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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
1.5 CME CREDITS

Human beings have understood the effects of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) for centuries. Dozens of medications and interventions have been approved and prescribed to combat these diseases, and treatments strategies have been developed that depend largely on severity of symptoms and disease staging. In this discussion, Dr. Devarajan will review the staging of COPD and how staging ties into optimal treatments. We will also spend some time reviewing useful prognostic scores, lung cancer screening practices in 2021, and the approach to the breathless patient. Dr. Kumar will focus on the topic of essential basics of interstitial lung diseases for the community of physicians and other clinical healthcare professionals. This will include an overview of various types of interstitial lung diseases with brief discussion on clinical features and radiographic features that distinguish them from each other. This presentation will also highlight some of the newer therapies and advanced treatment options.


0.5 CME CREDIT

Your patient is ready for you! In this interactive activity, you will be guided through the case of a patient with COPD via a series of questions and complementary videos. Questions will test your strengths and weaknesses around COPD management, with some questions and feedback tailored directly to your management choices. After each question, you will be presented with learning moments designed to help increase your confidence managing patients with COPD and reducing risk of COPD exacerbations. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of 10/1/2020 and they are subject to change as new information is published.


0.25 CME CREDIT

This podcast will review updates to the clinical guidelines for the management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, tailored specifically to primary care. The discussion will include the diagnosis and basic management of COPD, when to consider escalating and deescalating treatment regimens, and when to consider expert referral.


1 CME CREDIT

Review practice-changing articles from 2020! During this informative session on medical literature updates (excluding COVID-19), primary care physician, Dr. Charles Vega, will review the clinical implications of practice-changing literature that has been recently published. Topics for discussion will include: HPV vaccination, mammography, colorectal cancer screening, osteoporosis, coconut oil, milk and weight gain, mask efficacy, COPD exacerbations, medication-assisted treatment for opioid disorder and more! You don’t want to miss these important updates!


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Learn about the role of dual and triple therapy and evidence-based treatment selection for the individualized management of COPD, as well as strategies for assessing patients with undiagnosed COPD and preventing exacerbations in patients with COPD, by completing all the activities in this curriculum, designed specifically for clinicians practicing in a primary care setting.


Two doctors talking/doctor explaining something to another doctor
0.25 CME CREDIT

Breaking It Down: COPD Treatments and Guidelines

An Interactive Video Experience This course is hosted by an external partner. By clicking Launch Course, you will be directed off of Pri-Med.com. Upon completing the activity, you will be prompted to return to Pri-Med.com

0.25 CME/MOC
0.25 AANP | 0.25 Pharmacology

To disseminate applicable practice applications, a comprehensive infographic will be created. The infographic will focus on the different classes of treatment options for patients with COPD and considerations for individualized treatment selection based on guidance for ERS, ATS, and GOLD guidelines; including when to select combination therapy.


Doctor talking to a patient with an inhaler
0.25 CME CREDIT

Strategies for Assessing and Preventing Exacerbations: It May Not Be What You Thought

An Interactive Video Experience This course is hosted by an external partner. By clicking Launch Course, you will be directed off of Pri-Med.com. Upon completing the activity, you will be prompted to return to Pri-Med.com

0.25 CME/MOC
0.25 AANP


Clinician reading or researching (as if reading up on dual vs triple inhaler therapy)
0.31 CME CREDIT

Individualized COPD Treatment Options: Keeping it Personal

An Interactive Video Experience This course is hosted by an external partner. By clicking Launch Course, you will be directed off of Pri-Med.com. Upon completing the activity, you will be prompted to return to Pri-Med.com

0.25 CME/MOC
0.31 AANP | 0.31 Pharmacology


0.5 CME CREDIT

Join pulmonologist Dr. Matthew Drake as he discusses the current 2020 GOLD guidelines for treatment of COPD. Using patient case examples, he will outline how to assess patients with COPD to determine the most appropriate evidence-based treatment. Discussion will include which patients will benefit most from inhaled corticosteroids and when to consider triple inhaled therapy with combination of long-acting beta-2-agonist, long acting muscarinic antagonist and inhaled corticosteroids. Please note that any data, indications, and guidelines presented in this activity are current as of the recording on 10/9/2020 and they are subject to change as new information is published.


0.33 CME CREDIT

Join pulmonologist Emily Wan, MD as she answers the most pressing questions regarding the management of COPD. In this podcast, Dr. Wan will discuss topics such as when to step-up and step-down therapy, the role of eosinophil count in acute exacerbations, strategies for educating patients on correct inhaler technique (hint – don’t forget about the pharmacist!), how COVID-19 has impacted the management of COPD, and more.


Doctor talking to a Middle-aged person coughing or appearing short of breath
0.25 CME CREDIT

Strategies for Early Diagnosis of COPD in Primary Care: Signs You Don’t Want to Miss

An Interactive Video Experience This course is hosted by an external partner. By clicking Launch Course, you will be directed off of Pri-Med.com. Upon completing the activity, you will be prompted to return to Pri-Med.com

0.25 CME/MOC
0.25 AANP