New Hampshire Nurse Practitioner Association
Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Midwives and Nurse Anesthetists working together for a healthier New Hampshire

Enhancing COPD Management in Primary Care

Manchester Country Club
180 South River Road
Bedford, NH 03110

Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 7:45am ET - 4:30pm ET
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Manchester Country Club
180 South River Road
Bedford, NH 03110

Info

Topic

Enhancing COPD Management in Primary Care

CE Credits

This event offers 6.5 CME credits to attendees.


Additional Information

This conference presents evidence-based diagnosis and management strategies of COPD in primary care. The $125 registration fee includes breakfast, lunch and 6.5 credit hours. CME open to all healthcare providers involved in the care and management of patients with COPD.

At the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Improve management of their patients with COPD by applying current COPD GOLD Guidelines;         
  • Describe the clinical features of COPD including the roles of inflammation, hyperinflation and airflow limitation highlighted in this course;
  • Summarize the indications and benefits of pulmonary rehabilitation in the care of the patient with advanced COPD;
  • Appreciate and help patients avoid the common challenges to inhaler use and oxygen therapy;
  • Efficiently integrate tobacco cessation counseling into patient encounters and practical programming for smoking cessation/tobacco use disorder;
  • Effectively manage COPD exacerbations and optimize post-hospitalization outcomes.