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 Overview of Asthma Therapy for Pharmacy Professionals

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Type: Internet
Date(s): 11/09/20
Times: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM ET
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM CT
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM MT
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM PT
Facility: RxSchool E-Classroom
Contact(s): RxSchool
Fee: $30.00

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ACPE Live Credit
 Live CE Information

Course Overview

Asthma is a common chronic respiratory disease that disease that affects approximately 23.4 million persons in the United States. It is considered the most common chronic disease in childhood, affecting an estimated 7 million children. Consensus guidelines are used to assist clinicians in the management of asthma. These guidelines are available from the National Heart Lung & Blood Institute (NHBI), as well as the Global Initiative for Asthma (Gina, 2017). This webinar will equip pharmacy professionals with a better understanding of the epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical features and treatment of asthma. An overview of the NHLBI & GINA guidelines will be summarized & presented during this webinar. Considerable attention will be devoted to discussing the role of pharmacy personnel in the care of patients with asthma.

Target Audience
Pharmacy Technicians

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Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this continuing education lesson, the pharmacist will be able to:
  • Describe the epidemiology, socioeconomic impact, pathophysiology, and clinical presentation of asthma.
  • Summarize recent consensus guidelines for the care of patients with asthma.
  • Compare and contrast the various medications used to treat asthma with respect to safety and efficacy.
  • Identify key medication counseling tips for pharmacist-to-patient education. 

At the conclusion of this continuing education lesson, the pharmacy technician will be able to:

  • Name three keys symptoms associated with asthma.
  • Identify three common triggers or exacerbating factors of asthma.
  • List two medications used for acute asthma exacerbations (quick-relievers).
  • Name three medications used for maintenance therapy for asthma (controllers).

Darrell Hulisz, RPh, PharmD
Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine
Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine
Associate Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice
Ohio Northern University, College of Pharmacy

Dr. Hulisz currently practices as a clinical pharmacist with University Hospitals of Cleveland, Family Medicine Residency Program, where he works in consultation with family physicians, both on inpatient and outpatient services. He was recently awarded a federal, multi-agency faculty development fellowship to further his expertise in the field of substance abuse. He is also an investigator for a multidisciplinary chronic pain study funded by the Macy Foundation. His areas of interest and pharmacy expertise include the pharmacological management of hypertension, diabetes, and hyperlipidemia. Other areas of expertise include substance abuse, insomnia, patient education, and formulary management.
Faculty Disclosure
RxSchool has a Full and Fair Disclosure Policy that requires course faculty to communicate any real or apparent commercial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials.  There is no commercial support being used for this course. Participants are advised that the accredited status of RxSchool does not imply endorsement by the provider or ACPE of any products/therapeutics mentioned in this course. The information in the course is for educational purposes only.

Darrell Hulisz has no conflicts to disclose.

You must attend the entire webinar, participate in the interactive polling questions, and complete a post course evaluation in order to earn your CE credit.


 Courses Offered
 Overview of Asthma Therapy for Pharmacy Professionals
Darrell Hulisz, RPh, PharmD

  System Requirements for E-Classroom
This is a live presentation delivered over the internet. In order to see and hear the program properly, you must have the following:

  1. Broadband internet connection, such as T1, Cable, or high-speed DSL.
  2. Before enrolling in this program, please test your internet connection here. It is important that you take this test on the same computer and network you will be using the day of the live presentation.
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