Take a Deep Breath: The Role of ICS/LABA for Rescue/As Needed Use in Asthma

March 16, 2021

The purpose of this activity is to review the pathophysiology, clinical presentation, and management of asthma in adults. Specifically, treatment will focus on the rescue and as needed use of inhaled corticosteroids in combination with long acting beta agonists. The safety of short acting beta agonists as monotherapy will also be addressed. This activity will focus on reviewing clinical trials and systematic review articles to describe the appropriate use of as needed budesonide in combination with formoterol in mild asthma.

Target Audience

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy technicians

Learning Objectives

Pharmacist learning objectives
  1. Review epidemiology, pathophysiology, and diagnosis of asthma
  2. Describe current guideline recommendations regarding asthma reliever medications
  3. Review and discuss the outcomes from ICS/LABA clinical trials
Pharmacy technician learning objectives
  1. Recognize medications used in asthma
  2. Describe the role of inhaler corticosterioids in combination with a long acting beta agonist in asthma

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacist
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy Technician
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
03/16/2021 - 12:00pm CDT
Event ends: 
03/16/2021 - 1:00pm CDT
Newark, DE
United States
Relevant financial relationships: Planning committee members and presenters have nothing to disclose
The presenter will discuss off-label use of drugs
Planning committee members
Stephen May, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacist
Michelle Culbert, PharmD
PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident
Course reviewer
Gretchen Brummel, PharmD, BCPS
Consulting Director, Pharmacy
Vizient, Inc.
Michelle Culbert, PharmD
PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident


Joint Accreditation Statement:
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Vizient, Inc. and ChristianaCare.  Vizient, Inc. is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Designation Statements:
Vizient, Inc. designates this activity for a maximum of 1.00 ACPE credit hours.
Universal Activity Number: JA0006103-9999-21-101-L01-P
Universal Activity Number: JA0006103-9999-21-101-L01-T

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacist
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy Technician
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