The Asthma Educator Institute is a two-day course to teach healthcare professionals how to help asthma patients manage their illness. The curriculum covers the content outlined in the National Asthma Educator Certification Board (NAECB) Candidate Handbook for those taking the Certified Asthma Educator (AE-C) exam and includes case reviews, hands-on skills demonstration and practice.
Registration Fee: $225 through March 5; $250 after March 5, 2016
Registration fee includes resource materials, continuing education credits and breakfast and lunch both days of the program.
Space is limited and registrations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Full payment must be received with your registration.
Registration fee refundable, less a $25 processing fee, prior to March 5, 2016. No refunds after March 5. Substitutions are permitted. Confirmations will be emailed.
Course Objectives & Agenda
The overall course objectives are:
- To prepare participants to provide NHLBI guidelines-directed asthma care to patients, families and healthcare 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 regarding 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 healthcare 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
- Factors Contributing to Asthma Exacerbations
- Assessment & Diagnosis of Asthma
- Spirometry & Case Studies
- Education Principles for Partnership in Asthma Care • Barriers to Adherence & Compliance: Behavioral, Cultural & Other Challenges
- Pharmacological Therapy
- Asthma Medicine Devices & Demonstration
- Asthma Action Plan Development
- Your Role as an Asthma Educator: Professional Issues/Professional Practices
Continuing Education Credits
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.
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
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 Rose Gibbs
317-210-8550 or Rose.Gibbs@Lung.org