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Learning Event: Keeping Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Patients Healthy at Home: Session 2

Wed, 4/26/2023 at 11:00 am - Wed, 4/26/2023 at 12:00 pm (PDT)

A Learning Series for Caregivers: Session 2 of 2

Persons living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) have unique care needs that require proper caregiver training and skill-building. Due to the complex nature of this level of care, COPD patients are often hospitalized or readmitted to the hospital at disproportionate rates. Comagine Health, in partnership with Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center, invites you to join us for an informative webinar outlining best practices for caring for people living with COPD. All direct 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 two-part learning series. The first session reviewed COPD and building a strong care plan. The second session will focus on proper use of COPD equipment and tools.

About the Speaker

Larry Schwindt has been a Respiratory Therapist in hospitals, ERs and residential settings for over 30 years. He is highly experienced in qualifying patients discharged to the home with respiratory devices including ventilators, oxygen machines, BiPAP machines and other equipment. Larry serves many clinics and hospitals across the Vancouver metro area and works closely with Legacy Medical Center Salmon Creek. He is passionate about respiratory health and particularly enjoys working on home health care.

Learning Objectives

Participants will learn about:

  • Causes, symptoms, treatment and proper diagnosis of COPD
  • Proper inhaler techniques and types of inhalers
  • Skills for helping COPD patients live healthier lives
  • Preparing an action plan for patients’ "bad" and "good" breathing days

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.