Resources for Health Care Providers

18th Annual COPD Education Day

Save the date—Friday, September 6, 2024 for our 18th Annual COPD Education Day: Living Better with COPD! Topics will include: Mythbusters & Intro to COPD; Pelvic Health and Incontinence Prevention; COPD, Sleep and Apnea; and Treatments for COPD from a pharmacist’s point of view. It will be both live and via zoom with speakers and … Read more

Learn More about Oxygen

Supplemental Oxygen is the way our body can get more oxygen when our lungs just cannot produce enough. There are tanks of oxygen (like those used by scuba divers) and also concentrators, which take the nitrogen out of room air and give users more oxygen when they breathe. Both methods are widely available and can … Read more

ARCHIVED LINKS ARE HERE for 16th Annual FREE Zoom COPD Education Day, Friday!

Hawaii COPD Coalition Contact

For folks interested, here are the archived links: The Hawaii COPD Coalition’s 16th Annual COPD Education Day: COPD Introduction and Updates – YouTube The Hawaii COPD Coalition’s 16th Annual COPD Education Day: Coexisting Conditions with COPD – YouTube The Hawaii COPD Coalition’s 16th Annual COPD Education Day: Sleep Apnea and COPD – YouTube To refresh … Read more

COPD Support Groups for 2022-2023

Due to COVID infections, we are still having COPD Support Group Meetings via zoom. Meeting times and dates for 2022 COPD support group meetings are online at ZOOM–2nd Tuesdays and 2nd Fridays of every month through October, 10am-noon, plus 2nd Friday in November and December Hawaii Standard Time (HST). Details, including zoom link are on … Read more

Free Stuff, “Better Living with COPD”

COPD Book:  An excellent resource for anyone interested in learning to live with and manage COPD is published by Lung Foundation Australia and Queensland Health, 3rd edition of “Better Living with COPD.”  It includes information on medicine, inhalers, preventing and managing flare ups, pulmonary rehabilitation, exercise and physical activity, breathlessness, breathing exercises, airway clearance, home … Read more

HI Life with Coronavirus – Delivery Resources

Pickup Truck Palms Surfer, Hawaii COPD Coalition

People with chronic lung conditions and those over 60 are considered particularly at risk of getting severely ill if infected with the novel coronavirus, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).  Such people should be especially careful to socially distance and avoid crowds.  Here are some tools to help: For Groceries There’s a new Hawaii nonprofit … Read more

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