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:

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

 Help your patients quit smoking:


COPD Management Guidelines:

Canadian Thoracic Society






1. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Canadians, 2009 to 2011. Statistics Canada.


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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