Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Management

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Management 

The purpose of this course is to explain the pathophysiology, risk factors, signs and symptoms, assessment, medical management, and nursing care of COPD. By providing the proper nursing care to an individual with COPD, re-hospitalizations of these individual can be prevented.


Hours: 0.67


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Course Details

Course Code: REL-C2L-USS-39700C
Hours: 0.67
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 10/31/2019
Learning Objectives:
Define chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Recognize the pathophysiology of COPD
Identify the difference between chronic bronchitis and emphysema
List the risk factors and complications of COPD
Identify the signs and symptoms associated with COPD
List the diagnostic tests used to assist in the diagnosis of COPD
Identify the components of a physical exam for an individual with COPD
List the common categories of medical management of COPD
Recall the nursing care areas for an individual with COPD

Introduction Topic 1: What is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease? Topic 2: COPD Risk Factors, Complications, and Exacerbations Topic 3: Signs and Symptoms of COPD Topic 4: Assessment Topic 5: Medical Management of COPD Topic 6: Nursing Care for COPD Individuals Test

Instructor: Cheryl Dillon, RN-C, WCC
Cheryl Dillon is currently the Regional Manager/Director of Quality Assurance at ABS Management. In the past, she has assisted in the operations of multiple nursing facilities, including staffing, payroll, public health concerns, family member issues, management of consultant relationships (e.g. pharmacy, dietary, etc.), and service as intermediary between long term facilities and doctors. Her expertise also includes staff training and development, policy and procedure review and implementation, Quality Assurance initiatives, chart audits, and mock surveys. Disclosure: Cheryl Dillon, RN-C, WCC has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: intermediate level General Staff.
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Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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