Educating Patients on Appropriate Inhaler Use

Activity Details
  • Credit Amounts:
    • CNE: 0.60
    • TSBSWE: 0.50
    • Physicians: 1.00
  • Cost: Free
  • Release: Jul 31, 2017
  • Expires: Jul 31, 2019
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    30 Minutes
  • System Requirements:
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Faculty

Shara Elrod Shara Elrod, PharmD, BCACP
Director of Community and Ambulatory Practice
Assistant Professor of Pharmacotherapy
UNT System College of Pharmacy
Fort Worth, Texas

Needs Statement

Participants will have the opportunity to learn about and use demonstration devices of newer asthma and COPD inhaler devices in ‘skills lab-type’ atmosphere. Educational techniques to teach patients how to correctly use these newer inhaler will be reviewed. Participants will be able to compare and contrast the newer inhalers with existing inhaler technologies. How these newer inhalers are being used in the current treatment of asthma and COPD will also be discussed.

Target Audience

This activity was designed to address the educational needs of physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers.

Objectives

• Demonstrate the use of newer inhaler medications for asthma and COPD
• Compare and contrast newer asthma and COPD inhaler devices with existing technologies
• Discuss the use of newer asthma and COPD inhalers in current therapy
• Develop educational technique to speak with patients about newer asthma and COPD inhaler devices

Accreditation

CNE

UNT Health Science Center is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # 16274. This activity is approved for 0.60 Contact Hours.

TSBSWE

This activity is approved for a maximum of 0.50 Clock Hours for Social Workers.

Physicians

The University of North Texas Health Science Center is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to award continuing medical education to physicians.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center has requested that the AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education approve this program for 1.00 hour of AOA Category 1B CME credits. Approval is currently pending.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center presents this activity for educational purposes only. Participants are expected to utilize their own expertise and judgment while engaged in the practice of medicine. The content of the presentations is provided solely by presenters who have been selected for presentations because of recognized expertise in their field.

ACGME Competencies

  • Patient care
  • Medical knowledge
  • Interpersonal and communication skills

IOM Competencies

  • Provide patient-centered care
  • Employ evidence-based practice

Faculty Disclosure

Dr. Elrod has nothing to disclose. The UNT Health Science Center Professional and Continuing Education staff has nothing to disclose.