Vocal cord dysfunction (VCD) is characterized as an abnormal closing of the vocal cords during the inspiration producing airflow obstruction and frequently mimics asthma. This course will instruct the user how to evaluate and treat patients with VCD symptoms.
- After this course, participants will be able to define vocal fold dysfunction (VCD) and provide a list of symptoms.
- After this course, participants will be able to list the steps involved in differentially diagnosing VCD from asthma.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the evaluation methods used to diagnose VCD.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe current treatment approaches that improve VCD symptoms.
|0-5 Minutes||Introduction and definition of VCD, including symptoms|
|5-15 Minutes||Description of VCD etiological factors|
|15-30 Minutes||Description of assessment procedures|
|30-55 Minutes||Treatment of VCD patients and the use of spirometry|
|55-60 Minutes||Conclusion; Q&A|
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