Breathing Easier: Improving Asthma Control Through Inhaler Use Education—An Animated Whiteboard View

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FACULTY

Nicola Alexander Hanania, MD, MS
Associate Professor, Medicine-Pulmonary
Director, Airways Clinical Research Center
Member, Vice Chair of Research Group
Baylor College of Medicine
Director, Asthma and COPD Clinic
Ben Taub Hospital
Houston, TX

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

This online activity is focused on the team involved in the management of patients with asthma.

TARGET AUDIENCE

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of primary care physicians, pharmacists, nurses, nurse practitioners (NPs), physician assistants (PAs), and other healthcare professionals who are involved in the management of patients with asthma.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After completing the CME activity, learners should be better able to:

  • Understand the prevalence of poor inhaler technique and its effect on clinical outcomes
  • Identify patients who are at risk for uncontrolled asthma due to poor inhaler technique or adherence and provide patient-specific counseling on correct inhaler use
  • Describe the association between overuse of rescue inhalers and the risk of asthma exacerbations
  • Discuss the efficacy of digital technology in improving asthma-related clinical outcomes and inhaler use

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

Med Learning Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This CME activity was planned and produced in accordance with the ACCME Essentials.

CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT

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

NURSING CREDIT INFORMATION

Purpose: This program would be beneficial for nurses involved in the care of patients with asthma. Credits: 1.0 ANCC Contact Hours.

CNE 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.

DISCLOSURE POLICY STATEMENT

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.

DISCLOSURE OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

Nicola Alexander Hanania, MD, MS, has received consulting fees from Novartis, Boehringer-Ingelheim, AstraZeneca, GSK, Sanofi, Regeneron, Sunovion, and Mylan.

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 independently peer reviewed.
The reviewer of this activity has nothing to disclose.

The staff, planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME/CE activity:

Matthew Frese, MBA, General Manager of Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
Christina Gallo, SVP, Educational Development of Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
Ana Maria Albino, Program Manager of Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
Lauren Welch, MA, VP, Accreditation and Outcomes of Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.

DISCLOSURE OF UNLABELED USE

Med Learning Group requires that faculty participating in any CME 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.

METHOD OF PARTICIPATION

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.
3. Submit the evaluation form to Med Learning Group.

You will receive your certificate as a downloadable file.

DISCLAIMER

Med Learning Group makes every effort to develop CME activities that are science-based.
This activity is designed for educational purposes. Participants have a responsibility to use 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: April 12, 2019

EXPIRATION DATE: April 12, 2020

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