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Asthma is one of the most common diseases of the lung, and more than 22 million Americans have asthma. Asthma is also the most common chronic disease among children, and it is the number one reason for hospitalization in the pediatric population. Each year in the United States there are approximately 2 million patient visits to emergency rooms because of asthma attacks, and over 500,000 patients are admitted to hospitals for the treatment of asthma. This course provides CNAs with information on asthma.
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- Review of the Respiratory System
- Who Is Affected by Asthma?
- The Causes of Asthma
- Pathophysiology of Asthma - What Happens in the Lungs During an Asthmatic Episode?
- Asthma Triggers
- Signs And Symptoms of an Asthma Attack
- Exercise-Induce Asthma
- Treating Asthma - Prevention And Symptomatic Care
- Identify the basic cause of asthma attacks.
- Identify the three processes that contribute to an asthma attack.
- Identify three triggers for an asthma attack.
- Identify common signs and symptoms of an asthma attack.
- Identify the two general classes of asthma medications.