COPD Education

COPD / Respiratory Health Training & Education


ACTION



FREQUENCY



KEY PARTICIPANTS


Education

What's it like to have COPD?

Education:

Voluntary Activity:

  • The Unfun Balloon (1.5 min.)
  • Balloon / Straw Activity: Stand up, jog in place for one minute and then pinch your nose shut. Try to breathe through a small coffee stirrer straw. This is a pretty accurate way to feel how a COPD sufferer feels when having a flare up or even daily.

Upon hire & annually All staff members

Deeper Dive into COPD

Understanding COPD & Lung Sounds Practice:

Upon hire & annually Clinical Staff

Clinical Protocol:

Every COPD patient Clinical Staff

For the Patient / Caregiver

Discharge Packet:

*Provide warm hand-off to PCP at time of discharge.

  • Send original IPOST / POLST home with patient.
  • Consider referral to Palliative Care or Hospice, when appropriate

COPD Patient Discharge Packet
All COPD patients
Tools/References

PRN, Available 24/7 all staff