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Asthma Inhalers: Review to Improve Inhaler Competence Among Providers
This program is a 25 minute video featuring Dr. Michelle Dilley and Dr. Bob Geng from UC San Diego and Rady Children’s. The course addresses various types of inhaler devices including the mechanisms, appropriate techniques through video demonstrations, advantages and disadvantages to help providers feel more confident teaching patients how to use their inhalers, prescribe the optimal devices for certain patients, and overall improve asthma health outcomes.
    


Asthma Inhalers: Review to Improve Inhaler Competence Among Providers


Activity Description

This module on Asthma Inhalers is a web-based presentation featuring Dr. Michelle Dilley and Dr. Bob Geng from UC San Diego and Rady Children's. It is designed to improve inhaler competence among providers by reviewing the various types of inhaler devices including the mechanisms, appropriate techniques through video demonstrations, advantages and disadvantages to help providers feel more confident teaching patients how to use their inhalers, prescribe the optimal devices for certain patients, and overall improve asthma health outcomes.

Target Audience

This module is designed for health care professionals that treat patients with asthma including primary care physicians, allergists, pulmonologists, respiratory therapists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, and other healthcare providers interested in learning more about the various types of asthma inhalers and appropriate techniques to better educate and manage patients with asthma.


Method of Participation


This module is approximately 25 minutes in length, and is broken down into topic for ease of viewing. The video is delivered via a streaming platform in the optimal format for your viewing device. This program is available free of charge.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to:

- Describe the different types of inhalers

- Apply the skills and techniques for properly using the various inhaler devices

- Demonstrate to patients how to use the various types of inhalers

- Select the most appropriate inhaler devices for patients based on individual needs


Faculty


Michelle Dilley, MD

Pediatric Resident
University of California San Diego
Rady Children's Hospital San Diego



Bob Geng, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine
Co-Director of Rady Children's Hospital Severe Asthma Program
Allergy/Immunology Director of the Multidisciplinary Atopic Dermatitis Program (MADP)
Divisions of Adult and Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
University of California San Diego



Statement of Need

Many providers are unfamiliar with the wide variety and complexity of asthma inhaler delivery devices making it challenging to effectively teach patients and prescribe the most appropriate devices. This module on asthma inhalers has been developed to improve inhaler competence among providers. This activity will review the mechanisms, techniques, advantages and disadvantages of the various inhaler devices including metered-dose inhalers (MDIs), dry powder inhalers (DPIs), the new breath-activated MDI and soft mist inhalers (SMIs). Demonstrations of proper techniques for the different devices will help providers feel more confident teaching patients how to correctly use their inhalers and overall improve asthma control and patient outcomes. Understanding the various inhaler device options and characteristics that can impact patient preference and effective use will also help providers better match inhaler devices to individual patients.

Accreditation

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

Credit Designation
AMA:
 The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAPA: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 0.50 hours of Category 1 credit for completing this program. 

Nurses: For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME. For the purpose of relicensure, the California Board of Registered Nursing accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ (report up to 0.5 hours of credit and list "CME Category 1" as the provider number).

R
elease Date: October 12, 2020
Expiration Date: October 11, 2023

Balance and Objectivity of Content
It is the policy of the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor. All persons involved in the selection, development and presentation of content are required to disclose any real or apparent conflicts of interest. All conflicts of interest will be resolved prior to an educational activity being delivered to learners through one of the following mechanisms 1) altering the financial relationship with the commercial interest, 2) altering the individual's control over CME content about the products or services of the commercial interest, and/or 3) validating the activity content through independent peer review. All persons are also required to disclose any discussions of off label/unapproved uses of drugs or devices. Persons who refuse or fail to disclose are disqualified from participating in the CME activity. Participants will be asked to evaluate whether the speaker's outside interests reflect a possible bias in the planning or presentation of the activity. This information is used to plan future activities.

Disclosure Summary

Michelle Dilley, MD has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Bob Geng, MD is a speaker and consultant for Sanofi/Regeneron, speaker for GSK, and has a research grant from Genentech. 

The CME staff, meeting planners, editorial staff, planning committee, peer reviewer, and CME committee reviewers do not have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Off-label Disclosure: These educational activities may contain discussion of unlabeled and/or investigational uses of agents that are not approved by the FDA. Please consult the prescribing information for each product.

The views and opinions expressed in these activities are those of the faculty and do not necessarily reflect the views of the University of California San Diego.

Cultural Competency
This activity is in compliance with California Assembly Bill 1195 which requires CME courses with patient care components to include curriculum in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competencies. Cultural competency is defined as a set of integrated attitudes, knowledge, and skills that enables health care professionals or organizations to care effectively for patients from diverse cultures, groups, and communities. Linguistic competency is defined as the ability of a physician or surgeon to provide patients who do not speak English or who have limited ability to speak English, direct communication in the patient's primary language. Cultural and Linguistic Competency was incorporated into the planning of this activity. Additional resources on cultural and linguistic competency and information about AB1195 can be found on the UC San Diego CME website at http://cpd.ucsd.edu
 
 
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