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Course Description

Welcome to Asthma 101, an introduction into the medical condition known as asthma. Do you know the difference between asthma and allergies? We'll explain that in this course. Students will also learn about the usual suspects when it comes to asthma symptoms and the different types of asthma that an individual can be diagnosed with, depending on occupation, lifestyle and hypersensitivity to foods, drugs, and the environment.

In this course, students will also learn how to identify risk factors for contracting asthma as well as a understand the background into genetic information that may be associated with the condition. Managing asthma is also a focus of this course, and students will learn how to provide and contribute to long-term therapy and approaches to asthma treatment following a diagnosis.

In this course, we'll cover a number of commonly prescribed medications and alternative treatments for relief of asthma symptoms. Both prescription and over-the-counter medications used to treat asthma are also covered in this course, as is the use of a variety of diagnostic methodologies to develop a well-rounded and effective short-acting and long-term treatment plan for management of asthma symptoms.

You'll learn about some of the more common complications that those diagnosed with asthma need to watch out for as well as steps that you can take to create a cleaner, safer and healthier home environment.

Students will also learn how asthma affects children, pregnant women and the elderly in different ways and steps that each group can take in their fight against asthmas by discussing medications, lifestyle changes, and knowledge that helps reduce the frequency and severity of asthma attacks in a variety of environments.

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Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Define what asthma is.
  • Recognize asthma symptoms.
  • Identify different types of asthma.
  • Describe asthma triggers.
  • Describe methods for managing asthma.
  • Know long-term therapy asthma management.
  • Describe alternative asthma treatment approaches.
  • Describe asthma complications and how to create a safe home environment.
  • Know the challenges of managing asthma in children, pregnancy, and the elderly, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 
 
 

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Course Lessons

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Lesson 1: Asthma Explained

In this lesson, we'll offer the basics regarding different types of asthma, what triggers asthma, and the risks and factors of contracting or inheriting asthmatic conditions. 6 Total Points
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Exam

Lesson 2: Asthma Symptoms

Understanding the basic and most common asthma symptoms is the focus of this lesson. 9 Total Points
  • Review Article: Treatment and Self-Care
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Exam

Lesson 3: Different Types of Asthma

In this lesson, we'll cover the four most common types of asthma: occupational, non- allergic, allergic, and exercise-induced. 8 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: Childhood Asthma; Kids Food Allergy Article
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Exam

Lesson 4: Asthma Triggers

Certain chemicals, medications, dust particles and foods can all trigger asthma attacks in susceptible individuals. 9 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: Dealing with Asthma Triggers; Tips to Remember: Asthma Triggers and Management
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Exam

Lesson 5: Why Me?

This lesson will present the most common beliefs regarding why one person is more susceptible to asthma than another. 9 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: Are Genetics Responsible for Allergies? A Study In Identical Twins; Genetic clue to asthma causes
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Exam

Lesson 6: Managing Asthma

This lesson covers the basics on how an asthma diagnosis is obtained, as well as some of the most common treatments available to manage asthma. 9 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: Asthma inhalers: Which one's right for you?; Asthma medications: Know your options
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Exam

Lesson 7: Long-term Therapy Asthma Management

Creating asthma therapy goals, and tracking your symptoms, are just two steps to creating an effective and viable treatment plan that will help no matter where you are: at home, school, or work. 9 Total Points
  • Review Article: Developing and Communicating a Long-Term Treatment Plan for Asthma
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Exam

Lesson 8: Alternative Asthma Treatment Approaches

This lesson offers students a brief idea of how different approaches to treating asthma may be adequate for your needs, and may help reduce the number of medications, severity of episodes, and frequency of asthma conditions for you or your loved one. 9 Total Points
  • Review Article: Asthma treatment: Do complementary and alternative approaches work?
  • Complete: Lesson 8 Exam

Lesson 9: Asthma Complications

This lesson focuses on just a few of the complications that often occur with asthma. 9 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: Pediatric asthma; What're the complications of asthma?
  • Complete: Lesson 9 Exam

Lesson 10: Creating a Safe Home Environment

In this lesson, we'll concentrate on offering you a few actions that you can take so you can breathe easier at home. 10 Total Points
  • Review Article: Creating an Asthma-Safe Home for Kids
  • Complete: Lesson 10 Exam

Lesson 11: Understanding Asthma in Children, Pregnancy, and the Elderly

The final lesson in this basic introductory course on asthma will help you recognize conditions, pay attention to special concerns, and prevent asthma that may result in complications. 50 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: Diagnosis and Treatment of Asthma in Elderly Patients; Pregnancy and Asthma
  • Take Poll: Final Course Poll - Your Opinion
  • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Complete: Lesson 11 Exam
  • Complete: The Final Exam
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Total Course Points

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Course Title: Asthma 101
Course Number: 8900164
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Course Type: General Education
CEU Value: 0.4 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: Cheryl Reinerio, RN, BC, MSN
Syllabus: View Syllabus
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Course Fee: $50.00 (no CEU Certification) || with CEU Certification: $75.00

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