Allied Health: Challenges to Effective Management of Asthma in Older Adults and How Allied Health Professionals Can Help
Saturday, March 4, 2017: 4:45 PM-6:00 PM
Georgia World Congress Center, Building B, Level 2, Room B217
1.25 CME/CE
Mark F. Sands , MD FAAAAI

Learning Objectives:
  1. Discuss why asthma is more difficult to evaluate and treat in older adults
  2. Identify information from asthma treatment guidelines and patient-centered approaches to develop a strategy to maintain optimal quality of life in older asthmatics
  3. Apply evidence-based strategies and shared patient-physician goals to provide effective case coordination and nursing-related functions for older asthmatics
4:45 PM
Why is Asthma More Severe and Difficult to Manage in Older Adults?
Tolly Epstein, MD MS FAAAAI
5:00 PM
Question & Answer
5:10 PM
Focus on Quality of Life: Navigating Asthma Guidelines and Patient-Driven Concerns for Older Asthmatics
Dennis K. Ledford, MD FAAAAI
5:25 PM
Question & Answer
5:35 PM
How Case Coordinators and Other Nursing Professionals Can Help Older Asthmatics Achieve Shared Goals
Cheryl K. Bernstein, RN BSN CCRC
5:50 PM
Question & Answer
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