Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH)The Becoming an Asthma Educator and Care Manager (BAECM) training is now available on the ADPH Public Health Training Network. Continuing education credits are available for nurses and respiratory therapists.
Public Health Training Network: BAECM: http://adph.org/ALPHTN/index.asp?id=5762
Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma (EPR-3)
Physician Asthma Care Education (PACE)
The Physician Asthma Care Education (PACE) program is a two-part interactive, multi-media educational seminar to improve physician awareness, ability, and use of communication and therapeutic techniques for reducing the effects of asthma on children and their families. They also provide instruction on how to document, code, and improve asthma counseling reimbursement.
The Center for Managing Chronic Disease
University of Michigan
109 South Observatory Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109
Phone: (734) 763-1457
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America's (AAFA) “Asthma Management and Education Online Program” http://www.aafa.org/display.cfm?id=4&sub=79&cont=432
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America's (AAFA) Asthma Management and Education Online Program is an interactive web-based course structured around the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s "Four Components of Asthma Management." This includes information on:
- assessment and monitoring,
- control of environmental factors,
- pharmacologic management, and
- patient education
This program contains 12 modules of self-paced study. Each module contains sound-enabled, animated lectures, and interactive exercises designed to verify competence and qualify participants for CE credit.
Upon completion of the full course Nurses and Respiratory Therapists will be eligible to earn 7 continuing education credits from the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC) or the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC).
There is no charge to participants for taking the course or earning the 7 continuing education credits.
Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University
The Maternal and Child Health Library at Georgetown University has released a new knowledge path that relates to asthma in children and adolescents, its prevalence, and its impact on homes, schools, and communities. This resource features tools for improving asthma management and care and staying up to date on new developments in pediatric asthma research. It can be used by health professionals, program administrators, policymakers, researchers, and community advocates.
National Jewish Health
All of National Jewish Health's CME/CE programs are approved by a committee of physicians to maintain non-biased scientific integrity and ensure that activities rigorously meet the standards established by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). In addition, National Jewish Health is an approved provider for nursing contact hours through the California Board of Registered Nursing.
emedicine from WebMD
eMedicine is an authoritative and accessible point of care medical reference available to physicians and other healthcare professionals on the Internet. The evidence-based content, updated regularly by nearly 10,000 attributed physician authors and editors, provides the latest practice guidelines in 59 medical specialties. The eMedicine Clinical Knowledge Base contains articles on nearly 7,000 diseases and disorders and is richly illustrated with some 30,000 multimedia files.
Medscape offers specialists, primary care physicians, and other health professionals the Web's most robust and integrated medical information and educational tools.
The American College of Chest Physicians
CHEST 2005 is perfect for healthcare professionals who specialize in pulmonology, critical care, cardiology, cardiovascular and cardiothoracic surgery, hypertension, sleep medicine, and other related disciplines. Review this program to find a variety of educational opportunities appropriate for physicians, physicians-in-training, surgeons, nurses, respiratory therapists, and other professionals who specialize in diseases of the chest.
National Educator Certification Board
This website will hopefully provide you useful information if you are involved in asthma education and if you are interested in becoming an Asthma Educator - Certified (AE-C). An asthma educator is an expert in counseling individuals with asthma and their families how to manage their asthma and to minimize its impact on their quality of life.
The Association of Asthma Educators
The primary purpose of the Association of Asthma Educators (AAE) is to promote asthma education as an integral comprehensive asthma program, to raise the competence of health care professionals who educate individuals and families affected by asthma, and to raise the standard of care and quality of asthma education delivered to those with asthma. To that end, the AAE recognizes that asthma education should reflect the recommendations of the national guidelines and serve to meet the needs of the target population.
Education for Health (formerly National Respiratory Training Center - (NRTC)
The National Respiratory Training Center (NRTC) is an independent, non-profit educational organization committed to improving the health of patients with respiratory and allergic disease by enhancing the knowledge and skills of the health professionals who care for them.
*Courses are offered in various locations around the country and can be arranged specifically for any group of 20 health professionals or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Virtual Hospital-University of Iowa
Virtual Hospital is a digital health sciences library created in 1992 at the University of Iowa to help meet the information needs of health care providers and patients. The goal of the Virtual Hospital digital library is to make the Internet a useful medical reference and health promotion tool for health care providers and patients. The Virtual Hospital digital library contains thousands of textbooks and booklets for health care providers and patients. Asthma is one of many areas covered under this on line program.
The Virtual Hospital digital library also delivers Continuing Education (CE) to health care provider's offices and homes in a clinically relevant context at their convenience, thereby making CE more effective and efficient.