Acute Exacerbation of COPD for EMS. COPD accounts for over 1 million emergency room visits annually, with EMS playing a pivotal role. The initial assessment, recognition, and treatment of this patient population reduces morbidity and mortality. In this course, we will review:
- Pathophysiology of emphysema and chronic bronchitis
- Assessment of COPD patients
- Analyze treatment options for BLS and ALS providers
- Discuss the role of BIPAP and intubation in COPD patients
1 CEU CAPCE # 19-MEDN-F3-3031
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