The Asthma Educator's Handbook

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9780071447379: The Asthma Educator's Handbook

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
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    Learn asthma care essentials-from top experts at the Partners Asthma
    Center

    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 Book 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
    Series of case discussions which test your knowledge by asking you to
    assume the role of an asthma educator

    About the Author:

    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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