Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the fourth most common cause of death in the United States, has a high and growing mortality rate. Yet it is often undiagnosed and undertreated. This CME/CE monograph provides physician assistants and nurse practitioners with an educational tool — based on “real-life” practice issues, needs, and case study — that can help them apply elements of practice guidelines and performance improvement to their diagnosis and management of patients with COPD.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:
Dennis E. Niewoehner, MD, is on the speakers’ bureaus for Boehringer-Ingelheim and Sepracor, Inc., and serves as a consultant for GlaxoSmithKline and AstraZeneca.
Susan Collazo, RN, MSN, NP-C, has nothing to disclose with regard to commercial support.
William C. Kohlhepp, DHSc, PA-C, has no financial relationship with the grantor and/or any commercial interest. Mr. Kohlhepp owns stock in Pfizer Inc.
Claire Murphy, RN, MSN, NP-C, has nothing to disclose with regard to commercial support.
Gabriel R. Ortiz, MPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA, serves as a consultant and is on the speakers’ bureaus for AstraZeneca, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Genentech Inc., Schering-Plough Corporation, sanofi-aventis, TEVA/TEVA Specialty Pharmaceuticals; Sepracor, Inc., Phadia US Inc./Quest Diagnostics, Pfizer Inc., and UCB.
This program is supported by an educational grant from Boehringer-Ingelheim and Pfizer Inc.
CE for Nurses
NPACE is an approved provider of continuing education by the Massachusetts Association of Registered Nurses, Inc. (MARN), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).
NPACE designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 contact hour of credit.
AAPA Category I CME credit
This program was planned in accordance with AAPA’s CME Standards for Enduring Material Programs and for Commercial Support of Enduring Material Programs.
This program is approved for 1 hour of AAPA Category 1 CME credit by the Physician Assistant Review Panel.
To obtain credit, a score of 70% or better is required. This CME is offered at no cost to participants. Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully completed this program, answered all test questions, completed the posttest survey, and have received your digital copy of your credit certificate. Your online certificate will be saved on myCME.com within your Profile/Exam History, which you can then access at any time.