About Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

 

The course gives nurses working with a geriatric population a review of a common pulmonary disease among the elderly, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). After completing this course, nurses who care for those with COPD should be able to better understand current medical treatment resulting in a higher level of care of these individuals. This course will also give the student a brief COPD overview, 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.

$20.00

Hours: 1.25
REL-SRC-0-ACOPD

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (5 Match)

California Board of Registered Nursing

1.25 HOURS


Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791

Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

1.2 HOURS


DC-RN -- District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CE Provider #50-290).

Nurses will receive 1.20 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Nursing CE

1.0 HOURS


Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

1.25 HOURS


Relias, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

Georgia Board of Nursing

1.25 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 1.25 contact hours for participating in this course.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-SRC-0-ACOPD
Hours: 1.25
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 2/28/2019
Learning Objectives:
List the parts of the respiratory system and how the lungs function.
Describe geriatric anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system.
Discuss COPDs pathophysiology and diagnosis.
Identify the causes of COPD exacerbation and steps to prevent it from occurring.
Describe the non-pharmacologic treatments for COPD.
List medical treatments to keep COPD from worsening.
State the nursing interventions to maintain a COPD individuals quality of life.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction
A. About This Course
B. Learning Objectives
Section 2: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
A. Epidemiology
B. COPD Facts
C. Review
D. Summary
Section 3: Lungs
A. How the Lungs Work
B. Bronchial Tubes
C. Alveoli
D. Lung Damage
E. Review
F. Summary
Section 4: Geriatric Anatomy and Physiology
A. Normal System
B. COPD in the Elderly
C. Treatment
D. Review
E. Summary
Section 5: Pathophysiology and Diagnosis of COPD
A. Introduction
B. Gold
C. Symptoms
D. Dyspnea
E. Cough
F. Sputum Production
G. Wheezing and Tightening of the Chest
H. Other Symptoms
I. Risk Factors
J. Diagnosing
K. Review
L. Summary
Section 6: COPD Exacerbation
A. What is COPD Exacerbation?
B. What Causes COPD Exacerbations?
C. Diagnosis
D. How to Assess
E. Tests
F. Treatment Options
G. How to Prevent COPD Exacerbations
H. Review
I. Summary
Section 7: Non-Pharmacologic Treatments for COPD
A. Interventions
B. Nutrition
C. Pursed-Lip Breathing
D. Diaphragmatic Breathing
E. Coordinated Breathing
F. Deep Breathing
G. Huff Cough
H. Rehabilitation
I. Exercise
J. Oxygen Therapy
K. Surgical Options
L. Review
M. Summary
Section 8: Pharmacological Treatments for COPD
A. Interventions
B. Bronchodilators
C. Short-acting Bronchodilators
D. Long-acting Bronchodilators
E. Theophylline
F. Glucocorticosteroids
G. Medications that are Ineffective for Symptom Relief
H. Treatment Options
I. Review:
J. Summary
Section 9: Nursing Interventions for the COPD Individual
A. Nursing Priorities
B. Nursing Assessment
C. Pulse Oximetry
D. Medications
E. Breathlessness
F. Increased Sputum Production
G. ADLs
H. Review
I. Summary
Section 10: Putting it Together: Making Nursing Decisions
A. Actions for Extreme Dyspnea
B. Factors that contribute to Dyspnea
C. Physician Notification
D. Review
E. Summary
Section 11: Conclusion
A. Summary
B. References
C. Course Contributors

Instructor: Karen Bauer, RN, MSN, ACNS-BC
Ms. Bauer holds a BS in Nursing, an MS in Adult Health Nursing with an education minor, and a graduate certificate in gerontology. She has held many positions in nursing management and direct care in medical-surgical and critical-care nursing. She has directed a pulmonary rehabilitation program and has been an elderly-community case manager. She taught nursing for 12 years in both a community college and a university, where she developed the first e-learning class in nursing management for senior-level nursing students. She has developed e-learning classes for clinical and non-clinical staff in long term care and assisted living. Disclosure: Karen Bauer, RN, MSN, ACNS-BC has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Expert Reviewer: Nancy Wicklin, RN, MS
Ms. Wicklin has a BS in Nursing, an MS in Education, and an MS in Health Informatics. She has held positions as Assistant Nurse Manager, Assistant Professor of Nursing, Informatics Consultant, and Webmaster. She has been creating Web-based courseware for healthcare workers for more than 10 years. Disclosure: Nancy Wicklin, RN, MS has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Expert Reviewer: Sandra S. Lentz, RN
Ms. Lentz has 25 years of experience in the home health and hospice industry in operations and consulting roles. She has been responsible for accreditation, regulatory compliance, performance improvement, disease management, clinical benchmarking, and service utilization for home health, hospice, and durable medical equipment organizations. She has also served as Director of Regulatory Services for the Association for Home Hospice Care of North Carolina. Disclosure: Sandra S. Lentz, RN 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: entry level Administrators; entry level Nurses; in the following settings: Home Health, Long-term Care, Post-Acute Care, Residential Care.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
Accommodations
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