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Course Listing for: Nurse / Asthma Management

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* Allergy and Asthma In Children
* Allergy and Asthma In Children
Effective Date: 6/1/2014
Expiration Date: 6/1/2016
Credits: 0.5
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Michael L. LeNoir, MD, FAAP, FAAAI

Associate Clinical Professor in Pediatrics at the University of California
President Elect, National Medical Association
CEO of the Ethnic Health America Network
Director of the Bay Area Multicultural Clinical Research and Prevention Center
President of the Ethnic Health Institute at Summit Medical Center
Chair of the Allergy & Asthma initiative
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center
Clear the Air Allergy and Asthma Committee of the National Medical Association

Dr. LeNoir is a Board Certified Pediatrician with a subspecialty in Allergy. Dr. LeNoir is an Associate Clinical Professor in Pediatrics at the University of California.. He is a nationally recognized expert in asthma in urban inner cities. Dr. LeNoir has been in practice for the past 20 years.

Description:

This program focuses on the links between atopy, specifically allergic rhinitis and childhood asthma.  The goal is to enhance the ability of primary care providers (PCPs) to identify patients with allergic conditions that are associated with asthma.

Original Release Date: 10/01/2012     Review Date: 06/01/2014

* Severe Asthma: Bridging the Gaps in Practice
* Severe Asthma: Bridging the Gaps in Practice
Effective Date: 6/1/2014
Expiration Date: 6/1/2016
Credits: 1.0
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W. Gerald Teague, MD

Professor of Pediatrics,
Director, Division of Respiratory Medicine and Allergy,
University of Virginia School of Medicine,
Charlottesville, VA

Clinical Practice: Pediatric Respiratory Medicine, Severe Asthma, Chronic cough, GERD, Respiratory diseases.

Research Interests: Asthma, Clinical trials in Asthma, Airways pH regulation, Lung no biology, Airways Redox Chemistry, Formation of breath condensate, Inflammatory response to air pollution, Human rhinovirus infection and asthma, GERD and Asthma

Description:

This module will focus on current guidelines and best evidence as they relate to the diagnosis and management of severe asthma. The goal is to enhance the ability of primary care providers (PCPs) to identify patients with poor asthma control, work through remediable factors, and diagnose those with true, treatment-refractory severe asthma. In this way clinical outcomes will be optimized when possible for this high-risk group of patients.

Original Release Date: 05/20/2012     Review Date: 06/01/2014

* The Role of Lung Function in Primary Care Assessment of Asthma
* The Role of Lung Function in Primary Care Assessment of Asthma
Effective Date: 6/1/2014
Expiration Date: 6/1/2016
Credits: 1.0
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Nemr S. Eid, MD

Nemr S. Eid, MD, is Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Louisville School of Medicine in Kentucky. He is also Director of Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine and Director of the Cystic Fibrosis Center at Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville. Kosair Children’s Hospital has been nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report for treating Respiratory Disorders three years in row 2009-2012.
Dr. Eid received his medical degree from the University of Liege in Belgium. He then completed a residency in pediatrics at the Health Sciences Center of the State University of New York in Brooklyn, where he also completed a fellowship in pediatric pulmonary medicine and intensive care medicine.
As an expert in pediatric pulmonary medicine, especially childhood asthma, cystic fibrosis, and infantile wheezing, Dr. Eid serves as a reviewer for a number of leading pediatric and pulmonary journals. He also serves as a consultant to major pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies who develop respiratory products. He has presented his research at numerous national and international meetings and has authored 137 journal articles, reviews, book chapters, and abstracts. Dr. Eid has served as Chairman and a faculty member of many national educational initiatives relating to childhood asthma and cystic fibrosis
Dr. Eid is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, with subspecialty certification in pediatric pulmonology. He is affiliated with a number of national and international professional organizations, including the American Thoracic Society, where he serves as advisory member of the Society’s Clinical Practice Committee, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American College of Chest Physicians. He has been the recipient of many patient care awards, including the 1997 “Irving H. Shaw Distinguished Service Award” from the Kentucky Association of Health Underwriters. He has been listed in Best Doctors in American from 2003-2011, and received the 2011 and 2012 Patients’ Choice Award.

Description:

This module will focus on the guidelines as they relate to the role of lung function in the diagnosis and management of asthma. The goal is to enhance the ability of primary care providers (PCPs) s to diagnose and manage patients with asthma, thus improving clinical outcomes for each patient.

Original Release Date: 4/20/2012     Review Date: 06/01/2014

Effective Management Of Asthma By Primary Care Providers (Webinar)
Format:   Webcast
Effective Management Of Asthma By Primary Care Providers (Webinar)
Effective Date: 1/1/2013
Expiration Date: 12/31/2013
Credits: 1
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LeRoy M. Graham, Jr, MD, FCCP

Georgia Pediatric Pulmonology Associates, PC
Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
Morehouse School of Medicine
Founder and Medical Director Not One More Life, Inc

LeRoy M. Graham, Jr., MD, FCCP is Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at Morehouse School of Medicine and Staff Physician at Scottish Rite Children’s Medical Center, Hughes Spalding Children’s Hospital, and Egleston Children’s Hospital, all located in Atlanta, Georgia. He is also one of the partners of Georgia Pediatric Pulmonology Associates, PC, a private practice in Atlanta, Georgia. He is also founder and Medical Director of Not One More Life Asthma, Inc. He received his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC. Dr. Graham completed his internship and residency in pediatrics at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center in Aurora, Colorado, and he completed a fellowship in pediatric pulmonology at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, Colorado. In addition, he completed a fellowship in pulmonary research at the Cardiovascular Pulmonary Research Laboratory of the Webb Waring Lung Institute in Denver. Dr. Graham serves on the Board of Regents of the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) and on the AACP’s Diversity Task Force commissioned to address health disparities attributable to respiratory disease; he also serves as chair of the Task Force’s subcommittee on education and research.

Dr. Graham has published numerous articles and abstracts in Chest, Journal of the Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, American Review of Respiratory Disease, Pediatrics and Journal of the American Medical Association.

Description:

This program will discuss the pathophysiology of asthma and associated small airway inflammation, describe the relevance of small airway inflammation and implications for effective pharmacologic therapy, and review the current recommendations on the use of spirometry for the treatment of patients with asthma.

Upon completion of this program, attendees will be able to:

  1. Discuss the pathophysiology of asthma and associated small airway inflammation
  2. Describe the relevance of small airway inflammation to the exacerbation prone asthma phenotype and implications for effective pharmacologic therapy
  3. Review the current recommendations on the use of spirometry for the diagnosis, treatment, and assessment of control in asthma management
  4. Demonstrate improved knowledge, application, and interpretation of spirometry for the treatment of patients with asthma

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Strategies for Improving Patient Provider Communication in Asthma: A Case Based Discussion
Strategies for Improving Patient Provider Communication in Asthma: A Case Based Discussion
Article with Discussion Board
Effective Date: 4/9/2012
Expiration Date: 4/9/2013
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Randall Brown, MD, MPH

Adjunct Associate Professor, Health Behavior and Health Education, School of Public Health, University of Michigan and Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Pediatric Pulmonology, Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Wayne State University

Description:

Given the significant rise in US asthma prevalence across all age strata, it can be argued that this disease of inflammation is at least equally a disease of communication. Excellence in medical treatment is of no worth if the patient does not take the medication as prescribed. Clinician communication and patient education, therefore, are vital to a patient’s adherence with the clinician's recommendations. Studies consistently show that less than 50% of patients adhere to daily medication regimens. Furthermore, clinicians cannot predict better than chance which patients will be adherent. Adherence is not reliably associated with family income, parental education level, ethnicity, or race. Therefore, all patients require proper education communicated in a manner that builds self-confidence and enables adherence to the asthma treatment plan.1

Use of the Asthma Control Test (ACT) For Assessing Degree of Asthma Control: A Case Based Discussion
Use of the Asthma Control Test (ACT) For Assessing Degree of Asthma Control: A Case Based Discussion
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Gerald W. Staton, MD, FCCP

Professor of Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, Georgia

Gerald W. Staton MD, FCCP, FACP is a Professor of Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. He received a Bachelors of Chemistry degree from The Georgia Institute of Technology and his Medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia and was honored as the summa cum laude graduate of his class. Dr Staton’s internship and residency were completed at Stanford University and he was honored to be chosen for pulmonary fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital of Harvard University. He came to Emory in 1981 as an Instructor of Medicine, rising to Professor in 1993. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, and Critical Care Medicine.

Dr. Staton has previously published research relating to the diagnosis and immunopathogenesis of sarcoidosis and other interstitial lung diseases and the effects of off bypass coronary artery surgery on lung function. His current research interests are the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and sarcoidosis.

Dr. Staton has been named one of the Best Pulmonary Physicians in Atlanta from 1995 up to the most recent listing in Atlanta Magazine and has been chosen one of the Best Doctors in America from 1995 to currently.

Description:

Case review article with participant discussion board. Gerald W. Staton, MD, FCCP presents this article.

The Asthma Control Test (ACT)i is a standardized and validated questionnaire that examines 5 aspects of the impact that asthma has on the patient: (1) effect on activities, work, school; (2) amount of shortness of breath; (3) nocturnal awakening with asthma; (4) use of rescue inhaler; and (5) overall asthma control. Each question can be scored by the patient on a 1-5 scale so that the worst score is 5 and the best score is 25. A score of 19 or less has been established to indicate less than optimal asthma control. This questionnaire can be filled out by the patient while waiting, and gives the care-giver a quick idea of the overall control of the asthma (like the measurement of the BP in a hypertensive patient).

The ACT is useful tool when assessing asthma control and guiding treatment. In patients that have perfect or almost perfect scores on repeated visits, attention can be given to stepping therapy down to a lower intensity. Patients with low scores should be evaluated to determine that asthma is the cause of the low score and then adjustments upward in treatment intensity should be made.