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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): Patient Management
Course Description
COPD course on patient management. Continuing education course covering causes and forms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, characteristics, effects of smoking, breathing difficulty, emergency evaluation, long-term treatment, and management. Includes pulmonary rehabilitation and treatment of acute exacerbations. 6-contact-hour CEU for nursing and other healthcare professions.
Learning Outcome and Objectives
1) Discuss the characteristics of COPD.

2) Describe the physiology of normal lungs vs. lungs damaged by COPD.

3) Identify the causes, functional effects, and preventive measures for COPD.

4) Summarize the characteristic clinical findings in a patient presenting with COPD.

5) Outline the lifestyle changes and pulmonary rehabilitation components of a long-term treatment plan.

6) Describe pharmacologic, oxygen therapy, and surgical interventions for COPD.

7) Discuss acute exacerbations of COPD and their treatment.
Nursing

 
Wild Iris Medical Education, Inc., is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #12300.

Course Availability: Expires April 15, 2022. You must score 70% or better on the test and complete the course evaluation to earn a certificate of completion for this CE activity. Wild Iris Medical Education, Inc., provides educational activities that are free from bias. The information provided in this course is to be used for educational purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for professional healthcare.

Authors
Leslie R. Crane, EdD, MSN, RN

Leslie Crane has been an RN since 1973. She teaches in the RN, LVN, CNA, and home health aide programs at Santa Rosa Junior College in California. She graduated from Sonoma State University with an MSN and the University of Phoenix with an EdD in educational technology. Her clinical background is primarily in adult critical care. Leslie loves teaching nursing students and "infecting" them with her enthusiasm for the profession, passion for life-long learning, and commitment to a high level of accountability.

Michael Jay Katz, MD, PhD

Michael Jay Katz has taught anatomy, physical diagnosis, and scientific writing in the medical school of Case Western Reserve University for more than twenty-five years. He has written sixteen books and eighty papers and essays. He is currently the anatomy and physiology consultant for Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary. 
Accreditation & Approval Information
Wild Iris Medical Education, Inc., is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #12300, for 6 Contact Hours. CE Broker Approval Number 50-2174. Florida nursing licensees must retain this certificate for at least 4 years. Do not forward to Florida Board of Nursing.
Copyright
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Summary
Availability: On-Demand
Expires on 04/15/2022
Cost: $39.00
Credit Offered: 6 ANCC Credits
 
 
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