Asthma Evaluation and Management to Optimize Patient Outcomes
April 17, 2023
April 17, 2024
This activity is provided by American Academy of CME, Inc.
This activity is supported in part by an independent education grant from Organon.
- Physicians — maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- Nurses — 1.5 Contact Hours
- Pharmacists — 1.5 Contact Hours
All other healthcare professionals completing this course will be issued a statement of participation.
This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of primary care physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, and pharmacists.
Patients with asthma are likely to present first in the primary care setting, thus affording primary care team members an opportunity to reduce the number of patients who are misdiagnosed and to support the correct use of inhalers and adherence. Asthma management is evolving, and evidence-based guidelines and interdisciplinary models of care can help individualize treatment and improve outcomes in patients with asthma. In this activity, members of the interprofessional team describe in their own voices the roles they play in managing patients with asthma and illustrate team practices that support optimal asthma outcomes.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
- Describe the initial evaluation of a patient with asthma while providing an outline criterion that help confirm a diagnosis of asthma
- Consider assessing a patient’s inhaler technique with new devices and regularly afterwards and educate patients about proper inhaler technique
- Discuss current guideline-recommended care models for patients with asthma while implementing interprofessional strategies to optimize management in patients with asthma
Suzanne G. Bollmeier, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS, AE-C
Professor, Pharmacy Practice
St Louis College of Pharmacy at University of Health Sciences & Pharmacy in St Louis
Syrita L. Hart, MSN, APN, FNP-BC
Advanced Practice Nurse
Cooper University Health Care
Maple Shade, NJ
Bennett S. Shenker, MD, MS, MSPH, FAAFP
Associate Professor and Chair
Family and Community Medicine
Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
Cooper University Health Care
Maple Shade, NJ
In support of improving patient care, American Academy of CME, Inc is Jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council of Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Acreditation Council of Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for hte healthcare team.
American Academy of CME, Inc designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™, 1.5-hours of ANCC and 1.5-hours of ACPE credit. Clinicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the enduring activity.
The AAFP has reviewed Asthma Evaluation and Management to Optimize Patient Outcomes and deemed it acceptable for up to 1.50 Enduring Materials, Self-Study AAFP Prescribed credits. Term of Approval is from 04/17/2023 – 4/17/2024. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.
Nurse Practitioners and Nurses
American Academy of CME, Inc., designates this educational activity for 1.50 ANCC contact hours (1.10 pharmacotherapeutic contact hours).
This activity provides 1.5 ACPE contact hours (0.15 CEUs) of continuing education credit. Universal Activity Number JA4008191-0000-23-011-H01-P, Application
PAs and Other Healthcare Professionals
A certificate of completion will be provided.
According to the disclosure policy of the Academy, all faculty, planning committee members, editors, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control content are required to disclose any relationships with any ineligible company(ies). The existence of these relationships is not viewed as implying bias or decreasing the value of the activity. Clinical content has been reviewed for fair balance and scientific objectivity, and all of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated.
Faculty Educator/Planner Disclosures of Conflicts of Interest
Suzanne Bollmeier, PharmD, has no financial relationships with ineligible companies
Syrita L. Hart, MSN, APN, FNP-BC, has no financial relationships with ineligible companies
Bennett S. Shenker, MD, MS, MSPH, FAAFP, has no financial relationships with ineligible companies
Planner Disclosures of Conflict of Interest
Wendy Gloffke, PhD, has no financial relationships with ineligible companies
John JD Juchniewicz, MCIS, CHCP, FACEHP, has no financial relationships with ineligible companies
Natalie Kirkwood, RN, BSN, JD, has no financial relationships with ineligible companies
Paul J. Miniter, has no financial relationships with ineligible companies
Edward Moylan, RP, has no financial relationships with ineligible companies
Instructions for Participation and Credit
There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this enduring activity. To receive CME credit participants must:
- Read the CME/CE information and faculty disclosures.
- Participate in the online activity.
- Submit the evaluation form.
Certificates will be emailed to the participant.
Course Viewing Requirements
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Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
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There will be no mention of unlabeled or investigational use of any commercial product or device within this activity.
The opinions expressed in this accredited continuing education activity are those of the faculty, and do not represent those of the Academy. This educational activity is intended as a supplement to existing knowledge, published information, and practice guidelines. Learners should appraise the information presented critically, and draw conclusions only after careful consideration of all available scientific information.
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