COPD the Disease

We offered this webinar on July 19, 2018.

What is the trajectory of the COPD disease process? When is it appropriate to suggest palliative services in conjunction with ongoing therapies? When is the patient hospice-appropriate? This webinar reviews the anatomy and physiology of COPD and the patient’s experience.

Key points of this webinar:

  • Define and describe COPD characteristics
  • List COPD- and emphysema-related statistics
  • Describe the pathophysiology of COPD
  • Explain how the disease affects the patient
  • Define hospice admission criteria for ES COPD

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Nurses and Case Managers

This activity is approved for one continuing education credit hour for nurses (RN, LPN, LVN; in California Registered Nurses only), Social Workers and Certified Case Managers. Licensed Nursing Home Administrators in the states of Florida and Illinois may also receive one hour of continuing education credit. Attendance for the entire online webinar, as well as completion of a brief online evaluation, is required. Certifications are made available after completion.