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.
Course created on March 16, 2021
- After this course, participants will be able to describe adverse childhood experiences including prevalence and long-term consequences.
- After this course, participants will be able to recognize adverse childhood experiences as related to the development of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify opportunities for respiratory therapists to assist chronic pulmonary disease patients.
- After this course, participants will be able to list long-term psychosocial impacts of ACEs improving the quality-of-life of patients with COPD.
|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|
Dr. Tammy Kurszewski is an Assistant Professor and Clinical Chair for the Department of Respiratory Care, Midwestern State University. She is a Registered Respiratory Therapist, who has been teaching in the field for 20 years. Dr. Kurszewski has 28 years of experience with experience in acute care, long-term care, LTAC, homecare as well as the rehab setting. Her research interests include COPD and adverse childhood experiences, global health as well as innovative educational strategies in both the classroom and clinical setting. She earned her Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences as well as her Masters of Education from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. Dr. Kurszewski completed her Doctorate of Health Sciences - Global Health Studies program at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Dr. Kurszewski is currently serving her 3rd term as Secretary for Texas Society for Respiratory Care and is active with the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care as a site visitor.
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.
Course participation information
To ensure you are ready to participate, please complete our short Test Drive to prepare your computer to view the course.
Login and logout times will be recorded and documented.
Passing an online exam and completing a course evaluation will be required to earn continuing education credit.
Live Webinars allow presenter and participant interaction. The exam and course evaluation for these courses must be completed within 7 days of the event.
On-demand courses include texts, video and audio recordings of live webinars, and multimedia formats. The exam and course evaluation for on-demand courses must be completed within 30 days of course registration.
To participate in the course, complete the exam and course evaluation, and earn continuing education credit, you must be a Continued Respiratory Therapy member. Participants must complete the entire course; partial credit is not allowed.
Continued Respiratory Therapy is committed to ensuring accessibility to the widest possible audience. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone. If you have questions, requests, or would like to report an accessibility-related issue, please email email@example.com. We will review your request and respond in a timely manner.
Visit our Contact us page or give us a call if you have questions.
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
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 Florida, Louisiana, or Mississippi, 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
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.
We recognize that state CE requirements are constantly changing. If you have any questions regarding our courses and your state requirements, please contact us at 866-382-0799 or firstname.lastname@example.org.