Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency is believed to be diagnosed in only 4% of people who have it. Since it is most often associated with COPD and Bronchiectasis, respiratory therapists can play an important role in its identification and treatment. This online course from the AARC is aimed at significantly improving knowledge of this under-recognized disease.

Approved for 3.0 CRCE Hours

**Please note that all programs require the participant to view the entire program prior to taking the final quiz and obtaining a course certificate.**

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Seminar Information
Seminar Date:
January 01, 2017
Expiration Date:
December 31, 2017 11:59 PM
Seminar Objectives
  • Explain the pathobiology of Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (A1ATD)
  • Identify the prevalence of A1ATD
  • Identify the clinical manifestations of A1ATD
  • Describe the pathogenesis of emphysema and bronchiectasis in A1ATD
  • Discuss the genetic link of A1ATD
  • Identify the types of testing for A1ATD
  • Define COPD and the impact of COPD
  • Identify the purpose of COPD disease staging
  • Discuss disease management goals for COPD
  • Discuss the history, rationale, and controversies for augmentation therapy in A1ATD
  • Discuss emerging therapies targeting A1ATD
Emerging roles for the RT in Alpha 1 Antitrypsin Deficiency Introduction
Speaker Information
Tom Kallstrom   [ view bio ]
Pathobiology of Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency
Speaker Information
Charlie Strange
Clinical Manifestations of Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency
Speaker Information
James Stoller   [ view bio ]
Epidemiology and Detection of Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency
Speaker Information
Charlie Strange
Optimal Management of Stable COPD
Speaker Information
James Stoller   [ view bio ]
Augmentation Therapy for Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency
Speaker Information
Robert Sandhaus   [ view bio ]
Emerging Therapies for AATD and the Role of the RT in Diagnosis and Treatment
Speaker Information
Robert Sandhaus   [ view bio ]
Individual topic purchase: Selected
American Association for Respiratory Care
Continuing Respiratory Care Education: 3.00
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