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Comprehensive Medication Therapy Management for Asthma: A Patient-Centered Approach

Credit Hours: 5.0  |   Fee: $110.00

Asthma is a serious medical condition that can impact the well-being and daily functioning of children and adults, alike. Pharmacists in primary care and community settings can help patients to manage their asthma through comprehensive medication therapy management (CMTM) services. This online interactive course utilizes case-based scenarios to review patient-centered approaches to patient interviewing, shared goal setting, assessment of pharmacotherapeutic asthma regimens, and triage and referrals for patients with asthma. Participants are encouraged to complete the following courses prior to beginning Comprehensive Medication Therapy Management for Asthma: A Patient-Centered Approach:

  1. Respiratory Drug Delivery Tools: Effective Use & Safety (KE-CN#RSP001)
  2. Inhaler Device Counseling Technique (KE-CN#RSP002)
  3. Essentials of Rx for Asthma (KE-CN#RSP003)
  4. The P3 Process of Care: Comprehensive Medication Therapy Management (KE-CN#P3001)

Learning Objectives
  1. Structure and perform initial and follow up interviews with a patient with asthma;
  2. Assess current pharmacotherapy for a patient with asthma and identify medication-related problems;
  3. Recommend changes to pharmacotherapy for a patient with asthma according to practice guidelines;
  4. Triage patients during an acute asthma exacerbation;
  5. Explain the role of the pharmacist on the patient's asthma care team and identify avenues for communication among team members; and
  6. Counsel and educate patients including self-management of exacerbations, environmental triggers, and, when indicated, instructions for seeking emergency care.

CE: 5.0 Contact Hours
Universal Activity Number (UAN): 0025-0000-16-090-H01-P
Course Number: KE-CN#RSP006
Course Expiration: 7/6/2019
Instructor: Kathleen Pincus, PharmD, BCPS, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
Fee: $110.00

This course is sponsored in part by an educational grant from the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Prevention and Health Promotions Administration: Environmental Health Bureau.

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