This session follows two individuals suffering from COPD and their caregiver from diagnosis through treatment. The case study includes the tough decisions involved in palliative and end-of-life care. We also discuss the physiologic differences of emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and Alpha-1 Antitrypsin deficiency and how the slight differences matter in individual treatment. COPD diagnosis and the nurse’s role in managing COPD is also addressed.
Contact hours available until 10/2/2018.
Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation. You will be able to print your CNE certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.
Faculty, Planners, Authors, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure: There are no disclosures to declare.
Commercial Support and Sponsorship: No commercial support or sponsorship declared.
Accreditation Statement: This educational activity has been co-provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. and Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses.
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC-COA).
Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered nursing, Provider Number, CEP 5387.
Learning Outcome: After completing this learning activity, the participant will understand the different forms of COPD and the holistic nursing care necessary to treat patients and caregivers living with this chronic and devastating disease so that quality in life is maintained.