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Course Title:  Exercise Induced Bronchoconstriction

Course Author: Bob Floro

Course number: 00000

Course Time Estimate: 69 minutes

Credits: 1 Contact Hour – AARC CREDIT 1.0 CRCE


Course Description:

Exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB) is a common problem in physically active persons and is most commonly found in persons who participate in endurance sports and sports that require high minute ventilation. EIB is defined as transient, reversible bronchoconstriction that happens during or after strenuous exercise, and can occur in persons with or without underlying asthma. Recent studies have shown that there is a strong corollary between exercise and clinical manifestations of OSA. This course discusses the disease state, prevalence, diagnostic techniques and treatment, and prevention modalities.

Course Competency Statements:
The participant will be able to:

  • To examine the general characteristics of exercise-induced bronchoconstriction.
  • To examine the diagnostic techniques used in determining exercise-induced bronchoconstriction
  • To examine the clinical significance of results of lung volume and diffusion testing
  • Discuss the effect of acute aerobic exercise on the relationship between obstructive sleep apnea and bronchospasm
  • To review treatment and prevention modalities for exercise-induced bronchoconstriction
  • To discuss exercise-induced bronchoconstriction as it applies to both the athlete and non-athlete



The American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) designates this educational activity for a maximum of one Continuing Respiratory Care Education credits. Individuals should claim only those credits that he/she actually earned in the educational activity.