The Challenge of
COPD in Primary Care

Managing Major Depression Disorder online CME Activity

New Strategies to Improve Outcomes

1.0 CME Credit

Brian Carlin, MD, FCCP
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Drexel University College
   of Medicine
Sleep Medicine and Lung
   Health Consultants, LLC
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Chris Garvey, FNP, MSN, MPA, MAACVPR
Nurse Practitioner
Sleep Disorders Center
University of California,
    San Francisco
San Francisco, California

Of the estimated 24 million people in the United States living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), only about half have been diagnosed. As a consequence, COPD-related hospitalizations and deaths are significant, and the economic burden is more than $50 billion in health-related costs. In this eCourse, two experts in pulmonary medicine provide new strategies that combine practical approaches for diagnosing COPD with a growing arsenal of therapies, as well as steps for improving patient adherence. Timed with the release of the 2017 Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) guidelines for COPD, this program offers updated recommendations along with insightful clinical perspectives to help nurse practitioners and physician assistants apply these guidelines in practice.

1.00 ANCC contact hours
1.00 contact hours of pharmacotherapy credit
1.00 AAPA Category 1 CME credits

Audio-Enhanced Slide Lecture

Release Date: December 30, 2016
Expiration Date: December 29, 2017


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