Asthma

Overview

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Credits

2.25

Post Assessment Questions

31

Expiration Date

31 Dec 2023

Last Reviewed

1 Jan 2021

Estimated Time To Finish

135 Minutes

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Activity Description

Asthma is a chronic disease of the air passages characterized by inflammation and narrowing of the airways. Symptoms of asthma include shortness of breath, cough, and wheezing. It commonly presents in childhood and is usually associated with conditions such as eczema and hay fever. This activity outlines the evaluation and treatment of asthma and explains the role of the interprofessional team in managing patients with this condition.

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This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Review the epidemiology of asthma.
  • Identify the typical patient history of asthma.
  • Summarize the use of pulse oximetry and peak flow measures in the bedside evaluation of asthma.
  • Outline the importance of collaboration and communication among the interprofessional team members to improve outcomes in patients affected by asthma.

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Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University designates this activity for a maximum of 2.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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American Board of Anesthesiology
  • Cardiac Anesthesia
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • General Operative Anesthesia
  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • Pediatric Anesthesia
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Thoracic Anesthesia
American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease
American Board of Pathology
  • Chemical Pathology
  • Clinical Pathology
  • Pulmonary, Mediastinum
American Board of Pediatrics
  • Adolescent Medicine
  • General Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Pulmonology

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  5. Successfully pass the post-test with a minimum score of 100%.
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