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Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency and the Respiratory Therapist

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.

Successful completion of this course requires a score of 70% on the post-test.

Original webcast date: July 10, 2018

**Please note that all programs require the participant to view the entire program prior to taking the final quiz and obtaining a course certificate.**

Approved for 1.00 CRCE Hours.


Appreciate the prevalence of Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency, a not-so-rare genetic condition that is greatly underdiagnosis
Explain the potential roles of the respiratory therapist in detection and testing for Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency
Evaluate the ways that a respiratory therapist can educate and help individuals with Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency live successfully and with improved quality of life


Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency and the Respiratory Therapist

Speaker Information

Robert Sandhaus MD, PhD, FCCP