Palliative Care of the Patient with COPD

End-stage lung disease is a common hospice primary diagnosis. This disease state continues to be a popular resource request from clients on annual survey. Considering new therapies released, education is needed to discern place in therapy. In addition, annual client survey results reveal dyspnea as a popular topic and an area where nursing seeks to improve skills.

Objectives:

  • List the stages of COPD and understand its clinical course
  • Describe barriers to palliative care for patients with COPD
  • Describe the pharmacologic management of advanced COPD
  • Examine efficacy of opioids and other therapies in management of refractory dyspnea

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Duration: 1 Hour
Time: On Demand