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Contains comprehensive guidelines for the diagnosis and management of asthma. The guidelines emphasize the importance of asthma control and introduce new approaches for monitoring asthma.
(Used with permission of the New York State Dept. of Health Asthma Program)
This step-by step tutorial presented by Mamta Reddy, MD with the Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center is intended to assist you, the clinician, in applying the key concepts of the updated recommendations of the National Asthma Education Program (NAEPP), Expert Panel Report -3 (EPR-3) into your practice.
The problem-based learning format of this activity will help you:
• Apply key changes of the NAEPP, EPR-3
• Incorporate communication strategies to promote self management
• Integrate trigger reduction recommendations into clinical practice
• Adopt specific high leverage changes for greatest need and opportunity
This activity has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 3.0 Prescribed Credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). Of these credits, 1.5 conforms to the AAFP criteria for evidence-based CME clinical content. CME credit has been increased to reflect 2 for 1 credit for only the EB CME portion. When reporting AAFP credit, report total Prescribed and Elective credit for this activity. It is not necessary to label credit as evidence-based CME for reporting purposes.
ONLINE Resource for Healthcare Providers
A set of simple tools developed by the Michigan Department of Community Health to assist healthcare providers in making treatment decisions for their asthma patients.
(Used with permission of the Minnesota Dept. of Health) This new training is available for healthcare providers, certified asthma educators, public health nurses, and all of those interested in learning more about how to reduce environmental asthma triggers. A 40-minute online training provides a comprehensive approach to address allergens, irritants, and performing a home assessment!
The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) has created an online continuing education program to assist primary care providers with implementation of asthma guidelines.