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Title: Animated COPD Patient: An Animated Patient’s Guide to COPD
Release date: August 15, 2014
Expiration date: August 15, 2015

Jointly provided by the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower and Prime Medic, Inc. in collaboration with the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine.

Technical Requirements
Animated COPD Patient is an internet-based educational program available on Mac and PC. Click here to view Technical Requirements

This activity is supported by an educational grant from:
Boehringer Ingelheim

Target Audience
This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of patients and caregivers affected by COPD.

Learning Objectives

  1. To enhance communications between COPD patients and their caregivers by increasing understanding of the complexities of their disease, its risk, its symptoms, therapeutic options, management strategies, and health outcomes.
  2. To explain and contrast the complex evidence-based clinical data, scientific concepts of COPD, and provide greater understanding on the role of different therapeutic agents – including treatment risks and benefits in disease management, as well as issues about safety, side-effects, and utility in the spectrum of management options related to COPD.
  3. To empower patients through effective education on COPD to be better partners with their health care providers thereby promoting better dialogue between patients and physicians leading to improved health outcomes.

Faculty

Sandra G. Adams, MD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and
South Texas Veterans Health Care System
San Antonio, Texas

Antonio R. Anzueto, MD
Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care Medicine
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and
South Texas Veterans Health Care System
San Antonio, Texas

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower (ASHC) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to ACHS policy. The Annenberg Center is committed to providing its learners with high quality educational activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this activity:


Antonio R. Anzueto, MD

Consulting Fees: Astra-Zeneca, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Forest, GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis

Contracted Research: GlaxoSmithKline

Sandra G. Adams, MD

Investigator/Grants/Research/Continuing Education: National Institute of Health, Veterans Affairs; University of Texas System (Patient Safety Education Grant); Chest Foundation (GSK Distinguished Scholar Award); AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP; Bayer Pharmaceuticals; Boehringer Ingelheim; Centocor Inc; GlaxoSmithKline; Novartis Pharmaceuticals; Pfizer Inc; Schering-Plough

Other: President of the not-for-profit organization entitled WipeDiseases Foundation


The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this patient education activity:

The following PIM and ACHS planners and managers, Laura Excell, ND, NP, MS, MA, LPC, NCC, Trace Hutchison, PharmD; Samantha Mattiucci, PharmD, CCMEP; Jan Schultz, RN, MSN, CCMEP; and Eric D. Peterson, EdM, FACEHP, CCMEP, hereby state that they or their spouse/life partner do not have any financial relationships or relationships to products or devices with any commercial interest related to the content of this activity of any amount during the past 12 months.


Additional content planners: The following Prime Medic, Inc. planner and manager, Stephanie Searle, hereby states that they or their spouse/life partner do not have any financial relationships or relationships to products or devices with any commercial interest related to the content of this activity of any amount during the past 12 months.


Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Disclaimer
Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance their own personal development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should be discussed with your physician.

Technical requirements to complete these activities include:
  • Internet Explorer (version 9 or higher), Apple Safari (version 2 or higher), or Mozilla Firefox (version 2 or higher) Web browser.
  • Javascript, "cookies" and "pop-ups" enabled. You can enable these features on a per-site basis in most browsers (The Animated COPD Patient contains no advertising).
  • Flash Player plug-in version 8 or higher – required for almost all content, including slide shows and animations.
  • A PDF viewer (eg, Adobe Reader).
  • A sound card (or integrated sound) capable of playing multimedia sound through your computer, and speakers or headphones.

Jointly sponsored by the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower and Prime Medic Inc. in collaboration with Postgraduate Institute for Medicine.

This activity is supported by educational grants from:

This activity is endorsed by WipeDiseases Foundation.

This website is part of The Animated Patient™ Series, developed to provide highly visual formats of learning for patients to improve their understanding, make informed decisions, and partner with their health-care professionals for optimal outcomes.