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Individualizing Treatment for Patients With Moderate-to-Severe Asthma: Strategies to Improve Care and Outcomes in Rural and Underserved Communities

CME: 1.0

Target Audience

This activity is designed specifically for primary care clinicians, registered nurses, and advanced practice registered nurses who care for patients from rural and underserved areas.

Program Overview

Asthma is a common, chronic respiratory disease that occurs in individuals of all ages. While asthma has a significant impact across the US, the condition places a disproportionate burden on individuals in rural and underserved communities. Rural areas struggle with delayed detection of illness, misdiagnosis or late diagnosis, ineffective treatment, and inadequate referral. This case-based CME/CE activity will review therapies for moderate-to-severe asthma and how to provide individualized treatment for patients with the condition. Strategies to improve asthma care in rural and underserved areas will also be discussed.

This enduring activity is a recorded session from the 3rd Annual Rural Health Clinical Congress that took place on November 20, 2021.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Develop patient-centered treatment plans that reflect the latest clinical evidence and guideline recommendations for asthma
  • Identify appropriate therapy for moderate-to-severe asthma based on guidelines and individualized patient- and disease-related factors
  • Discuss strategies for improving asthma care and management in rural and underserved settings, including self-management education and asthma action plans

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