A number of tools are available for patients and their families to learn how to cope with COPD:
This is an online resource that is sponsored by the American College of Chest Physicians. Several sections are especially helpful including: “Living well with COPD: Chronic Bronchitis and Emphysema”; How to quit using Tobacco (English and Spanish versions); ACCP Tobacco Dependence Treatment Tool Kit Pulmonary Rehabilitation: A team Approach to Improving Quality of Life; and Patient Instructions for Inhaled Devices.
National Heart Lung and Blood Institute
The Learn More Breathe Better site provides COPD patients and their families with information on events, treatment options and educational resources on managing COPD.
New York State Smokers’ Quitline
The New York State Smokers’ Quitline is a free and confidential service that provides effective stop smoking services to New Yorkers who want to stop smoking.
To Make an Appointment:
5 East 98th Street
New York NY 10029