Asthma Educator Institute - Long Beach, CA

Educating healthcare providers to make a difference in the lives of people living with asthma.

AEI   

May 2nd and 3rd, 2014
Day 1: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Day 2: 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

Long Beach Memorial Medical Center - Houssels Forum
2801 Atlantic Avenue
Long Beach, CA

Since 1993, the Asthma Educator Institute has been the professional development course of choice for thousands of clinicians committed to providing National Institutes of Health (NIH) asthma guidelines-based care. This two-day course was updated in 2003 to reflect the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program Expert Panel Report 3: Guidelines for the Diagnosisand Management of Asthma. The AEI also serves as a preparatory course for those qualified to take the National Asthma Educator Certification Board (NAECB) exam to become a certified asthma educator (AE-C). The curriculum covers the content outlined in the NAECB exam and includes case reviews, hands-on skills demonstration and practice. The course is delivered by asthma experts, including physicians, nurses and certified asthma educators.

Learning objectives include:
  • Learn best practices in asthma education
  • Identify various roles of the asthma educator
  • Help prepare participants to pass the National Asthma Educator Certification Board exam.
The following heath care providers are highly recommended to take this course:  
  • Nurses
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Pharmacists
  • Doctors
  • Masters Prepared or C.H.E.S. Health Educators                       
  • 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: $350

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