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If you are purchasing this course the cost is $40.00.  

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to define asthma, classify asthma and recognize a need for consistent educational messages for patients. A discussion on the differences between controller and quick relief medications will be included.


Michael Shoemaker, BHA, RRT-NPS, AE-C

Target Audience

Nurses and respiratory care practitioners

Learning Outcomes

After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Define Asthma.
  • Classify Asthma severity based on nationally recognized guidelines.
  • Classify asthma control based on nationally recognized guidelines.
  • Recognize a need for consistent educational messages for patients.
  • Describe the differences between controller and quick-relief medications.

Length of Course

90 minutes

Credit Statements

Licensed Nurses: Upstate AHEC is an accredited provider of Nursing Professional Development by the American Nurses Credentialing Centers Commission on Accreditation.

Upon successful completion of this program, participants will receive 1.5 contact hours and 0.25 pharmacology hour.

Respiratory Care Practitioners: 1.5 clock hours will be awarded by Upstate AHEC, an approved provider of continuing education for respiratory care practitioners by the SC Board of Medical Examiners.

Other: This educational offering provides 0.15CEUs (1.5 clock hour) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Disclosure Statement

Upstate AHEC's conflict of interest policy requires faculty to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials.

Speakers have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in education activities. Please see individual activities for any conflicts of interest.

Provisions of these educational activities by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC, SCNA or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with activities.