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Coping with COPD: Meeting GOLD Standards of Care

Coping with COPD: Meeting GOLD Standards of Care


Slide Lecture Series

Time to Complete

1 hour


August 31, 2018


August 31, 2019
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Maximum Credits

1.00 / CE for Nurse Practitioners (includes 0.25 pharmacology credit)
1.00 / CNE Contact Hour

Accredited Provider

This continuing education activity is provided by Vindico Medical Education.

Commercial Supporter

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc.

There is no non-commercial support for this activity.

Education activities are distinguished as separate from endorsement of commercial products. When commercial products are displayed, participants will be advised that accredited status as a provider refers only to its continuing education activities and does not imply ANCC Commission on Accreditation endorsement of any commercial products.

Program Description

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) occurs in approximately 6.4% of the American population, and deaths from the disease continue to rise. Due to the progressive nature of COPD, a significant number of diagnosed individuals will be admitted to a long-term care facility during the course of the disease. Reports such as the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) report, which was extensively revised in 2017, continue to provide guidance regarding optimal diagnostic and treatment algorithms for COPD, while new and emerging therapies and devices look to provide a more personalized therapeutic approach. The integration of these recommendations and therapeutic approaches have the potential to benefit patients with COPD when placed into current management paradigms. Within this educational activity, a panel of experts in the field will assess the physical and psychosocial impact of COPD in patients in long-term care facilities, provide guidance for the incorporation of revised GOLD guidelines for the improvement of patient outcomes, as well as evaluate new advances in therapy and delivery devices for enhanced efficacy, patient adherence, and satisfaction.

Intended Audience

The intended audience for this activity are nurses, nurse practitioners, and other health care professionals involved in the treatment of patients with COPD.

Purpose/Educational Objectives

Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Assess the physical and psychosocial impact of COPD in patients residing at long-term care facilities
  • Incorporate recently revised GOLD guidelines for the assessment and management of COPD to improve patient outcomes
  • Apply new evidence about combined treatments that reduce exacerbations of COPD and devices that aid in the delivery of therapy to improve efficacy, patient adherence, and satisfaction

Conflict Of Interest Disclosure Policy

In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education’s Standards for Commercial Support, all CME providers are required to disclose to the activity audience the relevant financial relationships of the planners, teachers, and authors involved in the development of CME content. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if he or she has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the last 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services are discussed in the CME activity content over which the individual has control. Relationship information appears below.


Daniel Haimowitz, MD, CMD – Activity Chair
Multi-facility Medical Director
Private Practice
Levittown, PA

Dr. Haimowitz has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Kevin Lofton, BSN, DON – Faculty and Nurse Planner
Director of Nursing
St. Francis Center for Rehabilitation & Healthcare
Darby, PA

Dr. Lofton has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Albert Riddle, MD, CMD, HMDC – Faculty
Riddle Medical LLC
Tarrytown, NY
Multi-facility Medical Director

Dr. Riddle discloses the following:
Speakers Bureau: Janssen
Barbara Niedz, PhD, RN, CPHQ – Nurse Planner has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Vindico Medical Education Staff have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Accredited Provider Disclosure

Vindico staff has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Signed disclosures are on file at Vindico Medical Education, Office of Medical Affairs and Compliance.




CE for Nurses

Accreditation Statement

Vindico Medical Education, LLC, is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Designation Statement

Vindico Medical Education will provide 1.00 contact hour for nurses.




CE for Nurse Practitioners

Accreditation Statement

This activity was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies.

Designation Statement

This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hour(s) of continuing education (which includes 0.25 hours of pharmacology) by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Activity ID 18083308.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

The audience is advised that this continuing medical education activity may contain references to unlabeled uses of FDA-approved products or to products not approved by the FDA for use in the United States. The faculty members have been made aware of their obligation to disclose such usage. All activity participants will be informed if any speakers/authors intend to discuss either non-FDA approved or investigational use of products/devices.


To participate in this CME/CE activity, you must read the objectives, answer the pre-assessment questions, view the content, and complete the post-test and evaluation. Provide only one (1) correct answer for each question. A satisfactory score is defined as answering 4 of the 5 post-test questions correctly. Upon receipt of the completed materials, if a satisfactory score on the post-test is achieved, myCME will issue a credit certificate.

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