Devices Made Easy: A Review of Inhaler Technique and Patient Adherence in COPD

Pharmacy Times, June 2015 Women's Health, Volume 81, Issue 6

This Continuing Education activity is supported by educational grants from AstraZeneca LP and Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

This activity is supported by educational grants from AstraZeneca LP and Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Devices Made Easy: A Review of Inhaler Technique and Patient Adherence in COPD

Faculty

Todd A. Lee, PharmD, PhD

Associate Professor

Department of Pharmacy Systems,

Outcomes and Policy

University of Illinois at Chicago

Chicago, IL

Educational Objectives:

After completing this continuing education program, the participant will be able to:

  • Review the role of bronchodilators and inhaled corticosteroids in the management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
  • Outline the various COPD devices (eg, metered dose inhalers, dry powder inhalers, soft mist inhalers, nebulizers) with an emphasis on step-by-step administration.
  • Indicate an individualized COPD inhaler regimen based on patient and disease-specific factors.
  • Discuss the pharmacist’s role in optimizing inhaler technique and patient adherence.

Target audience:

Pharmacists

Type of activity:

Knowledge

Release date:

June 7, 2015

Expiration date:

June 7, 2017

Estimated time to complete activity:

2.0 hours

Fee:

Free

Pharmacy Times Office of Continuing Professional Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours (0.2 CEUs) under the ACPE universal activity number 0290-0000-15-053-H01-P. The activity is available for CE credit through June 7, 2017.