Pharmacy’s Role in the Management of Asthma (Home Study)

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The goal of this online activity is to improve pharmacists’ ability to make informed decisions regarding the management of medication needs of patients with asthma based on current practice guidelines. Pharmacists need to be educated about this respiratory disease to recommend appropriate interventions and provide patient education and monitoring. The speakers for this webinar intend to provide their hands-on experience that can be translated into daily practice.

These experts will discuss evidence-based care plan development for patients with asthma, current evidence for novel inhalers, and strategies to educate patients to use proper inhaler techniques for new devices. 


Learning Objectives

After participating in "Pharmacy's Role in the Management of Asthma (Home Study)", the pharmacist will be able to:

1. Summarize evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of asthma.
2. Given patient cases, develop evidence-based care plans for patients with asthma.
3. Identify novel medications and inhalers available for the treatment of asthma.
4. Explain strategies on how to educate patients on the proper use of inhalers, including how to identify and correct errors.

Activity Type: Application-based

Target Audience: Pharmacists 

Learning Level: Level 2

Accreditation Information 

The American Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education (CPE). This home study CPE activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour of CPE credit (0.10 CEUs). The ACPE Universal Activity Number for this activity is 0202-0000-17-221-H01-P.

To obtain credit for "Pharmacy's Role in the Management of Asthma (Home Study)" complete the assessment with a grade of 70% or better, complete the evaluation and CLAIM credit. Participants will need to have a valid username and password to claim credit. After your credit has been claimed, please visit CPE monitor for your transcript.  

APhA continuing pharmacy education policy provides you with two opportunities to successfully complete this continuing pharmacy education examination. Please note that you will not be permitted to submit the examination a third time. All exam questions are randomized and may not appear in the same order as printed. The current policy of the APhA Education Department is not to release the correct answers to any of our CPE tests. 

Initial Release Date: July 26, 2017

Expiration Date: July 12, 2020


"Pharmacy's Role in the Management of Asthma (Home Study)" is an archived, recorded webinar and educational activity for pharmacists developed by the American Pharmacists Association.                                                                                   


Dennis Williams, PharmD, BCPS, AE-C declares that his spouse/partner is an employee and a stock/shareholder of GlaxoSmithKline.

Lori Wilken, PharmD, BCACP, TT-S, AE-C and APhA’s editorial staff declare no conflicts of interest or financial interests in any product or service mentioned in this activity, including grants, employment, gifts, stock holdings, and honoraria. For a complete list of APhA staff disclosures, please visit the APhA website at  Conflicts of interest have been resolved through content review by Helen Sairany, PharmD, BCACP, Associate Director of Content Development at the American Pharmacists Association. 


This online activity is supported by an educational grant from GlaxoSmithKline. 

Activity Fee

There is no fee for APhA members or non-members. 

System Requirements

Computer and Internet access is required to complete this activity.  Please visit our website to view the Technology System Requirements to have a positive learning experience.

Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
ACPE# 0202-0000-17-221-H01-P 0.1 CEUs July 12, 2017 - July 12, 2020