American Lung Association in Pennsylvania to Host Asthma Educator Institute
The Asthma Educator Institute™ (AEI) is a two-day preparatory course for individuals who want to implement asthma guidelines-based care and those qualified to take the National Asthma Educator Certification Board (NAECB) examination
(August 2, 2018) - READING, Penn.
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The American Lung Association is hosting The Asthma Educator Institute™ on October 18-19, 2018 at the Berks County Community Foundation located on 237 Court St., in Reading, Pa. Open to healthcare professionals only, AEI is a two-day preparatory course for individuals who want to implement asthma guidelines-based care and those qualified to take the National Asthma Educator Certification Board (NAECB) examination. This Asthma Educator Institute was funded in part by the Dean Milbrandt III’s Ride for Asthma; held annually in Berks County.
"The mission of the American Lung Association is to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease and The Asthma Educator Institute is one vehicle that allows us to achieve that goal," said John Keith, Asthma Team Director, American Lung Association. "With proper treatment, and the right training, our goal is to help those suffering from asthma to take control of their disease."
The AEI was developed with experts in the field with asthma and it reflects the National Institute of Health, Expert Panel Report 3: Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma. AEI is a professional education course that targets frontline healthcare professionals, such as: nurses, nurse practitioners, respiratory therapists, physicians, physician assistants, pharmacists, other licensed or credentialed healthcare professionals, and educators with 1,000 or more direct hours of asthma education who are eligible to take the national asthma certification exam. In addition, the course is a great refresher for AE-C's preparing for recertification.
The overall course objectives will include:
- Preparing participants to provide NHLBI and NAEPP guideline-directed asthma care to patients, families and healthcare providers across all settings.
- Identifying the various roles of the asthma educator.
- Helping prepare participants to pass the NAECB exam.
- Networking with healthcare providers, educators and organizations surrounding asthma care and asthma care policies.
There is a $350 registration fee to attend the AEI. Email Shelly Cree at [email protected] for more information and to find out if you qualify.
About the American Lung Association
The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education and advocacy. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to improve the air we breathe; to reduce the burden of lung disease on individuals and their families; and to eliminate tobacco use and tobacco-related diseases. For more information about the American Lung Association, a holder of the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Guide Seal, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: Lung.org.