Physician Dispensing: Optimizing Patient Use of Inhalers and Other Respiratory Devices

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Overview / Abstract:

At the time of dispensing, health professionals are exposed to patients who are struggling with uncontrolled asthma or poorly controlled COPD. Caregivers are also seeking better ways to management this chronic condition. The online module entitled Optimizing Patient Use of Inhalers and Other Respiratory Devices will equip learners with a practical understanding of devices to deliver drug to the lungs. Video demonstrations help learners become familiar with how to identify poor inhaler technique and how to coach patients to improve their use of respiratory delivery devices. Visual displays of numerous devices add to the learner's understanding of the mechanisms and patient use of each type of device. This program is offered asynchronously through the CIPS Knowledge Enterprise at www.pharmacists4knowledge.org.

The original course content was sponsored in part by an educational grant from the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Prevention and Health Promotions Administration: Environmental Health Bureau.

Learning Objectives:
At the end of this course, the physician participant should be able to:

1. Distinguish between different devices used to deliver inhaled medications to patients with obstructive lung disease;
2. Given a device, list the steps required for device priming, proper use and care; and
3. Demonstrate the ability to counsel patients and caregivers in proper device use.

The Physician Dispensing in Maryland Series
This series Physician Dispensing in Maryland is an educational collaboration between MedChi The Maryland State Medical Society and The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy.

The purpose of the Physician Dispensing in Maryland Educational Series is to:

Promote consistency and high quality dispensing of prescription medications in all settings in Maryland; and
Support dispensing physicians in successful completion of the requirements for a permit under Maryland Law.

Successful completion requires the learner to complete all practice based activity components including the audiovisual presentations, post-test, and Activity Evaluation. Participants must receive a score of at least 70% on the post-test in order to receive credit. The post-test may be taken up to three (3) times.

Disclosure and Transparency in CME/CPD:
It is MedChi's policy to ensure the independence, transparency, balance, objectivity, scientific rigor and integrity, as well as validation of content for all CME/CPD activities we accredit. To that end, faculty must disclose to the participants any relationships with companies identified as meeting the ACCME definition of a commercial interest. In the process of the disclosure process, all faculty and planners have disclosed the presences or absence of such relationships to MedChi. MedChi has identified, evaluated and where appropriate, attempted to resolve any potential conflicts of interest. This is done through the use of content validation, the use of evidence-based data, and multi-disciplinary peer review. The information provided as disclosure to the learner, is to inform the learner and aide in judgment, not to imply that disclosed relationships will have a negative effect on a presentation.

Disclosures
Planners: The planners for this activity have reported no relevant relationships to disclose.
Presenters:
Physician Dispensing: Optimizing Patient Use of Inhalers and other Respiratory Devices
Mona G. Tsoukleris, PharmD, MS has reported no relevant relationships to disclose

Accreditation Statement:
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 providership of MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society, and The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. MedChi is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statements:
Physician Dispensing: Optimizing Patient Use of Inhalers and other Respiratory Devices
MedChi designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Dispensing:
This module was Board-approved and DHMH Secretary-approved to meet the CME requirements for dispensing permits.

CME Credit: In order to receive CME credit for participation in these modules the learner is required to complete a post-test and achieve a score of 70% or higher for each module.

ACPE Credit
Contact Hours: 2.0 Contact Hours
UAN: 0025-0000-16-054-H01-P

Expiration

Apr 22, 2019

Discipline(s)

Pharmacy CPE, Physician CME

Format

Online, Webinar / Webcast / Video

Cost

$800 for Non-member Physicians $290 for MedChi Physicians

Credits / Hours

2 contact hours

Accreditation

ACPE, ACCME

Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Mona G. Tsoukleris, PharmD, MS, Associate Professor, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

Activity Specialities / Related Topics

Asthma, Dentistry General, Law / Legal, Other, Podiatry, Regulatory / Compliance / Risk Mgt

Sponsors / Supporters / Grant Providers

This series Physician Dispensing in Maryland is an educational collaboration between MedChi The Maryland State Medical Society and The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy.

Keywords / Search Terms

University of Maryland School of Pharmacy: CIPS Knowledge Enterprise University of Maryland School of Pharmacy: CIPS Knowledge Enterprise University of Maryland School of Pharmacy: CIPS Knowledge Enterprise, physician dispensing, asthma, COPD, respiratory devices, inhaler

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