Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

1.0 Continuing Education Credit Hour

COPD is the fourth-leading cause of death in the world and is a disease that generally affects older adults.  Since COPD is often misdiagnosed and under treated, it is important to be familiar with the signs and symptoms and treatment approaches in order to be responsive to the needs of the residents you care for.  This module will help you recognize the signs and symptoms, understand the treatments for COPD, and communicate on behalf of your residents to support their quality of life.


  1. Describe how to complete a thorough nursing assessment for the patient with COPD.
  2. Discuss how to appropriately communicate clinical findings between care providers.

Online Module

When completing the on-line module you will be presented with learning objectives, brief cases, questions for reflection (not scored), and interactive lessons with hyperlinks to engage you along the way. Once you complete the lessons, you will be presented with the Post Test (which requires a score of 80%) and then the Module Evaluation, followed by the opportunity to print your Continuing Education Certificate. Modules remain available for your future reference once you have completed them.