations. Integrity Continuing Education and Global Education Group are committed to providing learners with high-quality CME/CE activities and related materials that promote improvement or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest or a commercial interest.

The faculty/planners reported their financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity. Disclosure information for the faculty members can be found here.

The following planners and managers, Patima Tanapat, PhD, Michael Baffuto, Ashley Marostica, RN, MSN, Lindsay Borvansky, Andrea Funk, Liddy Knight, Ashley Cann hereby state that they or their spouse/life partner do not have any financial relationships or relationships to products or devices with any commercial interest related to the content of this activity of any amount during the past 12 months. The Global planners and managers have nothing to disclose.

DISCLOSURE OF UNLABELED USE

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Global Education Group and Integrity Continuing Education do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

PRIVACY POLICY

When you participate in an online educational activity sponsored by Integrity Continuing Education, Inc., you will be asked for your name, degree(s), affiliation(s), street address, telephone number, fax number, and…(continued)

MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Windows 98, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, and 7

Internet Explorer 6/7

Firefox 2

Mozilla 1.7 or higher

Netscape 8.1 or higher

Flash Player 10

Mac OS X 10.3, 10.4

Safari 1.3 (Mac OS 10.3)

Safari 2.0 or higher (Mac OS 10.4)

Firefox 2

Flash Player 10

Use of Internet Explorer browser is not recommended.

Click here for more information on minimum system requirements.

DISCLAIMER

The information provided at this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

PROVIDER STATEMENT

   

This CME activity is provided by Integrity Continuing Education.

This CE activity is jointly provided by Global Education Group and Integrity Continuing Education.

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