The Michigan Center for Clinical Systems Improvement (Mi-CCSI) hosted a six session webinar series designed to familiarize the care manager and other care team members with the diagnosis, pharmacology and management of patients with Asthma & Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.  Each session is a different topic and was recorded for on-demand viewing and enduring continuing education credits.

Session 1: Asthma Diagnosis & Management

This session provides a broad overview of asthma prevalence, diagnosis, goals of therapy and tools to identify and recognize how to assess asthma control.

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Session 2: Asthma Pharmacology

This session dives into pharmaceutical management of asthma including medication categories, side effects and stepped management of meds.

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Session 3: Asthma Triggers

This session explores indoor, outdoor, GERD, exercise and other triggers as well as discussing management of triggers.

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Session 4: Asthma Action Plans, Healthcare Literacy & Case Studies

This session outlines the development and implementation of action plans using evidence based guidelines for optimal asthma management, addresses healthcare literacy, and provides examples of case studies.

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Session 5: COPD Overview

This session addresses diagnosis and management of COPD.

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Session 6: COPD Medications

This session provides an overview COPD pharmaceutical management including side effects.

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Members: No charge (registration is required)

Non-members: $15 per attendee per webinar (registration is required)
Not sure if your organization is a member? Click over to our About page to see a list of member organizations. Still not sure? Call us at 616-551-0795 x12 or x13.

Continuing Education Credits

Michigan Board of Nursing: 

 “Asthma: Diagnosis and Management” is approved for 6.0 contact hours by the Michigan Nurses Association, an approver of continuing nursing education by the Michigan Board of Nursing.  An individual may be awarded 6 contact hours for successfully completing all webinars.

Social Work:

This course is approved for 1.0 contact hour for each attended presentation by the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative.  Course approval #: 071116-00

 For more information regarding contact hours, please call Susan J. Vos BSN, RN 616.551.0795 Ext. 12.

Our Presenter

Karen Meyerson, MSN, APRN, NP-C, AE-C

Karen graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her Master of Science in Nursing degree from Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She is also a board-certified Nurse Practitioner in private practice, specializing in asthma and allergies. In addition, Karen has served on the Michigan Depart-ment of Community Health-sponsored Michigan Asthma Advisory Committee, the Michigan Pediatric Asthma Mortality Re-view Panel, and the Michigan Consortium of Asthma Coalitions Steering Team. Nationally, Karen was elected to the National Asthma Educator Certification Board (NAECB), where she is an Emeritus Member, and has presented at Congressional Briefings on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on asthma-related issues.

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