Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
CPD Hours / Duration
1 hour/s
Cost
Depends on Membership level

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Presenter Nursing CPD Institute

This session provides an overview of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), including risk factors, investigations, diagnosis and treatment options.

Course Content

Nurses often care for clients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD is characterised by persistent respiratory symptoms and chronic airflow limitation and is associated with exacerbations and comorbidities.   

The Burden of Obstructive Lung Disease (BOLD) study found a COPD prevalence of 7.5% in people aged >40 years in six cities in Australia. The COPD-X Australian and New Zealand guidelines for the diagnosis and management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: 2017 update provides the foundation for this session.

Target Audience

Learning Outcomes

In this session you will:

  • Gain an understanding of  the  risk factors for developing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Attain  knowledge of  the investigations that are commonly requested when diagnosing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Receive information regarding recommended medication and medical  interventions to support clients with  COPD
  • Gain increased knowledge regarding the potential complications associated with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)