Acute Pediatric Asthma Exacerbation for Healthcare Professionals

About the Course
This educational program offers a review of the pathology, diagnosis, and treatment of asthma exacerbation. The causes, associated symptoms, and complications of this medical emergency are discussed, with clinical guidelines provided for specialized healthcare practitioners. This program describes diagnostic measures and potential pharmacotherapeutic approaches to management. A pediatric asthma exacerbation case study is employed to reinforce covered topics.

Learning Objectives 
  • Describe three historic asthma management approaches.
  • Name one subjective symptom associated with asthma.
  • Identify two risk factors for the development of asthma.
  • Characterize pathologic features found in most cases of asthma.
  • Define and explain airway remodeling.
  • List two triggers that may lead to asthma exacerbations.
  • Discuss the value of spirometry in the diagnosis and management of asthma.
  • Identify one medication commonly used in the treatment of asthma exacerbation.
  • State a case where oxygen therapy may be appropriate.
  • Highlight two important aspects of methylprednisolone usage.
About the Author
Trained as a clinical pharmacist, Bradley Gillespie, PharmD has practiced in an industrial setting for the past 25+ years. His initial role was as a clinical pharmacology and biopharmaceutics reviewer at FDA, followed by 20 years of leading early development programs in the pharma/biotech/nutritional industries. In addition to his industrial focus, he remains a registered pharmacist and enjoys mentoring drug development scientists and health professionals, leading workshops, and developing continuing education programs for pharmacy, nursing, and other medical professionals. 

How to Receive Credit
  • Read the entire course online or in print.
  • Answer the final examination questions at the end of the course. A passing grade of 75% is required. Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.
Resolution of Conflict of Interest
Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

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It is the policy of Colibri not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

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