Can't We All Just Get A-lung?

November 17, 2020 to November 19, 2020

At UPMC Pinnacle, pharmacists are responsible for reviewing patient profiles, assessing medication appropriateness, and optimizing medication regimens. Additionally, pharmacist are promoters of antimicrobial stewardship principles within the institution. Pharmacists regularly verify orders for acute exacerbations of COPD and collaborate with providers to evaluate indications for antibiotic therapy and design optimal steroid treatment regimens. This activity will help provide all pharmacists with a strong baseline knowledge of appropriate antibiotic use in COPD exacerbations as well as appropriate dose, route of administration, and duration of systemic steroids. This activity will allow pharmacists to effectively assess and design medication regimens for COPD exacerbations to reduce costs, improve patient safety, and reduce patient exposure to prolonged systemic steroids and antibiotics.

Target Audience

Pharmacist

Learning Objectives

Objective #1: Review characteristics of a patient presenting with a severe COPD exacerbation

Objective #2: Apply antimicrobial stewardship principles in a severe COPD exacerbation

Objective #3: Evaluate evidence-based corticosteroid regimens for severe COPD exacerbations

Objective #4: Given a patient case, create a guideline-based treatment regimen for a patient presenting with an acute exacerbation of COPD

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy
    The UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education.
Course opens: 
11/17/2020
Course expires: 
12/17/2020
Event starts: 
11/17/2020 - 4:00pm
Event ends: 
11/19/2020 - 6:00pm

At UPMC Pinnacle, pharmacists are responsible for reviewing patient profiles, assessing medication appropriateness, and optimizing medication regimens. Additionally, pharmacist are promoters of antimicrobial stewardship principles within the institution. Pharmacists regularly verify orders for acute exacerbations of COPD and collaborate with providers to evaluate indications for antibiotic therapy and design optimal steroid treatment regimens. This activity will help provide all pharmacists with a strong baseline knowledge of appropriate antibiotic use in COPD exacerbations as well as appropriate dose, route of administration, and duration of systemic steroids. This activity will allow pharmacists to effectively assess and design medication regimens for COPD exacerbations to reduce costs, improve patient safety, and reduce patient exposure to prolonged systemic steroids and antibiotics.

UPMC Pinnacle
Harrisburg, PA
United States

Carissa Dolan, PharmD

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

This knowledge-based activity provides 1.0 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy
    The UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education.
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