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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