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.


May 30, 2021


Nursing CNE, Physician CME, Physician Assistant CME



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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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