End-Stage COPD: Meeting Patients' Challenges

We offered this webinar on July 14, 2016, October 19, 2017 and February 15, 2018.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is the third-leading cause of death in America, yet less than 9 percent of those patients near the end of life are admitted to hospice. This webinar looks at the effects of COPD and other Advanced Lung Diseases (ALD) and how palliative care and hospice can improve patient care and clinical outcomes.

Key points of this webinar:

  • Define and understand the types of ALDs
  • Understand the patient and caregiver distress associated with COPD and ALD
  • Learn how hospice services can alleviate distress for patients, caregivers and referral sources
  • Identify patients, through actual patient profiles, who can benefit from hospice

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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.