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COPD Course Package


Are you focused on caring for patients with COPD? This bundle of AARC original content focuses exclusively on aspects of caring for patients with COPD. This package contains 8 AARC online courses that collectively provide you with 8 CRCE and a 10% discount over the individual courses!

Once the package is purchased, you will see all 8 courses listed above in your AARC University classroom.
2020

Approved for 8.00 CRCE Hours.


SEMINAR OBJECTIVES

See chapters below for specific course descriptions.


CHAPTERS

A LOTT of Oxygen: An Update

Long-term oxygen therapy has been proven to improve survival in COPD patients with severely impaired oxygenation. However, does the COPD patient with moderately impaired oxygenation also benefit from supplemental long-term oxygen therapy? The Long-Term Oxygen Treatment Trial (LOTT), a randomized clinical trial published in 2016, was designed to evaluate the efficacy of supplemental oxygen for this patient population. This presentation will discuss the design and results of the multi-center LOTT and the implications on patient care.

This course is approved for 1 CRCE.


Speaker Information

Jerry Krishnan MD, PhD


Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency and the Respiratory Therapist: Test, Teach, and “Treat”

Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency is a genetic disorder that can result in serious lung disease. This not-so-rare genetic disease is greatly underdiagnosed and is the most common known genetic risk factor for emphysema. Up to 3% of all people diagnosed with COPD may have undetected Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency. This presentation will provide the respiratory therapist with an appreciation of the disease, its prevalence, and its role in COPD as well as strategies for the respiratory therapist to assist in detection, education, and treatment of this population.

This course is approved for 1.0 CRCE


Speaker Information

Robert Sandhaus MD, PhD, FCCP


COPD + SDB = TROUBLE: Overlap Syndrome

As respiratory therapists, we likely have an excellent professional understanding of the “many shades of COPD” from our patient care experiences. However, we may not have considered the concomitant impact sleep disorders bring to our COPD patient. Sleep Disordered Breathing is one of the most underdiagnosed and neglected disorders directly affecting both the quality and quantity of life for our COPD patients. The goal of this presentation is to advance the understanding and professional toolkit of the practicing therapist to assess the potential presence of Overlap Syndrome.

This course is approved for 1.0 CRCE.


Speaker Information

Gregg Marshall, PhD, RRT, RPSGT, RST


COPD: See the Silver Lining and Go for the Gold

RTs interact with patients with COPD from initial diagnosis throughout the life of the patient. It is important for RTs to not only understand the etiology of the disease, the underlying physiology of the disease, and how it is diagnosed but also what available treatment interventions should be used based upon published evidence regarding patient assessment and response to therapy and environment. This presentation will focus on the most recent GOLD guidelines and highlight how the RT can contribute to the multidisciplinary care plan of the patient with COPD to promote the best quality of life.

This course is approved for 1 CRCE.


Speaker Information

Tim Gilmore, PhD, RRT, RRT-NPS, RRT-ACCS, CPFT, AE-C


Development & Feasibility of Home Pulmonary Rehab Program (February 2018 JournalCast)

The speaker will discuss the Editor’s Choice of the February 2018 issue of RESPIRATORY CARE "Development and Feasibility of a Home Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program with Health Coaching". The presentation will focus on the research design and interpretation of the results.

This course is approved for 1.0 CRCE.


Speaker Information

Debbie Koehl MS, RRT, AE-C, FAARC


Pulmonary Rehabilitation: Year in Review

This presentation provides a review of the most recently published studies in the field of pulmonary rehabilitation will be discussed. Strategies on how to implement these research findings into the everyday practice of pulmonary rehabilitation will also be discussed. This presentation was previously released as part of the 2018 AARC Current Topic educational series.

This course is approved for 1 CRCE.


Speaker Information

Brian Carlin MD MAACVPR


The COPD National Action Plan: Where did it come from and what does it mean to RTs?

The NHLBI released the COPD National Action Plan was released in May 2017 after a collaborative effort from the COPD community, including the AARC. It is the first-ever blueprint for a multifaceted approach to improving the lives of those diagnosed with COPD and their families. The goal of this webcast is to increase awareness of the COPD National Action Plan amongst respiratory therapists and encourage them to use it in their practice and promotion of improved care and better outcomes for those who have COPD and for those who care for persons with COPD.

This course is approved for 1.0 CRCE.


Speaker Information

Frank Salvatore Jr., MBA, RRT, FAARC


Understanding Portable Oxygen Concentrators: A Patient Driven Modality

Supplemental oxygen in the home is essential to many patients with chronic pulmonary disease. However, selecting the appropriate system can be difficult and the selection should include input from a respiratory therapist who understands the devices. This presentation will discuss various oxygen delivery modes, limitations of portable oxygen concentrators, and factors that impact the delivery of oxygen from a portable oxygen concentrator.

This course is approved for 1 CRCE.


Speaker Information

Kim Wiles, BS, RRT, CPFT, FAARC


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