Today on MedNet21, we're going to discuss New Developments in Asthma.
Asthma Update 2018provides an update on important safety considerations in the use of medications
for the care of the adult patient with asthma, reviews strategies for stepping-down therapy in the well-controlled asthmatic, outlines the importance of asthma-COPD overlap in clinical practice, and provides an overview of the expanding role of biologics in the care of the patient with severe asthma.
Pediatric Asthma Update reviews new options for treating children with persistent asthma not responding to low dose ICS therapy, explores the option of FeNO monitoring in asthma care, identifies changes providers may be seeing in the care their patients receive in emergency departments, and highlights a relatively new entity to include in the differential diagnosis of young children with persistent asthma-like symptoms.
Dates and Times
End Date: 3/16/2021
As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: DISCUSS important safety considerations in the use of long-acting beta-agonists in asthma care; SELECT the most appropriate initial inhaler therapy for a patient with asthma-COPD overlap; IDENTIFY new treatment options for both acute and chronic asthma management; and RECOGNIZE protracted bacterial bronchitis – an asthma mimic in young children.
You’ll also learn about the following:
- Pathogenesis of asthma
- Diagnosing asthma in children
- Equivalency of different brands of inhaled corticosteroids and long-acting beta agonists
- Asthma medications and pregnancy
- Allergy testing and desensitization
- School-based asthma treatment program
- Exhaled nitric oxide
- Leukotriene inhibitors in adult asthma
- Bronchial thermoplasty
- Peak flow monitoring
- Role of increasing the dose of inhaled steroids in asthma exacerbations
The Center for Continuing Medical Education (CCME) at The Ohio State University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians
The Center for Continuing Medical Education (CCME) at The Ohio State University designates this webcasts for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Maintenance of Certification
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.00 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.