Asthma Management: The Role of the Pharmacy Technician (CCCEP)

Feb. 15, 2016 to Dec. 15, 2017



Asthma is a respiratory disorder characterized by airway inflammation and hyper-responsiveness. This chronic disease affects 2.4 million people in Canada and is one of the most common diseases of childhood. Although death rates are low, 80%-90% of asthma deaths are preventable and the key to prevention is patient education.

Learning objectives of this program include:

1. Provide an overview of the current Canadian guidelines for asthma management

2. Distinguish between controller versus reliever asthma medications

3. Discuss the pharmacy technician's role in asthma management in light of the pharmacist's expanded scope of practice

4. Identify practical ways pharmacy technicians can assist in implementation of optimal services for asthma patients

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Contact: Mayra Ramos

Telephone: 416-764-3879