Contact Hours2 Hours
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the third leading cause of death in the United States. There are approximately 30 million people in the United States who have been diagnosed with COPD. Physical activity and therapy can provide the great improvement in symptoms, exercise capacity, and health-related quality of life. This course is for physical and occupational therapy clinicians in acute, subacute or home health care who are seeking to update their understanding of COPD rehabilitation. As rehabilitation professionals, we need to understand the pathophysiology as well as the evidence-based treatment strategies to promote optimal living for individuals with COPD. This webinar is part 1 in a 2- part series. It includes an overview of the pathophysiology of COPD; its prevalence, medical diagnosing, medications, and pulmonary system assessment. It will also provide an overview of risk factors and assessment techniques for early identification.
At the end of this course, the participant will be able to:
- Recognize the prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
- Explain the pathophysiology of COPD as it applies to mobility
- Identify common symptoms of COPD exacerbations
- Identify currently available medications, their indications, and adverse events
- Summarize how to complete an applicable body system assessment to identify symptoms of exacerbations
- Explain how to provide education regarding healthy lifestyle and identify self-management strategies to promote optimal living of individuals with COPD.
Approved in my State?
as Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants
as Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants
as Certified Athletic Trainers
as CSCS / CPT
as Massage Therapy
as Speech Therapy
Satisfactory completion of this course will require the participant to respond to various polling questions asked throughout the webinar.