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Cough Guidelines: Occupational & Environmental Factors

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Learn about the key areas in the new guidelines for Occupational and Environmental Contributions to Chronic Cough in Adults with this e-learning course, which consists of three modules using illustrative clinical cases. 

This newly published guideline reviews occupational and environmental contributions to chronic cough not previously covered in the 2006 Diagnosis and Management of Cough Guideline and provides suggestions for the appropriate management of factors in patients with chronic cough.

Areas that this course will cover include:

  • Identifying occupational or environmental causes for cough symptoms
  • Best practices to discover causes

Complete this course to earn 1.5 CME credits and MOC points. Access to the course and CME/MOC claiming will expire one year from the purchase date.

Purchase entitles a single user to access material for personal, noncommercial use only. Log-in information cannot be shared. Refunds will not be given after content has been accessed.

Item Number: 92346.1


Susan M. Tarlo, MBBS, FCCP
Department Medicine and Dalla Lana School of Public Health
University of Toronto, University Health Network
Toronto, Canada


Kenneth W. Altman, MD, PhD
Professor and Vice-Chair
Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Kaiser G. Lim, MD, FCCP
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

John Oppenheimer, MD
Clinical Professor
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Newark, NJ

Anne E. Vertigan, PhD
Director Speech Pathology
Hunter New England Health
John Hunter Hospital

Education Mission
To develop educational delivery systems for chest, critical care, and sleep physicians that facilitate lifelong learning, optimize clinical care, and meet the CHEST Education Committee goals.

Physician Credit
The American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
CHEST designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

MOC Statement
Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 1.5 MOC points 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.

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

Disclosure Statement
CHEST remains strongly committed to providing the best available evidence-based clinical information to participants of this educational activity and requires an open disclosure of any relevant financial relationships that create a conflict of interest. It is not the intent of CHEST to disqualify anyone from participating in this educational activity, but to resolve any conflicts of interest that may arise from financial relationships with commercial interests. All conflicts of interest are reviewed by the educational activity course director/chair, the Education Committee, and/or the Conflict of Interest Subcommittee to ensure that such situations are properly evaluated and, if necessary, resolved. CHEST educational standards pertaining to conflict of interest are intended to maintain the professional autonomy of the clinical experts inherent in promoting a balanced presentation of science. Through our review process, all CHEST CME activities are ensured of independent, objective, scientifically balanced presentations of information. Disclosure of any or no relevant financial relationships will be made available on-site during all educational activities.

Learning Categories
The development, planning, and delivery of instructional methods for this course is based on Learning Category 2: Self-Directed.

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