Challenges in Asthma Management: Severity-Based Classification of Patients
Paper Symposium
Activity Date: May 2003  — Activity Info: Volume3, (5A)
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To provide physicians and managed care professionals with practical information for diagnosing and managing asthma with respect to the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP) guidelines.

This activity is designed for physicians in primary care and respiratory medicine, pharmacy and therapeutic committee members, managed care decision makers, and healthcare policy planners. No prerequisites required.

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity. At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify the strengths and pitfalls of asthma severity classification.
  • Recognize the variability of asthma severity, especially as it relates to patients with predominantly mild asthma.
  • Describe the various effects of environmental factors on exacerbations in patients with mild asthma.
  • Evaluate existing data on optimizing asthma control.

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 designates this educational activity for a maximum of 2 category 1 credits toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the activity.

The estimated time to complete this educational activity: 2 hours.

Release date: May 1, 2003. Expiration date: May 1, 2005.

This program is approved for 2 hours (0.2 CEUs) and is cosponsored by the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy, which is approved by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education as a provider of continuing pharmaceutical education. A statement of CE credit will be mailed within 4 weeks of successful completion and evaluation of the program. ACPE Program# 064-999-03-206-H01.

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 name 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 program is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from GlaxoSmithKline.

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