Overview

In this case-based discussion, experts in COPD will address the importance of spirometry in diagnosis and assessment of COPD and discuss guideline-concordant care and treatment. The differences between inhalers and selecting the right inhaler for the right patient will be covered as part of a discussion on individualizing therapy based on patient- and disease-specific characteristics. Proper inhaler technique will be described and demonstrated as the faculty present patient cases. 

Learning Objectives

  • Employ best practices including spirometry data for diagnosis and assessment of COPD 
  • Apply guideline recommendations to individualize pharmacologic therapy for COPD patients based on patient- and disease-specific characteristics
  • Assess the differences between inhaler devices and select the right device for the right patient
  • Incorporate proper inhaler technique in the management and follow-up of COPD patients on inhaled therapies 


Faculty Information

Sidney S. Braman, MD, FCCP

Professor of Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY 


Mary S. Lindholm, MD

Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Worcester, MA


Fernando J. Martinez, MD, MS

Chief
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Weill Cornell Medicine
New York, NY


CME Information

CME

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Accreditation Statement

pmiCME is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Designation Statement

pmiCME designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CME

AANP

Accreditation Statement

pmiCME is approved as a provider of nurse practitioner continuing education by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. AANP Provider number 040308. This activity was planned in accordance with AANP Accreditation Standards and Policies.


Designation Statement

This program has been approved for 1.50 contact hour of continuing education, pharmacology credit is pending.

Commercial Supporter

GlaxoSmithKline

Education Partner

Horizon CME


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Clinical judgment must guide each clinician in weighing the possible risks, benefits, or contraindications of any diagnostics, interventions or treatments discussed. Clinicians should review manufacturers’ product information and consider these with the recommendations of other authorities when applying the assessment and/or clinical management strategies discussed in this activity to the care of their patients.

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Discussion of Off-Label Uses and Investigational Products
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