Evaluating and Treating COPD: Because if You Can’t Breathe, Nothing Else Matters, 7/16/2024

About the Course:
Upon completing this intermediate-level course, the learner will be able to discuss the This course discusses at an in-depth level the pathophysiology, diagnostic tools, assessment techniques and treatment of COPD. This information will be applied in a case study at the end of the course to ensure that participants gain practical application skills of the material presented.
Course Objectives:
  1. Identify normal anatomy and physiology of the pulmonary system including properties of the lungs and the process of gas exchange.
  2. Identify three pulmonary changes that accompany the aging process
  3. Identify two characteristics of emphysema that distinguish it from chronic bronchitis
  4. Select the two most common classes of medications used to treat Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
  5. Identify at least four key areas involved in assessment of a patient with COPD.
  6. Identify 2 outcome measures that can be used in the evaluation of a patient who has COPD
  7. Identify at least four areas of treatment that are essential in the management of a patient with COPD.
  8. Select 2 areas of patient/family education that are essential with COPD management.
About the Author:
Suzanne Greenwalt, a licensed physical therapist, received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from A.T. Still University and a Master in Physical Therapy from Saint Louis University. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings including rehabilitation, skilled nursing facilities, acute care and out- patient rehabilitation. Suzanne is a board certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist and a board certified Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Clinical Specialist. She is an educator in two doctor of physical therapy programs and is an educator and mentor in a geriatric residency program.

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