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Asthma in the Elderly

Asthma in the Elderly

Asthma in the Elderly

Medical Education Systems, Inc.
Medical Education Systems, Inc.
on behalf of Medical Education Systems Inc

$36.00 $ 36.00 $ 36.00

$36.00 $ 36.00 $ 36.00

$ 36.00 $ 36.00 $ 36.00
$ 36.00 $ 36.00 $ 36.00
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Launch date: 09 Jul 2016
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Last updated: 11 Jan 2018

Reference: 163623

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This course is only available to trainees days after purchase. It would need to be repurchased by the trainee if not completed in the allotted time period. This course is no longer available. You will need to repurchase if you wish to take the course again.

Description

Asthma is a common disease in the general population, with an overall prevalence in the US in 2002 of 7% reported by the National Center for Health Statistics. 1 It is caused by a complex interaction of inflammatory cells, mediators, and cytokines, which can induce bronchoconstriction and, as a result, airflow obstruction. 2
This is a cardinal feature of asthma at any age. There is a common misperception that asthma is predominantly a childhood disease. However, in a survey of elderly persons from four communities in the US, the prevalence of physician-diagnosed asthma was 4%, with another 4% having probable asthma (symptoms of asthma without a diagnosis). 3 This is similar to other estimates that 7–9% of individuals over the age of 70 have asthma. New-onset asthma is most common in childhood, but it may occur at any age, even in the eighth and ninth decades of life. It is often under-recognized or misdiagnosed in the elderly. A proper evaluation of asthma symptoms can lead to early diagnosis, proper treatment, and avoidance of unnecessary emergency department visits and hospitalizations. 4,5

Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
* Define the term "asthma" and identify its prevalence in the United States
* Identify how asthma is diagnosed in the elderly
* Identify how asthma is treated in the elderly
* Identify the medications used in treating the elderly
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Medical Education Systems, Inc.
on behalf of Medical Education Systems Inc

Medical Systems, Inc. provides home study courses and contact hours ('s) for EMTs, Nurses, Respiratory Therapists, Sleep Therapists, and other healthcare professionals. We understand that every profession has different requirements for contact hours as set forth by your professional society and your state board requirements.

Current Accreditations

This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • California Board of Registered Nursing (CBRN)
  • 6.00 Hours
  • Florida Board of Nursing
  • 6.00 Hours -
    Exam Pass Rate: 70
  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing (DCBON)
  • 6.00 Hours

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