Care of the Hospitalized Patient with Acute Exacerbation of COPD
Introduction to this self-study CME activity
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic inflammatory disease of the lungs which leads to a progressive decline in lung function. The disease is tightly linked with cigarette smoking, and results in chronic symptoms (dyspnea, cough, and sputum production), often punctuated with periodic acute exacerbations of the disease. COPD is the third leading cause of death in the United States.
This CME activity presents a framework for adult, non-critically-ill hospitalized patients with acute exacerbation of COPD (AECOPD) to provide an evidence-based blueprint for the acute care of patients with AECOPD, in order to standardize and improve the quality of care for these patients.
Participants in this CME activity will understand and be able to implement evidence-based cost-effective clinical strategies for the diagnosis and initial treatment of exacerbated COPD in hospitalized patients.
UMHS Guidelines Oversight Team
- Megan R. Mack, MD
- David H. Wesorick, MD
- F. Jacob Seagull, PhD
Literature Search Services
- Taubman Medical Library
Production of Internet Format and Website Maintenance
- Ellen Patrick-Dunlavey, MA
CME Accreditation and Credit Designation
The University of Michigan Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Michigan Medical School designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA/PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Method of Participation
- View the web pages. You may print the self-study text to read off-line.
- Complete the on-line learning assessment test with a score of 70% or higher. After you initially take the test, the test will be immediately electronically scored.
If fewer than 70% of the questions are answered correctly, the questions that were not answered correctly will be noted in red. Review the CME content related to those topics and retake the test.
If 70% or more of the questions are answered correctly, the correct and incorrect answers for all questions will be shown along with explanations of the basis for the correct answer. The link to register and receive credit is shown at the end of the items and explanations.
- Complete the electronic credit request and activity evaluation. An electronic certificate of participation will be provided immediately.
- Print the certificate of participation for your personal records.