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COPD Module B: Assessment of COPD

COPD Module B: Assessment of COPD

COPD Module B: Assessment of COPD

Debra Siela, PhD, RN, CCNS, ACNS-BC, CCRN, CNE, RRT
Debra Siela, PhD, RN, CCNS, ACNS-BC, CCRN, CNE, RRT
on behalf of Athena Forum Institute

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Launch date: 06 Apr 2018
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Last updated: 18 Oct 2018

Reference: 187722

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Description

The module identifies the main symptoms and risk factors associated with COPD, to help healthcare professionals identify the disease—or even the potential for onset of the disease—so that proper treatment and preventive measures can begin as soon as possible. The module details which questions case managers should ask during screenings and follow-ups, the best practices associated with treating exacerbations of COPD in hospital settings and tips for helping patients manage the disease at home.

Objectives

Review the management strategies associated with COPD
On completion of this course, the learner will be able to review the management strategies associated with COPD
Discuss COPD risk reduction
On completion of this course, the learner will be able to discuss COPD risk reduction
Explain the detection and diagnosis of COPD
On completion of this course, the learner will be able to explain the detection and diagnosis of COPD
Review COPD management based on severity of the disease
On completion of this course, the learner will be able to review COPD management based on severity of the disease
Describe COPD exacerbations
On completion of this course, the learner will be able to describe COPD exacerbations
Identify the appropriate venue, studies and management for treatment of COPD exacerbations
On completion of this course, the learner will be able to identify the appropriate venue, studies and management for treatment of COPD exacerbations
Debra Siela, PhD, RN, CCNS, ACNS-BC, CCRN, CNE, RRT

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Debra Siela, PhD, RN, CCNS, ACNS-BC, CCRN, CNE, RRT
on behalf of Athena Forum Institute

Debra Siela, PhD, RN, CCNS, ACNS-BC, CCRN-K, CNE, RRT has been faculty at Ball State University School of Nursing since 1990. She is an associate professor of nursing. She teaches both undergraduate and graduate level courses. Her direct care clinical experience included working as a staff nurse in intensive care and emergency department nursing for over twenty-five years.

Dr. Siela has been a clinical nurse specialist (CNS) or an advanced practice nurse since 1980. Her clinical focus has been working with patients who have pulmonary disorders and/or critical illness. She is not currently working in a CNS role.

Dr. Siela is also active in conducting research on falls risk and family presence during resuscitation. Her research work in the past has included dyspnea perceptions of people with COPD and patients receiving mechanically ventilation.

Active in many professional nursing organizations including the American Association of Critical Care Nurses and National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists, Dr. Siela presents often at the American Association of Critical Care Nurses annual education conference. She also presents research findings at various conferences.

Dr. Siela has authored and co-authored over 30 publications that include research findings, clinical topics, and book chapters. Her clinical topic publications focus on pulmonary and/or critical care nursing. She also often reviews manuscripts for several nursing journals.

Dr. Siela also enjoys her teaching role. She is a student advocate and mentors students throughout the undergraduate program. She continually searches for better methods on enabling students to think critically and look at the ""big picture"" as they learn to provide care for patients and clients. She also enjoys teaching graduate-level students and learns from their experiences as nurses in the process.

Dr. Siela's knowledge and professional expertise is being incorporated into the Athena Forum Institute® curriculum through her participation as a Course Director and Contributing Faculty. Her professional affiliations include:

American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACCN)
Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society
National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists (NACNS)

Current Accreditations

This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • 1.75 Hours
  • California Board of Registered Nursing (CBRN)
  • 1.75 Hours

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