Tuesday, May 7, 2019 from 7:45 AM to 4:30 PM EDT
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Puritan Event Center 
245 Hooksett Road
Manchester, NH 03104

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Jane Goodman 
Breathe New Hampshire 
603.669.2411, ext 118 


Southern NH AHEC is an Approved Provider of continuing nursing education by the Northeast Multistate Division (NE-MSD), an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  6.5 contact hours. Activity Number: 1265.

The Southern NH Area Health Education Center, accredited by the NH Medical Society continuing medical education for physicians.  Southern New Hampshire Area Health Education Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Application has been made to the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) for continuing education contact hours for respiratory therapists.

Application has been made to the New Hampshire Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association (NH APTA) for continuing education contact hours for physical therapists.

For other professionals:  6.5 professional hours of continuing education. 



Practical Managment of COPD:  
The Team and the Tools

This conference presents evidence-based practical management strategies of COPD in health care settings. The $125 registration fee includes breakfast, lunch and 6.5 credit hours. CME open to all healthcare providers involved in the care and management of patients with COPD.

At the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Utilize tools that guide co-morbidity assessment, understand the impact of co-morbidities on COPD management and identify methods to include patient goals in a management plan;       
  • Describe the value of spirometry testing in the diagnosis of COPD and other lung diseases;
  • Appreciate the different categories of COPD medications and the devices they are delivered in;
  • Identify treatments available for nicotine cessation and compare and contrast the efficacy of monotherapy versus combination therapy;
  • Describe the various COPD innovations that are happening in New Hampshire;
  • Understand the proven benefits of pulmonary rehabilitation, explore potential ways for its implementation and recognize challenges to widespread use;
  • Effectively manage acute COPD exacerbations and optimize post-hospitalization management