Fighting to Breathe: Ensuring Quality COPD Care for All
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), whose debilitating exacerbations are associated with a high rate of hospitalizations, cardiovascular events, and premature mortality, disproportionately affects many diverse patient populations—minorities and those of lower socioeconomic status. This multi-activity COPD initiative, driven by a novel interactive platform, includes a PrimeTimeTM interactive webinar, video case consults, and infographic document-based cases. These activities, directed to primary-care providers, illustrate the heterogeneous clinical presentations of COPD, the need to detect this disease as early as possible in patients with risk factors, signs, and/or symptoms, and the importance of the clinician/patient partnership in treatment selection and appropriate use of inhalational devices.
This multi-activity COPD initiative is provided by Paradigm Medical Communications, LLC. In collaboration with the Association of Pulmonary Advanced Practice Providers and the COPD Foundation