Devices Made Easy: A Review of Inhaler Technique and Patient Adherence in COPD
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.
Todd A. Lee, PharmD, PhD
Department of Pharmacy Systems,
Outcomes and Policy
University of Illinois at Chicago
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.
Type of activity:
June 7, 2015
June 7, 2017
Estimated time to complete activity:
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.