A 3-Dimensional Probe of Drugs and Delivery Devices used for COPD Management and the Role of the Healthcare Team

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Program Chair and Faculty
Barry J. Make, MD
Professor Department of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
Department of Medicine
National Jewish Health
Denver, CO

Barbara Yawn, MD MSc FAAFP
Adjunct Professor
Department of Family and Community Health
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN


This 3D case-based enduring activity will cover the diagnosis, treatment and management of patients with COPD.


This CME activity is designed for US-based respiratory practitioners, including respiratory nurses and other members of the healthcare team who are involved in the management of patients with COPD.


Upon completion of the program, attendees should be able to:

  • Discuss relevant clinical data supporting the benefits associated with early diagnosis of COPD, as well as diagnostic best practices for respiratory practitioners
  • Review the advantages and disadvantages associated with the available bronchodilators and drug delivery devices used for the treatment of COPD
  • Discuss the roles of respiratory practitioners, including respiratory nurses and other members of the healthcare team, in identifying individual factors that influence selection of therapy and delivery-devices, as well as patient preference and patient adherence to treatment


Accreditation Statement
Med Learning Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement
Med Learning Group designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the enduring activity.

Nursing Credit Information
Purpose: This program would be beneficial for nurses involved in the care of patients with COPD. Credits: 1.00 ANCC Contact Hour(s)

Accreditation Statement
Ultimate Medical Academy/CCM is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Awarded 1.0 contact hour(s) of continuing nursing education of RNs and APNs.


In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for Commercial Support, educational programs sponsored by Med Learning Group must demonstrate balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor. All faculty, authors, editors, staff, and planning committee members participating in a MLG-sponsored activity are required to disclose any relevant financial interest or other relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services that are discussed in an educational activity.


Dr. Make discloses he is a consultant for Sunovian, GlaxoSmithKline, Theravance, Novartis, AstraZeneca, Circassia. He sits on the speaker’s bureau for AstraZeneca.

Dr. Yawn discloses she is a consultant and has received consultant fees from: AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, Glaxo Smith Kline, Novartis, Teva and NDD.

CME Content Review
The content of this activity was independently peer reviewed.
The reviewer of this activity has nothing to disclose.

CNE Content Review
The content of this activity was peer reviewed by a nurse reviewer.
The reviewer of this activity has nothing to disclose.

Staff, Planners and Managers

Matthew Frese, General Manager of Med Learning Group has nothing to disclose.
Christina Gallo, SVP, Educational Development for Med Learning Group has nothing to disclose.
Lauren Welch, MA, VP, Outcomes and Accreditation for Med Learning Group has nothing to disclose.
Brooke Hefele, Outcomes Coordinator for Med Learning Group has nothing to disclose.
Chris Drury, MS, Medical Director, Scientific and Medical Services for Med Learning Group has nothing to disclose.
Ana Goffin, MPA, Program Manager for Med Learning Group has nothing to disclose.


Med Learning Group requires that faculty participating in any CME/CNE activity disclose to the audience when discussing any unlabeled or investigational use of any commercial product or device not yet approved for use in the United States.

During the course of this lecture, the faculty may mention the use of medications for both FDA-approved and non-approved indications.


There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this enduring activity. To receive CME/CNE credit participants must:
1. Read the CME/CNE information and faculty disclosures;
2. Participate in the enduring activity; and
3. Complete pre-and-post surveys and evaluation.

You will receive your certificate as a downloadable file.


Med Learning Group makes every effort to develop CME activities that are scientifically based. This activity is designed for educational purposes. Participants have a responsibility to utilize this information to enhance their professional development in an effort to improve patient outcomes. Conclusions drawn by the participants should be derived from careful consideration of all available scientific information. The participant should use his/her clinical judgment, knowledge, experience, and diagnostic decision-making before applying any information, whether provided here or by others, for any professional use.

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RELEASE DATE: October 4, 2018

EXPIRATION DATE: October 4, 2019

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