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INTRODUCTION Presented by: Kathleen Moseley RN, MS, AE-C Nurse Manager, American Lung Association in New Mexico.

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1 INTRODUCTION Presented by: Kathleen Moseley RN, MS, AE-C Nurse Manager, American Lung Association in New Mexico

2 THE MISSION OF THE AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION IS TO SAVE LIVES BY IMPROVING LUNG HEALTH AND PREVENTING LUNG DISEASE. Education, Advocacy, and Research

3 National Asthma Educator Certification Board (NAECB) mission: To promote optimal asthma management and quality of life among individuals with asthma, their families and communities, by advancing excellence in asthma education through the Certified Asthma Educator process. Asthma Educator Definition: An asthma educator is an expert in teaching, education, and counseling individuals with asthma and their families in the knowledge and skills necessary to minimize the impact of asthma on their quality of life. NAECB Candidate Handbook, 2009, p. 1

4 Provide an overview of the course –Objectives –Course outline and schedule –Review contents of binder –Introduce key points regarding the Certification Exam and alignment with course content –Housekeeping announcements, location of restrooms, exhibits first break today will be 9:45, and lunch and networking at 12 Noon, dismissing at 5 PM. Please make sure you have signed in if you have not done so, do the pre-test and fill in evaluation as you go This session will

5 Course Objectives To prepare participants to provide NHLBI and NAEPP guideline directed asthma care to patients, families and health care providers across all settings To help prepare participants to pass the Asthma Educator Certification Exam(AE-C) To identify the various roles of the asthma educator Network with healthcare providers/educators and organizations surrounding asthma care and asthma care policies

6 Topics and Concepts of AEI Introduction to outline of workshop- intro to exam Overview of Asthma; epidemiology, pathophysiology and guidelines Identify factors contributing to asthma and asthma exacerbations Patient and Family Assessments Educate participants with principles for partnerships in asthma care Behavioral, Cultural and Other Challenges associated to asthma care Asthma Management- Pharmacology I Asthma Medicine and Device Demonstration Asthma Management- Pharmacology II Asthma Management Plan Development- case presentations Professional Networking and Outcome Monitoring Exam Preparation

7 Materials National Asthma Educator Certification Board (NAECB) candidate handbook National Asthma Education and Prevention Program Guidelines summary Quick reference guide Asthma Statistics Powerpoints by topic and schedule and references at end of each for further study

8 Key Words Throughout the presentation, you will see words in BOLD. These words are defined on the Key Word Worksheet.

9 AE-C certification is the official designation of a certified asthma educator who has the necessary knowledge and skills to counsel patients in asthma management and has successfully passed the NAECB exam. What is a Certified Asthma Educator?

10 The NAECB exam is a voluntary testing program, used to assess qualified health professionals’ knowledge in asthma education What is the NACEB Exam?

11 Licensed or credentialed health care professionals OR Individuals providing asthma education, counseling or coordination services with a minimum of 1,000 hours experience in these activities. Who is Eligible?

12 Physicians (MD, DO) Physician Assistants (PA-C) Nurse Practitioners (NP) Nurses (RN, LPN) Respiratory Therapists (RRT, CRT) Pulmonary Function Technologists (CPFT, RPFT) Pharmacists (RPh, PharmD) Social Workers (CSW) Health Educators (CHES) Physical Therapists (PT) Occupational Therapists (OT) Healthcare professionals & NAECB exam

13 Delivered via computer at 110+ Applied Measurement Professionals (AMP) Assessment Centers throughout the United States (often located at H&R Block). How To Register Online at Submit application to NAECB Examination, Applied Measurement Professionals, Inc., 8310 Nieman Road, Lenexa, KS Call the Candidate Services Department at (888) NAECB Examination

14 Fees: (as of 4/27/09) The NAECB examination costs $295. If you need to repeat the examination, it will cost an additional $195. Re-certification by examination is required every seven years and costs $245. You are now able to recertify for 5 years with continuing education within 12 months of expiration date. Cost is $245 NAECB Examination

15 Albuquerque (San Mateo), New Mexico (beginning Sept 9, 2013) H & R Block Office 2145 San Mateo NE Albuquerque, NM Albuquerque, New Mexico H&R Block Office Coors Road Suite C7 Northwest Albuquerque, NM For additional information, contact Applied Measurement Professionals, Inc., at Current Testing Sites in [State]

16 The Linda B. Ford, MD Scholarship is a partial award ($200) given yearly to assist individuals (2) to pay for the examination fees. The scholarship application is available in early spring each year on the NAECB website at Scholarship

17 NAECB Exam (as of 4/27/09) National Pass Rate: 68.1% Number of Certificants: 2558 in 2006, updated in 2013 to 4030! # of AE-C in New Mexico –about 50,

18 You may reschedule a re-examination appointment within one year of your application date by contacting AMP at or Repeat candidate fees apply each time the examination is repeated. There is a waiting period of 90 days between examination attempts, with a maximum of 3 attempts permitted in a 1-year period. In the case of extenuating circumstances, candidates may petition the NAECB. If you do not pass the examination

19 You may reschedule a re-examination appointment within one year of your application date by contacting AMP at or Repeat candidate fees apply each time the examination is repeated. There is a waiting period of 90 days between examination attempts, with a maximum of 3 attempts permitted in a 1-year period. In the case of extenuating circumstances, candidates may petition the NAECB. If you do not pass the examination

20 Each test item on the examination is categorized by a cognitive level that a candidate would likely use to respond. These categories are: NAECB Examination The ability to recall or recognize specific information is required. Recall The ability to comprehend, relate or apply knowledge to new or changing situations is required. Application The ability to analyze and synthesize information, determine solutions and/or evaluate the usefulness of a solution is required. Analysis

21 Every exam item (175) is matched to a specific item on the content matrix. Every item undergoes pre-testing and its performance reviewed before it becomes active (25 pre-test items – not identified and do not effect score). Anatomy of an Exam Item

22 NAECB Exam Categories 11% IV. Organizational Issues 43% III. Asthma Management 26% II. Patient & Family Assessment 20% I. Asthma Condition % of Test Questions Major Category (Derived from the Asthma Educator Job Tasks Survey)

23 NAECB Exam Categories

24 References NIH. NAEPP Expert Panel Report 3: Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma, October National Asthma Educator Certification Board Candidate Handbook,

25 We will breathe easier when the air in every American community is clean and healthy. We will breathe easier when people are free from the addictive grip of cigarettes and the debilitating effects of lung disease. We will breathe easier when the air in our public spaces and workplaces is clear of secondhand smoke. We will breathe easier when children no longer battle airborne poisons or fear an asthma attack. Until then, we are fighting for air.


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