Physical Therapy: Video: Evaluating and Treating COPD: Because if You Can Not Breathe, Nothing Else Matters

49.00
Online
Elective
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About the Course: 
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. 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. 

Course Objectives: 
At the end of this course the participant will be able to: 
1. Identify the normal anatomy and physiology of the pulmonary system including properties of the lungs and the process of gas exchange. 
2. Identify three pulmonary changes that accompany the aging process 
3. Identify two characteristics of emphysema that distinguish it from chronic bronchitis 
4. Select the two most common classes of medications used to treat Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 
5. (COPD). 
6. Identify at least four key areas involved in the assessment of a patient with COPD. 
7. Identify 2 outcome measures that can be used in the evaluation of a patient who has COPD 
8. Identify at least four areas of treatment that are essential in the management of a patient with COPD. 
9. Select 2 areas of patient/family education that are essential with COPD management. 

About the Instructor
 Suzanne J. Greenwalt, PT, MS, GCS Suzanne Greenwalt, a licensed physical therapist, received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from A.T. Still University and a Master in Physical Therapy from Saint Louis University. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings including rehabilitation, skilled nursing facilities, acute care and out patient rehabilitation. Suzanne is a board certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist and a board certified Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Clinical Specialist. She is an educator in two doctor of physical therapy programs and is an educator and mentor in a geriatric residency program.

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Video: Evaluating and Treating COPD: Because if You Can Not Breathe, Nothing Else Matters

49.00
About the Course: 
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. 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. 

Course Objectives: 
At the end of this course the participant will be able to: 
1. Identify the normal anatomy and physiology of the pulmonary system including properties of the lungs and the process of gas exchange. 
2. Identify three pulmonary changes that accompany the aging process 
3. Identify two characteristics of emphysema that distinguish it from chronic bronchitis 
4. Select the two most common classes of medications used to treat Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 
5. (COPD). 
6. Identify at least four key areas involved in the assessment of a patient with COPD. 
7. Identify 2 outcome measures that can be used in the evaluation of a patient who has COPD 
8. Identify at least four areas of treatment that are essential in the management of a patient with COPD. 
9. Select 2 areas of patient/family education that are essential with COPD management. 

About the Instructor
 Suzanne J. Greenwalt, PT, MS, GCS Suzanne Greenwalt, a licensed physical therapist, received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from A.T. Still University and a Master in Physical Therapy from Saint Louis University. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings including rehabilitation, skilled nursing facilities, acute care and out patient rehabilitation. Suzanne is a board certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist and a board certified Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Clinical Specialist. She is an educator in two doctor of physical therapy programs and is an educator and mentor in a geriatric residency program.

Presented by HomeCEU
This course is a video, on-demand course.