COPD Guidelines

Activity Details
  • Credit Amounts:
    • CME: 0.75
    • CPE: 0.75
    • Other: 0.75
  • Cost: Free
  • Release: Jun 18, 2020
  • Expires: Jun 17, 2023
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    45 Minutes
  • Average User Rating:
    (3 Ratings)


Lauren Kormelink Lauren Kormelink, PharmD, BCACP
Instructor, Pulmonary Module-Therapeutics
University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy
Adult Cystic Fibrosis Clinical Pharmacist
UK HealthCare
Lexington, Kentucky

Needs Statement

The GOLD workgroup released updated treatment guidelines for COPD in the spring of 2019. In order to provide Kentuckians with optimal COPD treatment outcomes, practitioners across the state should be able to implement the most updated evidence based treatment approaches. The goal is for learners to be able to implement 2019 guidelines into clinical practice to provide patients with the most updated evidence based treatment and monitoring strategies. Learners can also work to make other practitioners aware of the new guidelines and teach them how to implement them into practice.

Target Audience

Physician, Physician Assistant, Nurse, Nurse Practioner, Pharmacist, and any other health care professional treating patients with COPD.


Upon completion of this education activity, participants will be able to:

  • Review risk factors and pathophysiology of COPD
  • Recommend initial pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions for a patient with newly diagnosed COPD
  • Assess appropriateness of a patient’s current COPD treatment and determine when changes are warranted
  • Evaluate need for COPD exacerbation treatment


The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine presents this activity for educational purposes only. Participants are expected to utilize their own expertise and judgment while engaged in the practice of medicine. The content of the presentations is provided solely by presenters who have been selected for presentations because of recognized expertise in their field.

ACGME Competencies

  • Patient care
  • Practice-based learning and improvement

ACPEThe University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

This knowledge-based activity has been assigned UAN 0022-0000-20-138-H01-P and will award 0.75 contact hours (0.075 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit in states that recognize ACPE providers.

Statements of participation will indicate hours and CEUs based on participation and will be issued online at the conclusion of the activity. Successful completion includes completing the activity, its accompanying evaluation and/or posttest (score 70% or higher) and requesting credit online at the conclusion of the activity. Credit will be uploaded to CPE Monitor, and participants may print a statement of credit or transcript from their NABP e-profile. The College complies with the Accreditation Standards for Continuing Pharmacy Education.

UK Healthcare CECentral certifies this activity for 0.75 hours of participation.

Faculty Disclosure

No speakers, planners, or reviewers have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The material presented in this course represents information obtained from the scientific literature as well as the clinical experiences of the speakers. In some cases, the presentations might include discussion of investigational agents and/or off-label indications for various agents used in clinical practice. Speakers will inform the audience when they are discussing investigational and/or off-label uses.

Content review confirmed that the content was developed in a fair, balanced manner free from commercial bias. Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone commercial bias in any presentation, but it is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation.


In collaboration with UK College of Pharmacy Center for the Advancement of Pharmacy Practice.