Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, is a common disorder that older adults may experience. The inability to breathe with ease can be scary and difficult for anyone to experience. As a trusted health professional, the individuals you care for will often look to you for information, guidance, and support in these situations. In this course you will meet Joe, an older adult who has experienced an exacerbation of COPD. You will review the disease process, physiological changes, treatments, and interventions to help Joe understand his condition and manage his symptoms to provide a better quality of life.
Learning activity approved by the Tennessee Department of Health, Bureau of Health Licensure and Regulation as continuing education for Residential Homes for the Aged and Assisted Care Living Facility administrators. This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.
Texas HHSC has determined that Relias Learning’s submitted training meets or exceeds the minimum standards for HCSSA administrator training in the following categories: Licensed Home Health, Licensed and Certified Home Health, Personal Assistance Services, Hospice. Texas HHSC also recognizes Relias Learning provides continuing education for administrators and alternate administrators. This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.
Florida Board of Nursing Home Administrators (CEBroker Provider # 50-290)
Georgia Nursing Home Administrators Board (CEBroker Provider # 50-290)
This educational offering has been reviewed by the National Continuing Education Review Service (NCERS) of the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) and approved for 1.5000 clock hours. If you have any feedback regarding the NAB approved continuing education programs, send your email to the following address: [email protected]
This educational offering is approved by the California Nursing Home Administrator Program (NHAP) as a Patient Care/Aging ("P" credit) course. Provider # CEP 1701; Course Approval # 1701002-8678/P. This activity is approved for 2.0000 contact hours.
This course is approved as continuing education by the Oregon Department of Human Services in accordance with state regulation 411-057-0140 for Assisted Living Administrators, Residential Care facility Administrators and Memory Care Communities within the State of Oregon. This activity is approved by Oregon Department of Human Services for 1.50 contact hours.
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
How the Lungs Work
Anatomy and Physiology
COPD in the Older Adult
Section 3: Pathophysiology and Diagnosis of COPD
Diagnosis of COPD
What Is a COPD Exacerbation?
What Causes COPD Exacerbations?
Diagnosis of COPD Exacerbations
Diagnostic Tests for COPD Exacerbation
Section 4: COPD Management
Non-Pharmacologic Treatments for COPD
Surgical Treatment Options
Pharmacological Treatments for COPD
Combination Bronchodilator Therapy
Section 5: Nursing Interventions for the Individual with COPD
Increased Sputum Production
Actions for Extreme Dyspnea
Section 6: Conclusion
Tameka N. Warren, MSN, RN, CLC, earned her Bachelor and Master of Science in Nursing degrees from Indiana University School of Nursing at IUPUI, and her Associate of Science in Nursing from Ivy Tech College. She has over 17 years of nursing experience in public health, regulation, home health, leadership, education, maternal child community health, and long-term care environments. Tameka has served as a leader and expert in home healthcare practices, quality improvement, and education as a community health nurse and a Public Health Nurse Surveyor (Home Health & Hospice) certified by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, or CMS. She has served as a maternal and infant mortality advocate in managing home visiting services, supporting legislation to improve maternal child care in diverse communities, and as an ALPP Certified Lactation Counselor. She has also served as an Adjunct Clinical Professor to further awareness about the importance of community health nursing. Tameka’s passion is to serve the most vulnerable populations affected by health disparities and to inspire a new generation of nurses to do the same successfully.Disclosure: Tameka N. Warren, MSN, RN, CLC has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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