Patient-Centered Approaches to the Management of COPD
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are more likely to be unable to work and have diminished activities of daily living. They also have increased comorbid conditions, …
Adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are more likely to be unable to work and have diminished activities of daily living. They also have increased comorbid conditions, difficulty walking or climbing stairs, or need special equipment to manage health problems compared with adults without COPD. Moreover, COPD is the 3rd most common cause of death in the US just behind cancer and heart disease. Despite significant local and national efforts to reduce the burden of COPD, recent data from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) and Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS) has revealed that total hospitalizations and ED visits for COPD over the past decade have continued to increase. However, COPD is listed as one of the conditions in which hospitalizations are preventable to some degree. For patients with COPD, arthritis, depression, congestive heart failure, diabetes, coronary heart disease, and asthma are more common among patients with COPD than those without COPD.
Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:Describe a long-term management plan that improves disease monitoring, risk assessment, and exacerbation prevention in patients with COPDReview the efficacy and safety of newer bronchodilator therapies and their combinations for patients with COPDSelect COPD medications and their devices based on the individualized needs of patients with COPD
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