Posted on December 07, 2016 |
Read more about population health and the role of home health care in supporting those with COPD in this PRAXIS Nexus post by guest author Mandeep K Mangat MD, MPH.
Posted on November 18, 2016 |
Jane Martin, BA, LRT, CRT, COPDF Associate Director of Education, shares some thoughts on supporting your chronic lung disease patients to enjoy the upcoming holidays.
Share your ideas in the comments!
Posted on November 07, 2016 |
Debbie Bennett, RRT, BS is the supervisor of Pulmonary Rehabilitation at Barnes Jewish Hospital.
In this latest PRAXIS Nexus post, she fills us in on their quality improvement initiative to improve education for their COPD patients.
Posted on November 01, 2016 |
Today begins November – and that means we’re kicking off COPD Awareness Month 2016!
We hope to see your healthcare and management teams, your family members and even your pets Going Orange to improve awareness and to spread important messages about COPD. How can you – the COPD healthcare professional – get involved? Here are a few ideas!
Posted on October 27, 2016 |
Deb McGowan, the COPD Foundation’s Vice President of Population Health & Care Delivery, shares her experiences representing the Foundation at San Francisco's Aging 2.0 conference, where accelerating innovation to improve the lives of older adults was the attendees' charge.
Posted on October 24, 2016 |
Dr. Barbara Yawn shares her experiences at the NHLBI Town Hall Meeting and her thoughts on responding to the call for comments on the COPD National Action Plan.
Comments are due this Friday, October 28, 2016 to NHLBI. Calling all COPD healthcare providers -- have you shared your feedback yet?
Posted on October 17, 2016 |
Dr. Roberto Benzo, clinician, pulmonologist, and behavioral researcher at Mayo Clinic, shares his work in motivational interviewing with COPD patients in this latest PRAXIS Nexus post.
Learn more about this guiding style that engages people on the issues that matter most to them on the path to behavior change.
Posted on September 28, 2016 |
A new 5 Questions post is here!
Joan Agee, DNP, RN, CNOR shares her thoughts on the importance of early screening, confirmed diagnosis via spirometry and the essential nature of patient and family education.
Posted on September 22, 2016 |
September 22, 2016 is national Falls Prevention Awareness Day. This is particularly important for the COPD community, as research has shown that people with COPD are at increased risk for falls.
Read more in this new post about research on falls in those with COPD and steps for prevention.
Posted on September 12, 2016 |
In this installment of the PRAXIS Nexus 5 Questions, we hear from United Hospital System's Tim Buckley.
Tim is a respiratory therapist with more than 40 years of experience in a variety of roles in this field. Read more about his thoughts on our community's challenges and most promising practices in this post!
Posted on August 31, 2016 |
In this PRAXIS Nexus post, Jamie Sullivan, the COPD Foundation's Vice President of Public Policy & Outcomes, gives us an update on the current COPD policy landscape and steps you can take to advocate for your patients.
Posted on August 18, 2016 |
Learn more about Cone Health's gold-star program for people with COPD -- and how it translates to improved health outcomes for their patients!
Posted on August 08, 2016 |
One of the themes common to those most successful in COPD care delivery is the development and nurturing of community partnerships. Health care organizations heighten their impact and extend their reach when they work closely with fellow health care organizations, faith-based groups, transportation companies, businesses and other invested stakeholders.
Read more about HRET's new guide to building effective partnerships in this PRAXIS Nexus post.
Posted on July 19, 2016 |
In this PRAXIS Nexus post, Dr. Valerie Press joins us to talk a bit about the important role hospitalists play in maximizing COPD patient outcomes in the current legislative environment.
"Hospitalists, by definition, are the experts in the hospital at providing care to hospitalized patients. They are physicians on the front line, provide the majority of direct inpatient care, and serve as the care coordinators for hospitalized patients."
Read the full post here!
Posted on July 11, 2016 |
The COPD Foundation is thrilled to be able to produce so many evidence-based resources for both patients and providers.
But with so many toolkits, discussion boards and educational materials to choose from, where is a good place for providers to start?
Our new COPD Provider Resource Page can help!