COPD Basics

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The American Lung Association’s COPD Basics course is a free, interactive online program to help people understand COPD. The course is ideal for patients with COPD, especially those with a new diagnosis. It is also geared toward caregivers or family members of someone who is living with COPD as well as healthcare professionals.

COPD Basics will help participants to:

  • Identify causes and risk factors of COPD
  • Recognize medication and other treatment options
  • Have the knowledge and skills to manage their COPD
  • Know how to prevent or respond to exacerbations
  • Maintain a high quality of life while living with a chronic disease

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the New Mexico Medical Society (NMMS) through the joint providership of the Greater Albuquerque Medical Association and The American Lung Association. The Greater Albuquerque Medical Association is accredited by the NMMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. GAMA designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1 hour AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program has been approved for 1.0 contact hour Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N MacArthur Blvd, Ste 100, Irving TX 75063.