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COPD Patient Experience: The Importance of Respiratory Therapy and Pulmonary Fitness
September 12, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
There is growing awareness that Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is pervasive and that the diagnosis can bring a variety of life changes. There are ways to slow the progression of COPD, lower the risk of exacerbations and improve the quality of breathing for patients. Understanding COPD causes, risk factors and diagnostic tools will be the core components of discussion. Engaging patients in active treatment methods and disease management can improve patient experience and lessen associated conditions.