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


Course Description

Course Description:

In the geriatric population Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a very prevalent disease. Patients with COPD often require frequent hospitalizations and require medical and rehabilitation across the continuum of care - acute care, out-patient, skilled nursing facilities and home health. 

Due to the prevalence of this condition, all healthcare professionals must play an active role, including rehabilitation professionals. The role for rehabilitation includes the acute treatment of the disease, patient/family education, and long term management. 

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. 

Contact Hours: 3
Video Course Format: Video
Target Audience:
Instructional Level: Intermediate