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Chasing the Gold - COPD - Getting Treatment Right

Program Type



1 Contact Hour(s)

Release Date

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Offline Date:

Friday, December 15, 2017

ACPE Expiration Date

Monday, May 18, 2020

Target Audience

Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician



  • Overview

    The 2017 Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) creates a global strategy and standard for diagnosis, management, and prevention of COPD. All heath care providers should be familiar with the evidence based recommendations for treatment found in the initiative and work diligently to implement these recommendations. Despite the strong evidence that the GOLD guidelines work for patients with COPD, guideline adoption continues to lag. In fact, a review of a data retrospectively indicates that many patients still do not receive pharmacotherapy IAW GOLD; nor do they receive pulmonary rehabilitation as part of an integrated disease management plan. This knowledge based program will give pharmacists an understanding of GOLD and enable them to assist and counsel COPD patients on pharmaceutical treatment, lifestyle changes, adherence, and possible follow-up with the proper medical professional when necessary.



    Slide Document:   17063H01_4pp.pdf
    Slide Document:   17063H01_2pp.pdf

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  • Pharmacist

    Identify and highlight the undertreatment of COPD
    Outline the treatment options in the management of COPD according to the GOLD guidelines
    Describe the role of physical activity/exercise tolerance in the betterment of outcomes for the patient with COPD
    Identify effective communication strategies to be utilized by the HCP to foster a collaborative self-management plan

    Pharmacy Technician

    Recognize the drug treatment options for COPD
    Describe the role of physical activity/exercise tolerance in COPD management

  • Activity Type


    Universal Activity Number

    Pharmacist 0798-0000-17-063-H01-P

    Pharmacy Technician 0798-0000-17-063-H01-T

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