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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: An Overview of Signs, Symptoms, Assessment & Management

Format(s):   Home-study
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy
Contact Hours:   3
Registration Fee:   $88

Course Goals:This course is intended to instruct the professional on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in the geriatric population.Professional Objectives:At the conclusion of this course, the participant will be able to: Recognize normal anatomy and physiology of the cardiopulmonary system including properties of the lungs and the process of gas exchange. Identify three cardiopulmonary changes that accompany the aging process Identify two signs and symptoms of emphysema from chronic bronchitis. List the two most common classes of medications used to treat Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Identify at least four key areas involved in assessment of a patient with COPD. Identify at least four areas of treatment that are essential in the management of a patient with COPD. Criteria for Completion:A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved.

In the geriatric population Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is a very prevalent disease. The focus on COPD in healthcare has increased exponentially recently due the rate of frequent re-hospitalizations in this population. In order to reduce this rising number of re-hospitalizations, all healthcare professionals must play an active role, including rehabilitation professionals. The role for rehabilitation includes the acute treatment of the disease, patient/family education, and long term management. This course discusses at an in-depth level how to treat patients with COPD at all stages of the disease. This includes evaluation components, assessment techniques, properly monitoring vital signs, coordinating care between all disciplines, treatment interventions, energy conservation techniques and education. In addition, this course provides the health care professional with an overview of normal pulmonary and cardiac anatomy and physiology as well as the normal aging process. This Seminar-On-Demand is 3 contact hours in length (check your state?s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).

Dates and Locations
Register Address:   Home-study
Dates:   01-01-2050 - 01-01-2050, 12:00AM 12:00AM