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Dr. Stephanie Maximous provides a pulmonary and critical care medicine update and reviews inhaled triple therapy for COPD patients, endobronchial valves, and immunotherapy treatment in lung cancer. Dr. Maximous also describes limitations of the studies evaluating vitamin C and crystalloids in septic shock patients. 

Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify benefits of triple therapy as compared to LAMA monotherapy or ICS/LABA
  • Recognize the utility of immunotherapy in the treatment of advanced non-small cell lung cancer
  • Recall the role of endobronchial valve placement for lung volume reduction
  • Describe the limitations of the studies evaluating vitamin C and balanced crystalloids in critically ill patients

Disclosures:

Dr. Stephanie Maximous has reported no relevant relationships with entities producing health care goods or services.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (.075) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to .75 contact hour.

For your credit transcript, please access our website 4 weeks post-completion at http://ccehs.upmc.com and follow the link to the Credit Transcript page. If you do not provide the last 5 digits of your SSN on the next page you will not be able to access a CME credit transcript. Providing your SSN is voluntary.

ABIM MOC Part 2 Credit

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to .75 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

To receive your ABIM MOC Part 2 credit, you will need to complete the post-test with a pass rate of 100% and provide your date of birth and ABIM number, along with the other required fields. This information will be shared with the American Board of Internal Medicine using the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education Program and Activity Reporting System.

Release Date: 4/25/2019 | Last Modified On: 4/25/2019 | Expires: 4/27/2020

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