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Respiratory Devices to Manage Obstructive Lung Disease

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This learning activity is designed to instruct participants on proper use of devices utilized to deliver medications for treatment of obstructive lung disease, including COPD and asthma. The course content contains videos describing proper device use through step-by-step instructions, including key points and potential pitfalls, and interactive questions regarding the use of devices to manage obstructive lung disease.

Course Objectives

After completing this online course, you will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate proper use of dry-powder inhalers.
  2. Demonstrate proper use of metered-dose inhalers.
  3. Demonstrate proper use of soft-mist inhalers.
  4. Demonstrate proper use of metered-dose inhalers with valved holding chamber.
  5. Demonstrate proper use of nebulizers.

Respiratory Devices to Manage Obstructive Lung Disease is supported in part by an educational grant from GlaxoSmithKline.

Supported in part by an independent medical education program from Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Item Number: 7207.41


Sandra G. Adams, MD, MS, FCCP
Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary Diseases & Critical Care Medicine
University of Texas Health at San Antonio
South Texas Veterans Health Care System
President/Founder of WipeDiseases Foundation
San Antonio, TX


Rubin Cohen, MD, FCCP
Park Health Medical Center
Queens, NY

Mauricio Danckers, MD, FCCP
Aventura Hospital and Medical Center
Aventura, FL

Sandhya Khurana, MD, FCCP
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY

Diego Maselli, MD, FCCP
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary Diseases & Critical Care Medicine
University of Texas Health at San Antonio
Director, Respiratory Care, University Health System
Director, Severe Asthma Program, University Health System
San Antonio, TX

Jay Peters, MD, FCCP
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
San Antonio, TX

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 1.50 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 1.50 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 1.50 Category 1 credit for completing this activity.

Maintenance of Certification Statement
Successful completion of this CME activity enables the participant to earn up to 1.0 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

Maintenance of Licensure
Scope of Practice – Pulmonary Education

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