Noninvasive ventilation to treat chronic respiratory failure in COPD patients
Prof. Dr. med. Michael Dreher
The purpose of this educational activity is to understand the rationale of treating respiratory pump insufficiency which results in chronic hypercapnic repiratory failure in patients suffering from COPD. A principle focus will be to increase clinicians’ knowledge of clinical indications, evidence and approaches to use noninvasive ventilation in the home environment of COPD patients to treat chronic hypercapnic respiratory failure. The audience will learn the best treatment strategy for home mechanical ventilation with regard to COPD patients. Furthermore, additional emphasis will be placed on results that can be achieved by starting home mechanical ventilation in COPD patients in order to understand why a COPD patient benefits from home mechanical ventilation once chronic hypercapnia is present.
This activity is intended for medical professional who have a clinical interest in the management of COPD patients as seen by the following medical specialists: Pulmonologists, Pneumologists, Respirologists, Respiratory Physiotherapists, Respiratory Therapists (Hospital, Home), Thoracic Surgeons, Home Healthcare Providers, Critical Care Medicine Specialists, Internal Medicine Specialists, Primary Care Physicians (General and Family Practitioners), Advanced Practice Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physicians Assistants, Managed Care Medical Directors, and other Practitioners and Payers.
After completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
1. Understand the importance of applying a specific treatment strategy of noninvasive ventilation in stable hypercapnic COPD patients.
2. Undestand under which circumstances noninvasive ventilation is indicated in stable hypercapnic COPD patients.
3. Discuss the benefits and outcomes of noninvasive ventilation in stable hypercapnic COPD patients.
Gerard J. Criner, MD, FACP, FACCP
Professor and Chair
Department of Thoracic Medicine and Surgery
Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Prof. Dr. med. Michael Dreher
Department of Cardiology, Pneumology, Angiology and Intensive Care
University Hospital Aachen
Carolyn M. D'Ambrosio, MD, MSc.
Director, Harvard-Brigham and Women's Hospital
Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship
Faculty, Harvard Medical School
Jens Geiseler, MD
Chief physician - Clinic for pneumology, ventilatory and sleep medicine
Klinikum Vest, Centre Paracelsus-Klinik Marl
Pr. Jean-Louis Pepin
Hopital Nord Albert Michallon Quai Michallon
Richard ZuWallack, MD
Associate Chief, Pulmonary and Critical Care
St. Francis Hospital, Hartford, CT
Professor of Medicine, University of Connecticut
Educational Activity Agenda
- Front Matter and Registration (3 minutes)
- Faculty Introduction, Presentations and Roundtable Discussions (42 minutes)
- Post Test, Evaluation and Credit Application (10 minutes)
Release and Expiration Dates
Enduring Archive Release Date: August 31, 2018
Enduring Archive Expiration Date: August 31, 2019
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The faculty reported the following financial relationship or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:
Gerard J. Criner, MD
Michael Dreher, MD
- Consultant: Philips
- Grant/Research Support: ResMed
- Honoraria: ResMed, Weinmann, Philips, Hamilton, Heinen + Löwenstein
Carolyn D'Ambrosio, MD
- Advisor/Consultant: Advanced ICU Care, Alabama Sleep Clinic
Jens Geisler, MD
Jean-Louis Pepin, MD
Richard ZuWallack, MD
- Grant/Research Support: Boehringer Ingelheim
- Honoraria: Glaxo Smith-Kline, Boehringer Ingelheim
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