This course will define chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) both as a primary disease state and as a co-morbid condition. Learning objectives: 1. Define COPD and describe the picture of the patient with this chronic condition; 2. Explain the necessity and variances in the short- and long-term interventions for this population; 3. Describe the clinical and financial benefits of consistent long-term therapy interventions. To successfully complete this course, you must attain a minimum score of 80% on the final exam and complete the course training survey.Continuing education: 1.0 contact hours of Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC); VGM Education is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEUs for this program.
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