Best Practices for COPD: Diagnosis and initial management of COPD
Introduction to Diagnosis and Initial Management of COPD:
- Identify the diagnostic criteria for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
- Identify standard-of-care pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapies for patients with COPD.
Faculty, residents, fellows and community physicians in family practice, general internal medicine, and medical subspecialties.
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
- Identify the diagnostic criteria for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
- Order spirometry and correctly interpret airflow obstruction by FEV1/FVC
- Identify standard-of-care pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapies for patients with COPD
- Initiate long-acting bronchodilator therapy in symptomatic patients or those with elevated exacerbation risk.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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