Update on COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a lung disease characterized by chronic obstruction of lung airflow that interferes with normal breathing and is not fully reversible. This course will address causes of COPD and exacerbation, imaging and therapeutic interventions including surgical options, pulmonary rehabilitation and nutrition. Approved for ABIM MOC points.

Target Audience

Family Physicians, General Internists, Hospitalists, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners and Respiratory Therapists.

ABIM MOC 

Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 1.25 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC points.

Your participation information will be shared with the ACCME, which will in turn report your points to ABIM. Successful completion of a course examination is required to earn ABIM MOC points.

Learning Objectives

  • Define and recognize the clinical presentation of COPD, including risk factors, natural history and pathophysiology of airway inflammation.
  • Identify risk factors that influence morbidity and mortality of COPD.
  • Explore the current state of pharmacotherapy and prevention of COPD. 
Additional information
Bibliography: 
  • Factors Affecting Mortality Following Emergency Admission for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Wakae Hasegawa; Yasuhiro Yamauchi; Hideo Yasunaga; Mitsuhiro Sunohara; Taisuke Jo; Hiroki Matsui; Kiyohide Fushimi; Kazutaka Takami; Takahide Nagase BMC Pulm Med. 2014;14(151)
  • Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease Pocket Guide to COPD Diagnosis, Management and Prevention A Guide for Health Care Professionals
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.25 ABIM MOC
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
  • 1.25 General certificate of attendance
Course opens: 
12/01/2015
Course expires: 
11/01/2018

Raúl Valor, M.D.
Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine and eICU
Baptist, South Miami, Doctors, Mariners and West Kendall Baptist Hospitals
Clinical Assistant Professor, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, Florida International University
Miami, Florida

Raúl Valor, M.D, has disclosed that he is a member of the speakers’ bureaus for Forest Pharmaceuticals and GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals and that he serves as a consultant to Veran Medical. Dr. Valor has indicated that his presentation will not include discussion of off-label or unapproved usage.  

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

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Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.
              
Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.25 ABIM MOC
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Respiratory Therapy
  • 1.25 General certificate of attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
12/01/2015
Course expires: 
11/01/2018
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