Continuing Education

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CCCEP: The Education, COPD and Asthma courses have been accredited by Canadian Council on Continuing Education in Pharmacy. Pharmacists have been involved in development of the curricula and review of the content.

The Canadian Council on Continuing Education in Pharmacy has confirmed accreditation as follows:

  • Asthma Management Course - 17.5 CEUs
  • COPD Management Course - 21.5 CEUs
  • Education for Chronic Disease Management Course - 27.5 CEUs

Resources: Download or order RESPTREC® resources:

  • Asthma Medications Brochure
  • COPD Medications Brochure
  • Delivery Device Instructions
  • Delivery Device Mastery Sheets
  • Inhaler Device Demonstration Videos

Webinars: Webinars on the most recent research, position papers, guidelines, topics are presented by leading experts in the field quarterly. 20-25 sites across western Canada participate. For those graduates who are unable to join a live session can access the presentations on-line, following the Webinar. Questions are posted following viewing of the presentation and a continuing education certificate can be printed for your records.


Current News

For your convenience RESPTREC® provides links to research articles, announcements, studies and other news updates which are posted daily onto the website. Reading these articles can be used towards recertification and continuing education.

Watch for upcoming opportunities!

Effects of Coexisting Asthma and Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Women
Mar 02, 2018

This study indicates that coexisting asthma and OSA are associated with poorer sleep quality and more profound nocturnal hypoxemia than either of the conditions alone. The results are similar to earlier findings related to OSA and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, but they have not previously been described for asthma.


Nonadherence to CPAP Associated With Increased 30-Day Hospital Readmissions
Mar 02, 2018

Nonadherence to CPAP is associated with increased 30-day all-cause and cardiovascular-cause readmission in patients with OSA. Ensuring CPAP adherence is crucial in addressing general and cardiovascular-related healthcare utilization and morbidity in patients with OSA.


Advance care planning for patients with chronic respiratory diseases
Mar 01, 2018

Advance care planning is surprisingly uncommon in chronic respiratory disease, possibly due to the complex disease course of chronic respiratory diseases and ambivalence of both patients and HCPs to engage in ACP.


Comparative Effectiveness of Proactive Tobacco Treatment among Smokers with and without COPD
Mar 01, 2018

Smokers with chronic lower respiratory disease may be more likely to respond to a proactive outreach intervention for tobacco cessation treatment than those without chronic lower respiratory disease.


ERS Monograph on Orphan Lung Diseases
Mar 01, 2018

This ebook covers the most common and/or complex Orphan Lung Diseases, acting as a solid companion to the respiratory physician when considering a diagnosis. (Free download until March 8, 2018)


GOLD 2017 Classification and Lung Function Decline in COPD
Mar 01, 2018

This study suggest that the revised 2017 GOLD categories will result in fewer patients in the C and D categories (which may lead to reduced intensity of therapy overall) and that they can be used to categorize predicted FEV1 decline in these patients. It suggests that targeted strategies to reduce symptoms…


Obstructive Sleep Apnea during REM Sleep and Cardiovascular Disease
Mar 01, 2018

Severe OSA that occurs primarily during REM sleep is associated with higher incidence of a composite cardiovascular endpoint, but in only those with prevalent cardiovascular disease


Airflow Obstruction and Use of Solid Fuels for Cooking or Heating
Mar 01, 2018

This study found that airflow obstruction assessed from post-bronchodilator spirometry was not associated with use of solid fuels for cooking or heating.


Pregnancy Complications and Wheezing and Asthma in Childhood
Mar 01, 2018

This review deals with a series of exposures during pregnancy that have been studied, and for which there is now a sufficient body of literature to support or suspect a causal effect on the respiratory health of neonates, infants, and children.


Early Origins of Asthma
Mar 01, 2018

Critical evidence has been recently generated that supports not only the essential role that early life events and exposures play in asthma inception but also the childhood roots of persistent forms of asthma that may lead to irreversible lung function deficits


Early Origins of Asthma
Mar 01, 2018

Critical evidence has been recently generated that supports not only the essential role that early life events and exposures play in asthma inception but also the childhood roots of persistent forms of asthma that may lead to irreversible lung function deficits


Preschool Multiple-Breath Washout Testing. An Official American Thoracic Society Technical Statement
Mar 01, 2018

Consensus recommendations are outlined to direct interested groups of manufacturers, researchers, and clinicians in preschool device design, test performance, and data analysis for the MBW technique.


Sex steroid hormones in asthma and allergy in females
Feb 27, 2018

Early onset of puberty was associated with an increased risk of asthma, whereas late onset of puberty appeared to be protective. Compared with the premenopausal period, onset of menopause was associated with increased risk of current asthma, current wheeze and increased risk of new-onset asthma


Vitamin D supplement and asthma control
Feb 27, 2018

This study did not show strong evidence that among adults with asthma, having a low serum 25(OH)D or being a non-user of vitamin D supplement was associated with an increased risk of poorly controlled asthma.


The impact of aging on outpatients with asthma in a real-world setting
Feb 27, 2018

Elderly asthmatics had more uncontrolled asthma, higher BMI, higher ICS dosages and more impaired lung function than adult asthmatics. Elderly asthmatics were less frequently allergic  and had less rhinitis comorbidity and nasal symptoms than younger asthmatics.


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