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Transitions of Care: Pulmonary Disease Part 1

presented by Cathy Wollman, DNP, RN, GNP-BC, CRNP

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Financial: Cathy Wollman receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

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Video Runtime: 73 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 24 Minutes

This course will focus on nursing and interdisciplinary team (IDT) interventions required to improve outcomes for skilled nursing facility (SNF) residents with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or pneumonia. COPD and pneumonia are identified among the five conditions responsible for potentially avoidable hospitalizations in nursing home residents. This course will review the definitions, pathophysiology, and evidence-based care for residents with COPD or pneumonia. Nursing staff will learn the essentials of comprehensive assessment and management of residents, identify risk factors for readmission, and manage clinical data during transitions of care. Individual roles of the interdisciplinary team will be examined. This course will assist the SNF to advance its reputation in the community by providing quality care to residents with COPD or pneumonia.

Meet Your Instructor

Cathy Wollman, DNP, RN, GNP-BC, CRNP

Dr. Wollman has been an educator and clinician for more than 35 years. She has worked as a gerontologic nurse practitioner at multiple sites of care across the health care system. She also served as director of senior health for a large health system and the coordinator of the nurse practitioner program for more than…

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1. Pathophysiology and Common Causes of COPD and Pneumonia

This chapter will review the pathophysiology of COPD and pneumonia. Nursing staff will learn about the significance of high-risk characteristics of the resident with COPD or pneumonia with other comorbidities. Clinical data essential for safe transition of the resident with pulmonary disease from acute care will be included in this chapter.

2. Comprehensive Assessment and Management of Residents With COPD or Pneumonia

Sudden worsening of pulmonary symptoms can occur, and nursing staff must use critical thinking to safely manage residents with COPD or pneumonia in the SNF. Common signs and symptoms of COPD or pneumonia that place SNF residents at very high risk for rehospitalization will be discussed in this chapter, with a review of required physical examination skills. An overview of evidence-based management of residents will include diagnostics, medications, and treatments. Specific roles of interdisciplinary team members in evidence-based management of COPD and pneumonia will be examined.

3. Demonstration: Pulmonary Assessment

This chapter is a demonstration of a pulmonary assessment led by Cathy Wollman.

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