604: COPD: The Gold Report (A)

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Explain what the Gold Report is, and discuss its importance to health care professionals treating COPD.
  2. Identify the “working” definition of COPD as provided by the Gold Report.
  3. Explain the prevalence COPD and the impact it is having on worldwide health.
  4. Discuss the etiology and epidemiology of COPD, and explain how it is diagnosed.
  5. Describe the latest international standards presented by the Gold Report regarding prevention, management, and treatment protocols for COPD.
  6. Identify and discuss the usefulness and side effects of medications currently in use for COPD patients.

(159 pages)

Course Content