Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) | Clinical Conditions of the Older Adult|VNA Sample
Provides evidence-based strategies for the assessment and management of COPD among community-dwelling older adults.
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Registered nurses (RN) and healthcare providers focusing on best practices in chronic disease management, case management, caregiver education and support, transitional care, and geriatric evaluation and management.
- Discuss the diagnostic criteria for COPD
- Discuss evaluation and treatment of acute exacerbations of COPD
- Describe the management goals for the COPD patient
- Identify relevant comorbidities of COPD, such as hypoxemia and depression
- State the role of pulmonary rehabilitation in COPD
Enid R. Neptune, MD