The Asthma Educator’s Handbook

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Date

July 2, 2007

Format

Paperback, 432 pages

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ISBN

0071447377 / 9780071447379

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68.00



Overview


Main description

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 AsthmaPart 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


    Author comments

    Christopher H. Fanta, MD is a member of Partners Asthma Center, Brigham & Women’s and Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA and has a faculty appointment at Harvard Medical School.

    Elaine L. Carter, RN, AE-C is a member of Partners Asthma Center, Brigham & Women’s and Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA.

    Elisabeth S. Stieb, RN, AE-C is a member of Partners Asthma Center, Brigham & Women's and Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA.

    Kenan E. Haver, MD is a member of Partners Asthma Center, Brigham & Women's and Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA and has a faculty appointment at Harvard Medical School.





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