COPD: Understanding and Treatment

COPD: Understanding and Treatment
Price: 
$140.00

Course Hours: 
25
Instructor: 
Course Type: 
Instructor Led - 4 Weeks Long
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Do you or a loved one have Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)? COPD is emphysema, chronic bronchitis, or both. About 80 - 90% of COPD diagnoses are caused by smoking. Once COPD occurs, the disease is not reversible. With practical tools and an effective plan, you will have a good understanding of this lung disease, its treatment options, and coping strategies. Our COPD course will help you be better prepared to cope or care for a loved one with the disease.

* You have 4 weeks to complete this course from date of your enrollment.

** Course Subject to Change.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Define COPD, risk factors and symptoms
  • Recall the medical treatments for COPD
  • Recognize practical tips for living with COPD
  • Identify the emotional impact of COPD and coping mechanisms

COPD: Understanding and Treatment Module 1

Understanding Your Diagnosis, Protections, and Entitlements

 

This module will discuss the COPD Epidemic in America.  Carefully examined throughout module one is what exactly COPD is, how it affects the lungs, and how it progresses over time.  Those with COPD experience a multitude of issues, including changes in family, work, and other lifestyle choices.  Also included in module one is direction for how to manage this disability and insurance.

 

  • The COPD Epidemic in America
  • Risk Factors and Symptoms
  • The Disease Progression and Its Stages
  • Working When You Have COPD
  • Disability and Medicare

 

COPD: Understanding and Treatment Module 2

Understanding and Managing Your Medical Treatment

 

In this module students will learn about some of the medical aspects of COPD.  Module two covers how to work with a health care provider, what tests to expect before and after a diagnosis, and the treatments commonly used with COPD; all very important topics covered when initially being diagnosed with COPD. Also included in this module is an overview of changes one should make at home to keep their environment healthy.  

 

  • Working with Health Care Providers
  • Common Tests
  • Medications and Treatments for COPD
  • Using Home Oxygen
  • Staying Healthy

 

COPD: Understanding and Treatment Module 3

Practical Tips for Living with COPD

 

Living with COPD often creates havoc within your normal daily activities.  Module three will explore ways to modify tasks in order to maximize energy and reduce the fatigue associated with COPD. Once limits are determined, one can return to a more normal lifestyle.

 

  • Getting Out
  • Mobility
  • Traveling
  • Physical Activity and Energy Level
  • Housekeeping

 

COPD: Understanding and Treatment Module 4

Coping with the Emotional Impact of COPD

When initially diagnosed with COPD, people often display symptoms of depression and anxiety.  Module four will examine how to emotionally adapt to a COPD diagnosis and lifestyle. Included in module four is ideas for how spouses, partners, caregivers, and the community can provide assistance to those with the diagnosis.

  • Retirement
  • Spouses, Partners and Caregivers
  • All the Feelings
  • Community Help
  • Advanced Directives

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Ed4Online has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, Ed4Online has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of the Accredited Provider status, Ed4Online is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for courses and programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

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Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

 

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

While our courses are accessible through multiple mobile learning platforms, some courses may include a CD or DVD with the Textbook, so you may need access to a computer with CD-ROM or DVD Drive.

 

PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2007 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player

 

MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player
  • Courses that include a CD-ROM or DVD may require an external drive and Parallels software to view.