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Digital Seminar

Managing COPD in Primary Care

Yes, You Can!

Mike Hess, MPH, RPFT, RRT
2 Hours 02 Minutes
Audio and Video
May 12, 2023
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Digital Seminar


COPD is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States and around the world. Unfortunately, many clinicians do not have the time or resources to optimally manage this complex disease. This presentation will provide an overview of COPD pathophysiology as well as best practices for managing the condition, including pharmacological, non-pharmacological, and advanced interventions. The presentation is designed to give busy clinicians immediately actionable recommendations to enhance patient care for the COPD community.


Planning Committee Disclosure - No relevant relationships

All members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.

* Credit Note - **

NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after passing the online post-test (80% passing score) and completing the evaluation). Instructional methods will include PowerPoint, didactic lecture, and others.

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Program content is reviewed periodically per accrediting board rules for currency and appropriateness for credit. Credit approvals are subject to change. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. 
For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact or 800-844-8260 before purchase.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession's standards.  

For Planning Committee disclosures, please see below.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.


Earn up to 2.0 CE hours. Please see below, for more details, as credit amounts vary by state and profession. 

Pharmacology Nurse Practitioners

This self-study program offers 30 instructional minutes of pharmacology content which is designed to qualify for .5 contact hours toward your pharmacology requirement. 

Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists

PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses completing these self-study materials will earn 2.0 contact hours. Expires: 03/03/2026.

California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 2.0 self-study contact hours. 

** You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.

Florida Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 2.0 self-study contact hours.

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Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 2.0 self-study contact hours. Please email with your license number, include the title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.

Physician Assistants

AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME such as PESI. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 2.0 hours for completing this self-study program. This activity was originally recorded on 5/12/2023. It was last reviewed on 3/22/2023 and is valid until 03/22/2206


PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.


PESI, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. PESI, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. This activity was originally recorded on 5/12/2023. It was last reviewed on 3/22/2023 and is valid until 03/22/2026.


Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. You are required to successfully complete and submit a post-test prior to receiving a certificate of completion.

Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 2.0 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.



Mike Hess, MPH, RPFT, RRT's Profile

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Mike Hess, MPH, RPFT, RRT, is Senior Director of Patient Outreach and Education at the COPD Foundation. A respiratory therapist by trade, he is currently the project lead for Oxygen360, a “moon shot” program focused on improving all aspects of supplemental oxygen therapy delivery. In addition, he supports other projects in education and advocacy throughout the foundation, including establishing the “101 Library,” a series of clinical education resources designed to reinforce the basics of various aspects of COPD care.

Prior to joining the foundation, Mike served in a unique position at WMed Health in Kalamazoo, Michigan. As chronic disease coordinator, he provided patient education, diagnostic testing, care coordination, and other respiratory care services as part of a primary care clinic while also designing and implementing community outreach programs to enhance respiratory health.

Mike is a registered respiratory therapist and has a Master of Public Health degree from Western Michigan University. In 2019 he received the Ambulatory and Post-Acute Care Specialty Practitioner of the Year from the American Association for Respiratory Care.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Michael Hess has an employment relationship with the COPD Foundation.  He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Michael Hess has no relevant non-financial relationships.

Additional Info

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


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  1. Determine potential cases of COPD and pre-COPD in their patient panels.
  2. Optimize medication management (including determining the best aerosol delivery device for each patient).
  3. Integrate more non-pharmacological interventions for patients including pulmonary rehabilitation and bronchoscopic lung volume reduction.


COPD Pathogenesis & Epidemiology
  • Screening tools
  • Phenotypes/etiotypes
  • Diagnostic options
Treatment Options
  • Pharmacological management
  • Tobacco cessation strategies
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Oxygen therapy
  • Surgical and bronchoscopic interventions
Additional Resources
  • GOLD
  • Peer support groups

Target Audience

  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Physician Assistants
  • Physicians


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