Released: 09/03/2021 Expires: 11/30/2023 (subject to change)
CE for this activity will not be available after this date.
Overview According to the 2021 GOLD Report, COPD is “a common, preventable and treatable disease that is characterized by persistent respiratory symptoms and airflow limitation that is due to airway and/or alveolar abnormalities usually caused by significant exposure to noxious particles or gases.” It is estimated that by the year 2060, COPD prevalence will rise to cause more than 5.4 million COPD-related deaths annually, imparting a significant global economic burden. Although tobacco is the single most preventable cause of disease, disability and death, the prevalence of smoking in the U.S. as well as developing countries continues to rise. Moreover, COPD is underreported and underrecognized by clinicians. On completion of this program, NPs and other healthcare providers will understand the prevalence and pathology of COPD, establish a diagnosis and be able to provide evidence-based treatment for patients with this debilitating disease. Join NP experts, Susan Corbridge and Corinne Young as they present 2021 COPD guideline updates utilizing 3D models and case studies.
Describe the burden of disease associated with delayed diagnosis of COPD.
Identify the indicators that must be present to establish a diagnosis of COPD.
Differentiate between COPD exacerbations and respiratory infections such as COVID-19 symptoms in the urgent care setting.
Summarize key updates to the ABCD assessment tool.
List recommended treatment strategies when initiating pharmacologic therapy in patients with COPD.
Select appropriate treatments for patients with COPD requiring follow-up therapy.
Speakers Susan Corbridge, PhD, APRN, FAANP, FCCP, FAAN Corinne Young, MSN FNP-C, FCCP Disclosure This program was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies.
Susan Corbridge has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
Corinne Young has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. She has provided disease state talks for Grifols and Genentech IPF and AAT.
All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated by AANP. This activity is supported by independent educational grants from Viatris and AstraZeneca, PLP. Disclaimer Individuals who have contributed to the CE Center were carefully selected for their knowledge and experience in the subject area under review. This presentation is informational only and may contain opinions of the authors from their personal experience that do not necessarily express the opinions of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). The activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings. Clinical practice is a constantly changing process and new information becomes available every day. Neither AANP nor the contributing individuals can warrant that the material will continue to be accurate, nor do they warrant that the material is completely free of errors upon publication. Attendees and participants should appraise the information presented critically and are encouraged to consult appropriate resources for any product or device mentioned in this program.
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2 Contact Hour(s) of CE, 1 of which may be applied towards Pharmacology