Asthma Educator Institute
October 5-6, 2010
The American Lung Association in Indiana (ALAN) 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.
Where: The Indiana Chamber of Commerce
115 W. Washington St, Ste 850S
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Cost: Registration is $250
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 http://www.naecb.org
What is the ALA of Indiana Asthma Educator Institute?
The American Lung Association of Indiana (ALAMIN) 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. Registration closes on Friday, October 1st at 12 noon. On-line registration or Mail/ Fax registration available by clicking on sidebar tabs.
Cancellation Policy: Registration is non-refundable, but there is the option to attend a future training if the ALA is alerted by Tuesday, September 28th, 2010. Substitutions are permitted. Confirmations will be emailed.
Continuing Education Credits: This Asthma Educator Institute is designed to meet continuing education requirements for Respiratory Therapists. A certificate of attendance for 12 hours will be available for respiratory therapists desiring continuing education credits.
Attire: Please dress comfortably. Since conference rooms can vary in temperature, you may want to dress in layers.
Accomodations: This 2-day course will occur in the PNC Bank Building, located on the southwest corner of Washington and Illinois streets in downtown Indianapolis. For those requiring an overnight stay, the PNC building shares and atrium with the Hyatt Hotel. The Conrad, Embassy Suites, and Westin are across the street, and The Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hapmton, and Omni are all within walking distance.
For additional information or questions contact Meghan McNulty at 317-819-1181 or [email protected].