VIDEO: Saving Breath: Evidence-Based Approaches to Diagnosing and Managing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Date Recorded: 7/16/2014
Last Day to Register: 7/18/2016
Instructional Hours: 1.00
Online Evaluation: Available 7/16/20147/30/2016
Pre-Test? No
Post-Test? Yes (75% or better to pass)
*For Videos with a post test, you must score 75% or higher and complete the online evaluation to receive credit.
Presenter(s): Luca Paoletti M.D.
Disclosure Statement: In accordance with the ACCME Essentials and Standards, anyone involved in planning or presenting this educational activity is required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in the healthcare industry. Presenters who incorporate information about off-label or investigational use of drugs or devices will be asked to disclose that information at the beginning of the presentation.
Luca Paoletti, M.D. and Kimberly McGhee have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. 
Description: This SCHOOLS program is the sister telepresentation to the article in the latest issue of Progressnotes. It will provide an update on the best practices for diagnosing and managing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including the latest treatments for severe COPD and measures that can substantially improve patients’ quality of life. Link to watch video:
Handouts: No handouts are currently available.

Accreditations and Pricing

AccreditationsConsortium MembersAll Others 
Physicians $0.00 $0.00
Medical University of South Carolina Office of CMEThe Medical University of South Carolina designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
All others $0.00 $0.00
Area Health Education ConsortiumThis program provides 1 CEU by South Carolina AHEC and meets South Carolina AHEC Best Practice Standards.


Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
Recognize that spirometry is required for a definitive diagnosis of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and that alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency should be excluded in patients with suspected COPD through an appropriate blood test.
Properly assess the severity of a patient’s COPD using recommended indices, including the BODE index, and base treatment on this assessment of severity using international guidelines.
Summarize the benefits of and appropriately refer COPD patients for pulmonary rehabilitation.

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