NE-FY14-ME-Portland-Program-COPD Educator Institute

 The COPD Educator Institute is at capacity, registration is closed.

 

The American Lung Association is proud to sponsor the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Educator Institute (COPDEI) March 20-21, 2014.  It will be held at Jewett Auditorium, Southern Maine Community College, 77 Fort Road, South Portland, ME.

The purpose of the 1 ½ day institute is to provide a complete overview of COPD to healthcare and health education professionals who provide or are preparing to provide, self-management education for individuals diagnosed with COPD.  The training includes practical information to be used when working with these individuals. 

Specific attention will be given to tobacco treatment, spirometry, self management of COPD, medication guidelines, psychosocial issues, and oxygen therapy.  Participants will also learn basic educational principles and strategies to use when working with patients.

Dates: Thursday, March 20, 2014 ~ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm & Friday, March 21, 2014 ~ 8:00 am – 12:30 pm

Location: Jewett Auditorium, Southern Maine Community College, 77 Fort Road, South Portland, ME

CEUs: All participants will receive a certificate of completion.

Food: Lunch, beverages/snacks for both days will be provided.

Registration Fee: $100 will cover all costs including resource materials

Registration deadline: March 13, 2014

Register online at tab above. To receive a registration form or for more information, email Lee Gilman at lgilman@lungne.org.