Best Practices in Caring for Patients with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis
March 27, 2014, 5:30 PM
310 Lakeside (March 27)
301 East Pine Street
Orlando, FL 32801
Purpose and Target Audience
The goal of this free certified educational program is to improve the knowledge, competence and performance in the diagnosis, management and treatment of patients with IPF through a live evening symposium, incorporating case-based learning, multi-media approaches and written materials.
The target audience includes family physicians and internal medicine physicians, along with community pulmonologists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, respiratory therapists and pharmacists and other health care professionals who diagnose and treat patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).
Upon completion of this conference, the participant will be better able to:
Describe best practices for diagnosing IPF based on the most recent evidence-based guidelines
Discuss IPF key diagnostic procedures including HRCT scanning and surgical lung biopsy
Discuss various health-related quality of life measures that can be used to improve functional status of patients with IPF
Develop a comprehensive approach to the management of IPF based on the most recent clinical data, including both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapies
Determine appropriate communication skills to use as tools to effectively educate patients with IPF about their disease
March 27, 5:30 PM - March 27, 8:30 PM