CPD modules

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: practical support and non-pharmacological treatments

  • RCN accredited
  • Peer reviewed
  • Certificate
  • Learning time: 02 hrs
  • Last updated: 2019
  • Link to RCNi portfolio

This learning module discusses the non-pharmacological therapies for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and explores the concept of mindfulness as a way of managing breathlessness. It also looks at the significant burden of COPD on patients and their families, and how the complexity of factors contributing to the disease requires a deep understanding of the patient experience and a holistic approach to care.

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Please note that information provided by RCNi Learning is not sufficient to ensure competence in the skill. Assessment of competence should take place in line with local practice. Practice should always align with local protocols and procedures, latest guidelines and any regulatory code. All modules should currently be viewed together with available national and local Covid-19 guidelines. For advice, go to www.rcn.org.uk/covid-19/rcn-position

Donna Jones, District nurse sister, Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust, Shrewsbury, England.


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