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Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: COPD Management in Older Adults with Heart Disease or Diabetes

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Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: COPD Management in Older Adults with Heart Disease or Diabetes

University of Arizona College of Medicine
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Sponsor: 
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
Geriatric Education Center (GEC)
POGOe Id: 
20616
Date Posted: 
06/30/2016
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
06/30/2016
Abstract: 

COPD Management in Older Adults with Heart Disease or Diabetes is one of a continuing series of practical, evidence based, Provider Fact Sheets which summarize key geriatric topics and provide clinically useful assessments and interventions. Initially developed for remote, rural clinical sites, they are useful for students and health care professionals from many fields and across a very broad range of health care settings.

Educational objectives: 

Objectives:

1. State whether or not beta blocker therapy for cardiac indications can be safely prescribed to patients who also have COPD

2. State what is known about the safety of prescribing long-acting beta-agonists for COPD to patients who also have heart disease

3. Identify risks of prescribing inhaled steroids to patients who have COPD and diabetes

Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 
Subscribers to POGOe are free to reprint Elder Care on their own stationery or in other publications without obtaining specific permission, so long as
(1) content is not changed, 
(2) no one is charged a fee to use or read the publication, 
(3) authors and their affiliated institutions are noted without change, and 
(4) the reprint includes the following statement: “Reprinted courtesy of the Arizona Reynolds Program of Applied Geriatrics and the Arizona Geriatric Education Center."
Content Categories: 
Estimated time to complete: 
30 minutes
Conflict of Interest Disclosure: 
No, I (we) have nothing to disclose.
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:
Suggested Citation:
Dr. Jeffrey Tiemstra and Dr. Barry Weiss. Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: COPD Management in Older Adults with Heart Disease or Diabetes. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2016 Available from: https://pogoe.org/productid/20616

Comments

Submitted by KittensMittens on

Great article.