Asthma Management and Education Seminar

Asthma Management and Education Educational seminar for nurses, respiratory therapists, and other allied health professionals

Monday, November 7, 2016
Newton-Wellesley Hospital
2014 Washington Street (Route 16), Newton, MA
Newton, MA

Registration & Dinner: 5:00 p.m. 
Lecture and Q&A: 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Approved for 3 CEU contact hours for nurses and 2 CRCE credits for respiratory therapists.

Registration FEE: $25.00 (includes dinner, seminar, and ceu’s)
Pre- registration is required

This presentation illustrates effective ways to teach patients to manage asthma by using a problem-based case study of a family that has a child with asthma. It offers strategies to address common barriers to effective asthma self-management: lack of understanding, competing health beliefs and intentional non-adherence.  Topics include the pathophysiology of asthma and allergy; current treatments; use of peak flow meters and medicine delivery devices; ways to prevent asthma episodes. 

Speaker: Maureen George, PhD, RN, AE-C, FAAN
Dr. George is an Associate Professor of Nursing in the Columbia University School of Nursing. Dr. George has worked as an advanced practice nurse in lung disease since 1986. She is a Past-President of the Association of Asthma Educators, has held leadership roles in the Allied Health Assembly of the American Academy of Asthma Allergy and Immunology. She lectures extensively on issues related to asthma care and education and has published original research and peer-reviewed manuscripts in these areas. She has been Principal Investigator in asthma-related research, served on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Asthma, the Journal of Asthma and Allergy Educator, and as Associate Editor for the Primary Care Respiratory Journal.

You will need to have your professional license number handy to enter in the registration form.

For Questions, call 781-444-7778
Sponsored by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America- New England Chapter

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