COPD Basics

Learn more about COPD by participating in our free online learning module.

The American Lung Association's COPD Basics program is offered as a self-paced online learning module to help people learn more about COPD. The program is ideal for people who have recently been diagnosed with COPD, their families and healthcare professionals such as nurses, physicians, and respiratory therapists.

COPD Basics instructs participants about:

  • COPD risk factors and prevention.
  • How to recognize the symptoms and diagnosis COPD.
  • The latest medications and treatment for the disease.

COPD Basics is divided into two 30-minute parts. COPD Basics also includes comprehensive resources, such as COPD Action Plan and COPD medication device demonstration videos and downloads.

This training is nationally accredited for continuing education credit and/or contact hours for respiratory therapists and physicians. Other licensed healthcare providers may claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity, as applicable to their state licensure requirements

This program has been approved for 1.0 contact hour Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC)

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the New Mexico Medical Society (NMMS) through the joint providership of the Greater Albuquerque Medical Association and The American Lung Association. The Greater Albuquerque Medical Association is accredited by the NMMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  GAMA designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1 hour AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.   Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Page last updated: August 22, 2023

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