Managing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Managing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 

Thise 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 provide 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.



$20.00

Hours: 1.00
REL-PAC-0-MCOPD

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (7 Match)

California Board of Registered Nursing

1.0 HOURS


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

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

American Nurses Credentialing Center

1.0 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 1.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


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

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

Florida Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

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

Georgia Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

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

South Carolina Board of Nursing

1.0 HOURS


This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CE provider #50-290) CE Broker Course # 20-[Custom_Code]

West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

1.0 HOURS


Course Details

Course Code: REL-PAC-0-MCOPD
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 1/31/2022
Learning Objectives:
Describe the main components of the respiratory system and their function.
List common causes of COPD.
Discuss COPD’s pathophysiology and diagnosis.
Identify non-pharmacological approaches for treating and managing COPD.
State nursing interventions to maintain COPD and individual’s quality of life.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Epidemiology

COPD Facts

Review

Summary

Section 3: Lungs

How the Lungs Work

Bronchial Tubes

Alveoli

Lung Damage

Review

Summary

Section 4: Geriatric Anatomy and Physiology

Normal System

COPD in the Elderly

Treatment

Review

Summary

Section 5: Pathophysiology and Diagnosis of COPD

Evolving Understanding

GOLD

Symptoms

Risk Factors

Diagnosis

Review

Summary

Section 6: COPD Exacerbation

What is COPD Exacerbation?

What Causes COPD Exacerbations?

Diagnosis

How to Assess

Tests

Treatment Options

How to Prevent COPD Exacerbations

Review

Summary

Section 7: Non-Pharmacologic Treatments for COPD

Interventions

Nutrition

Pursed-Lip Breathing

Diaphragmatic Breathing

Coordinated Breathing

Deep Breathing

Huff Cough

Rehabilitation

Exercise

Oxygen Therapy

Surgical Options

Review

Summary

Section 8: Pharmacological Treatments for COPD

Interventions

Bronchodilators

Corticosteroids

Treatment Options

Review:

Summary

Section 9: Nursing Interventions for the Individual with COPD

Nursing Priorities

Nursing Assessment

Pulse Oximetry

Medications

Breathlessness

Increased Sputum Production

ADLs

Review

Summary

Section 10: Putting it Together: Making Nursing Decisions

Actions for Extreme Dyspnea

Factors that Contribute to Dyspnea

Physician Notification

Review

Summary

Section 11: Conclusion

Summary

Course Contributor

Resources

References

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Staff Writer: Adam Roesner, BSN
Adam Roesner, BSN has been working with various quality measures optimization since 2013. His experience in program management in both clinical and performance measures allows a unique perspective on the challenge faced by healthcare systems today. Adam has presented trainings on HCAHPS programs for sales forces and executive leadership alike, and has managed various skin health and HCAHPS educational programs and bundles for acute, post-acute, and IDN facilities. Disclosure: Adam Roesner, BSN 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: Administrators; Nurses; in the following settings: Post-Acute 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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