The COPD ToolKit

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In response to the demand of home-based care and reducing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) readmissions, the AARC has partnered with Cambium Technologies to offer the COPD ToolKit, designed to help patients and their caregivers develop the competence and confidence in managing COPD and decrease costly trips to the hospital. Patients learn about medications, avoiding flare-ups and how to develop a rescue plan.

ToolKits are available in 2 formats and are designed to ensure patients and caregivers receive a comfortable and engaging learning experience.

COPD ToolKit Classic
Includes a COPD Toolkit guide, a DVD, a Rescue Plan and a Daily COPD Record. Designed for patients who prefer printed materials. The ToolKit includes a workbook and DVD.

COPD ToolKit Connect Plus
COPD Connect Plus is designed for online use. The ToolKit can be accessed by a computer and downloaded to the iPad; with the addition of a small scale companion workbook to make notes, document plans and record daily events.

Preview the introduction video from The COPD ToolKit:

Patients Can Create a Rescue Plan and Keep a Daily COPD Record

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COPD Toolkit Daily COPD Record

Patients will learn how to react to changes in their symptoms by using the Rescue Plan, which is separated into three zones: Green, Yellow and Red, depending on the severity of the symptoms.

Patients will also use the COPD ToolKit to record their symptoms every day in the Daily COPD Record. They can also use it to write down any notes or concerns they have and share this information with their healthcare provider.

The ToolKit focuses on other key patient challenges that help provide successful self-management:

What is COPD? Defines COPD and describes how it affects the lungs.

A Strong Mentality Helps people with COPD develop a positive attitude and feel more in control of their condition.

Influencing My World Provides tips that prepare people with COPD to maintain a steady lifestyle, including ways to save energy and avoid harmful irritants to their lungs.

Keeping My Body Fit Teaches valuable skills to people with COPD, such as breathing techniques, exercises and proper nutrition.

Medications/Medical Devices Explains COPD medications and medical devices, including what they are and how to use them.

Pricing:
COPD ToolKit Classic
Regular Price: $50.00

Discounted member price: $45.00
Volume purchases available. Contact info@aarc.org.

COPD ToolKit Connect Plus
Regular Price: $25.00
Discounted member price: $18.00
Volume purchases available. Contact info@aarc.org.

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