Pharmacy: Comprehensive Management of Asthma
10.00
Online
Elective
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Learning Objectives:
After completing this course, the learner will be able to: 
  • Describe the incidence, etiology, risk factors, and symptoms of asthma along with classification methods to aid in its diagnosis and treatment.
  • Discuss the long-term goals of asthma management and the stepwise approach to medication therapy based on asthma severity levels.
  • Describe the role of short-acting and long-acting medications in the treatment of asthma.
  • Explain how to use the most recent Global Initiative for Asthma Guidelines to create a patient-specific care plan.
  • Identify key counseling and patient education points for pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic management of asthma.

About the Authors:

Dr. Valerie Clinard, PharmD, APh, is an associate professor of clinical pharmacy, Department of Clinical Pharmacy, at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Pharmacy. She participates in the training of student pharmacists related to asthma education. She has clinical experience providing asthma management to patients in the community. She completed a PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency program in 2001 and has been involved in chronic disease management and care transitions management since that time. 

Dr. Crystal Zhou, PharmD, APh, AHSCP-CHC, BCACP, is an assistant clinical professor, Department of Clinical Pharmacy, at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Pharmacy. She completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency and a PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency and has experience managing asthma patients in the inpatient and outpatient setting. She has also been training patients and students on the appropriate use of inhalers since 2014.
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Comprehensive Management of Asthma

10.00
Learning Objectives:
After completing this course, the learner will be able to: 
  • Describe the incidence, etiology, risk factors, and symptoms of asthma along with classification methods to aid in its diagnosis and treatment.
  • Discuss the long-term goals of asthma management and the stepwise approach to medication therapy based on asthma severity levels.
  • Describe the role of short-acting and long-acting medications in the treatment of asthma.
  • Explain how to use the most recent Global Initiative for Asthma Guidelines to create a patient-specific care plan.
  • Identify key counseling and patient education points for pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic management of asthma.

About the Authors:

Dr. Valerie Clinard, PharmD, APh, is an associate professor of clinical pharmacy, Department of Clinical Pharmacy, at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Pharmacy. She participates in the training of student pharmacists related to asthma education. She has clinical experience providing asthma management to patients in the community. She completed a PGY1 Community Pharmacy Residency program in 2001 and has been involved in chronic disease management and care transitions management since that time. 

Dr. Crystal Zhou, PharmD, APh, AHSCP-CHC, BCACP, is an assistant clinical professor, Department of Clinical Pharmacy, at the University of California, San Francisco, School of Pharmacy. She completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency and a PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency and has experience managing asthma patients in the inpatient and outpatient setting. She has also been training patients and students on the appropriate use of inhalers since 2014.