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Grand Rounds: New Asthma Guidelines: Application to Everyday Practice


By Lisa Sammon, DO , Pediatric Allergist/Immunologist, Akron Children's Hospital, Akron, OH

Allergy and Immunology

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Objectives (Educational Content) :

1. Explain updated changes to the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHL) asthma guidelines released in 2020. 2. Describe GRADE system in order to better assess application of guidelines for clinical practice. 3. Provide real-world clinical examples of utility of guidelines.

Target Audience:

General pediatricians, family physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, psychologists, and nurses.

Identified Gap:

New guidelines for management of asthma released in 2020 by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHL).

Estimated Time to Complete the Educational Activity:

1 hour

Expiration Date for CME Credit:


Method of Physician Participation in the Learning Process:

The learner will view the presentation, successfully complete a post-test and complete an activity evaluation.

Evaluation Methods:

All learners must successfully complete a post-test, as well as an activity evaluation, to claim CME credit.


Dr. Sammon has indicated that she has no relevant financial interest in any pharmaceutical or medical device company and that this activity was developed independent of commercial interest.

Accreditation Statement:

Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron is accredited by the Ohio State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CHMCA designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM.  Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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