Asthma Management: During Pregnancy


About the Course
This course focuses on asthma management for the pregnant woman with asthma. The need for effective asthma management will be emphasized, with the anticipated outcome for a healthy baby and mother. The physiological changes during pregnancy and their Impact on asthma control will be discussed, including the   pharmacology and potential medication risk for the unborn child. care of the pregnant woman throughout pregnancy, labor, and delivery as related to asthma will be presented, and patient asthma management education necessary to ensure optimal pregnancy outcomes for the pregnant woman with asthma and her unborn child.

Learning Outcomes

  • Appraise the need for asthma management for the pregnant woman with asthma.
  • Analyze the physiology of the pregnant woman with asthma.
  • Distinguish among appropriate asthma medications for use during pregnancy.
  • Examine antepartum and intrapartum asthma management and its effects.
  • Apply the components of asthma education to the pregnant woman with asthma.  

About the Author
Heather O'Connell is a Registered Respiratory therapist with 5+ years of teaching experience. I have been in practice since August 2007, and I have worked in various fields of respiratory care including critical care, labor and delivery, the emergency department and other specialty areas. As part of my career, I moved into the educational realm and began working as a clinical associate and doing beside care with students. In 2016, I moved into full time teaching as a professor at our local college to teach in various courses in the respiratory care program. These courses include assessment, therapeutics, pre-clinic courses, and all clinic courses that encompass various aspects of the respiratory care field. I also began teaching in the bachelor’s level course teaching healthcare administration courses and cardiopulmonary rehabilitation.

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.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
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.

©2022: All Rights Reserved. Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Colibri Healthcare, LLC. The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered. The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered. It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice. Colibri Healthcare, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state. Colibri Healthcare, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up to date at the time of printing but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation nor circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials. Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys. The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers.