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Earn CME credit with a free Medscape online course: Updates on NIV in COPD

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the third-leading cause of death in the US.1,2 More than 11 million Americans have it and millions more may have it without knowing it.1,2

Learn how you can help ease the burden of COPD while earning CME credit. Updates on NIV in COPD is offered by Medscape Education Critical Care and is supported by an independent educational grant from ResMed.* In this course, Dr. Criner and Dr. Hill will:

  • Discuss the role of non-invasive ventilation (NIV) in the treatment of COPD patients
  • Review key clinical trial data
  • Identify the patient population appropriate for NIV
  • Present considerations for home use of NIV

Upon course completion, you will understand the evidence base of NIV use in patients with severe COPD, be able to identify COPD patients who are long-term NIV candidates and earn 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.


Course moderator: Gerard J. Criner, MD

Professor and Chair, Thoracic Medicine and Surgery

Lewis Katz School of Medicine

Temple University

Director, Temple Lung Center

Philadelphia, PA



Course discussant: Nicholas S. Hill, MD

Chief, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Division

Tufts University School of Medicine

Boston, MA


* Medscape is a free educational resource. However, if you are not already a Medscape member, you will be asked to register with a self-selected username and password.

1 Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD). Global Strategy for the Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. 2017 Report. GOLD; 2017.

2 American Lung Association. How Serious is COPD. Approved by Scientific and Medical Editorial Review Panel. Last reviewed December 18, 2017.

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