Updates in the management of hospitalized patients with COPD part 2
This presentation will focus on describing the evidence behind using steroids, antibiotics, and noninvasive ventilation in patients with COPD.
Nurses, Respiratory Therapists, and Physicians
1. Describe key treatments used in the management of patients hospitalized for COPD exacerbation including steroids, antibiotics, and noninvasive ventilation
2. Understand the evidence behind the key treatment used in the management of patients hospitalized for COPD exacerbation using a case-based approach
3. Recognize the physiological base for using noninvasive ventilation in COPD
Dr. Mihaela Stefan, MD, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine at University of Massachusetts Medical School-Baystate. Co-director of the Scholarly Activity in the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Baystate Medical Center
Disclosures : None
Dr. Nicholas Hill, MD
Chief of the Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep division at Tufts Medical Center in Boston
Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine
Tufts Medical Center
Disclosures: FisherPaykel, Respironics, and BREAS (Consultant); Fisher Paykel (Speakers Bureau and Research Support)
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.
Dr. Nicholas Hill, MD Disclosures: FisherPaykel, Respironics, and BREAS (Consultant); Fisher Paykel (Speakers Bureau and Research Support)
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.
- 1.00 American Association of Respiratory Care (AARC CRCE)This program has been approved for a maximum of 1.00 contact hours Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd, Suite 100, Irving, TX 75063
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.00 ANCC Contact Hours