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Evidence-Based Diagnosis and Management of COPD in the Primary Care Setting
A Free CME-Certified Performance Improvement Module (PI CME) and a comprehensive COPD Curriculum
 
U Penn COPD PI Module
Release Date - November 1, 2011 Expiration Date - November 1, 2014
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A sizeable gap exists in the awareness of current guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of COPD and in their usage in guiding clinical decisions. This educational program is designed to meet the needs of primary care providers to improve performance in effectively screening, diagnosing and managing patients with COPD with the goal to slow the progressive loss of lung function and improve the patient's overall quality of life.

To register for this activity or to learn more about it, please go to:
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Key Benefits:
bullet_image This activity is approved through the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Approval Quality Improvement (AQI) Pathway and is eligible for 20 points towards the Self-Evaluation of Practice Performance requirement of Maintenance of Certification (MOC)
bullet_image 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
bullet_image Access to free evidence-based education and resource materials
bullet_image Availability of personalized assistance in completing the module
bullet_image Confidential comparison with peers
 
CREDIT The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania designates these enduring materials for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


U Penn COPD Curriculum
Release Date - November 1, 2011 Expiration Date - November 1, 2014
This educational curriculum consists of six modules:
Four Knowledge Modules

bullet_image COPD: Linking Basic Science to Clinical Care
bullet_image Pharmacological and Non-pharmacological Management of COPD
bullet_image Successful Smoking Cessation Strategies
bullet_image Spirometry in COPD: Preparation, Testing and Interpretation
Two Practical Case-study Modules

bullet_image Mild to Moderate COPD: Case Scenario with Mrs. Fielding
bullet_image Severe COPD: Case Scenario with Mr. Alton
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CREDIT The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania designates these enduring materials for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Accreditation
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Spectrum Medical Education. The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Commercial Support
These educational initiatives have been supported by educational grants from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Pfizer, Inc.

For questions regarding CME for this activity, you may reach the Office of CME at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania via email: penncme@mail.med.upenn.edu.

Please contact NetHealth, Inc. with any technical questions at 610-590-2229 x114 or via e-mail, copd@nethealthinc.com.