This course contains three separate presentations on inhalation aerosol therapy given at the 1998 AARC International Respiratory Congress Symposium. The course is provided courtesy of Philips Respironics' Asthma & Allergy Division. Learning objectives: 1. List at least two reasons a patient should use a metered dose inhaler (MDI) with a spacer; 2. Explain for which three diseases that bronchodilators are useful; 3. Define asthma and the prevalence of the disease throughout the United States; 4. Identify the three requirements for inhalation aerosol therapy to be effective; 5. Define impaction and diffusion; 6. Identify the factors that are critical to the success of inhalation aerosol therapy; 7. List the critical design features of spacers; 8. Explain the importance of flow rate through a spacer; 9. Identify the responsibilities of the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP); 10. Identify the steps that asthma patients can take to self-manage their disease. To successfully complete this course, you must attain a minimum score of 80% on the final exam and complete the course training survey.Continuing education: 1.0 contact hours by the Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC); VGM Education is authorized by IACET to offer 0.4 CEUs for this program.
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