Navigating Moderate-to-Severe Asthma Management: Strategies for Reducing Disparities and Optimizing Care in Rural and Underserved Communities
August 31, 2023
August 31, 2024
This activity is provided by Talem Health and RME Collaborative.
This online program is recorded content from the live session at Rural Health Clinical Congress Spring 2023 and is co-supported by independent medical education grants from AbbVie, Inc.; Bristol Myers Squibb; Pfizer and Myovant Sciences, Inc.; Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Sanofi; and Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. This activity is supported by an independent medical education grant from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Sanofi.
- Physicians — maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- Nurses — 1.0 Contact Hour (0.5 contact hour of pharmacotherapy credit)
All other healthcare professionals completing this course will be issued a statement of participation.
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.
Asthma places a significant burden on individuals in rural and underserved communities, where access to general care and specialty services is limited. Often, patients must travel long distances to be seen by a healthcare professional, placing them at higher risk for poor health outcomes. In addition, primary care clinicians in these settings may not be familiar with the latest advances in our understanding of asthma or how to manage patients with severe, uncontrolled disease. In this activity, expert faculty will review best practices for asthma assessment and monitoring, updated guideline recommendations for management, and available biologic therapies for severe asthma. Strategies to overcome disparities in rural and underserved areas, such as telemedicine and self-management education, will also be discussed.
This enduring activity is a recorded session from Rural Health Clinical Congress Spring 2023 that took place on May 20, 2023.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
- Integrate the latest guidance into the care of patients with moderate-to-severe asthma
- Develop evidence-based treatment plans for patients with moderate-to-severe asthma that consider exacerbation risks, comorbidities, and quality of life
- Apply strategies including self-management education and asthma action plans to improve asthma care and management in rural and underserved settings
Wanda Phipatanakul, MD, MS
S. Jean Emans Professor of Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School
Attending Physician and Director, Clinical Research Center
Division of Immunology
Boston Children's Hospital
Barbara P. Yawn, MD, MSc, FAAFP
Professor of Family and Community Health
University of Minnesota
Joint Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, Talem Health is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Physician Continuing Medical Education
Talem Health designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Continuing Nursing Education
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.0 contact hour. Designated for 0.5 contact hour of pharmacotherapy credit for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses.
Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
Talem Health adheres to the ACCME’s Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education. Any individuals in a position to control the content of a CE activity, including faculty, planners, reviewers, or others, are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities (commercial interests). All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to Talem Health policy. Talem Health is committed to providing its learners with high quality accredited continuing education activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of an ineligible company.
All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.
The faculty reported the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities related to the educational content of this CE activity:
Wanda Phipatanakul, MD, MS, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships: consultant/advisory board member for AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, Genentech, Inc., GlaxoSmithKline, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Sanofi.
Barbara P. Yawn, MD, MSc, FAAFP, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships: consultant/advisory board member for AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, Boehringer Ingelheim, GlaxoSmithKline, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Pulmonx, and Teva Pharmaceuticals; contracted research for AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, Boehringer Ingelheim, GlaxoSmithKline, and Teva Pharmaceuticals.
Planners, Managers, and Reviewer
The Talem Health planners, managers, and reviewer have nothing to disclose.
Instructions for Participation and Credit
This activity is offered at no cost to participants. To receive CME credit, participants must:
- Read the CME/CE information, including learning objectives and disclosure statements.
- Complete the pre-test.
- View the online activity.
- Complete the post-test and evaluation form.
A post-test score of 67% or higher is required to obtain credit. Your certificate will be made available for immediate download.
Course Viewing Requirements
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Google Chrome 28.0+ for Windows, Mac OS, or Linux
Mozilla Firefox 23.0+ for Windows, Mac OS, or Linux
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Supported Phones & Tablets:
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iPhone/iPad with iOS 6.1 or above
Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.
Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.
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