Dr. Cristina Villa-Roel, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

Asthma exacerbations represent important periods of loss of asthma control. Reviews of acute asthma care have concluded that this condition is often under-treated and promising interventions designed to prevent future exacerbations fail to be implemented. This presentation will focus on the adjunct interventions that can assist in reducing hospitalizations and the risk of future relapses in acute asthma.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to:

  • understand the interventions that can assist in reducing hospitalizations and the risk of future relapses in acute asthma;
  • identify potential reasons for the limited implementation of interventions designed to prevent future asthma exacerbations; and
  • identify strategies to reduce the knowledge to action gap in this area.