Better Living with COPD – A Patient Guide

COPD Better Living Patient Guide_Final_WEB (8 MB)

Better Living with COPD: A Patient Guide (Third Edition) has been developed to support people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease to better understand their condition and the steps they can take to better manage COPD.  While it has been developed for the person with COPD, families and carers will also find it useful, as will health professionals caring for those with COPD.  This third edition includes useful new or revised chapters on Medication, Preventing and Managing a Flare Up, Intimacy, Travel, COPD and Other Related Conditions and Legal Issues.

Copies of Better Living can be purchased for $18 plus postage.  To order your copy email us on enquiries@lungfoundation.com.au or call us on 1800 654 301 or download the Resource Order Form.

Chapters

01 - Introduction (125 KB) 02 - The lungs (319 KB) 03 - Lung conditions (233 KB) 04 - Lung function tests (265 KB) 05 - Your role in managing your chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (744 KB) 06 - Stopping smoking and preventing a relapse (310 KB) 07 - Knowing your medicine (528 KB) 08 - Using your inhaler devices (507 KB) 09 - Preventing and managing a flare up (1 MB) 10 - Introduction to pulmonary rehabiliation (216 KB) 11 - Exercise and physical activity (646 KB) 12 - Breathlessness, breathing control and energy conservation (319 KB) 13 - Airway clearance - keeping your lungs clear (170 KB) 14 - Home oxygen therapy (270 KB) 15 - Healthy eating (455 KB) 16 - Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and swallowing (183 KB) 17 - Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and other related conditions (247 KB) 18 - Managing stress, anxiety and depression (306 KB) 19 - Intimacy and COPD (211 KB) 20 - Travel and COPD (220 KB) 21 - Community support services (279 KB) 22 - Frequently asked questions (181 KB) 23 - Resources and support available from Lung Foundation Australia (3 MB) 24 - References (167 KB)