Asthma Educator Institute

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Since 1993, the Asthma Educator Institute (AEI) has been the professional development course of choice for thousands of clinicians committed to providing National Institutes of Health (NIH) asthma guidelines-based care. The program was updated in in 2003 to reflect the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program Expert Panel Report 3: Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma (EPR-3).

AEI focuses on the six priority action steps to asthma management:

  1. Use inhaled corticosteroids to control asthma
  2. Use written asthma action plans to guide patient self-management
  3. Assess asthma severity at the initial visit to determine initial treatment
  4. Assess and monitor asthma control and adjust treatment if needed
  5. Schedule follow-up visits at periodic intervals
  6. Control environmental exposures that worsen the patient’s asthma

AEI serves also as a preparatory course for those qualified to take the National Asthma Educator Certification Board (NAECB) exam to become a certified asthma educator (AE-C). The curriculum covers the content outlined in the NAECB exam and includes case reviews, hands-on skills demonstration and practice. The course is delivered by asthma experts, including physicians, nurses and certified asthma educators in your community.

The following heath care providers are highly recommended to take this course:

  • Nurses
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Pharmacists
  • Physicians
  • Masters Prepared or C.H.E.S. Health Educators
  • AE-C’s preparing for recertification

For registration inquiries, sponsorship opportunities, or for more information, contact Laura Fultz Stout at 510-982-3151 or