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CME ACTIVITY OVERVIEW

It may be tempting to rely on familiar patterns when writing prescriptions for most patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). But distinctions between mechanisms may make some categories of drugs or combinations more effective for certain patient groups. This article applies the latest data to case scenarios to help you make the best medication choices for your patients who have COPD.

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this educational activity, the learner should be able to

  • Employ strategies for smoking cess­­­­­ation in resistant patients
  • Refer appropriate patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) for pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Administer appropriate immunizations to patients with COPD
  • Use office systems and staff members more efficiently

Faculty: Jill A. Ohar, MD
Medical Writer: Lewis Miller, Katherine Wandersee
Editor-in-Chief: Zalman S. Agus, MD

Original Date of Release: May 27, 2011
Last Review Date: July 1, 2011
Expiration Date: July 1, 2014

Estimated Time to Complete: 45 minutes

Amount of credit: Maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Accreditation: The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation of Credit: The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Supported, in part, by educational grants from Abbott Laboratories,  Daiichi Sankyo, Inc., Genentech, Inc., GlaxoSmithKline, Lilly USA LLC, and Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc.

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