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Asthma Management and Education

A training seminar for nurses, respiratory therapists and other allied health personnel.

This program follows the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program’s (NAEPP) 2007 Expert Panel Report 3: Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma (known as “EPR-3”) Topics include the pathophysiology of asthma and allergy; current treatments; use of peak flow meters and medicine delivery devices; ways to prevent asthma episodes.

The presentation illustrates effective ways to teach patients to manage asthma by using a problem-based case study of a family who has a child with asthma. It offers strategies to address common barriers to effective asthma self-management: lack of understanding, competing health beliefs and intentional non-adherence.

The Maryland Nurses Association program has approved this program for three (3) continuing education credits.
The Continuing Respiratory Education (CRCE) system of the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) has approved this program for 2 hours.

AAFA New England periodically offers this program in various locations.

The next program will be:

November 7, 2016
Newton-Wellesley Hospital

2014 Washington Street (Route 16), Newton, MA
Newton, MA

Registration & Dinner: 5:00 p.m.
Lecture and Q&A: 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Registration FEE: $25.00 (includes dinner, seminar, and ceu’s)

Speaker: Maureen George, PhD, RN, AE-C, FAAN
Dr. George is an Associate Professor of Nursing in the Columbia University School of Nursing. Dr. George has worked as an advanced practice nurse in lung disease since 1986. She is a Past-President of the Association of Asthma Educators, has held leadership roles in the Allied Health Assembly of the American Academy of Asthma Allergy and Immunology. She lectures extensively on issues related to asthma care and education and has published original research and peer-reviewed manuscripts in these areas. She has been Principal Investigator in asthma-related research. served on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Asthma, the Journal of Asthma and Allergy Educator, and as Associate Editor for the Primary Care Respiratory Journal.

TO REGISTER, go to: www.aafa.org/NE-ame
You will need to have your professional license number handy to enter in the registration form.

Sponsored by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America- New England Chapter

Questions? Call AAFA New England at 781-444-7778.

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