CNA: Caring for Patients with Asthma
The goal of this course is to help CNAs learn about asthma - the signs and symptoms and how to help them better care for their patients with asthma.

Course Publication Date: August 22, 2018

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Anita Rothera-Delaney RN, BS
Course No:CNA-ASTHMA-18
Contact Hours:1.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study

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Learning Objectives
  • Discuss the possible triggers of asthma.
  • Describe the difference between extrinsic and intrinsic asthma.
  • Name the four different stages of severity of an acute asthma attack.
  • State the signs and symptoms of asthma.
  • Describe how asthma is diagnosed and what tests are used.
  • Name three different medications used to treat asthma.
  • List some of the side effects that people can get from steroid use.
  • Explain some of the things an asthmatic can do to help themselves.
  • Describe how to help someone having an asthma attack.
  • Discuss the costs in the US from asthma.


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