Optimizing COPD Management: Motivating Patients to be Engaged in Their Care


How can you help patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) participate in managing their illness? Encouraging them to play an active role in their own care is key. As a pharmacist, your skillset, frequent contact with patients, and expertise about available treatments make your input particularly valuable. In this session, two experts will use case studies to discuss the role of community pharmacists in recommending therapy and providing education and monitoring for patients with COPD.

Pharmacist Learning Objectives

At the completion of this application-based activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify key prevention and management intervention strategies for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
  2. Develop an appropriate plan for the initiation, titration, monitoring, and modifying of pharmacotherapy for patients with COPD.
  3. Discuss effective methods to ensure smooth transition of care for patients recently hospitalized with a COPD exacerbation, including access to appropriate therapies.
Sharya Bourdet, PharmD, BCPS
Associate Clinical Professor, UCSF School of Pharmacy
San Francisco VA Health Care System
Dennis Williams, PHARMD, FAPHA
University of North Carolina At Chapel Hill Eshelman School of Pharmacy
Learning Level: Level 2
Track: Pharmacist Clinical Patient Care Services, Ambulatory Care
Session Time Slot(s): 
Monday, March 25
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Washington State Convention Center - Room 608-609
ACPE Pharmacist: 0202-0000-19-081-L01-P
CEUs Pharmacist: .2
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