MedPoints™ in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Released On
March 31, 2018

Expires On
March 31, 2019

Media Type

Completion Time
30 minutes


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This CME activity is jointly provided by National Jewish Health and Catamount Medical Education.


This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of pulmonologists, primary care physicians, advanced practice nurses, respiratory therapists, and other healthcare professionals involved in the management of patients with COPD.

Program Overview

This interactive enduring activity provides a comprehensive overview of COPD management and discusses strategies to improve the care of patients with the disease.

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to describe how to:

  • Employ strategies to minimize exacerbations in COPD patients
  • Learn approaches to coordinate care in patients recently hospitalized due to a COPD exacerbation
  • Review barriers to patient adherence to COPD treatment
  • Implement patient education and communication strategies to customize treatment plans that promote patient adherence with COPD therapies

Credit Available

  • Physicians — maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)

All other healthcare professionals completing this course will be issued a statement of participation.


Steven E. Lommatzsch, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Pulmonary and Critical Care
National Jewish Health, Denver
University of Colorado Health Systems

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of National Jewish Health and Catamount Medical Education. National Jewish Health is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

National Jewish Health designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosures of Conflicts of Interest

In accordance with ACCME requirements, National Jewish Health has a conflict of interest policy that requires faculty to disclose relevant financial relationships related to the content of their presentations/materials. Any potential conflicts are resolved so that presentations are evidence-based and scientifically balanced.


Steven E. Lommatzsch, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Pulmonary and Critical Care
National Jewish Health, Denver
University of Colorado Health Systems

Dr. Lommatzsch discloses he has been on an Advisory Board for AstraZeneca as well as received honorarium from AstraZeneca for activities related to asthma.

Planners and Independent Reviewers

Susan Denner, MD, MS
Medical Director
Catamount Medical Education

Dr. Denner has no financial relationships to disclose.

Jennifer Green
Chief Learning Officer
Catamount Medical Education

Ms. Green has no financial relationships to disclose.

Danielle Ellinas
Associate Project Manager
Catamount Medical Education

Ms. Ellinas has no financial relationships to disclose.

Stephanie Corder, ND, RN
Accreditation and Programs Manager
National Jewish Health

Ms. Corder has no financial relationships to disclose.

Instructions for Participation and Credit

In order to receive credit, participants must complete the pre-test, view the activity and complete the post-test and evaluation form. There are no pre-requisites and there is no fee to participate in this activity or to receive CME credit. Statements of Credit are awarded upon successful completion of the post-test with a passing score of ≥ 75%, and evaluation form.

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Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

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