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Asthma Management: A Multi-Faceted Approach

Asthma action plans are designed to be individualized and developed jointly with the patient, and may be based on symptoms or peak flow measurements.
CME credit is no longer available for this conference.

Course Authors

Cathy G. Benninger, R.N., M.S., C.N.P., and Jennifer W. McCallister, M.D.

Ms. Benninger is a staff member and Dr. McCallister is Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH.

Within the past 12 months, Ms. Benninger and Dr. McCallister report no commercial conflicts of interest.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, CCME staff, and interMDnet staff have nothing to disclose.

Estimated course time: 1 hour(s).

Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center and InterMDnet. Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center 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.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this Cyberounds®, you should be able to:

  • List four key components of long-term asthma care as defined by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute National Asthma Education and Prevention Program Expert Panel Report-3

  • Describe the essential elements of an asthma action plan

  • Implement strategies for improving adherence to asthma therapy in the outpatient setting

  • Identify co-morbid conditions which may contribute to poor asthma control.



The opinions expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the sponsor or its publisher. Please review complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combination of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings and adverse effects before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.


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