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Supported by educational grants from Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc. and Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Overview

This new eLiterature Review series provides up-to-date information directly relevant to clinical practice for clinicians interested in pulmonology. Topic-focused newsletters summarize and provide an expert perspective on the most relevant peer-reviewed articles, while keeping readers current on the latest clinical data. Accompanying podcasts take information from the newsletters and apply it to case-based scenarios.

Planned topics:
  • COPD: Key Factors Supporting Increased Medication Adherence
  • Using GOLD Guidelines to Diagnose and Manage COPD
  • Spotting and Treating Pulmonary Hypertension
Faculty

Gregory B. Diette, MD
Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology and Environmental Health Sciences
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland

Christine L. Smith, RN, MSN
Senior Clinic Nurse Coordinator
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland

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Volume 1

Issue 5

PH: Classification and Diagnosis

Author:
Paul M. Hassoun, MD

Volume 1

Issue 4

COPD: Inhaled Strategies in the Clinic

Author:
Nadia N. Hansel, MD, MPH

Volume 1

Issue 3

COPD: Inhaled Therapy Strategies

Author:
Nadia N. Hansel, MD, MPH

Jointly Provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and DKBmed, LLC

Supported by educational grants from Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc. and Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Program Directors

Gregory B. Diette, MD

Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology and Environmental Health Sciences
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland


Dr. Gregory Diette is a professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He holds joint appointments in the Departments of Epidemiology and Environmental Health Sciences in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. His areas of clinical expertise include asthma and obstructive lung disease.

Dr. Diette earned his M.D. from the Temple University School of Medicine. He completed his residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and performed a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Johns Hopkins. He received his M.H.S. from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

His research interests include environmental impacts on lung disease, epidemiology of airway disease and obstructive lung diseases including COPD.


Christine Smith, RN, MSN

Christine L. Smith, RN, MSN
Senior Clinic Nurse Coordinator
Johns Hopkins Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland

Christine Smith is responsible for following a large group of obstructive lung disease patients in an outpatient setting. She collaborates with Obstructive Lung Disease specialists as well as other departments to assist in providing and coordinating care for these patients. Responsibilities include but are not limited to telephone triage, expediting referrals, preauthorizations, medication refills, education, evaluating for home oxygen needs, and encouraging preventive health maintenance. Also, enlisting assistance from community health worker, home care nurse, and social worker when indicated.

Christine is an active member of COPD Clinical Council and involved with the hospitals ongoing efforts to decrease 30 day readmission rates by facilitating clinic appointments for hospitalized COPD patients so they are seen within 2 weeks of discharge.

Jointly Provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and DKBmed, LLC

Supported by educational grants from Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc. and Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc.

CME/CE

Accreditation Statements

Target Audience

Physicians
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing. The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Nurses
The Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Credit Designation Statements

Physicians
eNewsletter: The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Podcast: The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity

Nurses
eNewsletter This 1 contact hour Educational Activity is provided by the Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing. Each Newsletter carries a maximum of 1 contact hour, or a total of 3 contact hours for the 3 newsletters in this program. Podcast: These paired 0.5 contact hour Educational Activities are provided by the Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing. Each podcast carries a maximum of 0.5 contact hour, or a total of 1.5 contact hours for the 3 podcasts in this program.

Course Format

The ePulmonology Review series will consist of a monthly review of journal literature on key, pertinent topics, emailed as either a newsletter or podcast, to clinicians caring for patients with HIV. The timely commentary on current research, best practices and clinical management issues is provided by an expert panel of HIV specialists. The activities are delivered as 6 bi-monthly newsletters and 6 alternating podcasts. Participants will have up to 2 years to complete the 6 newsletters and 6 podcasts in order to earn CME credit.

Date of release: February 28, 2018
Expiration date: July 24, 2020

Estimated time to complete each activity: 60 minutes per newsletter, 30 minutes per podcast.

Learning Objectives

After participating in this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Describe the importance of accurate classification in diagnosis and disease management of pulmonary hypertension.
  • Identify patient-provider communication techniques to improve adherence to therapeutic agents and patient outcomes.
  • Explain how the GOLD guidelines assist in diagnosing and managing treatments in patients with COPD.
  • Compare current and emerging therapies in COPD to identify the potential for individualizing therapies based on patients’ needs.

Statement of Responsibility

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

Statement of Need

  • Clinicians are not familiar with recent changes in the classification and treatment of pulmonary hypertension.
  • Clinicians do not routinely employ effective tools to support patient-provider communication and adherence to therapy in patients with COPD.
  • Clinicians are not optimally managing patients with COPD because of poor adherence to guidelines and limited understanding of new therapies.

Supported by educational grants from Actelion Pharmaceuticals US, Inc. and Sunovion Pharmaceuticals.

Successful Completion

To receive credit, participants must (1) read the learning objectives and disclosure statements, (2) complete the educational activity, and (3) complete the post-test and activity evaluation form, including the certificate information section. Physicians must attest to the amount of time they spent on the activity.

A passing grade of 70% or higher on the post-test/evaluation is required to receive CME credit.

Intended Audience

The target audience (clinicians) for this initiative includes pulmonologists, primary care physicians, respiratory therapists, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and others treating patients with pulmonary conditions.

There are no fees or prerequisites for this activity.

Planners Disclosures

As a provider approved by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), it is the policy of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education (OCME) to require signed disclosure of the existence of financial relationships with industry from any individual in a position to control the content of a CME activity sponsored by OCME. Members of the Planning Committee are required to disclose all relationships regardless of their relevance to the content of the activity. Faculty are required to disclose only those relationships that are relevant to their specific presentation. The following relationships have been reported for this activity:

Gregory B. Diette, MD discloses that he has received consulting fees from Hill-Rom.

Christine L. Smith, RN, MSN discloses she has no financial relationships with commercial supporters.

Note: Grants to investigators at The Johns Hopkins University are negotiated and administered by the institution which receives the grants, typically through the Office of Research Administration. Individual investigators who participate in the sponsored project(s) are not directly compensated by the sponsor, but may receive salary or other support from the institution to support their effort on the project(s).

Global Faculty Disclosure Policy

It is the policy of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing that the speaker and provider globally disclose conflicts of interest. The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine OCME has established policies in place that will identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity. Detailed disclosure will be made in the instructional materials.

Privacy Policy

The Office of Continuing Medical Education (CME) at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is committed to protecting the privacy of its members and customers. Johns Hopkins University SOM CME maintains its Internet site as an information resource and service for physicians, other health professionals and the public. Continuing Medical Education at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine will keep your personal and credit information confidential when you participate in a CME Internet based program. Your information will never be given to anyone outside of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine's CME program. CME collects only the information necessary to provide you with the services that you request.

To participate in additional CME activities presented by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Continuing Medical Education Office, please visit www.hopkinscme.cloud-cme.com

Disclaimer Statement

The opinions and recommendations expressed by faculty and other experts whose input is included in this program are their own. This enduring material is produced for educational purposes only. Use of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine name implies review of educational format design and approach. Please review the complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combination of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings, and adverse effects before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.

Confidentiality Disclaimer for CME Activity Participants

I certify that I am participating in a Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine CME activity for accredited training and/or educational purposes.

I understand that while I am participating in this capacity, I may be exposed to "protected health information," as that term is defined and used in Hopkins policies and in the federal HIPAA privacy regulations (the Privacy Regulations). Protected health information is information about a person's health or treatment that identifies the person.

I pledge and agree to use and disclose any of this protected health information only for the training and/or educational purposes of my visit and to keep the information confidential. I agree not to post or discuss this protected health information, including pictures and/or videos on any social medial site (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, etc.), in any electronic messaging program or through any portable electronic device.

I understand that I may direct to the Johns Hopkins Privacy Officer any questions I have about my obligations under this Confidentiality Pledge or under any of the Hopkins policies and procedures and applicable laws and regulations related to confidentiality. The contact information is Johns Hopkins Privacy Officer, telephone: 410-735-6509, e-mail: HIPAA@jhmi.edu.

"The Office of Continuing Medical Education at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, as provider of this activity, has relayed information with the CME attendees/participants and certifies that the visitor is attending for training, education and/or observation purposes only."

For CME questions, please contact the CME Office (410) 955-2959 or e-mail cmenet@jhmi.edu. For certificates, please call (410) 502-9634.

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Reviewed & Approved by:
General Counsel, Johns Hopkins Medicine (4/1/03)
(Updated 4/09 and 3/14)

Hardware & Software Requirements

To access activities, users will need:

  • A computer with an internet connection
  • An HTML5 compliant web browser or Internet Explorer 8 (and higher)

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