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Revisiting Adverse Childhood Experiences: Is This the Key to Managing COPD

Course: #1197Level: Introductory 1 Hour 279 Reviews

A landmark study conducted by Kaiser-Permanente established a solid relationship between adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and the development of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). This interactive lecture will provide an overview of the findings from this study as well as current literature associated with the topic. An advanced discussion will challenge those providers in post-acute settings to evaluate opportunities to break the cycle of disease and improve quality-of-life for our at-risk population through education and empowerment.

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Course Type: Video, Text

CEUs/Hours Offered: AARC - CRCE/1.0; CE Broker/1.0 Direct Delivery Of Respiratory Care Services, CE Broker #20-853758; IACET/0.1

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe adverse childhood experiences including prevalence and long-term consequences.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to recognize adverse childhood experiences as related to the development of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to identify opportunities for respiratory therapists to assist chronic pulmonary disease patients.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to list long-term psychosocial impacts of ACEs improving the quality-of-life of patients with COPD.

Course created on March 16, 2021


0-5 Minutes Introduction
5-10 Minutes Defining ACEs
10-15 Minutes Introduce CDC-Kaiser Adverse Childhood Experiences Study
15-20 Minutes ACEs Primer
20-30 Minutes Impact and Prevalence of ACEs
30-35 Minutes Long-term Consequences of ACEs
35-45 Minutes Relationship Between ACEs and COPD
45-55 Minutes Psychosocial Interventions
55-60 Minutes Summary, Q & A


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Presenter Disclosure: Financial disclosures: Dr. Kurszewski is an assistant professor and clinical chair at Midwestern State University. She received an honorarium for presenting this course. Non-financial disclosures: Dr. Kurszewski is the secretary for the Texas Society for Respiratory Care. She is also a site visitor with the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care.

Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by Continued Respiratory Therapy.

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

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American Association for Respiratory Care

American Association for Respiratory Care

This non-traditional program has been approved for a maximum of 1 contact hour(s) Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd. Suite 100 Irving TX 75063. Course # 185158000

CE Broker

CE Broker

Continued Respiratory Therapy is an approved provider for CE Broker, provider #50-30700. This course is offered for 1.0 hours. If you are a licensed respiratory therapist in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, or South Carolina, CE Broker may be of interest to you. For Florida respiratory therapists, this course is registered in the Direct Delivery of Respiratory Care Services category.

International Association for Continuing Education and Training

International Association for Continuing Education and Training

Continued, LLC, is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). Continued complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, Continued is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. Continued, LLC, is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEUs for this program.

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