Asthma Educator Institute
April 20-21, 2010
The American Lung Association in Minnesota (ALAMN) Asthma Educator Institute is a two-day workshop for individuals wanting to improve their ability to provide asthma education for patients and families with asthma. It is expected that many of these individuals will go on to take the certified asthma educator exam offered by NAECB and become certified asthma educators.
Who: This workshop is designed for nurses, respiratory therapists, pharmacists,
physicians, and other credentialed professionals that have experience
working with patients with asthma.
When: April 20-21, 2010
Where: American Lung Association in Minnesota
490 Concordia Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55103
- Registration- $250
- Registration with Asthma Flipchart- $350
- Late Registration- $275 (on or after April 6, 2010)
- Late Registration with Asthma Flipchart- $375 (on or after April 6, 2010)
What is a Certified Asthma Educator (AE-C)?
A certified asthma educator (AE-C) is someone that qualifies for and passes the exam developed and administered by the National Asthma Educator Certification Board (NAECB). The first exam for national certification of asthma educators has been administered beginning in September 2002 and is delivered via computer at over 110 locations throughout the United States. Candidates are tested on recall, application, and analysis of four main content areas via 175 items (150 scored items, 25 pretest items).
The following currently licensed or credentialed health care professionals may be admitted to the examination: physicians (MD, DO), physician assistants (PA-C), nurses (RN, LPN, NP), respiratory therapists (RRT, CRT), pulmonary function technologists (CPFT, RPFT), pharmacists (RPh), social workers (CSW), physical therapist (PT), occupational therapists (OT)and health educators (CHES). In addition, individuals providing asthma education, counseling, or coordinating services with a minimum of 1000 hours experience in these activities will also be admitted to the exam. For information about eligibility, fees, and registration for the exam, please visit www.naecb.org.
What is the ALA of Minnesota Asthma Educator Institute?
The American Lung Association of Minnesota (ALAMN) Asthma Educator Institute is a two-day workshop for individuals wanting to improve their ability to provide asthma education for patients and families with asthma. It is expected that many of these individuals will go on to take the certified asthma educator exam offered by NAECB and become certified asthma educators.
Benefits of the Asthma Educator Institute
Education for patients, their families, and health care providers is a crucial part of good asthma control. The American Lung Association (ALA) course content is based on the NAECB exam matrix and the National Heart Lung & Blood Institute Guidelines for Management of Asthma.
By attending this course, you will:
Learn current NHLBI guidelines, which will help you provide better patient care and improve treatment outcomes.
Enhance your skills with dry powdered inhalers, metered dose inhalers, spacers and peak flow meters.
Interact with experts in asthma and education.
Be a step ahead in qualifying to provide reimbursable services as efforts move forward in obtaining insurance reimbursement for asthma education.
Receive continuing education credits.
Registrations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Full payment must be received with your registration. On-line registration or Mail/ Fax registration available by clicking on sidebar tabs.
Cancellation Policy: Registration fee refundable, less a $25 processing fee, prior to April 7, 2010June 3, 2009. No refunds after April 6, 2010. Substitutions are permitted. Confirmations will emailed.
Clinical Asthma Education Flipchart: A new clinical asthma education resource is now available from the American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest. The "Controlling Asthma: What you need to know" flipchart is perfect for providing comprehensive, coordinated education to patients with asthma and their families. All ages of patients with asthma, from a variety of racial/ethnic backgrounds, are shown throughout the resource. Tips on how to apply to the patient's daily life, camera-ready take home materials, and guidance for appropriate and legal asthma services coding are also included. This education tool will be available to you for $100 if you purchase it with your registration or during the Asthma Educator Certificate Course. For those who purchase, the resource will be given to you on the second day of the course. Click here for more information on the Flipchart.
Continuing Education Credits: This Asthma Educator Institute is designed to meet continuing education requirements for a variety of health care professionals. Presenter objectives, qualifications, and a certificate of attendance will be available for nurses, respiratory therapists, pharmacists and others desiring continuing education credits.
The activity was designed to meet the needs of the Minnesota Board of Nursing continuing education requirements for 14.7 contact hours. It is the licensee's responsibility to determine whether a current nursing certificate, a continuing education activity, or a professional activity meets the continuing education requirements.
This program has been designed to provide 12.25 contact hours and meets the requirements of the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice for respiratory care practitioners.
This program has been approved by the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy for 12.25 Contact hours and has been assigned # 2-018-106-16-000.
Attire: Please dress comfortably. Professional casual is welcome. Since conference rooms can vary in temperature, you may want to dress in layers.
For additional information or questions contact Cheryl Sasse at 651-223-9565 or [email protected]