Best Practices for COPD: Intensifying treatment for poorly controlled COPD

Introduction to Intensifying treatment for poorly controlled COPD, includes:

    1. Identifying patients with poorly controlled disease
    2. Assessing adherence to inhaled medications
    3. Co-morbid conditions mimicking uncontrolled COPD
    4. Pulmonary rehabilitation
    5. Adding long-term oral medications
    6. Implementing a COPD Action Plan
    7. Pulmonary referral for advanced therapy consideration

Target Audience

Faculty, residents, fellows and community physicians in family practice, general internal medicine, and medical subspecialties.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Assess changes in treatment for patients with exacerbations or sub-optimally controlled symptoms despite initial maintenance therapy.
  2. Identify patients who may benefit from subspecialty pulmonary referral.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 0.50 Attendance
Course opens: 
12/03/2019
Course expires: 
12/03/2020
UPMC Health Plan Podcast
United States
  1. Craig Riley, MD -Clinical Instructor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
    Dr. Riley has received Grant/Research Support from NIH/NHLBI T32 grant funding.  He is employed by UPMC and VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, and a consultant for UPMC Health Plan.

     

  2. Nicholas DeGregorio, MD, FACP, MMM - Senior Medical Director for UPMC for You and Medical Director for UPMC Health Plan.
    Dr. DeGregorio has no relationships with industry relevant to the content of this educational activity have been disclosed.

     

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The University of Pittsburgh designates enduring material activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

Available Credit

  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 0.50 Attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
12/03/2019
Course expires: 
12/03/2020
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