Addressing Patient Needs: A Patient-Centered Approach to COPD

Thursday, June 20, 2013
6:00 – 8:00 pm | Registration begins at 5:30 pm

Panevino Ristorante
246 Via Antonio Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89119

There is no fee for this educational activity. Registration is required.


This conference is now full, please call 800.844.2305 to be put on the wait list.


Purpose and Target Audience

This symposium will feature a patient discussion of the impact of exercise and pulmonary rehabilitation on quality of life while living with COPD. In addition, the symposium will focus on a patient-centered approach to COPD with expert presenter lectures, case-based discussion and two interactive hands-on workshops.

The target audience includes community pulmonologists, family and internal medicine physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, respiratory therapists, pharmacists and other health care professionals who treat patients with COPD.

 

Conference Objectives

Upon completion of this conference, the participant will be better able to:

  • Describe how to develop a management plan that addresses patient goals, including exacerbations and shortness of breath.
  • Describe how to use pharmacotherapy (bronchodilators, inhaled corticosteroids, phosphodiesterase-4 inhibitors and combined therapies) and pulmonary rehabilitation to achieve patient-centered goals.
  • Describe ways to implement a patient education program into your practice, including demonstration of proper technique for use of inhaled medications and educating COPD patients on appropriate exercise regimens.  


Agenda

5:30–6:00pm Registration & Pre-test
6:00–6:30pm How to Manage Shortness of Breath in COPD Patients
6:30–7:00pm Appropriate Exercises for Patients with COPD
7:00–7:30pm Reducing Exacerbations in COPD Patients: Pharmacologic and Non-Pharmacologic Therapies
7:30–7:50pm Inhaler Technique Training (Hands-on training)
7:50–8:00pm ARS Post-Test & Evaluations

 


National Jewish Health Expert Presenters

Barry Make, MD
Professor, Department of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

Russell Bowler, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine


Educational Grant Support

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Novartis and Sunovion, Inc.


Fees & Payment

FREE


Registration Details

There is no fee for this educational activity. Registration is required.


This conference is now full, please call 800.844.2305 to be put on the wait list.


Accreditation and Designation Statement

National Jewish Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. National Jewish Health designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ACPE Logo National Jewish Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. National Jewish Health designates this live activity for 2.0 contact hours (0.20 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.
Universal Activity Number: 0831-0000-13-006-L01-P
Type of Activity: Knowledge-Based

National Jewish Health is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 12724. This program is accredited for 2.4 Nursing Contact Hours.  Participant attendance throughout the entire presentation is required to receive contact hours. 


Contact

Professional Education at 800.844.2305 or proed@njhealth.org



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