COPD is a lung disorder that causes the airways of the lungs to be inflamed and narrowed, leading to shortness of breath and reduced activity. It can make breathing and everyday tasks difficult but much can be done to help you breathe easier, do more activity, and stay away from the emergency department or hospital.
By working closely with your family doctor or nurse practitioner, our COPD Team at the SCFHT can help optimize COPD care for affected individuals and their families. You will be seen by a registered nurse and/or pharmacist for an assessment; follow up visits will be scheduled according to your needs. These visits will give you the skills, information and support to help you take control of COPD.
This program is open to all individuals with a COPD diagnosis. Book an appointment online, or call us at (807) 468-6321.
Our COPD Care Team:
- Colleen Snyder, RN, CRE, IBCLC
Quick COPD Test:
If you are over 40 and you smoke, or you used to smoke, take this quick test:
- Do you cough regularly?
- Do you cough up phlegm (mucous) regularly?
- Do even simple chores make you short of breath?
- Do you wheeze when you exercise or do chores or at night?
- Do you get a lot of colds, and do they last longer than other people’s colds?