The course gives nurses working in home care a review of a common pulmonary disease, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). After completing this course, nurses who care for those with COPD in the home care setting should be able to better understand current medical treatment, resulting in a higher level of care of these individuals and work to prevent readmission to an acute care facility. This course will also give you a brief overview of COPD, an understanding of physiological changes to the respiratory system as a person ages, and direction on how to provide a better quality of life for an affected individual.
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791
Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.
District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
Florida Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
In support of improving patient care, Relias 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.
Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
South Carolina Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
New Mexico Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Arkansas State Board Of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: COPD and Respiratory Failure
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Section 3: Epidemiology, Physiology, and Symptoms
COPD in the Older Adult
Section 4: COPD Exacerbation
What is COPD Exacerbation?
Section 5: Non-Pharmacologic Intervention
Physical and Occupational Therapy
Fatigue and Shortness of Breath
Section 6: Pharmacological Treatment
Proper Sequencing of Inhalers
Section 7: Nursing Interventions
Airway and Gas Exchange
Increased Sputum Production
Section 9: Conclusion
Jennifer W. Burks is a Curriculum Designer in Post-Acute Care for Relias. She has over 25 years of clinical and teaching experience, and her areas of expertise are critical care and home health. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Virginia in 1993 and her Master of Science in Nursing from The University of North Carolina, Greensboro in 1996. Her professional practice in education is guided by a philosophy borrowed from Florence Nightingale's Notes on Nursing, "I do not pretend to teach her how, I ask her to teach herself, and for this purpose, I venture to give her some hints." Disclosure: Jennifer W. Burks, M.S.N., R.N. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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