Release date: March 30, 2018
Expiration date: March 30, 2019
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
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.
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.
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
Catamount Medical Education
Dr. Denner has no financial relationships to disclose.
Chief Learning Officer
Catamount Medical Education
Ms. Green has no financial relationships to disclose.
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.
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