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CPD

Difficult to Manage Asthma in Primary Care

  • Authors: Dermot Ryan, MB, ChB
  • CPD Released: 12/13/2019
  • THIS ACTIVITY HAS EXPIRED
  • Valid for credit through: 12/13/2020
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Target Audience and Goal Statement

This educational activity is intended for an international audience of non-US primary care physicians, pulmonologists, allergists and clinical immunologists.

The goal of this activity is to provide clinicians who treat patients with asthma with the latest scientific data and guideline-based clinical concepts surrounding patient care, including assessing disease severity and comorbidities, selecting appropriate therapy, and optimizing individualized patient care.

Have greater competence related to

  • Ordering appropriate assessment tools to evaluate and diagnose a patient presenting with difficult to manage and severe asthma  
  • Tailoring treatment management, including pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic options


Disclosures

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Faculty

  • Dermot Ryan, MB, ChB

    Honorary Clinical Research Fellow
    University of Edinburgh
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Dermot Ryan, MB, ChB, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
    Served as an advisor or consultant for: Boehringer Ingelheim; GlaxoSmithKline; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; TrudellMedical
    Served as a speaker or a member of a speakers bureau for: AstraZeneca; Chiesi; Mylan
    Received grants for clinical research from: European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
    Other: Employed by a commercial interest: Cambridge (consultancy basis); Optimum Patient Care

  • Mark C. Via

    Writer, Chichester Associates Inc., Phoenix, Arizona

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Mark C. Via has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Editor

  • Allison Armagan, PharmD

    Scientific Director, Medscape, LLC

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Allison Armagan has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
    Owns stocks, stock options, or bonds from: Portola
    Developed content for IME or CPD activities supported by: Actelion, AstraZeneca, Biosense Webster, Boehringer Ingelheim, Lilly, Novo Nordisk

Content Reviewer

  • Hazel Dennison, DNP, RN, FNP, CPHQ, CNE

    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance, Medscape, LLC

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Hazel Dennison, DNP, RN, FNP, CPHQ, CNE, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.


Accreditation Statements

    For Physicians

  • The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom (FPM) has reviewed and approved the content of this educational activity and allocated it 0.50 continuing professional development credits (CPD).

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Instructions for Participation and Credit

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This activity is designed to be completed within the time designated on the title page; physicians should claim only those credits that reflect the time actually spent participating in the activity. To successfully earn credit, participants must complete the activity online during the credit eligibility period that is noted on the title page.

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  1. Read the information provided on the title page regarding the target audience, learning objectives, and author disclosures, read and study the activity content and then complete the post-test questions. If you earn a passing score on the post-test and we have determined based on your registration profile that you may be eligible to claim CPD credit for completing this activity, we will issue you a CPD credit certificate.
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CPD

Difficult to Manage Asthma in Primary Care

Authors: Dermot Ryan, MB, ChBFaculty and Disclosures
THIS ACTIVITY HAS EXPIRED

CPD Released: 12/13/2019

Valid for credit through: 12/13/2020

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ABOUT THIS ACTIVITY
Enhance your clinical skills as you engage with patients in an objective and realistic interactive simulation. Treat patients, diagnose medical conditions, and prescribe medications. There are no limits to your choices—order from thousands of labs, diagnoses, devices, and drugs using an intuitive patient chart-based interface.

Powerful metrics track your performance and provide instant expert feedback on your decisions. Upon completion, results will be presented, along with author commentary on each case.

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