The AARC Asthma Educator Certification Preparation Course has been assisting RTs and RNs since the NAECB debuted the AE-C examination in 2002. Over 4,500 professionals have benefited from the collection of lectures, self-assessment examinations, and CRCE post-tests based on the content of the NHLBI Expert Panel Reports (EPR).

This course assists clinicians in preparing for the Asthma Educator Certification (AE-C) examination offered by the National Asthma Educator Certification Board (NAECB) and is a general refresher course on asthma care. 

 

**Please note that all programs require the participant to view the entire program prior to taking the final quiz and obtaining a course certificate.**

 

Successful completion of this course requires achieving 70% or higher on the post-course test.

 

This course is approved for 10.5 CRCE contact hours by the AARC.

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91).  Approval valid through 2/23/2019.  ONA approval #20571 Contact hours: 10.50

Seminar Information
Seminar Date:
January 01, 2017
Expiration Date:
December 31, 2017 11:59 PM
Seminar Objectives
  • Compare the characteristics of different inhalation devices currently available and define patterns of acceptable inhalation technique for each.
  • Compare and contrast obstructive and restrictive disease
  • Describe how asthma is diagnosed
  • Explain current “best” practice of pharmacologic management of asthma
  • Analyze current trends in the asthma epidemic
  • Identify how asthma presents and its underlying causes
  • Identify key skills for asthma educators
  • Identify key content areas covered by the National Asthma Education Certification Board (NAECB) examination
  • Identify how to assure definitive and reproducible pulmonary function testing results
  • Discuss the role of the peak flow meter in the ongoing assessment and monitoring of asthma
  • Identify common asthma triggers
  • Compare and analyze techniques in the management of asthma triggers
  • Identify psychological, social, and cultural factors that affect adherents to asthma therapy
  • Discuss the expected self-management goals of asthma therapy
  • Explain four essential components of asthma management that must be met in order to achieve control of asthma
  • Describe mechanisms and processes to evaluate an asthma program
  • Identify common barriers to effective communication
  • Identify various questioning techniques
  • Identify the benefits to patient education and the impact of effective patient education on health outcomes
  • Identify barriers to effective learning
  • Describe strategies and techniques to improve my test-taking skills
Asthma Educator Certification Prep Course Introduction

This chapter contains an optional pre-course test. Click on the "papers" tab and find the document titled "AE-C Course Pre-Test." You can print this PDF version to test yourself. Also provided is an annotated answer key for the pre-course test, titled "AE-C Course Pre-Test Answer Key."

Objectives:

  • Identify key content areas covered by the National Asthma Education Certification Board (NAECB) examination
  • Identify key skills for asthma educators

**None of the planners, faculty or their spouses has any relationships with pharmaceutical companies, biomedical device manufacturers and/or corporations whose products or services are related to pertinent therapeutic areas. Off-label: (using products for a purpose other than that for which it was approved by the Food and Drug Administration) use will not be discussed in this course. This educational activity has not received commercial support.

Speaker Information
Tom Kallstrom   [ view bio ]
Asthma Epidemiology and Pathophysiology

Objectives:

  • Analyze current trends in the asthma epidemic
  • Identify how asthma presents and its underlying causes

This presenter has disclosed no conflicts of interest.

Speaker Information
Robert Cohn   [ view bio ]
Asthma Pharmacology

Objective:

  • Explain current “best” practice of pharmacologic management of asthma

This presenter has disclosed no conflicts of interest.

Speaker Information
Timothy Myers   [ view bio ]
Patient History and Assessment

Objectives:

  • Describe how asthma is diagnosed
  • Discuss the role of the peak flow meter in the ongoing assessment and monitoring of asthma

This presenter has disclosed no conflicts of interest.

Speaker Information
Timothy Op't Holt   [ view bio ]
Spirometry

Objectives:

  • Compare and contrast obstructive and restrictive disease
  • Identify how to assure definitive and reproducible pulmonary function testing results

This presenter has disclosed no conflicts of interest.

Speaker Information
Timothy Myers   [ view bio ]
Devices and Adjuncts to Self-Management

Objective:

  • Compare the characteristics of different inhalation devices currently available and define patterns of acceptable inhalation technique for each

This presenter has disclosed no conflicts of interest.

Speaker Information
Timothy Op't Holt   [ view bio ]
Indoor Environmental Triggers and Remediation Techniques

Objectives:

  • Identify common asthma triggers
  • Compare and analyze techniques in the management of asthma triggers

This presenter has disclosed no conflicts of interest.

Speaker Information
Tom Kallstrom   [ view bio ]
Psychosocial and Cultural Influence on Health Behavior and Asthma Control

Objective:

  • Identify psychological, social, and cultural factors that affect adherents to asthma therapy

Karen L. Gregory discloses that she serves on the speakers bureau for Novartis, Genetech, Monaghan Medical Corporation, Glaxo Smith Klein and Pharmaxis and receives honorariums for presentations from these companies. Content reviewers have evaluated this activity for potential bias and have found that the course is balanced in presentation and evidence-based content is provided.

Speaker Information
Karen Gregory   [ view bio ]
Self-Management Skills and Behavior Modification

Objectives:

  • Discuss the expected self-management goals of asthma therapy
  • Explain four essential components of asthma management that must be met in order to achieve control of asthma

This presenter has disclosed no conflicts of interest.

Speaker Information
Robert Cohn   [ view bio ]
Organizational Issues

Objective:

  • Describe mechanisms and processes to evaluate an asthma program

This presenter has disclosed no conflicts of interest.

Speaker Information
Timothy Op't Holt   [ view bio ]
Communication: Key Ingredient in Interviewing and Assessment Process

Objectives:

  • Identify common barriers to effective communication
  • Identify various questioning techniques

This presenter has disclosed no conflicts of interest.

Speaker Information
Bill Galvin MEd, RRT, CPFT   [ view bio ]
Patient Education: Essential Ingredient to Effective Asthma Management

Objectives:

  • Identify the benefits to patient education and the impact of effective patient education on health outcomes
  • Identify barriers to effective learning

This presenter has disclosed no conflicts of interest.

Speaker Information
Bill Galvin   [ view bio ]
Test Taking Strategies and Techniques

Objective:

  • Describe strategies and techniques to improve my test-taking skills

This presenter has disclosed no conflicts of interest.

Speaker Information
Bill Galvin   [ view bio ]
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