The American Lung Association, in partnership with the Arkansas Department of Health, will hold educational sessions for health professionals on April 19, 2022, on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) management. The webinar will cover the GOLD Guidelines, vaccinations, vaping, nutrition, and mental health management amidst the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Chronic lower respiratory disease, including COPD, is the third leading cause of death in the United States. Fifteen million Americans have been diagnosed with COPD. In Arkansas, 11.6 percent of Medicare recipients suffer from COPD, which is slightly higher than the national average of 11.2 percent. COPD in Arkansas conference will help health professionals stay updated on the latest COPD updates in Arkansas.
The morning session will cover preventive care - COPD and COVID-19 Vaccinations. We will discuss how Vaping, E-Cigarettes, and Emerging Tobacco Trends are on the rise and produce more dual nicotine users that can affect COPD patients. The recently published 2022 GOLD Guidelines report provides comprehensive recommendations for diagnosing, assessing, and managing COPD.
The afternoon session will address obstacles faced by COPD patients - Depression and Anxiety Related to COPD, and COPD and Nutritional Implications and Complications. The COPD Conference will review the latest recommendations and enable clinicians to apply assessment and management strategies that incorporate the most recent information to guide individualized management plans for patients with COPD. This webinar will educate respiratory therapists, nurses, and other healthcare professionals who treat COPD in the community setting.
This is a free event. Five (5) hours of Continuing Education credits for nurses and respiratory therapists are available.
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