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Clinician Education Miniseries on Severe Emphysema

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This self-directed CHEST e-Learning program showcases three modules on patients with severe emphysema. Within each module, you will work through two patient cases and make evidence-based decisions on the management of their disease.

CME credits and MOC points
1.50

Module 1: Management of severe emphysema

7 Steps of the COPD checklist
BiPAP
Pulmonary rehabilitation
Long-term oxygen therapy

Module 2: Bronchoscopic lung volume reduction

Hyperinflation in emphysema
BLVR overview
Quantitative CT scan analysis
Lung perfusion scan
Chartis assessment
Postprocedure complications

Module 3: Surgical treatment

LVRS overview
Appropriate LVRS candidates
Lung nodule management

Item Number: 92558.1

Physician Credit
The American College of Chest Physicians is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American College of Chest Physicians designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Nursing Credit
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 16433, for 1.5 contact hour.

Nurse Practitioners
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM from organizations accredited by the ACCME. Individuals are responsible for checking with the AANPCP for further guidelines.

Physician Assistants
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. PAs may receive a maximum of 1.5 Category 1 credit for completing this activity.

Maintenance of Certification Statement
Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 1.5 MOC point in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC points.

Upon successful completion of this course, CHEST will submit your completion data to ABIM via ACCME's Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS) for MOC points. Please allow 3-5 business days after claiming for points to be reflected on your ABIM record. 

CHEST Learning Category(s)
Learning Category 2: Self-directed
Learning Category 4: Case- and Problem-Based

Maintenance of Licensure
Scope of Practice – Pulmonary Education

Gerard Criner, MD, FCCP
Chair and Professor, Thoracic Medicine and Surgery
Temple University, Lewis Kratz School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Nicholas J. Pastis, MD, FCCP
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina

Charlie Strange, MD, FCCP
Professor of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy, and Sleep Medicine
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina

Richard Sue, MD
Pulmonologist, Arizona Pulmonary Specialists
Department of Medicine
University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix
Phoenix, Arizona

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