MIMS Education

Asthma Exacerbation: Diagnosis and Treatment

Asthma Exacerbation: Diagnosis and Treatment

Family MedicineGeneral PracticeRespiratory MedicineInternal Medicine
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About this course

Asthma is a chronic inflammation of the airways that may have periods of adequate symptom control with episodes of exacerbations that are beyond the normal day-to-day fluctuation of baseline function. Exacerbations may occur with or without triggers hence it is important to recognize patients at risk for exacerbation. In addition, the severity of exacerbations should likewise be assessed in the clinic to determine the appropriate management for these patients. This e-learning module reviews the recognition, assessment, and management of acute asthma exacerbation in primary care with a special discussion on COVID-19 and asthma.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the educational activity, participants should be able to:
  • Recognize an acute asthma exacerbation based on clinical findings
  • Choose an appropriate treatment regimen for asthma exacerbation in primary care

Topics covered

  • Triggers of asthma exacerbation
  • Identifying patients at risk for asthma exacerbation
  • Diagnosis and assessment of asthma severity
  • Management of asthma exacerbation in primary care
  • COVID-19 and asthma

Keywords: Asthma exacerbation, asthma exacerbation diagnosis, asthma exacerbation treatment

1 CPD Point Available

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