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Pulmonary Conditions Affecting Older Persons

Started Feb 13, 2020
1.5 credits


Full course description

Older persons are susceptible to lung diseases that make breathing difficult and may cause other problems with cognition, endurance, and the ability to manage activities of daily living. This course reviews the causes and symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD), along with treatment and strategies for service providers and consumers.

This course is available for CRC, ACVREP, and NBPCB credit.

Course Objectives:

  1. Recognize the causes, symptoms, and treatments for chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases.
  2. Recognize the services and strategies providers can offer to consumers who have COPD.

The following are recommended screen reader and browser combinations.

Mac: Voiceover with the latest version of Safari,

PC: JAWS or NVDA with Firefox.

Note that currently, course quizzes are not functioning properly for Microsoft screen reader users with Chrome or Edge.

The course shows a start date, but this is simply the date the course was made available to the public. They are self-paced. So, there is not an end date. You can enroll at any time.

This course was developed by the National Research & Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision (NRTC) at Mississippi State University. We are the only national center funded to conduct research related to employment for people with blindness or low vision, and training and technical assistance for the federal Older Individuals who are Blind program. As a national center of excellence, we offer resources on a variety of topics for service providers, businesses, and persons with vision loss on our websites:

NRTC logo and Mississippi State logo 

NTAC Website 

OIB-TAC Website

For daily content relevant to the field of blindness and low vision, connect with us on social media:

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