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Management of Asthma

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Management of Asthma

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FPA Correspondence Course
Approved for Florida Consultant Recertification
20-622031
3 Contact Hours or 0.3 CEU's

EDUCATIONAL NEEDS ASSESSMENT

Asthma is a chronic disease that inflames and narrows the airways of the lungs.  There are variable and recurring symptoms, reversible airflow obstruction and bronchospasm.  Symptoms includes wheezing, coughing, chest tightness and shortness of breath. Asthma is caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors.

Worldwide in 2015, 358 million people had asthma. There is no cure for asthma, and the rates of asthma have increased significantly.  Approximately 300,000 people die per year from the disease.  Mortality has decreased over the last few decades due to better recognition of the disease and improvement of care.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

At the completion of this home study activity, pharmacists will be able to: Define asthma; Explain the epidemiology and etiology of asthma; Identify agents that trigger asthma; Explain the pathophysiology of asthma; Identify the signs and symptoms associated with asthma; Identify various medications used to treat asthma; Compare and contrast different asthma inhalers; Identify the role of the pharmacist in the management of asthma.

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

Florida Pharmacy Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.  Three (3) contact hours are available upon completion of the posttest questions and evaluation form.  You must pass the exam with a score of 70% or better.   This is an ACPE knowledge-based activity.  Initial Release Date: June 1, 2018.  Expiration Date:   June 1, 2021. UAN:  0165-0000-18-061-H01-P. Florida Board of Pharmacy approval number 20-622031.