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January 20, 2019

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Functional Assessment & Treatment of COPD Patients: A Primer for Home Care Field Staff

Professional Type: Clinical
Date: 2/12/19
Time: 12:00 - 1:30 pm

Home care has seen a dramatic increase of patients with COPD, resulting in greater focus on the therapy needs of these individuals. These numbers are likely to increase. According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, an estimated 12 million adults have been diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), and many more may be living with the disease without knowing it. While there is no cure for COPD, there are treatments that can effectively ease symptoms, cut the risk of complications, and improve a patientís quality of life. This webinar will cover prevalence of the condition, including risk factors, as well as the impact of COPD on skeletal muscle function, specifically lower extremity function. This evidence-based educational program will provide insight and relevant information on assessment & treatment strategies for home care patients suffering from the effects of COPD.

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