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2013 Asthma Educator Insitute - Providence, RI

We apologize the program has reached capacity. If you wish to be put on the waiting list, please contact Tina Ragless at 401-533-5176 for more information


The Asthma Educator Institute is a two-day professional development course for clinicians 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 was recently updated to reflect the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program Expert Panel Report 3: Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma

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

Course Objectives & Agenda

The overall course objectives are:
  • To prepare participants to provide NHLBI and NAEPP guideline directed asthma care to patients, families and health care providers across all settings.
  • To identify the various roles of the asthma educator.
  • To help prepare participants to pass the National Asthma Educator Certification Board exam.
  • To network with health care providers/educators and organizations surrounding asthma care and asthma care policies.
The following heath care providers are highly recommended to take this course:  
Nurses   Masters Prepared or C.H.E.S. Health Educators
Respiratory Therapists   Social Workers
Pharmacists   AE-C’s preparing for recertification
The scheduled topics for the seminar are as follows:
  • Education Principles for a partnership in Asthma
  • Asthma Overview
  • 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

Cost: $99*
* Special fee is made possible by support from the Rhode Island Department of Health

The program will be held at:
RI Department of Administration
Conference Room A
One Capitol Hill
Providence, RI
April 25-26, 2013

Registration Deadline is April 18, 2013. Register early - space is limited.