BREATHE COPD: Best Practices for REcognition, Treatment, and Adherence THat Are Individualized and Evidence-Based
Release Date: August 13, 2021
Last Reviewed: August 5, 2021
Expiration Date: August 13, 2022
Time to Complete Activity: 1.0 hour
Brian W. Carlin, MD
Sleep Medicine and Lung Health Consultants
Barbara P. Yawn, MD, MSc, FAAFP
Department of Family and Community Health
University of Minnesota
This activity is jointly provided by Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC and Educational Review Systems, Inc.
In collaboration with The COPD Foundation
Disclosure of Financial Support
This program is supported by an independent medical education grant from Mylan Specialty LP, a Viatris Company, and Theravance Biopharma, Inc.
This activity has been designed to address the educational needs of primary care providers, hospitalists, internists, gerontologists, pulmonologists, clinical pharmacists, nurse practitioners, PAs, respiratory therapists, residents, and fellows engaged or interested in the care of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It may also benefit other healthcare professionals involved in the care of patients with COPD.
Statement of Need
This educational activity will familiarize clinicians with best practices for diagnosing COPD and strategies to determine appropriate maintenance medication and device selection based on the unique characteristics, uses, and challenges associated with the variety of inhalers and nebulizers that are available. This education will be instrumental in helping clinicians select both a medication plan and device that suits their patients’ individual needs, abilities, and preferences to ensure adherence and reduce the rate of negative outcomes such as exacerbations, hospitalizations, and mortality.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Diagnose patients with COPD in accordance with guideline recommendations and with vigilance for comorbidities that may contribute to symptom burden
- Formulate evidence-based treatment plans for patients with COPD based on symptom severity and exacerbation history
- Individualize selection of COPD medication device based on individual characteristics, including technique needed for proper actuation and use
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Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) Credit
This Non-traditional program has been approved for 1.00 contact hour(s) Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd. Suite 100 Irving TX 75063. Course # 185911000.
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In accordance with ACCME requirements on disclosure, faculty and contributors are asked to disclose any financial relationships occurring over the past 12 months with ineligible companies whose products or services are associated with the area of medicine featured in the activity. These relationships are described below. Any potential conflicts of interest have been mitigated.
Brian W. Carlin, MD
Consulting Fees: Aerogen Pharma
Speakers Bureau: Mylan N.V.; Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Inc; Theravance Biopharma
Barbara P. Yawn, MD, MSc, FAAFP
Consulting Fees: AstraZeneca; Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc; GlaxoSmithKline; Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC staff members have no financial relationships to disclose.
Educational Review Systems, Inc staff members have no financial relationships to disclose.
The COPD Foundation staff members have the following financial relationships to disclose:
David Mannino, MD
Consultant: AstraZeneca; GlaxoSmithKline
Kristen Szymonik has no financial relationships to disclose.
Independent peer reviewer has no financial relationships to disclose.
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