Live Q&A: The Pharmacist's Role in Improving Early Diagnosis for Patients with Chronic Cough

CMEO Webcast

Premiere Date: Wednesday, September 22, 2021

This activity will offer CE credit for:

  1. Pharmacy (acpe)

All other clinicians will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this activity was certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

Credit Expiration Date: Thursday, September 22, 2022

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Mandel R. Sher, MD
Mandel R. Sher, MD 
Founder, Sher Allergy Specialists
Founder, Center for Cough
Largo, FL
Clinical Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
Division of Allergy & Immunology
University of South Florida, Morsani College of Medicine, Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital
St. Petersburg, FL

Statement of Need

Chronic cough, particularly those due to hypersensitivity, is under-recognized by health care professionals and leads to heavy patient and health system burden including costs and time associated with multiple provider visits, testing, and treatment as well as a decreased quality of life (QoL) due to patients experiencing depression, fatigue, stress incontinence, fear of social gatherings, and annoyance of the patients’ support systems. Pharmacists can facilitate patients on their journey to diagnosis by recognizing the clinical presentation of chronic cough and providing guidance to patients regarding the actions they can take to receive accurate diagnoses and treatment plans.

This CME Outfitters podcast will present a patient case that shows how pharmacists can talk to patients presenting with cough, including recommending cough products, discussions about cough hypersensitivity syndrome, and facilitating patients who may have chronic cough to the next steps.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this CME/CE activity, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize the clinical presentation of chronic cough.
  • Provide guidance to patients about appropriate actions to take to receive an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan for chronic cough.

Financial Support

Supported by an educational grant from Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., a subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc

Target Audience


Credit Information

Jointly Accredited Provider

In support of improving patient care, CME Outfitters, LLC, is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Pharmacists (ACPE):
Pharmacists (ACPE): This knowledge-based activity is approved for .5 contact hours (0.05 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy credit JA0007185-0000-21-015-L01-P.

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