Educating the Patient diagnosed with COPD

 In October 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services expanded readmission penalties to include those patients admitted with an exacerbation of COPD. Patient education is a key component in preventing readmission. Initial Discussion Post: What is a priority teaching intervention that the nurse must implement for these patients and how will it play a role in preventing readmission? Identify a member of the interprofessional team and a teaching point that they can contribute to the teaching plan.