In the area of respiratory medicine, Paradigm has designed and implemented multiple CME activities focused on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Asthma.
CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE (COPD): BETTER BREATHING BEGINS IN INTERNAL MEDICINE
Many clinicians are not aware of or do not apply evidence based guideline recommendations to identify COPD patients early and accurately. Clinicians face challenges when selecting appropriate maintenance therapy and often don't ensure adherence to inhaled COPD medications. This live, interactive CME-certified satellite symposium held at Internal Medicine 2016 and text-based, CME-certified web monograph, featuring audio and video clips of faculty interviews, discussions, and therapeutic device administration demonstration will help internists better apply recommended diagnostic tools, develop appropriate individualized maintenance treatment and recognize strategies to improve adherence to COPD maintenance therapy.
CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE: ENHANCING THE BREADTH OF OUTPATIENT CARE FROM DIAGNOSIS THROUGH MANAGEMENT
This CME/CE-certified webinar features short didactic presentations followed by extended roundtable discussions among experts in the field of pulmonary medicine, geared toward the office-based practitioner (PCPs, PAs, NPs, and community pulmonologists). In addition, a demonstration of the appropriate use of currently available COPD management agents and equipment is available for clinician/patient viewing, along with other clinician and patient education tools. The webinar, hosted by Paradigm, was promoted via several mechanisms, including a robust email campaign to Paradigm's internal database of learners, and distribution through PeerAudience's OpenCME Network.
ENHANCING COPD MANAGEMENT ACROSS THE CONTINUUM OF CARE
This timely, evidence-based CME grand rounds initiative was focused on strategies to improve the care of inpatient and outpatient COPD patients. It was targeted to multidisciplinary practitioners who manage patients with COPD and was designed to raise awareness of diagnostic dilemmas, important aspects and challenges of each inhaled agent and inhaler device, and appropriate sequencing of treatment.
OPTIMIZING CARE TO IMPROVE OUTCOMES FOR PATIENTS WITH COPD
This live satellite symposium, held in conjunction with Internal Medicine 2014, provided an update on the recent updates to guidelines and therapies, as well as current evidence-based information about the CMS Core Measures as the prevention of a hospital admission has a direct effect on minimizing hospital readmission.
CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE: STRATEGIES TO IMPROVE CARE AND REDUCE HOSPITAL READMISSIONS
This series of CME/CE-certified in-hospital grand rounds activities include didactic lecture, real-world case study presentations, and a brief question-and-answer session with the expert faculty presenter. The initiative also included visiting professor forums-1-hour guided discussions led by the expert faculty presenter at the institutions hosting grand rounds activities.
CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE: IMPROVING CARE AND PATIENT OUTCOMES
COPD is placing a strain on health care systems nationwide. One reason is that exacerbations of COPD are all too common, leading to excessive rehospitalizations. A leading pulmonologist discusses evidence-based strategies for diagnosing COPD, managing exacerbations, and choosing from the many medication options when planning treatment.
RESPIRATORY CARE OPTIONS™
This CME-certified newsletter focused on the treatment of asthma patients and the updated Expert Panel Report (EPR-3) commissioned by the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program. Cases studies were utilized to illustrate how to apply this information to adults, adolescents, and children.
This educational website housed a variety of on-demand CME certified activities, including a series of case-based educational activities, targeted at primary care physicians, that summarized the latest pathophysiologic concepts of asthma, as well as the assessment and management recommendations of the latest update to the EPR-3 guidelines.