Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) education is an area of growing employment opportunities. With a growing COPD population, it is important for the clinician to be able to discuss relevant issues with his/her patients. This course will focus on diagnosis, assessment, treatment, oxygen therapy, medication, and disease management. In addition, the clinician will learn how to teach patients about COPD and how to motivate patients to control the disease.

This course is approved for 10.0 CRCE contact hours.

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91).  Approval valid through 2/23/2019.  ONA approval #20576 Contact hours: 10.00

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

Successful completion of this course requires earning at least 70% on the post-course test. 

This course was co-produced and sponsored in part by 

User reviews for COPD Educator Course:

"Wonderful course! Thoroughly enjoyed."
"I really like the smoking cessation module."
"I highly recommend this course...I learned much."
"The course was content rich yet presented in a simple, easy to digest format."
"Taking the time to go through this course was time well spent."
"Good information that I can use on the job."
"The speakers were very knowledgeable."
"Enjoyed the course! Can't wait to help my COPD patients."

Seminar Information
Seminar Date:
January 01, 2017
Expiration Date:
December 31, 2017 11:59 PM
Seminar Objectives
  • Describe components of assessment for a patient with COPD
  • Describe the types of pulmonary function testing, including spirometry, lung volumes, diffusing capacity, and oximetry
  • Explain and contrast the 3 general approaches to smoking cessation
  • Describe the required elements of personalized medication care for COPD patients
  • Recognize common causes for miscommunication and identify strategies to avoid them
  • Given adequate information about a COPD patient, select the most appropriate oxygen delivery equipment to meet their needs
  • Explain how participation in a pulmonary rehabilitation program can improve a COPD patient's quality of life
  • Recognize the common barriers found in adult learning and discuss strategies to overcome them
  • Explain the pathophysiology of COPD in terms a COPD patient can understand
  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of malnutrition and describe its effect on COPD patients
  • Explain the purpose of the COPD Big Fat Reference Guide (BFRG)
COPD Educator Course Welcome

The speaker discloses no conflict of interest.

This video is approximately 5 minutes in length.

Websites mentioned in this course: 

EFFORTS (Emphysema Foundation For Our Right To Survive):  http://www.emphysema.net/bindex.asp

Your Lung Health: http://www.yourlunghealth.org/

COPD Foundation's Big Fat Reference Guide: http://www.copdbfrg.org/

**None of the planners, faculty or their spouses has any relationships with pharmaceutical companies, biomedical device manufacturers and/or corporations whose products or services are related to pertinent therapeutic areas. Off-label: (using products for a purpose other than that for which it was approved by the Food and Drug Administration) use will not be discussed in this course. This educational activity has not received commercial support.

Speaker Information
Tom Kallstrom   [ view bio ]
COPD Overview

This speaker discloses no conflicts of interest.

This video is approximately 45 minutes in length.

Speaker Information
Robert Sandhaus   [ view bio ]
Assessment of COPD

Karen L. Gregory discloses that she serves on the speakers bureau for Novartis, Genetech, Monaghan Medical Corporation, Glaxo Smith Klein and Pharmaxis and receives honorariums for presentations from these companies. Content reviewers have evaluated this activity for potential bias and have found that the course is balanced in presentation and evidence-based content is provided.

This video is approximately 32 minutes in length.

Speaker Information
Karen Gregory   [ view bio ]
Pulmonary Function Testing

This speaker discloses no conflicts of interest.

This video is approximately 22 minutes in length.

Speaker Information
Robert Sandhaus   [ view bio ]
Tobacco Cessation

This speaker discloses no conflicts of interest.

This video is approximately 43 minutes in length.

Speaker Information
Bill Galvin   [ view bio ]
COPD Medications and Personalized Management

This speaker discloses no conflicts of interest.

This video is approximately 26 minutes in length.

Speaker Information
Patricia Koff   [ view bio ]
Communication

This speaker discloses no conflicts of interest.

This video is approximately 49 minutes in length.

Speaker Information
Bill Galvin   [ view bio ]
Prescribing Oxygen

This speaker discloses no conflicts of interest.

This video is approximately 56 minutes in length.

Speaker Information
Patrick Dunne   [ view bio ]
Pulmonary Rehabilitation

This speaker discloses no conflicts of interest.

This video is approximately 63 minutes in length.

Speaker Information
Mary Hart   [ view bio ]
Patient Education

This speaker discloses no conflicts of interest.

This video is approximately 51 minutes in length.

Speaker Information
Bill Galvin   [ view bio ]
Case-Based Study: Exacerbation Management

This speaker discloses no conflicts of interest.

This video is approximately 44 minutes in length.

Speaker Information
Karen Gregory   [ view bio ]
Patricia Koff   [ view bio ]
Nutrition in COPD

This speaker discloses no conflicts of interest.

This video is approximately 17 minutes in length.

Speaker Information
Heather Driscoll
COPD: The Big Fat Reference Guide

This speaker discloses no conflicts of interest.

This video is approximately 9 minutes in length.

The speaker references a hard copy of the COPD Big Fat Reference Guide. As of January 2017, the COPD Foundation no longer supports this resource. A notice about the discontinuation of the BFRG can be found at http://www.copdbfrg.org/. The COPD Foundation does provide other educational resources that can be found at https://www.copdfoundation.org/Learn-More/Educational-Materials/Publications.aspx

Speaker Information
Robert Sandhaus   [ view bio ]
Panel Discussion

The speaker discloses no conflict of interest.

This video is approximately 47 minutes in length.

Speaker Information
Tom Kallstrom MBA RRT FAARC   [ view bio ]
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