Keeping Asthma at Bay

Kathleen C. Ellis, PhD, RN, MHA, CPNP, AE-C



If you’ve never seen a patient struggling for air during an acute asthma attack, chances are you will. The latest evidence-based guidelines highlight ways to help patients control the disorder.

Purpose/Goal: To provide registered nurses with information to help them manage patients with asthma.


1. Describe at least four major highlights of the latest Expert Panel Report on Asthma Diagnosis and Management.
2. Discuss the role of pharmacology and environmental control in asthma management.
3. Explain basic patient management principles during an asthma exacerbation.
4. Discuss the educational needs of patients with asthma.


Kathleen C. Ellis, PhD, RN, MHA, CPNP, AE-C, is Assistant Professor of Nursing at the University of Tampa, Florida. She has disclosed that she is a speaker for Sanofi Pasteur whose pharmaceuticals are not used in asthma.

The planners and author of this CNE activity have disclosed no relevant financial relationships with any commercial companies pertaining to this activity.

Contact Hours: 1.6

Expiration Date: 12/31/2012

Pharmacology Hours: 1


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