American Lung Association in Indiana
in Partnership with InJAC

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April 29 - 30, 2015

Eskenazi Health – Community Room
5515 West 38th Street  l  Indianapolis, IN 

The Asthma Educator Institute is a two-day professional development course for individuals committed to providing National Institutes of Health (NIH) asthma guidelines-based care. The Institute also serves as a preparatory course for those qualified to take the National Asthma Educator Certification Board (NAECB) exam. The American Lung Association Asthma Educator Institute was developed in January of 2003 and mirrors the National Institute of Health Expert Panel Report 3: Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma

The curriculum covers content outlined in the NAECB Candidate Handbook and includes group discussion, problem-solving, case studies, hands-on skills demonstration and practice. The course is delivered by asthma experts from your community, including Certified Asthma Educators (AE-C).

Registration Fee: $250 

Registrations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Full payment must be received with your registration. 

Cancellation Policy:  
Registration fee refundable, less a $25 processing fee, prior to April 10, 2015. No refunds after April 10, 2015.  Substitutions are permitted. Confirmations will be emailed.

Fee includes:
Two day training, comprehensive curriculum content, certificate of course completion, 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, Continuing Education Credits and other American Lung Association resource materials.


Course Objectives & Agenda
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The overall course objectives are:

  • To prepare participants to provide NHLBI guidelines-directed asthma care to patients, families and health care providers across all settings. 
  • To describe the various roles of the asthma educator. 
  • To prepare participants to pass the National Asthma Educator Certification Board exam. 
  • To network with healthcare providers/educators and organizations surrounding asthma care and asthma care policies.
  • To engage participants in the American Lung Association mission by promoting asthma education tools and resources aimed to reduce the burden of asthma among children and adults.

The following heath care providers are highly recommended to take this course:  Health educators, nurses, pharmacists, respiratory therapists, social workers and AE-C’s preparing for recertification.

The scheduled topics for the seminar are as follows:

  • Asthma Introduction and Pathophysiology
  • Education Principles for a partnership in Asthma
  • Factors Contributing to Asthma Exacerbations
  • Barriers to Adherence & Compliance: Behavioral, Cultural & Other Challenges
  • Asthma Medicine Devices & Demonstration
  • Pharmacological Therapy
  • Patient and Family Assessment
  • Asthma Action Plan: Management Plan Development
  • Your Role As an Asthma Educator: Professional Issues/ Professional Practices
  • NAECB Exam Preparation

Continuing Education Credits:
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This Asthma Educator Institute is designed to meet continuing education requirements for a variety of healthcare professionals. Presenter objectives, qualifications and a certificate of attendance will be available for certified asthma educators, nurses, respiratory therapists, pharmacists and others desiring continuing education credits. 

Respiratory Care
This program has been designed to provide 12.75 contact hours and meets the requirements of the Indiana Board of Medical Practice for respiratory care practitioners.  

AE-C Recertification by Continuing Education 
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AE-C recertification by continuing education requires that CE applicable to asthma must be approved by a NAECB Recognized Provider. It does not have to be discipline specific nor does it have to come from any specific area of concentration, e.g., nurses may attend an asthma-related respiratory therapy program and use those clock hours for AE-C recertification. 

Please dress comfortably. Business casual is welcome. Since conference rooms can vary in temperature, you may want to dress in layers.

Contact Lori Younker
(800) 788-5864 or