Asthma Experts Train a Sellout Crowd

Asthma Educator Institute Returns to Greater Chicago

(December 18, 2013)

Dozens of Chicagoland medical professionals attended the Asthma Educator Institute presented by the American Lung Association in Greater Chicago. 

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The two-day advanced course, the first of its kind in the Greater Chicago offices, took place at the Lung Association’s office in downtown Chicago. The training is for licensed healthcare providers and healthcare professionals engaged in asthma education. The training is a preparatory course for those qualified to take the National Asthma Educator Certification Exam, sponsored by the National Asthma Educator Certification Board. The Asthma Educator Institute is a healthcare professional’s first step to becoming a Certified Asthma Educator.

Registered nurses, school nurses, respiratory therapists and other medical personnel were presented in-depth information about asthma presented by experts from the University of Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago and Rush Medical University.

Topics included: pathophysiology; barriers to adherence; pharmacological therapy; general asthma management; and prevention of crises. The Lung Association had such positive attendance and feedback that plans for another Asthma Educator Institute are already underway.