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
- 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