Nursing: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Identification and Drug Therapies
31.95
Online
Elective
Please select your state to enroll in this course
About the Course:
This course provides a detailed review of the pathology, diagnosis, and treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) for advanced practice nurses who have responsibilities that encompass all aspects of primary and specialized care.  Causes, associated symptoms, complications and courses of treatment are presented.  Specific details on diagnostic measures and medications are also included.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Identify the leading cause of COPD.
  • Describe three symptoms of COPD.
  • Compare and contrast the elasticity of healthy and COPD-afflicted lung tissue.
  • Name a complication associated with COPD.
  • List three tools useful to a proper diagnosis of COPD.
  • State one distinguishing factor between albuterol and salmeterol.
  • Describe why theophylline may be effective in the treatment of COPD at doses less than that used for asthma.
  • State a risk of prophylactic antibiotic usage.
  • Describe nursing considerations for teaching patients about COPD.

About the Author:

Bradley Gillespie, PharmD, trained as a clinical pharmacist, has practiced in an industrial setting for the past 25+ years. His initial role was as a clinical pharmacology and biopharmaceutics reviewer at FDA, followed by 20 years of leading early development programs in the pharma/biotech/nutritional industries. In addition to his industrial focus, he remains a registered pharmacist and enjoys mentoring drug development scientists and health professionals; leading workshops; and developing continuing education programs for pharmacy, nursing, and other medical professionals.

How to receive credit: 

  • Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 4-hour commitment of time.
  • Depending on your state requirements you will be asked to complete either:
    • An affirmation that you have completed the educational activity.
    • A mandatory test (a passing score of 70 percent is required). Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory Self-Assessment and Course Evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Disclosures:

Resolution of Conflict of Interest
In accordance with the ANCC Standards for Commercial Support for continuing education, Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Colibri Healthcare, LLC not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

Disclaimer
The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
©2019: All Rights Reserved. Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Colibri Healthcare, LLC. The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered. The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered. It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice. Colibri Healthcare, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state. Colibri Healthcare, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up to date at the time of printing, but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation nor circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials. Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys. The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers.
 
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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Identification and Drug Therapies - N29658

31.95
About the Course:
This course provides a detailed review of the pathology, diagnosis, and treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) for advanced practice nurses who have responsibilities that encompass all aspects of primary and specialized care.  Causes, associated symptoms, complications and courses of treatment are presented.  Specific details on diagnostic measures and medications are also included.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
  • Identify the leading cause of COPD.
  • Describe three symptoms of COPD.
  • Compare and contrast the elasticity of healthy and COPD-afflicted lung tissue.
  • Name a complication associated with COPD.
  • List three tools useful to a proper diagnosis of COPD.
  • State one distinguishing factor between albuterol and salmeterol.
  • Describe why theophylline may be effective in the treatment of COPD at doses less than that used for asthma.
  • State a risk of prophylactic antibiotic usage.
  • Describe nursing considerations for teaching patients about COPD.

About the Author:

Bradley Gillespie, PharmD, trained as a clinical pharmacist, has practiced in an industrial setting for the past 25+ years. His initial role was as a clinical pharmacology and biopharmaceutics reviewer at FDA, followed by 20 years of leading early development programs in the pharma/biotech/nutritional industries. In addition to his industrial focus, he remains a registered pharmacist and enjoys mentoring drug development scientists and health professionals; leading workshops; and developing continuing education programs for pharmacy, nursing, and other medical professionals.

How to receive credit: 

  • Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 4-hour commitment of time.
  • Depending on your state requirements you will be asked to complete either:
    • An affirmation that you have completed the educational activity.
    • A mandatory test (a passing score of 70 percent is required). Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory Self-Assessment and Course Evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Disclosures:

Resolution of Conflict of Interest
In accordance with the ANCC Standards for Commercial Support for continuing education, Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Colibri Healthcare, LLC not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

Disclaimer
The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
©2019: All Rights Reserved. Materials may not be reproduced without the expressed written permission or consent of Colibri Healthcare, LLC. The materials presented in this course are meant to provide the consumer with general information on the topics covered. The information provided was prepared by professionals with practical knowledge of the areas covered. It is not meant to provide medical, legal, or professional advice. Colibri Healthcare, LLC recommends that you consult a medical, legal, or professional services expert licensed in your state. Colibri Healthcare, LLC has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all content provided in this course is accurate and up to date at the time of printing, but does not represent or warrant that it will apply to your situation nor circumstances and assumes no liability from reliance on these materials. Quotes are collected from customer feedback surveys. The models are intended to be representative and not actual customers.