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AMDA Long Term Care Medicine - 2013


B25 - COPD and Readmission Rates: Can Advances in Pharmacotherapy Improve Outcomes?


Mar 22, 2013 3:30pm ‐ Mar 22, 2013 5:00pm

Standard: $24.00

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Accreditation
The American Medical Directors Association (AMDA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation Statement:
The American Medical Directors Association designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AMDCP Credit Designation:
This session has been approved for a total of clinical 1.5 credit hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care (CMD).

Session Description:
This session is a collaborative between AMDA and ASCP. Hospitals fear new Medicare penalties for higher-than-predicted readmissions for heart failure, heart attacks and pneumonia. Will penalties eventually be extended to COPD patients? Can recent advances in COPD treatments help reduce exacerbations and prevent unnecessary hospitalizations? How can LTC providers best utilize COPD medications? This presentation will inform practitioners about new therapies and enhanced delivery devices. A case-based approach using audience response technology will be used. Please bring a smart phone capable of accessing the Internet. Yes, you can use your phones in this presentation!

Learning Objective(s):

  • Review drug delivery options for COPD patients.
  • Categorize COPD treatment options in relation to published treatment algorithms.
  • Identify opportunities to improve transitional care of COPD patients.
  • Evaluate COPD cases for appropriateness.
  • Utilize “back-channeling” audience participation to facilitate interaction among attendees.







Speaker(s): 
Sean M. Jeffery, ASCP's President

Disclosure(s):
None

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