Accreditation/Credit Designation

ACPE

Pharmacy Times Continuing Education™ is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours (0.10 CEU) under the ACPE universal activity number 0290-0000-20-302-H01-P. The activity is available for CE credit through October 2, 2021.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC, and Pharmacy Times Continuing Education. Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #16669, for 1.0 Contact Hour.

Acknowledgement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.

Current and Emerging Treatment Options for Chronic Cough: The Role of Managed Care

Release Date: October 2, 2020
Expiration Date: October 2, 2021

Activity Overview

With limited treatment response and a complicated etiology, the management of patients with chronic cough is often difficult. It is important for managed care professionals to be familiar with the pathophysiology of chronic cough, in particular refractory and unexplained cough, as definitions and classifications of the disease are still evolving. Patients seeking care generally have frequent comorbidities, numerous hospitalizations or visits to a specialty department, and have previously trialed many therapies including narcotics or antitussives including codeine, oral corticosteroids, systemic respiratory antibiotics, and others. Important guideline updates and currently available treatment options as well as emerging treatment options that are targeted for these patients, will be reviewed. With the right treatment approaches, chronic cough has the potential to be resolved or minimized, which will lessen the burden on healthcare resources, families, work and school, and improve patients' quality of life and overall health.

Acknowledgement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.

Instructions for This Activity and Receiving Credit

  1. Complete the activity (including pre- and post-activity assessments).
  2. Answer the evaluation questions.
  3. Request credit using the drop-down menu.

You may immediately download your certificate.


Target Audience

This educational program is directed toward pulmonologists, respiratory specialists, nurses, and formulary decision makers. Other health care professionals who treat patients with pulmonary conditions may also participate.

Pharmacists and those seeking pharmacy credits are encouraged to register with our partner, Pharmacy Times Continuing Education (https://www.pharmacytimes.org/) for the enduring online activity at: https://www.pharmacytimes.org/on-demand/current-and-emerging-treatment-options-for-chronic-cough-the-role-of-managed-care

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this activity, you should be better prepared to:

  • Determine the etiology and pathophysiology of chronic cough, along with the burden to the patient
  • Examine the management of chronic cough, including pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatments as well as emerging therapies
  • Explore a treatment plan for patients with chronic cough that takes into consideration the type of cough, comorbidities, cost, and assessment of patient improvement

Faculty, Staff, and Planners’ Disclosures

In accordance with ACCME Guidelines, PER® has identified and resolved all COI for faculty, staff, and planners prior to the start of this activity by using a multistep process.

Faculty

Brooke Fidler, PharmD
Brooke Fidler, PharmD
Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice
LIU Pharmacy
Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Brooklyn, New York

Disclosures: Brooke Fidler, PharmD, has no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

The staff of Physicians' Education Resource®, LLC (PER®) have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Off-Label Disclosure and Disclaimer

This activity may or may not discuss investigational, unapproved, or off-label use of drugs. Learners are advised to consult prescribing information for any products discussed. The information provided in this accredited activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent clinical judgment of a healthcare professional relative to diagnostic, treatment, or management options for a specific patient’s medical condition. The opinions expressed in the content are solely those of the individual faculty members and do not reflect those of PER® or any company that provided commercial support for this activity.


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