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Medical Minute 3: What Can We Learn From COPD Best Practices Programs?

Medical Minute

This Medical Minute will help summarize information gained from best practices programs and identify COPD resources to improve patient engagement and treatment outcomes.

Physician Assistants/Physician Associates: 0.25 AAPA Category 1 CME credit

Nurse Practitioners: 0.25 Nursing contact hours, includes 0.25 hour of pharmacotherapy credit

Released: February 03, 2023

Expiration: February 02, 2024

No longer available for credit.



Brian Carlin

Brian Carlin, MD

Sleep Medicine and Lung Health Consultants
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Medical Director
Select Specialty Hospital
Johnstown, Pennsylvania

Samuel Louie

Samuel Louie, MD

Professor Emeritus
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
University of California, Davis
Davis, California

Corinne Young

Corinne Young, MSN, FNP-C, FCCP

The Association of Pulmonary Advanced Practice Providers
Colorado Springs, Colorado

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This activity is supported by an educational grant from



Association of Pulmonary Advanced Practice Providers (APAPP)

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Target Audience

NPs and PAs who care for patients with COPD

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Identify COPD resources to provide improved patient engagement and treatment outcomes


All faculty and planners participating in continuing education activities sponsored by Partners for Advancing Clinical Education (PACE) are required to disclose all financial relationships with ineligible companies. All relevant conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to PACE 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.

Brian W. Carlin, MD: consultant/advisor/speaker: Aerogen, Monaghan, Theravance, Vitaris.

Samuel Louie, MD: consultant/advisor/speaker: AstraZeneca, Boehringer Ingelheim, Genentech, GSK, Regeneron, Sanofi.

Corinne R. Young, MSN, FNP-C, FCCP: consultant/advisor/speaker: AstraZeneca, Griffols.

The planners and content peer reviewers from Partners for Advancing Clinical Education, Practicing Clinicians Exchange, and the Association of Pulmonary Advanced Practice Providers do not have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Instructions for Credit

Learners 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 evaluation form

The estimated time to complete this activity is 0.25 hours.

Successful completion of the post-test is required to earn CE/CME credit. Successful completion is defined as a cumulative score of 65%.


The program has been made available online.


The opinions or views expressed in this CE/CME activity do not necessarily reflect the opinions or recommendations of Partners for Advancing Clinical Education, Practicing Clinicians Exchange, Association of Pulmonary Advanced Practice Providers, or any educational supporter.


Joint Accreditation Statement
Joint AccreditationIn support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Partners for Advancing Clinical Education (PACE) and the Association of Pulmonary Advanced Practice Providers (APAPP). Partners for Advancing Clinical Education (PACE) 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:
0.25, which includes 0.25 hours of pharmacology credit.


AAPA Credit Designation
Joint AccreditationPartners for Advancing Clinical Education (PACE) has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credits for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 0.25 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Approval is valid until February 02, 2024. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.


IPCE Credit Designation

This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 0.25 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.