LVN: Asthma

Course Information

Asthma is a chronic condition that narrows the airways and causes inflammation.  It can cause recurrent episodes of asthma symptoms such as coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath and chest tightness.  Learn about the pathophysiology and treatments for this condition.

This couse has been approved for 2 Contact Hours approved by the California Board of Vocational Nursing.

Course Objectives

  1. Explain the causes of asthma
  2. Discuss treatments for asthma
  3. Identify methods used to decrease asthma exacerbations

Course Instructor

 Maryrose Espil, RN, MSN has more than 25 years experience in the health care field. She started training as a nursing assistant as a teen and has worked as a CNA, Certified Home Health Aide, Licensed Vocational Nurse and Registered Nurse in various health care settings. She received her Master’s Degree in Nursing Education from Excelsior College in 2012. She enjoys teaching and developing curriculum while working as a registered nurse in direct patient care. There are no relevant financial relationships with any product manufacturer or service provider mentioned.

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