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Patient Care Transitions in COPD: Improving Collaboration Between Inpatient and Outpatient Providers to Reduce Readmissions

Patient Care Transitions in COPD: Improving Collaboration Between Inpatient and Outpatient Providers to Reduce Readmissions

Format

Webcast

Time to Complete

1 hour

Released

July 7, 2017

Expires

July 7, 2018
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Maximum Credits

1.00 / AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM

Accredited Provider




Provided by Integrity Continuing Education, Inc.

Commercial Supporter

Supported by an educational grant from Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Program Description

The burden and frequency of hospitalization for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) remain high. Addressing this burden requires increased vigilance of changing COPD symptoms and risk factors for exacerbations and hospitalizations. It also requires that inpatient and outpatient healthcare providers evaluate patient status and provide therapies matched to individual patient needs. Gaps remain in healthcare providers’ ability to recognize personal risk factors in patients with COPD, as well as in collaboration between inpatient and outpatient healthcare providers. This program aims to address these gaps through education and review strategies that have been shown to be effective in reducing rates of readmission in patients with COPD.

Intended Audience

This program has been designed for pulmonologists, hospitalists, fellows-in-training, residents, and other healthcare professionals involved in the care of patients with COPD.

Educational Objectives

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

  • Describe long-term management strategies that may reduce COPD-related hospital readmissions
  • Review important comorbidities of COPD as part of a management strategy to reduce readmissions
  • Incorporate physical and cognitive assessments over the course of the inpatient-to-outpatient transition to determine the appropriate device for patients with COPD
  • Improve communication between inpatient and outpatient healthcare providers who manage patients with COPD to better coordinate care transitions

Conflict Of Interest Disclosure Policy

Integrity Continuing Education, Inc. requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent COI they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted by Integrity Continuing Education, Inc. for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

The following faculty/planners reported their financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity under the Faculty heading below.

Faculty

Brian Carlin, MD, FCCP, MAACVPR, FAARC
Sleep Medicine and Lung
Health Consultants
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Senior Staff Physician
Pittsburgh Critical Care Associates
Pittsburgh, PA

Dr. Carlin discloses the following:
Consulting fees: Monaghan Medical, Nonin Medical, Philips Respironics, Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Speakers Bureau: Monaghan Medical, Philips Respironics, Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

B. Justin Krawitt, MD
Medical Director of Care
Management and
Clinical Documentation
Dartmouth-Hitchcock
Medical Center
Lebanon, New Hampshire
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Geisel School of Medicine
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH

Dr. Krawitt discloses the following:
Consulting fees: Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Accredited Provider Disclosure

Patima Tanapat, PhD, has no real or apparent conflicts of interest to disclose.

Credit

1.00

Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Accreditation Statement

Integrity Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement

Integrity Continuing Education designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM  . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Integrity Continuing Education, Inc. and Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of Integrity Continuing Education, Inc., and Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Disclaimer

The information provided at this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient's medical condition.

Instructions

There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this activity. During the period of July 7, 2017 through July 7, 2018, participants must:

  • Read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures
  • Complete the pre-test
  • Study the educational activity
  • Complete the post-test and the evaluation form
A statement of credit will be issued only upon receipt of a completed activity evaluation form and a completed post-test with a score of 100% or better.

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