Nursing: Asthma Management During Pregnancy
17.95
Online
Elective
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About the Course

This course focuses on asthma management for the pregnant woman with asthma. The need for effective asthma management will be emphasized, with the anticipated outcome for a healthy baby and mother. The physiological changes during pregnancy and their impact on asthma control will be discussed, including the pharmacology and potential medication risk for the unborn child. Care of the pregnant woman throughout pregnancy, labor, and delivery as related to asthma will be presented, and patient asthma management education necessary to ensure optimal pregnancy outcomes for the pregnant woman with asthma and her unborn child.

Learning Outcomes
After completing this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Appraise the need for asthma management for the pregnant woman with asthma.
  • Analyze the physiology of the pregnant woman with asthma.
  • Distinguish among appropriate asthma medications for use during pregnancy.
  • Examine antepartum and intrapartum asthma management and its effects.
  • Apply the components of asthma education to the pregnant woman with asthma. 


About the Author:
Judith Quaranta, PhD, RN, CPN, AE-C, FNAP

Judith Quaranta, PhD, RN, CPN, AE-C, FNAP, is an Associate Professor in the Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Binghamton University. She received her PhD from the Decker School of Nursing, with her dissertation focusing on asthma management of school nurses. Dr. Quaranta’s research focus is on barriers and facilitators for asthma management as well as factors that impact asthma and asthma development. As a Train the Trainer for the American Lung Association’s Open Airways for Schools curriculum, she has worked collaboratively with the Broome County Health Department, the Asthma Coalition of the Southern Tier, United Health Services Hospital, and the local American Lung Association to implement this program in local schools. She has presented at multiple national conferences on the topic of asthma and self-management. Dr. Quaranta has also authored manuscripts for numerous journals including the Public Health Nursing, Journal of School Nursing, Journal of Asthma and Allergy Educators, Online Journal of Rural Nursing, Journal of Family Social Work, Journal of Interprofessional Care, as well authored chapters in textbooks on research and community and public health.

About the Reviewer: 
Karen Meyerson, MSN, RN, FNP-C, AE-C

Karen Meyerson, MSN, RN, FNP-C, AE-C, is Director of Commercial Care Management for Priority Health, the second largest health plan in the state of Michigan.  


Course ID: 54982
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Asthma Management During Pregnancy

17.95
About the Course

This course focuses on asthma management for the pregnant woman with asthma. The need for effective asthma management will be emphasized, with the anticipated outcome for a healthy baby and mother. The physiological changes during pregnancy and their impact on asthma control will be discussed, including the pharmacology and potential medication risk for the unborn child. Care of the pregnant woman throughout pregnancy, labor, and delivery as related to asthma will be presented, and patient asthma management education necessary to ensure optimal pregnancy outcomes for the pregnant woman with asthma and her unborn child.

Learning Outcomes
After completing this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Appraise the need for asthma management for the pregnant woman with asthma.
  • Analyze the physiology of the pregnant woman with asthma.
  • Distinguish among appropriate asthma medications for use during pregnancy.
  • Examine antepartum and intrapartum asthma management and its effects.
  • Apply the components of asthma education to the pregnant woman with asthma. 


About the Author:
Judith Quaranta, PhD, RN, CPN, AE-C, FNAP

Judith Quaranta, PhD, RN, CPN, AE-C, FNAP, is an Associate Professor in the Decker College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Binghamton University. She received her PhD from the Decker School of Nursing, with her dissertation focusing on asthma management of school nurses. Dr. Quaranta’s research focus is on barriers and facilitators for asthma management as well as factors that impact asthma and asthma development. As a Train the Trainer for the American Lung Association’s Open Airways for Schools curriculum, she has worked collaboratively with the Broome County Health Department, the Asthma Coalition of the Southern Tier, United Health Services Hospital, and the local American Lung Association to implement this program in local schools. She has presented at multiple national conferences on the topic of asthma and self-management. Dr. Quaranta has also authored manuscripts for numerous journals including the Public Health Nursing, Journal of School Nursing, Journal of Asthma and Allergy Educators, Online Journal of Rural Nursing, Journal of Family Social Work, Journal of Interprofessional Care, as well authored chapters in textbooks on research and community and public health.

About the Reviewer: 
Karen Meyerson, MSN, RN, FNP-C, AE-C

Karen Meyerson, MSN, RN, FNP-C, AE-C, is Director of Commercial Care Management for Priority Health, the second largest health plan in the state of Michigan.  


Course ID: 54982