Asthma: Prevention and Treatment of Exacerbations

Activity description 

Asthma is a lifelong disease that causes wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness and coughing. During an asthma attack, airways become inflamed, making breathing difficult. Asthma attacks can be mild, moderate or serious — even life-threatening. Exacerbations of asthma are the main cause of asthma morbidity, inducing acute respiratory failure and sometimes death. With appropriate care and education, people living with asthma can manage their condition. This activity will discuss the importance of asthma control to improve quality of life, decrease medical expenditures, and increase productivity of individuals with asthma.

Provided by
This activity is provided by OptumHealth Education.

Commercial support
There was no commercial support received for this activity.

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Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of case managers, counselors, nurses, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, physicians, psychologists, social workers and therapists interested in asthma management.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Explore clinical features, risk factors and screening of asthma.
  • Identify optimal preventive and treatment strategies to control asthma.
  • Recognize the potential impact of behavioral health issues on individuals with asthma.
  • Discuss the importance of a multidisciplinary approach when managing individuals with asthma.
  • Discuss the pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatments for managing asthma.
Activity summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacist
  • 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacy Technician
  • 1.00 AMA
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 APA
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 CCMC - General
  • 1.00 ASWB
Activity opens: 
01/14/2019
Activity expires: 
01/11/2021
Rating: 
0

Faculty
Amy Pancake, RPh 
Clinical Pharmacist
Optum, Population Health Solutions and Prevention

K. Dionne Posey, MD, MPH 
National Medical Director
Optum, Population Health Solutions and Prevention

Gary Rosenberg, MD, LFAACAP, DLFAPA
Behavior Health Medical Director
Optum Operations, Population Health Management

Planners
Sarah Chart, RN
Senior Director
OptumHealth Education

Rebecca Gleason, RN, CCM
Activity Manager
OptumHealth Education

Dianna Candelaria, PharmD, BCACP
Clinical Pharmacy Manager
Optum, Population Health Solutions and Prevention

Disclosures of relevant financial relationships
In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial SupportSM, OptumHealth Education (OHE) requires all those involved in the development of activity content to disclose their relevant financial relationships. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if such person (or his/her spouse/partner) has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the last 12 months with a commercial interest. OHE ensures that the content is independent of commercial bias.
Ms. Chart and Ms. Gleason have indicated that they are employees of and own stock in UnitedHealth Group.
The remaining activity faculty or planners have no financial relationships to disclose.

Accreditation statement
Joint Accreditation LogoIn support of improving patient care, OptumHealth Education 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 health care team.

Credit designation statements
IPCE Credit LogoThis activity was planned by and for the health care team, and learners will receive 1.00 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.

Nurses
The participant will be awarded up to 1.00 contact hour(s) of credit for attendance and completion of supplemental materials.

Nurse practitioners
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME and ANCC.

Pharmacists/Pharmacy technicians
This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hour(s) (0.1 CEU) in states that recognize ACPE.
Attending the full program will earn 1.00 contact hour(s). Unique Activity Number(s): JA0007123-0000-19-001-H04-P/T

Physicians
OptumHealth Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

PAs
The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Case managers
The Commission for Case Manager Certification has approved this program for a maximum of 1.00 clock hour(s) for Certified Case Managers (CCM).

Counselors, psychologists, social workers, and/or marriage and family therapists 
Participants must have attended the entire web-based activity and completed an evaluation to receive a certificate. Partial credit is not available.

Psychologists
OptumHealth Education is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists. OptumHealth Education maintains responsibility for this program. 1.00 CE hour.

Social workers
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, OptumHealth Education is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. OptumHealth Education maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.00 enduring continuing education credits.

Counselors and/or marriage and family therapists 
CA: The Board of Behavioral Sciences has deferred CE course approvals to APA and ASWB for its licensees. See those approvals under Psychologists and Social Workers.
Other States: If your state is not specifically listed, nearly all state Counselor and MFT boards accept either APA or ASWB approval, or are reciprocal with other state licensing board approvals, such as those listed below. Check with your board to be sure.

Disability access
If you require ADA accommodations, please contact our office 14 days or more before the event. We cannot ensure accommodations without adequate prior notification.

Please note: Licensing Boards change regulations often and, while we attempt to stay abreast of their most recent changes, if you have questions or concerns about this course meeting your specific board's approval, we recommend you contact your board directly to obtain a ruling.

Attendance
A certificate of attendance will be provided to learners upon completion of activity requirements, enabling participants to register with licensing boards or associations that have not been preapproved for credits. To apply for credit types not listed above, participants should use the procedure established by the specific organization with which they wish to obtain credit.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacist
  • 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacy Technician
  • 1.00 AMA
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 APA
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 CCMC - General
  • 1.00 ASWB
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