Help Kids Breathe Easier with Expert Asthma Collaboration

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Get expert support for your asthma patients in a virtual learning network with asthma specialists from across the state. With Impact Asthma ECHO, you’ll learn about best practices for diagnosing and managing asthma. Impact Asthma ECHO meets Tuesdays from noon to 1:30 p.m. in January, February, May, June, September and October.


Topics for Case-Based Learning and Discussion Include:

  • Applying EPR3 guidelines
  • Assessing and improving inhalation technique
  • Assessing and managing environmental triggers
  • Assessing “exercise-induced asthma”
  • Asthma risk panel reports
  • Engaging community partners
  • Environmental assessments
  • Managing asthma exacerbations
  • Measuring and interpreting airflow
  • Reimbursable preventive services
  • Using validated impairment

Meet the Expert Team

The interdisciplinary panel includes clinicians in pediatrics, allergy, environmental assessment, nursing and asthma education specialists.

Ben Francisco, PhD, PNP, AE-C, Population Health Strategist, University of Missouri

Bernie Eskridge, MD, Pediatrician, EMR Specialist, University of Missouri

Tammy Rood, DNP, PNP, AE-C, Asthma Training & QI, University of Missouri

John Kraemer, PhD, Environmentalist, Southeast Missouri State University

Sherri Homan, FNP, PhD, Asthma Epidemiologist, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

Claudia Preuschoff, MD, Pediatrician & Asthma Champion American Academy of Pediatrics

Melissa Penkalski, DNP, PNP, AE-C, School-Clinic Linkage Specialist, Missouri State University

John Spivey, MD, Pediatric Pulmonologist, Mercy Hospital

CME Information

The Office of Continuing Education, School of Medicine, University of Missouri is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Office of Continuing Education, School of Medicine, University of Missouri designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.