MedPoints™ in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Today, healthcare professionals are inundated by countless media vying for their time and attention. This creates a challenge for those who must effectively process and retain such a large amount of information. That’s why we developed MedPoints™.

MedPoints™ activities are designed to enhance retention of key clinical data and the practical applications of that data. MedPoints™ is based on Cognitive Load Theory (CLT), which works on the premise that understanding how memory works, including sensory, working and long-term memory, is vital in developing video-based medical education.

We invite you to participate in our activity titled MedPoints™ in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Our faculty, Dr. Steven E. Lommatzsch, provides a comprehensive overview of COPD management and discusses strategies to improve the care of patients with the disease.

CME Information

Release date: March 30, 2018
Expiration date: March 30, 2019

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

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

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 Statement
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.

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

Requirements for Successful Completion
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.

Faculty and Disclosure/Conflict of Interest Policy
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.

CME Disclaimer
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By way of example, without limiting the foregoing, this disclaimer of liability applies to the accuracy, completeness, effectiveness, quality, appearance, ideas, or products, as the case may be, of or resulting from, any statements, references, articles, positions, claimed diagnosis, claimed possible treatments, services, or advertising, express or implied, contained in any NJH live meeting, publication, online course or other product.

Furthermore, the content should not be considered medical advice and is not intended to replace consultation with a qualified medical professional. Under no circumstances, including negligence, shall any of the NJH Parties be liable for any DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL or CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, or LOST PROFITS that result from any of the foregoing, regardless of legal theory and whether or not claimant was advised of the possibility of such damages.

Hardware/Software Requirements
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For optimum results we recommend a device that has a display capability of 1024 x 768 or better. Mobile devices are not recommended for this activity.

Contact Information
For questions regarding this activity, please contact Catamount Medical Education: 860-661-4157 or For accreditation questions, please contact the Office of Professional Education at National Jewish Health: 303-398-1000 or

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