CT 20217 Non-Invasive Ventilation for COPD

CT 20217 Non-Invasive Ventilation for COPD

Current Topics in Respiratory Care 2021

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COPD is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the world and is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. Despite progress in the treatment of symptoms and prevention of acute exacerbations, few advances limit disease progression or decrease mortality. The only interventions known to reduce mortality in COPD are smoking cessation and long-term oxygen therapy in patients with resting hypoxemia. There remains significant interest in the role of NIV at home. However, identifying which patients might benefit, the duration and severity of support is unknown. Recent guidelines address these issues, and the evidence will be presented. Lecturer: Robert Owens, MD. This presentation is sponsored by an unrestricted educational grant from Vapotherm.

**This program is approved for one hour of CRCE credit per staff participant who successfully completes the post-video test. This is a single video from the Current Topics in Respiratory Care 2021 series. Video comes with course materials, proctor guide, CRCE log and completion certificates.

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