Session 5: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Overview

Intended audience

This course is designed to provide an overview of the diagnosis and management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
It is intended for care managers and other care team members in the primary care or ambulatory care settings. This learning activity is available for nursing and social work enduring continuing education credits.


1.Integrating COPD screening, diagnosis & management into the Primary Care setting
2.Integrating COPD screening, diagnosis & management within the care manager/provider role
3.Skill development and application
4.Deepened understanding of the management of COPD
5.Increased ability to recognize and respond to the diagnosis of COPD
6.Increased competency in self-assessing own ability to recognize and develop a plan for COPD management
7.Identification of personal and systemic barriers to full integration of COPD management into the practice and strategies to mitigate barriers


COVID-19 is impacting all of us in one form or another. It is in our coming together as a community, to help and support, that we can help one another and make a difference.
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Mi-CCSI’s mission is to “partner to better care” and providing continuing education opportunities at no cost is one way we can contribute at this time.

From April 15, 2020 through October 15, 2020 the Asthma/COPD Learning Series will be available to participants at NO COST to the participant.


Karen Meyerson, MSN, APRN, NP-C, AE-C

Karen is the Director, Commercial Care Management at Priority Health. She is the former manager of the Asthma Network of West Michigan (ANWM). She graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her Master of Science in Nursing degree from Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She is also a board-certified Nurse Practitioner in private practice, specializing in asthma and allergies. In addition, Karen has served on the Michigan Department of Community Health-sponsored Michigan Asthma Advisory Committee, the Michigan Pediatric Asthma Mortality Review Panel, and the Michigan Consortium of Asthma Coalitions Steering Team. Nationally, Karen was elected to the National Asthma Educator Certification Board (NAECB), where she is an Emeritus Member, and has presented at Congressional Briefings on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on asthma-related issues.


The presenter and all planners have indicated that they have no commercial interests related to the content of this educational activity.

Available Continuing Education Credits

This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (OBN-001-91)
Approval valid through: 05/08/2022 Contact Hour(s): 1
Conflict of Interest:There is no conflict of interest for anyone with the ability to control content for this activity.

In order to receive credit for this activity, the learner must register for each webinar, attend the full recorded webinar, complete the evaluation and submit the evaluation. Upon receipt of the evaluation, the certificate of completion will be awarded.

Social Work:
An application for continuing education activity has been submitted to the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative. Course approval is pending.

Medical Assistants:
Registered or certified medical assistants can submit copies of their agendas and certificates of completion to their certification entity to obtain continuing education credits.
To obtain credits:

  • Watch the video recording of the presentation
  • Complete the registration & evaluation and attest to completion of the activity
  • Download the certificate after completing and submitting the evaluation


Presentation Slides:
COPD Overview Presentation Slides

Registration & Evaluation

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