Overview

Help your patients breathe easier with practical takeaways from this session on the individualized management of asthma. You will learn to diagnose and assess asthma severity and how to implement a stepwise approach to treatment based on that severity as well as asthma subtype, phenotype or endotype, and any underlying comorbidities. Self-management strategies from faculty experts and a proper inhaler technique demonstration will empower you to make a difference in the lives of your patients with asthma. 

Learning Objectives

  • Accurately diagnose and assess asthma severity at regular intervals per standardized guidelines
  • Implement a stepwise approach to asthma treatment that is based on disease severity, sub-type, and phenotype or endotype and addresses underlying comorbidities
  • Discuss the role of asthma self-management, including proper inhaler use, with patients at regular intervals to reduce symptom burden 

Faculty

Pamela Kushner, MD, FAAFP

Director, Kushner Wellness Center
Clinical Professor
UC Irvine Medical Center
Orange, CA 

Timothy J. Scialla, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
University of Virginia School of Medicine
Charlottesville, VA 

Disclosures

The following financial relationships have been disclosed by faculty.

Pamela Kushner, MD, FAAFP

Advisory Board for AstraZeneca; Bristol-Myers Squibb Company; Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC; Lilly USA, LLC; Novo Nordisk Inc.; and Pfizer Inc. Services Provided for Promotional Purposes (not for CME/CE Services) for AstraZeneca and Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC. Speaker’s Bureau for AstraZeneca and Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC. 

Timothy J. Scialla, MD 

Contracted research for AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, and Sanofi US.

 

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. 


CME/CE Information

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Accreditation Statement

pmiCME is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Designation Statement

pmiCME designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AANP

Accreditation Statement

pmiCME is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider Number 040308.


Designation Statement

This program has been approved for 1.00 contact hour of continuing education, which includes 0.23 hour of pharmacology.

MOC Credit Information

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.00 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit. 


Commercial Supporter

GlaxoSmithKline and Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation

Education Partner

pmiCME


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