Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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Estimated time to complete session: 60 mins.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:

1. Evaluate patients who are current or former smokers, and those who develop frequent viral infections, for symptoms that may indicate COPD or related conditions.
2. Prepare treatment plans that include combination approach to therapy for patients who have COPD.
3. Evaluate training needs to administer spirometry tests and interpret and validate results in symptomatic patients.
4. Counsel patients who have COPD on the importance of quitting smoking and receiving vaccinations for influenza and pneumonia.

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AAFP prescribed
Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
03/19/2021
Parent activity set: 

Ariel Cole, MD, FAAFP, CMD, Director, Geriatric Medicine Fellowship, Assistant Director, Family Medicine Residency, Florida Hospital, Orlando; Geriatric Medicine Clerkship Director, Florida State University College of Medicine Orlando campus; Assistant Professor, University of Central Florida College of Medicine, Winter Park, Florida

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AAFP prescribed

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
03/25/2014
Course expires: 
03/19/2021
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