This webinar will address the unique needs of treating patients with COPD in the home. Specific topics will include medication management, smoking cessation, and pulmonary rehabilitation. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA.
Course created on September 4, 2020
Course Type: Recorded Webinar, Audio
CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/2.0; AL/2.0; AR/2.0; AZ/2.0; CA/2.0; CO/2.0; CT/2.0; DC/2.0; DE/2.0; GA/2.0; HI/2.0; IA/2.0; IACET/0.2; ID/2.0; IL/2.0; IN/2.0; KS/2.0; KY/2.0 Category 2; MA/2.0; ME/2.0; MI/2.0; MO/2.0; MS/2.0; MT/2.0; NC/2.0; ND/2.0; NE/2.0; NH/2.0; NY/2.0; OR/2.0; PA/2.0; RI/2.0; SC/2.0; SD/2.0; TN/2.0; TX/2.0; UT/2.0; VA/2.0; VT/2.0; WA/2.0; WI/2.0; WY/2.0
- Identify classes of pharmacological agents used in the treatment of COPD
- List tools available to assist with medication management in the home health setting
- Describe clinical practice guidelines to support a patient in smoking cessation and how to modify if the patient is not ready to quit
- Describe the components of outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation
- Describe the role of the home health physical therapist in the management of a patient with COPD
|0-15 Minutes||Review of learning outcomesBackground on COPD / Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) guidelines|
|15-30 Minutes||Medication classes used in the treatment of COPD|
|30-45 Minutes||Tools available to assist with medication management|
|45-60 Minutes||Clinical practice guidelines on smoking cessation|
|60-115 Minutes||Case Study|
|115-120 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
Melissa Bednarek, PT, DPT, PhD, CCS
Melissa Bednarek is currently an Associate Professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA. She has a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Biology and Psychology from St. Bonaventure University, a Master of Physical Therapy from MCP Hahnemann University and a PhD in Physiology from Virginia Commonwealth University. In 2009, she joined the physical therapy faculty at Chatham where she currently teaches exercise physiology, cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapy and pharmacology content. She has since earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Chatham and achieved her clinical specialist certification in Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy. Over her 20+ year career in physical therapy, Melissa has practiced in acute care, outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation and home health
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