Session 2: Asthma Pharmacology

Intended audience

This course is designed to dive into the pharmaceutical management of asthma including medication categories, side effects and stepped management of medications.
It is intended for care managers and other care team members in primary care or ambulatory care settings. This learning activity is available for nursing and social work enduring continuing education credits.

Objectives

  1. Establish an awareness of pharmacotherapy use for managing asthma
  2. Review of the use and considerations when prescribing corticosteroids for asthma management
  3. Skill development and application
  4. Review of medications that are contraindicated for individuals with asthma
  5. Deepened understanding of the asthma control test
  6. Increased competency in self-assessing own ability to recognize and monitor medication use and application for asthma management

Cost

Free to member organizations, $15 for non-member organizations. 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.

MI Care Team Health*: No charge (registration is required) MPCA will approve & reimburse Mi-CCSI for attendees.

*MI Team Health Centers include: Advantage Health Centers, Cherry Health, Covenant Community Care, Inc., Family Health Center, Inc., Family Medical Center of Michigan, Genesee Community Health Center, Great Lakes Bay Health Centers, The Wellness Plan Medical Centers, Thunder Bay Community Health Services, Inc., Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center

Presenter

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

Karen is the Director, Commercial Care Management at Priority Health. She is the former manager of the Asthma Network of West Michigan (ANWM). She 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 Department of Community Health-sponsored Michigan Asthma Advisory Committee, the Michigan Pediatric Asthma Mortality Review 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.

Disclosures

The presenter and all planners have indicated that they have no commercial interests related to the content of this educational activity.

Available Continuing Education Credits

Nursing:
This continuing nursing education activity is approved for one (1) contact hour by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Approval valid through: 05/10/2020
Approval ONA # 21546

Social Work:
This course is approved by the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative. Course approval #: 101017-02. It is approved for 1 continuing education credit per webinar completed. If you wish to report a problem with this training please contact swcollaborative@gmail.com or call 517-487-1548 x17.

Medical Assistants:
Registered or certified medical assistants can submit copies of their agendas and certificates of completion to their certification entity to obtain continuing education credits.

To obtain credits:

  • Watch the video recording of the presentation
  • Complete the registration & evaluation and attest to completion of the activity
  • Download the certificate after completing and submitting the evaluation

Content

Watch recording:

Presentation slides:
Asthma Pharmacology Presentation Slides

Evaluation

Complete the following evaluation.  After clicking the submit button, you will be redirected to a page to download appropriate continuing education certificate.  If you have issues or questions, contact Amy at amy.wales@miccsi.org.

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Resources

Want to register for or attend other learning activities in this series?

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Want some suggestions for applying to your day-to-day work?

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Want to view some of our Asthma Tools & Resources?

View our Asthma & COPD Resource Section