The Asthma Educator's Handbook

Paperback | July 23, 2007

byChristopher Fanta, Elisabeth Stieb, Elaine Carter

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The information and techniques necessary to effectively treat children and adults with asthma. Written by one of the world's leading asthma specialists and members of a nationally recognized center for asthma care, The Asthma Sourcebook thoroughly and clearly outlines the professional skills necessary to manage the condition in patients of all ages. Questions and answers at the end of each chapter make this the ideal resource for preparing for the National Asthma Educators Certification Board Exam.

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The information and techniques necessary to effectively treat children and adults with asthma. Written by one of the world's leading asthma specialists and members of a nationally recognized center for asthma care, The Asthma Sourcebook thoroughly and clearly outlines the professional skills necessary to manage the condition in patient...

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. Elisa...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 9.1 × 7.3 × 0.65 inPublished:July 23, 2007Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071447377

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Table of Contents

Part I: The Fundamentals

Chapter 1. Understanding and Explaining the Mechanisms of Asthma

Chapter 2. Diagnosing and Staging the Severity of Asthma

Chapter 3. Medications Used to Treat Asthma

Chapter 4. Treating Asthma in the Ambulatory Setting

Chapter 5. Special Considerations in Childhood Asthma

Part II: Practical Aspects of Asthma Care

Chapter 6. Pulmonary Function Testing and Peak Flow Monitoring

Chapter 7. Identifying Allergic Sensitivities and Promoting Alergen Avoidance

Chapter 8. Inhalers and Inhalational Aids in Asthma Treatment

Chapter 9. Managing Asthma Attacks

Chapter 10. Developing an Asthma Action Plan