Today, the American Lung Association announced that the Arkansas COPD Conference is set for April 20. The free virtual event is a continuing education conference for nurses, respiratory therapists, pharmacists and social workers that focuses on COPD guidelines, best practices and prevention care.
The 2021 COPD Conference will review the GOLD (Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease) Guidelines enabling health professionals to apply assessment and management strategies that incorporate the latest evidence to guide development of individualized management plans, including medications for patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). The conference will also outline the importance of COPD management amidst the current COVID-19 pandemic, vaccinations, the evolving therapies, and the best practices for transitioning from inpatient to outpatient while reducing readmission risks.
This year’s conference will include the following sessions:
Golden Care/Medications for COPD – Tania Butts, RRT
Non-pharmacologic Therapy of COPD – Richard ZuWallack, M.D.
Registration is free and continuing education credits are available for nurses and respiratory therapists. More information and registration are available on the Arkansas COPD Conference website. For more information, contact Jocelyn Lowery at [email protected].
About the American Lung Association
The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to champion clean air for all; to improve the quality of life for those with lung disease and their families; and to create a tobacco-free future. For more information about the American Lung Association, a holder of the coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and a Gold-Level GuideStar Member, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: Lung.org.