Comagine Health invites you to join us for a learning series outlining best practices for COPD patient care. COPD patients have unique needs that require proper caregiver training and skill-building.
Due to the complex nature of COPD care, patients are high hospital utilizers. Health care workers in assisted living facilities, adult family homes, respite care providers, community residential service providers and others who provide care to the elderly or persons with disabilities are encouraged to attend this 2-part series.
The first session will review COPD and best practices for building a strong care plan. The second session will focus on proper use of COPD equipment and tools.
About the Speaker
Curtis Morrison has been a Respiratory Therapist for over 26 years. He has served as a clinical specialist at Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center since 2012. In 2015, Curtis designed a training program for patients and caregivers that reduced hospital utilization for COPD patients from 25.6% to less than 12% in a year. Curtis has shared his work for various audiences including trauma teams, NICU teams, and home care teams.
Participants will learn how to:
- Recognnize a COPD flare-up.
- Support patients after a COPD flare-up or hospital stay.
- Prepare for a COPD flare-up or emergency.
- Develop a care plan for COPD patients in their care.
- Help COPD patients live healthier lives.
Continuing Education (CE) Credits
Comagine Health is accredited by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services to provide continuing education for long-term care workers in Washington State. Comagine Health designates this Live Event for [1.0] CE credits. Participants will receive a WA DSHS certificate of completion after the event.