General Course Fee: $99
This program in its entirety provides 5 hours (0.5 CEU) of ACPE CPE home study, opioids and pain credit AMA Category 2 CME, and CNE pharmacology credit.
Course Expiration Date
This program, Breathe Easy: Asthma, Opioids, COPD, Sleep Apnea, Office Emergencies, was originally presented and recorded October 2, 2019 at a live continuing education seminar for health professionals in Kauai, Hawaii.
At the conclusion of this session, the participant will be able to:
Rethinking Asthma Management-Reamer L. Bushardt (1 hr)
- Define treatment goals for patients with asthma.
- Discuss evidence-based recommendations and guidelines for diagnosing, treating and controlling asthma.
- Develop a drug therapy and monitoring plan for patients with asthma.
- Identify strategies to support patient education and adherence within inhaled medications for asthma.
Best Practices in Prescribing Opioids-Reamer L. Bushardt (1hr)
- Describe evolving opioid prescribing and regulatory practices in the United States.
- Discuss recently released opioid prescribing guidelines, highlighting the relevance to primary care providers.
- Describe best practices and patient care resources for managing patients with chronic nonmalignant pain, highlighting guidance from a regulatory perspective.
Practical Approach to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Obstructive Sleep Apnea- Kevin O’Connor (2hrs)
- Define treatment goals for patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
- Discuss evidence-based recommendations and guidelines for diagnosing, treating and controlling Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
- Develop a drug therapy and monitoring plan for patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
- Identify strategies to support patient education and adherence within inhaled medications for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
- Identify the pathophysiology and comorbidities often associated with Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
- Discuss lifestyle, medication, biomechanical and surgical options for the treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
How to Tackle the Most Common Office Emergencies – Kevin O’Connor (1hr)
- Identify the most common office emergencies encountered in the primary care setting.
- Develop immediate action plans to address the most common office emergencies, to include appropriate medication, equipment and staff training.
- Discuss ways in which the primary care provider can either initiate or integrate into already established national, state and local community resilience efforts.
Reamer L. Bushardt, Pharm.D., PA-C, DFAAPA
Senior Associate Dean for Health Sciences The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, DC.
Dr. Bushardt, has NO financial arrangements with any corporate organization that might have an interest in the subject being presented.
Kevin C. O’Connor, D.O., FAAFP
Associate Professor of Medicine, Senior Medical Advisor, Health Sciences, The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences; Director, Executive Medicine Program, GW Medical Faculty Associates.
Dr. O’Connor has NO financial arrangements with any corporate organization that might have an interest in the subject being presented.
- Register online by clicking here.
- Your emailed course confirmation will contain the pertinent information for completing this online learning course.
- Once registered, you may watch our self paced continuing education course on your computer or mobile device.
- Please use the links, included in your emailed confirmation, to download the course handout and complete the course post test and evaluation.
Requirements for Credit
For ACPE, ANCC or AMA Category 2 Credit, you must receive a score of 70% or greater on the multiple choice test and and complete the written course evaluation.
Please complete and test and evaluation online. ULS will receive notification of course completion, and will mail your statement of credit.*
*Pharmacists: Please ensure that we have your NABP# and date of birth on file. ACPE does not allow us to provide you with paper Statements of Credit. Should you need a paper statement of credit, you can access that information via CPE Monitor. All other professionals: An applicable paper Statement of Credit will be issued upon receipt of your post-conference paperwork.
Obtaining CE Credit
Once your course is completed and accreditation requirements have been met, ULS will receive notification of course completion, and email your statement of credit (physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, and non-US health professionals), report credit to CPE Monitor (pharmacists) and report credit to other organizations that you specify such as CE Broker. Please provide all necessary reporting information at the time of registration.
Accreditation/ Target Audience
This course provides five (5) hours of AMA Category 2 credit.
American Osteopathic Association (AOA): This course provides five (5) hours of AMA Category 2 credit.
Members of the College of Family Physicians of Canada CFPC : This course provides five (5) hours of AMA Category 2 credit.
American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA): This course provides five (5) hours of AMA Category 2 credit.
American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC): Continuing education hours approved by ACPE meet the ANCC-accredited CNE criteria. This course provides pharmacology/pharmacotherapeutics Category 1 Continuing Education Hours for certification renewal. The same hours submitted to renew certification may be submitted to a State Board of Nursing for re-licensure.
National Certification Corporation (NCC): Recognizes any Nursing, Medical, Health Care or Other For Profit or Not for Profit Education Provider. Please contact NCC regarding approval.
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP): National Certification Program for Nurse Practitioners accepts ACPE credit.
University Learning Systems is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 11409.
University Learning Systems (ULS), is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education. All ULS courses carry ACPE credit with the designation for pharmacists (P). Online courses are recognized as home study courses by ACPE.
Title: Breathe Easy: Asthma, Opioids, COPD, Sleep Apnea, Office Emergencies
Activity Type: Application
CEU: 5 hours (Opioids & Pain, 1 Hour)
Canadian Council on Continuing Education in Pharmacy (CCCEP) accepts courses accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE).
Other Health Professionals
Contact your respective board regarding approval.