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A 6-Year-Old Girl With Asthma Coming in for a Wellness Visit

A 6-Year-Old Girl With Asthma Coming in for a Wellness Visit


Patient Case Study

Time to Complete

30 minutes


December 16, 2013


December 31, 2014

Maximum Credits

0.50 / AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
0.50 / CE for Nurses

Accredited Provider

This program is jointly sponsored by Global Education Group and Haymarket Medical Education.

If you have any questions relating to the accreditation of this activity, please contact Andrea Funk at Global Education Group at 303-395-1782.

Commercial Supporter

This program is supported by an educational grant from MedImmune.

Program Description

Influenza affects individuals of all ages, with the highest rates of infection in children, especially young children. School-aged children are largely responsible for influenza virus transmission throughout their communities. The presence of a chronic medical condition like asthma increases the risk of serious illness and complications from influenza. This case addresses why a child with a chronic medical condition like asthma, along with her sibling and older family members, should receive influenza vaccination to avert the morbidity and severe complications associated with influenza infection.

Intended Audience

Pediatricians, pediatric nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and nurses

Educational Objectives

After taking part in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Describe the historical benefits of widespread immunization for pediatric influenza infection
  • Evaluate the benefits and limitations of available influenza vaccines
  • Describe implementation strategies for effective parent communication/counseling about influenza vaccination and common misconceptions
  • Explain how implementing current recommendations for influenza vaccination in pediatric patients can increase influenza immunization rates

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Global Education Group (Global) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by Global for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.


Leonard R. Krilov, MD
Chief, Pediatric Infectious Disease
Vice Chairman, Department of Pediatrics
Children's Medical Center
Winthrop-University Hospital and
Professor of Pediatrics
State University of New York Stony Brook
School of Medicine
Mineola, NY

Leonard R. Krilov, MD, has nothing to disclose with regard to commercial support.

Planning Staff Disclosures

Ashley Marostica, RN, MSN, and Amanda Glazar, PhD, of Global Education have nothing to disclose.

Publishing Staff Disclosures

Mary Jo Krey, Kathleen A. Moore, RN, and Susan Basilico of Haymarket Medical Education have nothing to disclose with regard to commercial support.




AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of Global Education Group (Global) and Haymarket Medical Education. Global is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

Global Education Group designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.




CE for Nurses

Accreditation Statement

Global Education Group is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s COA.

Designation Statement

This educational activity for 0.50 contact hours is provided by Global Education Group. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Global Education Group (Global) and Haymarket do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.


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