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Individualizing Treatment Regimens to Improve Long-term Management of COPD Following an Acute Exacerbation


Release date: February 15, 2017
Expiration date: February 15, 2018
Estimated time to complete activity: 0.75 hour(s)

Faculty
 
Imre Noth, MD
Professor of Medicine
The University of Chicago
School of Medicine
Chicago, Illinois
 
Program Overview
 
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a common chronic respiratory condition characterized by progressive airflow limitation resulting in high morbidity and mortality. An estimated 15.7 million adults have been told by a physician or other health professional that they have COPD. Adults with COPD are more likely to be unable to work (24.3% versus 5.3%), have activity limitations caused by health problems (49.6% versus 16.9%), have difficulty walking or climbing stairs (38.4% versus 11.3%), or using special equipment to manage health problems (22.1% versus 6.7%) compared with adults without COPD. Moreover, COPD is the 3rd most common cause of death in the US just behind cancer and heart disease. COPD poses a significant economic burden due to its high prevalence, chronicity, comorbidities, complexities, and progressive nature. High healthcare resource utilization from frequent clinician office visits, frequent urgent care visits and hospitalizations due to acute exacerbations, complications such as pneumonia, and the need for chronic therapy including pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic interventions is attributed to COPD. In the most severe cases of COPD, hospital stays account for roughly 45%-50% of the total direct cost generated by patients.
 
Hospital Medicine Summit (HMS) is an innovative, multi-topic educational initiative designed specifically for hospital-based healthcare providers (hospitalists, internal medicine physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, and nurses). With significant changes occurring in the healthcare system, there is an increased demand on hospital-based healthcare providers to provide care that impacts patients not only in the acute setting, but as they transition back into the community and are managed in the chronic-care healthcare system.
 
Target Audience
 
This educational initiative has been designed for hospital-based healthcare providers, including physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and pharmacists. 
 
Learning Objectives
 
Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
  • Evaluate the need for long-acting bronchodilator therapy in patients hospitalized for an exacerbation of COPD
  • Evaluate the efficacy and safety of available long-acting bronchodilators for maintenance therapy
  • Describe essential nonpharmacologic components of a long-term COPD management plan
  • Identify barriers to medication adherence at the time of discharge
Directions to Learner
 
There are no fees for participating and receiving CME/CE credit for this activity. During the period of February 15, 2017 through February 15, 2018, participants must:
  • Read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures
  • Complete the pretest
  • Study the educational activity
  • Complete the posttest and the evaluation form
A statement of credit will be issued only upon receipt of a completed activity evaluation form and a completed posttest with a score of 70% or better.
 
Media
 
Internet
 
Accreditation Statement
 
Integrity Continuing Education, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
 
Global Education Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
 
Global Education Group is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
 
Credit Designation
 
Integrity Continuing Education, Inc. designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 
Global Education Group designates this continuing education activity for 0.75 contact hour(s) (0.075 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. (Universal Activity Number: 0530-9999-17-001-H01-P)
 
This educational activity for 0.75 contact hours is provided by Global Education Group. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 
Contact Information
 
For information about the ACCME accreditation of this activity, please contact Integrity Continuing Education at (855) 835-4004 or hms@integrityce.com
 
For information about the ACPE or ANCC accreditation of this activity, please contact Global Education Group at (303) 395-1782 or cme@globaleducationgroup.com.
 
Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
 
Integrity Continuing Education, Inc. and Global Education Group require instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by Integrity Continuing Education and Global Education Group for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations. Integrity Continuing Education and Global Education Group are committed to providing learners with high-quality CME/CE activities and related materials that promote improvement or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest or a commercial interest.
 
The following faculty/planners reported their financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:
 
Imre Noth, MD
Consultant: Boehringer Ingelheim, Genentech, Immuneworks
Research: Boehringer Ingelheim, Genentech
Speaker: Boehringer Ingelheim, Genentech, Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
 
The following planners and managers, Andrea Funk, Laura Gilsdorf, Lindsay Borvansky, PhD, Ashley Marostica, RN, MSN, and Patima Tanapat, PhD, hereby state that they or their spouse/life partner do not have any financial relationships or relationships to products or devices with any commercial interest related to the content of this activity of any amount during the past 12 months.
 
Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
 
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the US Food and Drug Administration. Integrity Continuing Education, Global Education Group, and Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 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 Integrity Continuing Education, Global Education Group, and Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.
 
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Minimum System Requirements
 
Windows 98, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, and 7
Internet Explorer 6/7
Firefox 2
Mozilla 1.7 or higher
Netscape 8.1 or higher
Flash Player 10
Mac OS X 10.3, 10.4
Safari 1.3 (Mac OS 10.3)
Safari 2.0 or higher (Mac OS 10.4)
Firefox 2
Flash Player 10
Use of Internet Explorer browser is not recommended.
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Disclaimer
 
The information provided at this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient's medical condition.
 
Provider Statement
 
This CME activity is provided by Integrity Continuing Education.
 
 
This CEU/CNE activity is jointly provided by Global Education Group and Integrity Continuing Education.
 
Supporter Acknowledgement
 
Supported by an educational grant from Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Fee

$0.00

CE Credits

0.75

Activity Type

  • Knowledge

Target Audience(s)

  • Hospital-based healthcare providers

Accreditation(s)

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Ed.
Integrity Continuing Education, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Support/Credits

 

 

 

 

Activity Number

i664c

Release Date: Feb 15, 2017
Credit Expiration Date: Feb 15, 2018

CE Credits

0.75