December 3, 2021

Clinical Education and Training

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The American Lung Association Asthma Educator Institute is a two-day preparatory course for those qualified to take the National Asthma Educator Certification Board (NAECB) examination.

Medscape’s Allergy & Clinical Immunology CME and Education offers continuing professional education on asthma, allergy, and immunology.

MedlinePlus Drugs and Supplements provides information about prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines, dietary supplements, and herbal remedies. Includes side effects, dosage, special precautions, and more.

Self-Assessment Module on Asthma CME and Maintenance of Certification: The American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) offers Maintenance of Certification (MOC) credit for its approved Asthma Self-Assessment Module (Part II?Lifelong Learning) and an Asthma Practice Improvement Module (PIM).

Spirometry 360: The University of Washington’s Spirometry 360 quality improvement and feedback program Spirometry 360 is approved to offer Continuing Medical Education (CME), Continuing Nursing Education (CNE), and Maintenance of Certification Part IV credit to eligible participants.

Spirometry Training Program. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention maintains searchable schedule of NIOSH-approved spirometry training courses

Cost Effective Asthma Treatments for Uninsured or Underinsured Pediatric Patients: Clinicians should compare a medication’s potential effect with its associated cost, thus identifying the most cost-effective treatment plan. Prescribing medications for children who are uninsured or underinsured can be especially challenging, particularly for those patients diagnosed with a chronic health condition requiring routine treatment and follow-up. Asthma can be such a chronic illness for which the cost associated with treatment may become a barrier to compliance with the treatment plan.

Respiratory Disease in Minority Communities: The Inner City Respiratory Alliance is designed to reduce the burden of respiratory disease in minority communities and decrease healthcare disparities through a unique partnership and collaboration between Not One More Life, Inc., and The CHEST Foundation’s One Breath Campaign . This strategic initiative provides tools, education, and networking resources to local physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, and allied health providers.

High-Performing Collaborations and Partnerships in Providing Asthma Care Services, AsthmaCommunityNetwork.org. Learn from this webinar how three award-winning programs worked to improve asthma care through high-performing collaborations and partnerships, advocating for direct reimbursement from managed care providers, and reducing emergency department visits of children with asthma.

Among the resources available to participants are data tracking programs, patient and provider education, Spanish and English screening/assessment forms, and a tool kit to facilitate local outreach events.

Childhood Asthma: Childhood Asthma Leadership Coalition hosted a webinar entitled: Developing Mechanisms for Sustainable Funding of Community Asthma Management. The webinar examined new and ongoing efforts underway in Massachusetts to address the burden of childhood asthma through delivery system innovations and new reimbursement models that promote community-based interventions to reduce asthma triggers in homes and community settings.

CE Center, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners: Provides numerous Continuing Education programs including, Breathing Should Be Easy series — Guideline-Level Asthma Care; Efficacy and Safety of Controller Therapies in Asthma; and Asthma Action Plans: Putting Them to Use.

Medscape CME/CE: Search Medscape’s Allergy & Clinical Immunology and Pulmonary Medicine CME/CE webpages for online continuing medical education programs.

Health Professional Programs, Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: CME training courses including the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP) 2007 Expert Panel Report 3: Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma.

Respiratory Care Educational Programs: The American Association for Respiratory Care offers continuing and accredited educational programs.

Reducing Environmental Asthma Triggers in the Home (RETAHome), Minnesota Department of Health: This is a 40-minute training program for heath care providers, asthma educators, and families on home environmental asthma triggers and interventions for remediation.

The Coach’s Asthma Clipboard Program: Winning With Asthma, The Minnesota Department of Health Asthma Program and the Utah Department of Health Asthma Program: This resource for coaches will teach them about asthma and help athletes keep their asthma well-controlled so they can play sports. Participants from ‘official’ member states will receive a specialized clipboard, educational booklet, and other items in addition to the certificate of completion. There are no educational credits provided.

Asthma Guideline Implementation Steps & Tools (GIST), Asthma Initiative of Michigan: A provider education and practice redesign program that helps primary care clinicians use the guidelines in their everyday care of patients with asthma.

American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Continuing Education Center: The AANP provides a searchable list of continuing education programs on asthma, allergy, and other topics.

Community Health Worker Home Visits for Asthma, King County, Washington: Includes self-management resources and program protocols to help individuals control and manage asthma and reduce exposure to indoor asthma triggers.

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