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ACMT Environmental Medicine Modules: Pediatric Asthma

The American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) has developed a series of educational short courses on contemporary issues in environmental toxicology and environmental health. The topic for this module is pediatric asthma.

Developed By:  

Cyrus Rangan, MD, FACMT
Medical Toxicologist
Dept. of Public Health
Los Angeles County
Los Angeles, CA
 

Introduction:

This module provides a brief overview of the dynamic and inflammatory process that is asthma, then reviews the large number of biological and chemical environmental precipitants that make prevention and management of asthma so difficult. The importance of a shared role by medical providers, patients, community advocates, and public health is emphasized.

 

Learning Objectives:

1) Describe initiating and exacerbating factors in environmentally-induced pediatric asthma.
2) List 6 key components of modern pediatric asthma management.
3) Identify relevant community and public health resources involved in asthma response.
 
 
 
Please click here to enter the ACMT E-Learning Classroom to access this module
 

Funding for this web-based learning module was made possible (in part) by the cooperative agreement award number 1U61TS000117-04 from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.