Asthma Management Education

Asthma Management Education Online (AME-O) 8.75 Contact Hours for Respiratory Therapists and Nurses

The AME-O course is based on the NAEPP’s “Four Components of Asthma Management” as presented in the National Institute of Health (NIH), National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP)’s Expert Panel Report 3 (EPR-3): Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma Summary Report and the 2020 Focused Updates to the guidelines.

Participants who finish the course will learn:

  • Information on assessment and monitoring
  • Control of environmental factors
  • Medicine management
  • Patient education

The course has 10 lessons and four exams that you complete at your own pace. Respiratory therapists can earn 8.75 contact hours from the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC). Nurses can earn 8.75 contact hours from the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).

Sign up for the Asthma Management Education Online for Respiratory Therapists

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This program has been approved for 8.75 contact hours Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425, N. MacArthur Blvd, Suite 100, Irving TX 75063.

This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by Maryland Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation

To receive continuing education credit for this activity you must complete all lessons and exams, use the lessons and linked references to answer the exam questions, pass each exam with a score of at least 80%, and complete the evaluation at the end of the course.

This program is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: CDC-RFA-EH20-2002CONT22: Promoting Asthma Friendly Environments Through Partnerships and Collaborations. Grant # NU59EH001252.

None of the individuals in control of this content have relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, a nonprofit patient advocacy organization, has received support for non-promotional education, awareness, and research projects from Amgen, AstraZeneca, Bristol Meyers Squib, Genentech, GlaxoSmithKlein, J&J, Merck, Novartis, Pfizer, Sanofi, Regeneron, Viatris. Funding from these companies was given directly to AAFA and not to individual employees. The AAFA program development team does not interface with companies that fund AAFA, and funders are not involved in content development or programmatic decision-making. None of the funding received by these companies was used to support the development of this course.

Asthma Patient Education

We also have an educational program to help your patients learn about managing their asthma. Learn more about our ASTHMA Care for Adults facilitated course.