Reducing Readmissions in COPD Patients After Hospitalization for Exacerbations

Reducing Readmissions in COPD Patients After Hospitalization for Exacerbations

Type: Article
Expiration Date: 07/01/2019
Location: Online


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Overview

A preventable and treatable lung disorder of adults, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is one of the most common causes of hospitalizations and readmissions. It affects 15 million Americans; nearly one in five hospital patients older than age 40 is diagnosed with the disorder. The goal of this course is to provide nurses with information on how to reduce hospital readmissions for patients with COPD.

Key Learning Outcomes

  
  1. Describe the clinical presentation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
  2. Identify barriers to effective hospital-to-home transitions for COPD patients.
  3. Discuss interventions for reducing readmissions.

Presented By

  

Nina Bracken, MSN, ACNP-BC, is the clinical and research program manager at the Breathe Chicago Center and the Population Health Sciences Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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