Resources for Health Care Professionals

Resources for Health Care Professionals

Resources for Health Care Professionals

SECTION 1 – Performing & Interpreting Spirometry

Spirometry is the gold standard for diagnosing COPD, whether performed in clinic or at a pulmonary function laboratory.  Additional resources, powerpoints, and training are available upon request to Hawaii COPD Coalition.

Interpreting Spirometry Results–Diagnosis and Staging COPD

http://hawaiicopd.org/documents/Interpreting-Spirometry-Results-Diagnosis-and-Staging-COPD-Master_10134-11.pdf

Differential Diagnosis of COPD

http://hawaiicopd.org/documents/Differential-Diagnosis-COPD-Master_10134-07.pdf

HEDIS & COPD–Chronic Care Management

http://hawaiicopd.org/documents/HEDIS-&-COPD-Chronic-Care-Management-Master_10134-01.pdf

COPD Care Management Assessment

http://hawaiicopd.org/documents/COPD84821MHC_COPD_Care_Management_Assessment.pdf

COPD Contributes to Multiple Chronic Comorbidities

http://hawaiicopd.org/documents/COPD-Contributes-to-Multiple-Chronic-Comorbidities-Master_10134-05.pdf

Health Risk Assessment (HRA) for Chronic Care Patients

http://hawaiicopd.org/documents/Heath-Risk-Assessment-(HRA)-for-Chronic-Care-Patients-Master_10134-02.pdf

Health Coaching Resources

http://hawaiicopd.org/documents/Health-Coaching-Resources-Master_10134-09.pdf

Exhibiting Empathy & Sensitivity in Provider-Patient Communication

http://hawaiicopd.org/documents/Exhibiting-Empathy-&-Sensitivity-in-Provider-Patient-Communication-Master_10134-08.pdf

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SECTION 2 – Medical Articles Related to COPD

COPD Foundation Resources Page

http://www.copdfoundation.org/Resources.aspx

COPD Foundation Medical Professionals

http://www.copdfoundation.org/MedicalProfessionals.aspx

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SECTION 3 – Educational Opportunities

The news articles link to educational opportunities as they arise about COPD.  These include annual American Thoracic Society and American College of Chest Physicians Conferences, as well as the American Association of Respiratory Care, at various locations throughout the US and Canada.  The Hawaii Society of Respiratory Care has an annual meeting, often in September; more details at the website, www.hawaiircps.org.  The Hawaii Thoracic Society in connection with the American Lung Association in Hawaii also holds an annual conference–check the American Lung Association webpage for more details, www.ala-hawaii.org.  COPD9USA will be held in Chicago in June 2015, www.copdconferenceusa.org; details are in the EVENTS tab of this website.  In all even years, COPD conferences are held in England, more details at www.copdconferences.org.

Hawaii COPD Coalition also hosts an annual COPD Education Day in September of ever year, as well as monthly support group meetings.  More information is available at the Events tab of this website, and on our calendars.  Past events are available on VIDEO LIBRARY, at our Resources tab.

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SECTION 4 – Differential Diagnosis

http://hawaiicopd.org/documents/COPD84818MHC_COPD_Differential_Diagnosis.pdf

COPD Contributes to Co-morbidities (Provider)

http://hawaiicopd.org/documents/COPD85005MHC_COPD_Conctributes_to_Comorbidities_provider_onepager.pdf

COPD-Foundation-Resources-Page

http://www.copdfoundation.org/Resources.aspx

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SECTION 5 – Treatments

There are many treatments for COPD—some involve medications, exercise, education, support and oxygen.  When combined with the other conditions patients may have, it can get complicated and can be useful to keep track of the various health conditions involved.

COPD POPULATION SCREENER 

COPD Assessment Test

COPD ASSESSMENT TOOL

COPD Assessment Test

Differential Diagnosis of COPD

http://hawaiicopd.org/documents/Differential-Diagnosis-COPD-Master_10134-07.pdf

HEDIS & COPD-Chronic Care Management

http://hawaiicopd.org/documents/HEDIS-&-COPD-Chronic-Care-Management-Master_10134-01.pdf

COPD Care Management Assessment

http://hawaiicopd.org/documents/COPD84821MHC_COPD_Care_Management_Assessment.pdf

COPD Care Management Assessment (Master)

http://hawaiicopd.org/documents/COPD-Care-Management-Assessment-Master_10134-04.pdf

COPD Contributes to Multiple Chronic Comorbidities

http://hawaiicopd.org/documents/COPD-Contributes-to-Multiple-Chronic-Comorbidities-Master_10134-05.pdf

Health Risk Assessment (HRA) for Chronic Care Patients

http://hawaiicopd.org/documents/Heath-Risk-Assessment-(HRA)-for-Chronic-Care-Patients-Master_10134-02.pdf

Health Coaching Resources

http://hawaiicopd.org/documents/Health-Coaching-Resources-Master_10134-09.pdf

Exhibiting Empathy & Sensitivity in Provider-Patient Communication

http://hawaiicopd.org/documents/Exhibiting-Empathy-&-Sensitivity-in-Provider-Patient-Communication-Master_10134-08.pdf

COPD Foundation Resources Page

http://www.copdfoundation.org/Resources.aspx

Case Management Society of America COPD

www.cmsa.org/portals/0/pdf/CMAG_COPD.pdf

a. Smoking Cessation (Quitting Smoking)

One resource available throughout the US for help in quitting tobacco products is 1-800-Quit-NOW.  They can help the smoker and loved ones who want to support the tobacco user to quit.

In Hawaii, patients can ask to speak to a Hawaii Tobacco QuitLine Quit Coach.  Free patches or gum are available to all adults willing to quit within 30 days of the phone call upon request, while funding lasts.  Below are additional resources helpful for folks who want to quit.  The Hawaii Tobacco QuitLine can also refer to programs in the community with tobacco treatment specialists to help with quitting.

 

Cessation services in Hawaii:

CleanBreak

http://hawaii.gov/health/healthy-lifestyles/tobacco/resources/CleanBreak/CleanBreak.htm

Quit Smoking Diary

http://hawaiicopd.org/documents/COPD80510MHC_Quit_Smoking_Diary2.pdf

Commit to Quit

http://hawaiicopd.org/documents/COPD84635MHC_Commit_to_Quit.pdf

Commit to Quit (Spanish)

http://hawaiicopd.org/documents/COPD104706MHC_Commit_to_Quit(Spanish).pdf

American College of Chest Physicians Tobacco Dependence Toolkit

http://www.chestnet.org/Publications/Other-Publications/Tobacco-Dependence-Toolkit

b. Medications

There are many asthma medications used for COPD patients, as well as some medications specifically created for COPD patients. It is important to pay evaluate which treatments offer the best benefit with fewest side effects, which can change over time and as more medications become available.  In 2013, there were dozens of medications being researched for COPD.

Conferences are held specifically about COPD.  There are meetings in the United Kingdom in even-numbered years and in the US in odd-numbered years.  COPD9 is in 2014 and COPD9USA is in Chicago, June 2015.  More details are above at our educational opportunities in SECTION 3 (above on this page).

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COPD Foundation ResourcesPage

http://www.copdfoundation.org/Resources.aspx

c. Exercise

Exercise can be performed safely, even for patients with lung conditions, as long as they follow reasonable precautions.  Physical therapists can help customize an exercise program, as appropriate.  Pulmonary rehabilitation resources are an excellent resource to help guide appropriate exercise.

Thanks to PERF2ndwind.org for graciously sharing this excellent, comprehensive resource about exercise and pulmonary rehabilitation.

Essentials of Pulmonary Rehabilitation

http://www.perf2ndwind.org/essentials-2005.pdf

Living with COPD — Managing Diet, Fitness, Moods

http://hawaiicopd.org/documents/COPD85000MHC_Living_With_COPD_Managing_Diet_Fitness_Moods1.pdf

COPD Foundation Resources Page

http://www.copdfoundation.org/Resources.aspx

Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Pulmonary Rehabilitation is a comprehensive program which covers educating patients and caregivers about COPD and how to live active and healthy lives with COPD.  It covers a large range of subjects including treatments, medications, infections, exercise, nutrition, feelings, and other topics.  It is reimbursed by many insurers and Medicare and Medicaid.  Unfortunately there are very few programs in our state and nation.  Materials here are useful to use in connection with your healthcare provider, to develop a customized plan for yourself and loved one.

 

Thanks to PERF2ndwind.org for graciously haring this excellent, comprehensive resource about exercise and pulmonary rehabilitation.

Essentials of Pulmonary Rehabilitation

http://www.perf2ndwind.org/essentials-2005.pdf

Living with COPD — Managing Diet, Fitness, Moods

http://hawaiicopd.org/documents/COPD85000MHC_Living_With_COPD_Managing_Diet_Fitness_Moods1.pdf

d. Oxygen

Portable oxygen concentrators are now allowed by FAA on all flights that travel in the United States.  Supplemental oxygen can be a useful treatment for patients whose lungs are not able to provide enough oxygen using room air.  Oxygen is delivered in several different forms, and it helps keep the brain, heart, lungs and entire body properly oxygenated and healthy.  It is ordered after testing ordered by your healthcare provider and oxygen needs can change depending on activity level—resting, activity and sleep.  There are Durable Medical Equipment companies which provide oxygen.  People can and do travel with supplemental oxygen, working closely with their healthcare provider and airline.

The COPD Support Groups, Hawaii COPD Coalition, the COPD Information Line, your Durable Medical Equipment companies, and your healthcare provider are excellent sources to learn more about supplemental oxygen.  There is also a lot of information available on-line.  Below is just a sample.

Portable Oxygen Overview

*Great information about supplemental oxygen, including a very handy chart about various oxygen devices—includes concentrators, liquid oxygen, compressed oxygen, and a wealth of information from a user’s perspective with NO advertising.

http://www.portableoxygen.org/overview.html

Portable oxygen comparison chart, periodically updated.

http://www.portableoxygen.org/2pagePOCcomparisonchart.pdf

Adventures of an Oxyphile 1

http://www.pdfgeni.com/text/07c603bbd9

Adventures of an Oxyphile 2 by Tom Petty et al.

Free Audio Book— in collaboration with American Association of Respiratory Care, 202mb

DOWNLOAD AUDIO FILE HERE:

http://d3vbuoemguibb4.cloudfront.net/oxyphile2.m4b

Read the article about this audio book here:

http://www.yourlunghealth.org/headlines/2012/09/oxyphile_audiobook/

Press Release About Audio Book:

http://www.aarc.org/media_center/press_releases/oxyphile_audio.asp

Printed version of Adventures of an Oxyphile 2

http://www.copd-alert.com/OxyPhile2.pdf

Online booklet about travel with oxygen from American College of Chest Physicians.

http://www.accpstorage.org/newOrganization/patients/TravelingwithOxygen.pdf

Blog post from COPD Foundation about portable oxygen concentrators.

http://blog.copdfoundation.org/tag/portable-oxygen-concentrators/

Dr. Tom Petty’s book about Oxygen and Oximeters

http://en.nonin.com/documents/go2/6965-000-01%20Dr%20Petty%20GO2%20Brochure_ENG.pdf

Oxygen Therapy from American Thoracic Society

http://patients.thoracic.org/information-series/en/resources/oxygen-therapy.pdf

Oxygen Therapy Spanish from American Thoracic Society

http://patients.thoracic.org/information-series/es/resources/05oxigeno.pdf

ESSENTIALS OF PULMONARY REHABILITATION – Pulmonary Education

By Thomas L. Petty, MD, Mary Burns, R.N, BS – English and Spanish versions of the Booklet “Essential of Pulmonary Rehabilitation – A “Do It Yourself Program” are also available at this website:

http://perf2ndwind.org/Essentials.html

COPD Foundation Resources Page

http://www.copdfoundation.org/Resources.aspx

e. Surgeries

COPD-Foundation-Resources-Page
http://www.copdfoundation.org/Resources.aspx

f. Alternative & Complementary Treatments

COPD Foundation Resources Page

http://www.copdfoundation.org/Resources.aspx

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SECTION 6 – Other Resources

Talking About COPD (Poster)

http://hawaiicopd.org/documents/COPD84901MHC_Talking_about_COPD_(poster).pdf

COPD Foundation Resources Page

http://www.copdfoundation.org/Resources.aspx

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SECTION 7 – Bibliography

Here is a small listing of the many resources related to COPD and chronic disease.  Please email this website if there are additional resources that you would like to recommend be added to this site.  Below are a few additional resource lists.

COPD-Foundation-Resources-Page
http://www.copdfoundation.org/Resources.aspx

Resources for Health Care Professionals March 10, 2013

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