Pharmacists on the Frontlines: Managing COPD


Treating patients with COPD involves a range of complex issues, from diagnosis through multiple interventions. Among the biggest challenges: Motivating patients to adhere to their management plan. With their skills, treatment expertise, and availability, pharmacists are positioned to make a major difference in a patient’s management and maintenance of COPD. In this session, an expert reviews case scenarios to illustrate the pharmacist’s role in recommending therapy and providing education and monitoring for patients with COPD.

This session is part of the Trending Topics in Ambulatory Care series and  provides a robust preparatory curriculum for the high-level pharmacy professional planning to take the BCACP examination or for those seeking BCACP recertification credit.

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 COPD.
  2. Develop a care 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.


Karen Tietze, PharmD, RPh
Professor of Clinical Pharmacy
University of the Sciences
Learning Level: Level 1
Track: Ambulatory Care, Community-Based Pharmacy Residencies, Pharmacy Management and Professional Leadership
Session Time Slot(s): 
Saturday, March 21
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Gaylord National - National Harbor 12-13
ACPE Pharmacist: 0202-0000-20-059-L01-P
CEUs Pharmacist: 0.15
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