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COPD: An Overview of Pathophysiology and Treatment Jassin Jouria

COPD: An Overview of Pathophysiology and Treatment

Jassin Jouria

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The purpose of this course is to present healthcare professionals with the information needed to keep up to date on the best practice clinical guidelines for COPD and to refresh the importance of patient education. In addition, members of the publicMoreThe purpose of this course is to present healthcare professionals with the information needed to keep up to date on the best practice clinical guidelines for COPD and to refresh the importance of patient education. In addition, members of the public may use this course to enhance their personal knowledge of the subject matter presented.Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:1. Define chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and associated conditions.2. Outline the pathogenesis of COPD.3. Identify key aspects of the pathology of COPD.4. Describe the pathophysiology of airflow limitation and air trapping.5. Evaluate the clinical features of COPD.6. Analyze the various criteria and tests used in the diagnosis of COPD.7. Discuss the investigations used to assess the severity and to stage COPD.8. Identify interventions that may reduce the risk of developing COPD, including smoking cessation.9. Outline pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic options for the management of stable COPD.10. Evaluate approaches to the management of COPD exacerbations at home or in the hospital.11. Describe the appropriate monitoring and assessment of COPD disease progression, as well as associated comorbidities.This 10-hour continuing education course is available for download for professional development- if continuing education credit is desired, please see instructions included in eBook.