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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Author: Dana Bartlett, RN, MA, MSN

Course Created: 2013

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No book to buy Duration: 1 hours
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Course Summary

This CNA inservice provides information on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

Course Format

This course is based on a book and a post test. When you're ready, purchase the test by clicking the "Add To Cart" button. This will let you take the test and receive your certificate for CE credits.

Course Syllabus

  • Introduction
  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Pulmonary System
  • What is COPD?
  • Why Does COPD Happen?
  • Signs and Symptoms of COPD
  • Treatments for COPD
  • Caring for the Patient with COPD
  • When to Notify your Supervisor

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the area of the lungs where oxygen reaches the bloodstream.
  • Identify the two separate diseases that combine to cause COPD.
  • Identify the correct definition of chronic bronchitis.
  • Identify three common signs and symptoms of COPD.
  • Identify an important fact about the use of oxygen for patients with COPD.


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