Virtual Patient: Asthma in the Older Adult

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Overview / Abstract:

This patient simulation requires an evaluation and creation of a treatment plan for an older adult (>65 years old) with asthma. The case involves identification of differences and similarities between asthma and COPD in older adults and consideration of medications and co-morbid conditions that may complicate the management of asthma in this population. A summary of the literature supporting best practices in asthma care in the older adult will be provided.

Expiration

May 30, 2021

Discipline(s)

Nursing CNE, Physician CME, Physician Assistant CME

Format

Online

Credits / Hours

0.25

Accreditation

ACCME

Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Tolly Epstein, MD FAAAAI
Alan P. Baptist, MD MPH FAAAAI

Keywords / Search Terms

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology older adults, elderly, age, aging, asthma, COPD, Asthma/COPD Overlap Syndrome (ACOS), diagnosis, efficacy, medications, co-morbidities, side effects, complications, breathing problems, coughing, wheezing Free CE CME

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