Physician Dispensing: Optimizing Patient Use of Inhalers and Other Respiratory Devices

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Overview / Abstract:

At the time of dispensing, health professionals are exposed to patients who are struggling with uncontrolled asthma or poorly controlled COPD. Caregivers are also seeking better ways to management this chronic condition. The online module entitled Optimizing Patient Use of Inhalers and Other Respiratory Devices will equip learners with a practical understanding of devices to deliver drug to the lungs. Video demonstrations help learners become familiar with how to identify poor inhaler technique and how to coach patients to improve their use of respiratory delivery devices. Visual displays of numerous devices add to the learner's understanding of the mechanisms and patient use of each type of device.

The original course content was sponsored in part by an educational grant from the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Prevention and Health Promotions Administration: Environmental Health Bureau.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this application-based activity, the physician prescriber will be able to:
1. Distinguish between different devices used to deliver inhaled medications to patients with obstructive lung disease;
2. Given a device, list the steps required for device priming, proper use and care; and
3. Demonstrate the ability to counsel patients and caregivers in proper device use.

CE: 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM, 2.0 ACPE Contact Hours
Universal Activity Number (UAN): 0025-0000-18-030-H01-T
Launch Date: 02/21/2018
Expiration Date: 02/21/2021
Course Number: CN#MD005
Target Audience: Physicians, Pharmacists, Dentists


Feb 21, 2021


Pharmacy CPE, Physician CME





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Presenters / Authors / Faculty

Mona G. Tsoukleris, PharmD, MS
Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice & Science
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

Amanda Schartel, PharmD, BCACP
Assistant Professor
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

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Keywords / Search Terms

University of Maryland School of Pharmacy: CIPS Knowledge Enterprise Antiasthmatic Agents, Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Corticosteroids

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