Registration for this event is now closed (10/18/21 at 3pm CT).
The next courses will be held in spring 2022, then fall 2022. Contact COPDEducatorCourse@Lung.org if you would like to be added to an interest list and be notified when the next course dates are confirmed and registration opens.
The COPD Educator Course, through the American Lung Association, is a continuing education event that provides healthcare professionals with a thorough overview of COPD information.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema, is a chronic lung disease that makes it hard to breathe. The disease is increasingly common, affecting millions of Americans, and is the third leading cause of death by disease in the U.S. The good news is COPD is often preventable and treatable.
The course will include practical information healthcare professionals can use in their work with patients living with COPD. Specific attention will be given to COPD Diagnosis and Management, Spirometry, Tobacco Cessation, Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Oxygen Therapy, Patient Activation, Education and Adherence, Medications and Delivery Devices, Reducing COPD Readmissions, and End of Life Issues.
This course is geared toward healthcare professionals such as respiratory therapists, internal medicine nurses, pulmonary nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, home health care staff, and care managers.
Visit the FAQ page to find information on registration fees, cancellation policy, CEUs.
View the agenda and other event day information here.