AAFA's Asthma Management and Education Program
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This program is provided in partnership with the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) is the premier patient organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with asthma and allergies and their caregivers, through education, advocacy and research. AAFA, a not-for-profit organization founded in 1953, provides practical information, community based services, support and referrals through a national network of chapters and educational support groups. AAFA also sponsors research toward better treatments and a cure for asthma and allergic diseases. This program is funded through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Indoor Environments Division.
Asthma Management and Education
This program recognizes the critical role allied health professionals play in educating and caring for patients with asthma and allergies. Attendees will learn the latest techniques in asthma care and receive current and reliable patient education information and materials. Program participants will also receive hands on peak flow meter training and learn proper techniques for using various medication devices.
All program materials comply with the standards set by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s 2007Expert Panel Report 3: Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma.
The Continuing Education Credits
Continuing education credits are available for registered nurses, nurse practitioners and respiratory therapists.
This program has been approved for 2.6 contact hours by the Maryland Nurses Association, which is accredited as an approver of continuing education in nursing by the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).
The program has been approved for two CRCE credits by the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC).
This program is funded through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Indoor Environments Division.