The Asthma Educator's Handbook

The Asthma Educator\'s Handbook
By:Haver, Kenan; Stieb, Elisabeth; Carter, Elaine; Fanta, Christopher;
Pub Date:July 23rd 2007
Format:Paperback 432 pages
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ISBN:0071447377 / 9780071447379
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Learn asthma care essentials -- from top experts at the Partners Asthma Center

"This book teaches physicians and other healthcare professionals how to recognize and treat asthma exacerbations and was inspired by patients and their experiences with this disease. It is designed for informed educators who know a fair amount about asthma while focusing on patient needs. It is an excellent resource for asthma educators. 3 Stars."--Doody's Review Service

Internists, family physicians, physician's assistants, respiratory therapists, and pharmacists will find this unparalleled, authoritative guide has everything needed to understand and treat asthma in children and adults.

Ideal for preparing for certification as an asthma educator (AE-C), The Asthma Educator's Handbook includes important information such as:

  • How to develop an asthma action plan based on the principles of assessing and treating asthma attacks
  • Diagnosis and staging ambulatory asthma treatment
  • Inhalers and inhalation aids
  • Managing asthmatic attacks
  • Chapter-ending Q&As that simulate the types of questions likely to appear on the National Asthma Educators Certification Board Exam
  • Case discussions that test your knowledge by asking you to assume the role of an asthma educator

  • Table of contents

    Part I: The Fundamentals

    Chapter 1. Understanding and Explaining the Mechanisms of Asthma

    Chapter 2. Diagnosing and Staging the Severity of Asthma

    Chapter 3. Medications Used to Treat Asthma

    Chapter 4. Treating Asthma in the Ambulatory Setting

    Chapter 5. Special Considerations in Childhood Asthma

    Part II: Practical Aspects of Asthma Care

    Chapter 6. Pulmonary Function Testing and Peak Flow Monitoring

    Chapter 7. Identifying Allergic Sensitivities and Promoting Alergen Avoidance

    Chapter 8. Inhalers and Inhalational Aids in Asthma Treatment

    Chapter 9. Managing Asthma Attacks

    Chapter 10. Developing an Asthma Action Plan


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