Presentation: Updates in the management of hospitalized patients with COPD part 1

This presentation will focus on describing the classification of the severity of COPD exacerbation, the pathophysiology of exacerbation and risk factors, and the main pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments.

In the first part of the presentation, Dr. Victor Pinto Plata will present the current classification of the COPD exacerbations and management in accordance with the severity of exacerbation. He will discuss the role of systemic inflammation on the lung mechanics during the COPD exacerbation and the impact on future exacerbations, quality of life, and survival. In the second part of the presentation, Dr. Lindenauer will present the recent data on the role of beta-blockers and of pulmonary rehabilitation on the outcomes of patients hospitalized with COPD as well as how trainings for improving inhalers techniques can affect the outcomes.

Target Audience

Nurses, Respiratory Therapists, and Physicians 

Learning Objectives

  1. 1.Describe the current management of patients hospitalized with COPD in accordance with the severity of the exacerbation
  2. 2. Recognize the role of systemic inflammation on the lung mechanics during and after a COPD exacerbation
  3. 3. Understand the urgent need to increase the use of pulmonary rehabilitation in patients with COPD
    4. Describe the role of appropriate inhaler techniques for improving the risk of hospitalization

 

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 American Association of Respiratory Care (AARC CRCE)
    This program has been approved for a maximum of 1.50 contact hours Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd, Suite 100, Irving, TX 75063
    Course
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 ANCC Contact Hours
Course opens: 
06/25/2021
Course expires: 
06/22/2022
Cost:
$0.00
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Dr. Victor Pinto Plata, MD
Medical Director, Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Division Chief, Pulmonology & Critical Care, Department of Medicine
Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate
Baystate Medical Center

Disclosures : None

 

Dr. Peter Lindenauer, MD, MSc, MHM
Hospitalist
Assistant Dean of Population Health at the University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate
Professor of Quantitative Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Medical School
Adjunct Professor at the Tufts University School of Medicine
Baystate Medical Center

Disclosures : None

 

Faculty Disclosure :None

The design and content of Baystate Continuing Interprofessional Education ( CE ) activities support quality improvement in healthcare and provide fair and balanced views of therapeutic options. Faculty or planner conflicts of interest are resolved before the educational activity and all disclosures will be listed at the beginning of each presenter's sessions.

 

In support of improving patient care, Baystate Health is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Available Credit

  • 1.50 American Association of Respiratory Care (AARC CRCE)
    This program has been approved for a maximum of 1.50 contact hours Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd, Suite 100, Irving, TX 75063
    Course
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.50 ANCC Contact Hours

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