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Steroid Overreliance in Severe Asthma (CE Nurse)

Course Format: Online Video
Course Credit Type: CE AARC
Course Credit: 1.00
Rewards Points Earned: 25
Course Category: *AAN Network Courses, *Asthma & Allergy, *Respiratory, Allergy/Immunology
Course Producer: Allergy Asthma Network
Course Cost: $17.99
Mobile Friendly: Yes
Course Release Date: December 09, 2018
Course Expiration Date: December 31, 2022
Program Summary:

Dr. Gary Steven reviews why steroids are used for severe asthma and explores the issues related to overreliance on steroid use.

Objectives
  • Discuss what oral steroids are and why they are used for moderate to severe asthma
  • Understand the problems people run into with long-term use of oral steroids
  • Explore some of the other treatment options used to decrease the use of oral steroids
  • Empower patients to encourage open discussion of options & risks with their healthcare provider
Outline
- What are Steroids?
- Inhaled Corticosteroids
- OCS
  • Why use OCS?
  • When do you use OCS?
  • What does Success with OCS Look Like?
- Overreliance on OCS
- Side Effects of OCS
- Other Treatments
  • Biologics
  • Immunosuppressants
  • Bronchial Thermoplasty
- Consistent Messaging is Key
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