Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

This activity consists of recorded presentations from the "12th Annual Medical Director/Physician Leadership Forum" held in Las Vegas, NV on JUNE 13, 2018.

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more than 15 million people in the United States have a diagnosis of COPD, and an additional 12 million may remain undiagnosed. As the third leading cause of death in the United States, COPD accounts for 120,000 deaths annually. Over the last few years, the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) has undergone several important changes. In addition to revising the definition of COPD and modifying the ABCD severity grading system, the most recent GOLD guidelines provide recommendations for individualized pharmacotherapy treatment.

This activity will introduce the most recent GOLD guideline revisions and recommendations, as well as discuss the latest evidence-based management strategies for COPD, including the importance of tailoring treatment to patient- and disease-specific factors.

Learning objectives
At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the most recent GOLD guideline revisions regarding the definition and severity grading of COPD.
  • Summarize individualized approaches for pharmacologic treatment of COPD based on the updated ABCD severity grading.
  • Outline GOLD guideline recommendations for the nonpharmacologic management of COPD.
  • Discuss the role of advance care planning and the importance of identifying a medical care proxy for individuals with severe end-stage COPD.

Presenter
Faculty PhotoNeil R. MacIntyre, MD
Clinical Chief, Pulmonary/Critical Care Division
Medical Director, Respiratory Care Services
Professor of Medicine
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC

Activity planners
Sarah Chart, RN
Senior Director
OptumHealth Education
Eden Prairie, MN

Rebecca Gleason, RN, CCM
Activity Manager
OptumHealth Education
Eden Prairie, MN


Tina Rydland, PharmD
Crystal Clear Rx
Denver, CO

Crystal Wong, MD
President
Propoint Medical Writing
Wexford, PA

Disclosures of relevant financial relationships
In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial SupportSM, OptumHealth Education (OHE) requires all those involved in the development of activity content to disclose their relevant financial relationships. An individual has a relevant financial relationship if such person (or his/her spouse/partner) has a financial relationship in any amount occurring in the last 12 months with a commercial interest whose products or services relate to the activity content. OHE ensures that the content is independent of commercial bias.
Ms. Chart and Ms. Gleason have indicated that they are employees of and own stock in UnitedHealth Group.
Dr. Wong has indicated that she has received grant/research support from MyoKardia.
Dr. MacIntyre has indicated that he is on the advisory board for Boehringer Ingelheim and Glaxo Smith Kline.
The remaining activity faculty or planners have no financial relationships to disclose.

Method of participation
There are no fees for participating in or receiving credit for this activity.
For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board.

Participants will receive a certificate upon successful completion of the activity, which includes the following:

  • Completing the entire activity
  • Completing the pre- and post-activity assessments, activity evaluation and application for certificate of credit

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Method for calculating CE credit
CE credit was calculated by the complexity of content.

Accreditation Statement
Joint Accreditation LogoIn support of improving patient care, OptumHealth Education 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 health care team.

Credit Designation Statements
Nurses
The participant will be awarded up to 1.00 contact hour(s) of credit for attendance and completion of supplemental materials.

Nurse practitioners
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME and ANCC.

Pharmacists/Pharmacy technicians
This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hour(s) ([0.10] CEU) in states that recognize ACPE.
Attending the full program will earn 1.00 contact hour(s).
Unique Activity Number(s): 0860-0000-18-036-H01-P/T

Physicians
OptumHealth Education designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

PAs
The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Case managers
The Commission for Case Manager Certification has approved this program for a maximum of 1.00 clock hour(s) for Certified Case Managers (CCM).

Attendance
A certificate of attendance will be provided to learners upon completion of activity requirements, enabling participants to register with licensing boards or associations that have not been preapproved for credits. To apply for credit types not listed above, participants should use the procedure established by the specific organization with which they wish to obtain credit.

Provided by
This activity is provided by OptumHealth Education.

Commercial support
There was no commercial support received for this activity.

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Target Audience

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of case managers, nurses, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, physicians and other health care professionals (HCPs) who have an interest in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Activity summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacist
  • 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacy Technician
  • 1.00 AMA
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 CCMC - General
Activity opens: 
08/26/2018
Activity expires: 
08/26/2020
Rating: 
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Available Credit

  • 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacist
  • 1.00 ACPE - Pharmacy Technician
  • 1.00 AMA
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 Attendance
  • 1.00 CCMC - General

Accreditation Period

Activity opens: 
08/26/2018
Activity expires: 
08/26/2020
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