The American Lung Association's Asthma Basics program is offered as a self-paced online learning module or an in-person workshop and designed to help people learn more about asthma. The program is ideal for frontline healthcare professionals, such as school nurses or community health workers, as well as individuals with asthma, parents of children with asthma, and co-workers, friends and family who want to learn more about asthma.
This program teaches participants to:
- Recognize and manage triggers,
- Understand the value of an asthma action plan, and
- Recognize and respond to a breathing emergency.
One of the highlights of the program is the What Is Asthma? Animation that shows the three primary changes in the airways during an asthma episode.
Asthma Basics also includes comprehensive resources, including asthma medication devices and demonstration videos and downloads.
Continuing Education Credit
This training is nationally accredited for continuing education credit and/or contact hours for respiratory therapists and physicians. Other licensed healthcare providers may claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity, as applicable to their state licensure requirements
- This program has been approved for 1.0 contact hour Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC)
- This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the New Mexico Medical Society (NMMS) through the joint providership of the Greater Albuquerque Medical Association and The American Lung Association. The Greater Albuquerque Medical Association is accredited by the NMMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. GAMA designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1 hour AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
If you have any questions about registering for the online course, visit Online Learning Course Support to see potential solutions or to request more help. To learn more about how to host an Asthma Basics In-Person workshop please contact your local Lung Association office.
Page last updated: September 18, 2023