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COPD in Assisted Living
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Course Information:
  • Online Training Course
  • Credit Hours: 1
  • Understand what COPD is, including symptoms and causes
  • Understand how COPD Affects the Lungs
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COPD in Assisted Living Info:

Course Description:

This course will provide direct care staff with relevant knowledge about Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) to assist in their care of residents. Direct care staff will obtain knowledge of the COPD symptoms, causes, treatments, and ways to prevent complications. Participants will gain an understanding of the treatment options and medications that are used against COPD, as well as ways to help the resident manage the disease throughout day-to-day activities.

Course Objectives

  • 1. Understand what COPD is, including symptoms and causes
  • 2. Understand how COPD Affects the Lungs
  • 3. Learn how COPD is treated and different types of therapy options
  • 4. Understand how to manage the anxiety and stress caused by the disease
  • 5. Know what changes and symptoms to be aware of to prevent complications


Course Outcomes

  • A. Introduction to COPD
  • 1. What is COPD
  • a. Emphysema
  • b. Chronic Bronchitis
  • c. Refractory Asthma
  • d. Forms of Bronchiectasis
  • 2. Symptoms
  • a. Ongoing cough
  • b. Shortness of breath
  • c. Wheezing
  • d. Chest tightness
  • 3. Causes
  • a. Long term exposure to lung irritants
  • b. Cigarette smoke
  • c. Air pollutions, chemical fumes, dust
  • d. Genetic conditions
  • e. asthma
  • 4. Statistics
  • a. 24 million Americans
  • b. Third leading cause of deaths in US
  • c. Kill more American women that breast cancer and diabetes


  • B. How COPD Affects the Lungs
  • 1. Lungs with COPD
  • a. Lose elasticity quality
  • b. Sir sacs destroyed
  • c. Walls become thick and inflamed
  • 2. Emphysema
  • a. Walls are damaged
  • b. Air sacs loose shape
  • 3. Chronic Bronchitis
  • a. Constant irritation in airway
  • b. Lining is thickened
  • c. Thick mucus forms in airways
  • 4. Outlook for Residents
  • a. Develops slowly and often worsens
  • b. Cannot be reversed
  • c. How treatment and lifestyle change can help


  • C. Treating COPD
  • 1. Goals of COPD Treatment
  • a. Relieving Symptoms
  • b. Slowing the progress
  • c. Improving exercise
  • d. Treating complication
  • e. Improving overall health
  • 2. Quit Smoking
  • a. Support groups
  • b. What to avoid
  • 3. Meal Planning
  • a. Trouble eating
  • b. Calories and nutrients
  • c. Smaller portions, frequent meals
  • 4. Physical Activity
  • a. Space out activities
  • b. Work at the residents pace
  • 5. Medications
  • a. Bronchodilators
  • b. Steroids
  • 6. Vaccines
  • a. Flu Shots
  • b. Pneumococcal Vaccine
  • 7. Manage Symptoms
  • a. Slow activities
  • b. Finding simple ways to cook, clean, etc..
  • c. Assistive devices
  • 8. Manage Anxiety
  • a. Vicious cycle
  • b. Deep breathing
  • c. Keeping cool environment
  • d. Anxiety medication
  • 9. Other Treatment Options
  • a. Surgery
  • b. Bullectomy
  • c. Lung volume reduction surgery
  • d. Lung transplant


  • D. Oxygen Therapy
  • 1. How Oxygen Therapy Can Help
  • a. Extra oxygen
  • b. Protect their hearts and other organs from damage
  • c. Sleep more during the night/alertness during the day
  • d. Live longer
  • e. overall health
  • 2. Oxygen Safety
  • a. No smoking
  • b. Skin breakdown around nasal cannula
  • c. Emergency supply


  • E. Preventing Complications
  • 1. Monitor for Changes
  • a. Colds, flu, lung infections
  • b. Hard breathing
  • c. Chest tightness
  • d. Coughing
  • e. Fever
  • 2. Ways to prevent Complications
  • a. Call doctor when change in condition
  • b. Quit smoking
  • c. Avoid lung irritant
  • d. Follow vaccine recommendations


Instructor: Josh Allen, RN

Josh Allen is a Registered Nurse with over 20 years of experience in senior living. As the Director of InTouch at Home, Josh oversees all aspects of business development, care, services, and operations for the organization. As a part of the SRG Senior Living family of companies, InTouch at Home delivers personalized care and services to clients living in senior living communities as well as private residences across three states.

Josh also serves on the board of the American Assisted Living Nurses Association, and represents AALNA on the boards of the Center for Excellence in Assisted Living and Coalition of Geriatric Nursing Organizations. Josh has previously served as President and CEO of Care and Compliance Group, a leading training solutions provider.

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