Breathe Easy: Ensuring Care Coordination for Patients with Asthma


Asthma carries a heavy societal and quality-of-life burden—an estimated 24 million people in the United States have impaired lung function from this chronic disease. The right patient care plan can make all the difference. Learn to develop effective care plans based on clinical recommendations. Using a case-based approach, presenters will explore transitions of care and pharmacy services that can reduce hospital readmission rates.

Pharmacist Learning Objectives

At the completion of this application-based activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Develop an appropriate patient care plan for the initiation, titration, monitoring, and altering of pharmacotherapy for asthma management.
  2. Recommend appropriate asthma management strategies for patients during transitions of care.
  3. Describe examples of pharmacists’ activities that have been found to reduce hospital readmission rates for patients with asthma.
Dennis Williams, PHARMD, FAPHA
University of North Carolina At Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy
Lauren Bode, PHARMD
PGY2 Pharmacotherapy
University of North Carolina Medical Center
Learning Level: Level 2
Track: Clinical Patient Care and Services
Session Time Slot(s): 
Monday, March 19
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Music City Center - Room 103C
ACPE Pharmacist: 0202-0000-18-051-L01-P
CEUs Pharmacist: 0.15
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