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Asthma Medications

Asthma Medications

This activity carries a fee of $25.00 to review the content and receive credit.



Time to Complete

1.25 hours


May 5, 2017


May 31, 2019

Maximum Credits

1.25 / CNE Contact Hours (1.25 pharmacology credits)

Accredited Provider

National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP)

Program Description

With more than 30 respiratory inhalers on the market, how do you choose which is best for your patient? Should you prescribe a metered dose inhaler or a dry power? Or perhaps a nebulized medication? What about your patient with the most difficult to control asthma? Do you start them on biologics? Which one? This session will help you to make these decisions based on the evidence.

Intended Audience

Pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses

Educational Objectives

As a result of participating in the activity, learners should be better able to:

  • Describe key consideration for choosing the proper medication/s when treating children with asthma.
  • Discuss reasons for black box warnings on some asthma medications.
  • Discuss criteria for starting children with asthma on biologics.


Elizabeth Melville Klements, MS, PPCNP-BC, AE-C
Asthma Clinical Nurse Specialist
Medicine Patient Services
Boston Children’s Hospital
Boston, MA

Ms. Klements has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.




CNE Contact Hour(s)

Accreditation Statement

This continuing education activity is administered by the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) as an Agency providing continuing education credit. NAPNAP is approved as provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 16770.

Designation Statement

This activity provides 1.25 CNE Contact Hours, of which 1.25 is pharmacology.


After entering a course activity, participants may exit the course activity at any time. Upon returning, participants can re-enter the course, and will have the option to resume in the place where they exited.

Type of course: Archived 2017 NAPNAP National Conference Session/with audio.

This slide presentation should take approximately 75 minutes to complete. The participant should:

1. View the video (Please be sure to turn on your computer speakers) : Please note that this program was recorded, and as a result, participants will not have the opportunity to ask questions of the presenter.
2. Complete the post-test. Participants must receive a passing grade of 70% or higher to be awarded CE Contact Hours.
3. Complete the evaluation.
4. Download your certificate of completion.


Participants are forbidden to reproduce, republish, redistribute, or resell this course in any other form. For copyright-related questions, please email your question to:

Copyright 2017 © by National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP)


Hardware and Software Requirements
  • A computer with an internet connection
  • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
  • Additional Software: Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML 5 capable browser maybe required for video or audio playback. PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader may occasionally be required
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