Deep Breath: Optimizing Selection and Use of Medication Devices in COPD

Pharmacy Times, July 2012 Digestive Health, Volume 78, Issue 7

Clinical Pharmacist SpecialistParkwest Medical CenterKnoxville, Tennessee

Kyle Copeland, PharmD, has no relevant affiliations or financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose related to this activity.

Pharmacy Times Office of Continuing Professional Education Planning Staff

Judy V. Lum, MPA, Ann C. Lichti, CCMEP, and Elena Beyzarov, PharmD, have no relevant affiliations or financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose related to this activity.

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Jennifer Whartenby and David Allikas have no relevant affiliations or financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose related to this activity.

Educational Objectives

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

  • Examine current prevalence, diagnosis, and treatment of COPD.
  • Apply current guideline recommendations to improve standards of care and patient outcomes.
  • Explore a patient-specific approach to managing difficult-to-treat patients with COPD.
  • Discuss proper selection and use of currently available medication devices for COPD.

Target audience: Pharmacists

Type of activity: Knowledge

Release date: July 4, 2012

Expiration date: July 4, 2014

Estimated time to complete activity: 2 hours

Fee: This lesson is free online.

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