COPD Day 2016

Today is #WorldCOPDday . #Educate , #Prevent ,  #Diagnose and #Manage.

“While 4% of Canadians aged 35 to 79 self-reported being diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), direct measurements of lung function from the Canadian Health Measures Survey (CHMS) indicate that 13% of Canadians had a lung function score indicative of COPD.” [1]

 

Check out Lung Association’s website for list of free resources:

http://lung.healthdiary.ca/Guest/SearchResults.aspx?C=24&M=0&K=&N=&S=1&P

Educate yourself about smoking cessation information with this free module by The Ontario Tobacco Research Unit :

http://otru.org/training/online-course/cessation-module/

 Help your patients quit smoking:

http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/hc-ps/pubs/tobac-tabac/road-voie-eng.php

 

COPD Management Guidelines:

Canadian Thoracic Society http://www.respiratoryguidelines.ca/guideline/chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease

GOLD http://goldcopd.org/global-strategy-diagnosis-management-prevention-copd-2016/

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Reference:

 

 

1. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Canadians, 2009 to 2011. Statistics Canada. http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/82-625-x/2012001/article/11709-eng.htm

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Author: Respiratory Therapy By Farzad

A blog about Respiratory Therapy (Care) to help student respiratory therapists and recent graduates. Toronto. ON. Farzad 'Raffi' Refahi HBSc RRT CRE

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