Course Code: REL-C2L-USS-39700C
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 3/31/2019
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
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.
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