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A Case Based Approach to Treating Asthma in the Emergency Department


GOAL
To assist ED physicians in appropriately diagnosing and assessing patients presenting with acute asthma in the ED and to address ED physicians' concerns about appropriate treatment and management through case studies and an active question-and-answer session.

TARGET AUDIENCE
This educational program has been designed for emergency medicine physicians and all other health care professionals who manage and treat asthma in the emergency department. There are no prerequisites for participants.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is responsible for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CE activity. At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Understand the concept of asthma as a chronic obstructive airways disease, with fluctuating severity.
  • Appropriately diagnose and assess patients presenting with acute asthma in the ED.
  • Stabilize the asthma patient with appropriate short-term control in the ED.
  • Implement intermediate and long-term therapeutic options for the control of asthma in the post-ED setting, including prevention education.

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians. The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 hour in Category 1 credit toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

The estimated time to complete this educational activity: 1 hour.

Release date: September 25, 2003. Expiration date: March 25, 2004.

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACTS
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine fully complies with the legal requirements of the ADA and the rules and regulations thereof. Please notify us if you have any special needs.

DISCLAIMER STATEMENT
The opinions and recommendations expressed by faculty and other experts whose input is included in this program are their own. This enduring material is produced for educational purposes only. Use of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and The Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing names implies review of educational format, design, and approach. Please review the complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combinations of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings, and adverse effects, before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.

This activity is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from GlaxoSmithKline.

Johns Hopkins Advanced Studies in Medicine (ISSN-1530-3004) is published by Galen Publishing, a division of Advanced Studies in Medicine, an HMG Company. PO Box 340, Somerville, NJ 08876. (908) 253-9001. Copyright ©2003 by Galen Publishing. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, without first obtaining permission from the publisher. Johns Hopkins Advanced Studies in Medicine is a registered trademark of The Healthcare Media Group, LLC.

Full Disclosure Policy Affecting CME Activities:
It is the policy of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine that the faculty and sponsor disclose real or apparent conflict of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity, and also disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s). Detailed disclosure will be made in the course handout materials.

FACULTY

    Arjun Chanmugam, MD, FACEP
    Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
    Department of Emergency Medicine
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    Baltimore, Maryland

    Carlos A. Camargo Jr., MD, Dr.P.H.
    Assistant Professor of Medicine
    Department of Emergency Medicine
    Harvard Medical School
    Assistant Professor of Epidemiology
    Harvard School of Public Health
    Director, EMNet Coordinating Center
    Boston, Massachusetts

As the number of Americans with asthma continues to rise (nearly 15 million Americans have asthma, including 5 million children), the number of visits to the emergency department increases as well, with asthma accounting for 2 million visits to the emergency department per year.

Despite in-hospital quality care, 30% of asthma patients have a relapse within a few weeks to months of discharge, resulting in emergency department rescue care. This teleconference will address the clinical issues facing emergency medicine clinicians in the diagnosis of asthma as well as provide practical information for determining the best course of treatment.





Johns Hopkins Advanced Studies in Medicine (ISSN-1558-0334), is published by Galen Publishing, LLC, d/b/a ASiM, PO Box 340, Somerville, NJ 08876. (908) 253-9001. Copyright ©2012 by Galen Publishing. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, without first obtaining permission from the publisher. ASiM is a registered trademark of The Healthcare Media Group, LLC.