Wednesday, January 7, 2009

National Respiratory Training Center

The NRTC is offering its evidence-based and accredited distance-learning Asthma Assessment and Management Course in Virginia. The course usually costs $595, but for the first 20 that register and pay, we are providing scholarships, so the cost to the first 20 will be $100.
The course is a 12 week distance-learning program with two mid-course days. Continuing education credits are provided for Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Physician Assistants (AAPA), Respiratory Therapists (AARC) and Nurses (CA BRN - applicable nationally). The course covers (1) Asthma facts (2) What is Asthma and who gets it (3) Physiology of the respiratory tract (4) The mechanisms of Asthma (5) Initial assessment and diagnosis of Asthma and classification of severity (6) Controlling the things that make Asthma worse (7) Asthma medications and devices (8) Managing Asthma over time (9) Management of special populations and special situations (10) Patient education to promote self-management and (11) Spirometry. The course begins March 13, 2009 and ends June 5, 2009.
If you would like more information, click on this link or call 757 668-6455 and speak to Cynthia Collins-Odoms, NRTC Education Coordinator.

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