Utilizing Patient Education as an Essential Element to Reduce COPD Rehospitalizations

Released On
May 30, 2019

Expires On
August 1, 2020

Media Type
Internet

Completion Time
30 minutes

Specialty
Primary Care

Topic(s)
COPD

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This activity is provided by Horizon CME.

 

Supported by an educational grant from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Credit Available

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

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

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of primary care clinicans, NPs, PAs and other health care professionals involved in the care of patients with COPD.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Apply current guideline recommendations for escalation and de-escalation of inhaled therapies in patients with COPD
  2. Select inhaler devices taking into consideration patient- and device-specific characteristics
  3. Demonstrate proper inhaler technique for different inhalation devices
  4. Provide recommended discharge and transitional care planning to patients COPD to improve outcomes

Faculty

Emily S. Wan, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Channing Division of Network Medicine
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Amit Singh Tibb, MD FCCP

Chief Quality Officer, Valley Medical Group
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, NY

Physician 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 providership of Horizon CME. Horizon CME is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Credit Designation

Horizon CME designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosures of Conflicts of Interest

Faculty Disclosures

Amit Singh Tibb, MD

  • Dr. Tibb discloses no relevant financial relationships with an ACCME/ANCC-defined commercial interest during the past 12 months.

Emily Wan, MD, MPH

  • Dr. Wan discloses no relevant financial relationships with an ACCME/ANCC-defined commercial interest during the past 12 months.

Other Contributor/Planner Disclosures

  • Eric Kleerup, MD provided external review for this activity. Dr. Kleerup discloses no relevant financial relationships with an ACCME/ANCC-defined commercial interest during the past 12 months.
  • Additional non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

 

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Method of Participation

Statement of credit will be available to print from your user history page.

  • Read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures.
  • Participate in the activity.
  • Complete the post-test and activity evaluation.
  • Physicians who successfully complete the post-test and evaluation will receive CME credit. You must score with an 75% or higher on the post-test to receive credit for this activity.
  • All other participants who successfully complete the post-test and evaluation will receive a certificate of participation.

 

Learner Assurance Statement

Horizon CME requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in a position to influence the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) which may arise as a result of prospective faculty members' relevant relationships with drug or device manufacturer(s). Horizon CME is committed to resolving all conflicts of interest and retaining only those speakers with financial interest conflicts that can be reconciled with the goals and educational integrity of the CME activity.

Disclaimer

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient's conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

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