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The 1s, 2s and 3s of COPD
The 1s, 2s, and 3s of COPD was created in 2009 and most recently updated in November 2012. It contains in-depth information covering many COPD-related topics including COPD diagnosis, treatment, management, anxiety, depression, dealing with exacerbations, and a list of resources.
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Slim Skinny Reference Guide® (SSRG)
If you ever had an unusual question about COPD, odds are we have an answer for it in our COPD BIG FAT REFERENCE GUIDE® (BFRG). If you don't have time to read the 400+ page guide, check out the smaller, to-the-point topical booklets below. The Slim Skinny Reference Guide® (SSRG) covers 10 NOW 11 of the most popular topics in COPD care. This series will give you the basics to managing your COPD. Our newest addition to the series describes the experience in the hospital and the important transition back to your home. You will learn tips and strategies for maintaining good health and staying out of the hospital. The SSRGs are highly recommended educational materials for patient support groups and pulmonary rehabilitation centers as well. If you don't know where to start, start here!
Download the Slim Skinny Reference Guide® (SSRG)
COPD Big Fat Reference Guide® (BFRG)
The Big Fat Reference Guide is a comprehensive resource guide developed by the COPD Foundation as a collaboration of scientists, physicians and other health care professionals as well as by individuals impacted by COPD. The 400+ page Guide was written for people with COPD, their families and caregivers. However, it is also widely used by health care professionals for patient education. The BFRG contains three sections: Managing your health, Managing your disease, and an appendix with useful forms and worksheets.
Download the COPD Big Fat Reference Guide® (BFRG)