November is COPD Awareness Month and the American Lung Association has listed eleven ways to get involved on its website. It is also chock full of great information and resources! Did you know that 12 million Americans have COPD? Even more astounding, the American Lung Association site asserts that another 12 million have chronic obstructive lung disease but have not been diagnosed!
These are our current and future patients. COPD is the respiratory therapist’s strong suit. We lead the pack in our intimate knowledge and treatment of chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Given the changing face of healthcare, we are best poised personally and professionally to prepare our patients to self-manage their disease and maintain beneficial levels of wellness. Let’s embrace this opportunity to increase awareness, improve the health of our patients and communities and exhibit our expertise!