Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: New Clinical Challenges


About the Course
This course will provide health professionals with comprehensive information regarding pathophysiology, the etiologies, the diagnosis of, and clinical management of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This course will also address the benefits of a multidisciplinary approach regarding the care of patients with COPD. It will stress how best the clinical can work as a team to optimize outcomes and ensure the best treatment regime for the COPD patient.  

Learning Outcomes
Upon the completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Describe the pathophysiology associated with COPD
  • Discuss the pharmacological and non-pharmacological clinical management of patients diagnosed with COPD
  • Examine how a multidisciplinary approach in the treatment of COPD can enhance communications and optimize clinical outcomes.      

About the Author/Presenter
Kenneth Miller MEd, MSRT, RRT-ACCS, RRT-NPS, AE-C, FAARC has worked as a respiratory therapist for the past forty-eight years.  He has worked as a staff therapist, clinical coordinator, and is currently the educational coordinator of respiratory care services at Lehigh Valley Health Network.  He has presented lectures locally, regionally, and nationally on the clinical management of patients with respiratory diseases. He was awarded the fellowship of the American Association of Respiratory Care in 2016.  He has a passion for the treatment and clinical management of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

How to Receive Credit 

  • Read the entire course online or in print. 
  • After completion of the course, complete the final examination.  A passing grade of 75% is required. Test questions link content to learning outcomes as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention. 
    Note to Nursing professionals: Depending on your state requirements, you will be asked to either affirm that you have completed the course, or you will be required to complete the Post-test included in the course.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Resolution of Conflict of Interest
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 not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

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.
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Accreditations and Approvals
Colibri Healthcare, LLC is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Colibri Healthcare, LLC’s Respiratory Care programs have been approved for Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425, N. MacArthur Blvd, Suite 100, Irving TX 75063.