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Care of the Hospitalized Patient with Acute Exacerbation of COPD

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Educational Materials
Release Date: Wed, 1/1/20
Termination Date: Thu, 12/31/20
Credits: 1
Description: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic inflammatory disease of the lungs which leads to a progressive decline in lung function. The disease is tightly linked with cigarette smoking, and results in chronic symptoms (dyspnea, cough, and sputum production), often punctuated with periodic acute exacerbations of the disease. COPD is the third leading cause of death in the United States.

This CME activity presents a framework for adult, non-critically-ill hospitalized patients with acute exacerbation of COPD (AECOPD) to provide an evidence-based blueprint for the acute care of patients with AECOPD, in order to standardize and improve the quality of care for these patients.
Educational Objectives: Participants in this CME activity will understand and be able to implement evidence-based cost-effective clinical strategies for the diagnosis and initial treatment of exacerbated COPD in hospitalized patients.
Target Audience: This self-study activity is appropriate for primary care clinicians and other health care providers who provide care for patients with COPD.
Accreditation Information: The University of Michigan Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Michigan Medical School designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Original Release Date: October 2016
Termination Date: July 2023

Continued availability of CME credit for this activity depends on a thorough review of its content every three years. This activity was last reviewed for currency and accuracy in July 2020, and availability of CME credit continued.
Additional Info: Authors:
Rommel L. Sagana, MD; Internal Medicine
David H. Wesorick, MD; Internal Medicine
Benjamin S. Bassin, MD; Emergency Medicine
Todd E. Georgia, RRT; Respiratory Care
F. Jacob Seagull, PhD; Learning Health Sciences
Linda J. Stuckey, PharmD; Pharmacy Services

Financial Disclosure Information:
There are no financial relationships to disclose for this CME activity.

UMHS Guidelines Oversight Team:
Megan Mack, MD
David Wesorick, MD
April Proudlock, BBA, RN

Literature Search Services:
Taubman Medical Library

Credits available:

AMA PRA Category 1: 1.00
Participation: 1.00