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Optimizing IPF Care Through Improvements in Diagnosis, Treatment, and Shared Decision-Making

PCE On Demand Live Presentation

NPs and PAs in pulmonary practice are vital members of the multidisciplinary team recognizing and managing patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). In this 1-hour webcast, national IPF experts discuss the process of establishing a diagnosis of IPF, delve into pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic interventions for IPF and common comorbidities, and explore effective communication strategies for patient collaboration in management of IPF to promote optimal outcomes.

This webcast has been developed by recognized national experts to provide NPs and PAs with practical clinical guidance based on the latest advances in medicine in an engaging, interactive learning environment.

Registered Nurses: 1.00 Nursing contact hours, includes 1.00 hour of pharmacology credit Physician Assistants: maximum of 1.00 hours of AAPA Category 1 CME credits

Released: November 23, 2021

Expiration: November 22, 2022

No longer available for credit.
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Corey D. Kershaw

Corey D. Kershaw, MD, FCCP

Associate Professor
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Department of Medicine
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas

Corinne R. Young

Corinne R. Young, MSN, FNP-C, FCCP

Association of Pulmonary Advance Practice Providers
Colorado Springs, Colorado


This activity is supported by educational grants from Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and Genentech, a member of the Roche Group.

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Target Audience

NPs and PAs

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
  • Identify the signs and symptoms of IPF to make an accurate diagnosis and referral earlier in the course of disease

  • Devise a treatment plan that incorporates current treatment guidelines and therapies as well as management of comorbidities and risk factors

  • Apply effective communication and shared decision-making skills during patient visits


All faculty and planners participating in continuing education activities sponsored by Practicing Clinicians Exchange (PCE) are required to disclose all financial relationships with ineligible companies. All relevant conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to PCE policy. In addition, all faculty are required to openly disclose any off-label, experimental, or investigational use of drugs or devices discussed in this activity. The faculty and Planning Committee have been advised that this activity must be free from commercial bias and based upon all available scientifically rigorous data from research that conforms to accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.

Dr Kershaw: consulting fees: Boehringer Ingelheim.

Ms Young has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

None of the members of the Planning Committee or PCE staff have any relevant relationships to disclose.

Instructions for Credit

Participants wishing to earn CE/CME credit must:

  1. View the content in its entirety
  2. Relate the content material to the learning objectives
  3. Complete the evaluation form

The estimated time to complete this activity is 1.00 hour.

Release date: November 23, 2021
Expiration date: November 22, 2022


Interactive video lecture


The opinions or views expressed in this continuing education activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Practicing Clinicians Exchange or any educational supporter.



Joint Accreditation Statement

Joint AccreditationIn support of improving patient care, Practicing Clinicians Exchange is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

ANCC Credit Designation

Nursing contact hours: 1.00, which includes 1.00 hours of pharmacology credit

AAPA Credit Designation

Joint AccreditationPracticing Clinicians Exchange has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 1.00 AAPA Category 1 CME credit. Approval is valid until November 22, 2022. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

PA course advisor: John Hardisty, MS, MSPAS, PA-C, Colorado Springs Pulmonary Consultants, Colorado Springs, Colorado

IPCE Credit Designation
IPCEThis activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 1.00 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.

Additional Information

Program Medium

This program has been made available online.