When Breathing is a Burden: How to Help Patients with COPD

Gerene S. Bauldoff, PhD, RN, FCCP

 

Overview:

With COPD statistics worsening, you need to learn everything you can about the causes, clinical features, and management of this condition.

Purpose/Goal: To provide registered nurses with information that promotes their effectiveness in caring for patients with COPD.


Objectives:

1. Describe appropriate assessment for patients with COPD.
2. Discuss pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic interventions for COPD.
3. Explain nursing management of patients with COPD.


Author:

Gerene S. Bauldoff, PhD, RN, FCCP, is an associate professor of Clinical Nursing and Specialty Program Director in the Adult Health and Illness Programs in the College of Nursing at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.

The planners and author of this CNE activity have disclosed no financial relationships with any commercial companies pertaining to this activity.


Contact Hours: 1.9

Expiration Date: 12/31/2012

Pharmacology Hours: 0.5

 

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