Healthcare costs continue to soar for patients with multiple chronic conditions and patients with chronic pulmonary disease account for an exceptionally large proportion of hospital readmissions. Healthcare providers can help reduce readmission rates, as well as improve the quality of life, for persons with chronic pulmonary disease by providing vital education and facilitating the development of disease self-management skills.
This program was designed to provide the necessary pulmonary disease management information health care providers need to improve long-term pulmonary disease care and improve patient quality of life. In addition to providing information regarding pulmonary disease education for asthma, COPD, cystic fibrosis, interstitial lung disease, lung cancer, and pulmonary hypertension, this course provides the clinician with vital information about pulmonary function technology, tobacco cessation, pulmonary rehabilitation, patient education, and many other key components of disease education and disease self-management.
CRCE/CNE: 14.5 hours | Cost: $225 members/$299 non-members