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COPD: A Pulmonology-Primary Care Partnership

COPD: A Pulmonology-Primary Care Partnership



Time to Complete

30 minutes


May 17, 2018


May 17, 2019
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Maximum Credits

0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM
0.50 CE for Pharmacists (0.05 CEUs)

Accredited Provider

This activity is provided by Haymarket Medical Education for physician credit.

This activity is provided by Global Education Group for pharmacy contact hours.

Commercial Supporter

Supported by an educational grant from Boehringer Ingelheim

Program Description

Up to 50% of people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are not aware that they have it, and the diagnosis may not be uncovered until the patient has been hospitalized or suffers a significant impairment in the ability to pursue the typical activities of everyday living. Therefore, primary care providers, pharmacists, and respiratory specialists should work collaboratively on early recognition of COPD symptoms and on managing the disease appropriately in a way that helps to prevent exacerbations and preserve lung function and quality of life as much as possible. Equally important are strategies to coordinate multiple aspects of care across various settings and to develop better approaches to educating patients about the disease and its management.

Intended Audience

Family medicine and internal medicine (IM) clinicians (MDs/DOs, physician assistants [PAs], nurse practitioners [NPs]), and pharmacists who are involved in the care of patients with COPD

Educational Objectives

After completing the activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Implement strategies for early recognition and management of stable chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and for prevention as well as management of acute exacerbations
  • Review and synthesize expert guidelines for COPD assessment and management, so as to optimally choose from the many treatment agents available
  • Develop strategies for coordinating COPD care across multiple disciplines and care settings to help improve access to supportive services, enhance the level of care for COPD and comorbidities, and reduce hospital readmissions
  • Establish specific protocols for educating COPD patients about their disease, associated risk factors, treatment options, adherence to treatment regimens, and overall goals of therapy

Conflict Of Interest Disclosure Policy

In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, HME requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. HME resolves all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all its educational activities.


James F. Donohue, MD
Professor of Medicine
Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Chapel Hill, NC

Dr. Donohue has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Keith T. Kanel, MD, MHCM, FACP
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA

Dr. Kanel has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Accredited Provider Disclosures

Haymarket Medical Education staff involved in the planning and review of this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Lindsay Borvansky, Andrea Funk, Karen Kaufman, and Liddy Knight, of Global Education Group, have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.




AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Accreditation Statement

Haymarket Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

Haymarket Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM .   Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.




CE for Pharmacists

Accreditation Statement

Global Education Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Designation Statement

Global Education Group designates this continuing education activity for 0.50 contact hours (0.05 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. Universal Program Number: 0530-9999-18-091-H01-P.

This is a knowledge-based activity.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This CME activity may or may not discuss investigational, unapproved, or off-label use of drugs. Participants are advised to consult prescribing information for any products discussed. The information provided in this CME activity is for continuing medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options for a specific patient's medical condition.


The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of Haymarket Medical Education, Global Education Group, or Boehringer Ingelheim. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

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