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Special COPD Broadcast: “Remembering Leonard” 21 Nov

Leonard Nimoy, 1931-2015 During the month of November, PBS is airing a special film: “Remembering Leonard.” This film looks at the life and legacy of Leonard Nimoy and his battle with COPD. The documentary was produced and directed by Nimoy’s daughter, Julie, and son-in-law, David Knight. Nimoy, best known for playing the role of Spock in… Read more »

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Special COPD Broadcast 20 Nov

Veteran journalist Ted Koppel with wife Grace Anne Dorney Koppel. To help further awareness of COPD, CBS will air a special segment on Sunday, Nov. 26, 9 a.m. EST as part of its CBS Sunday Morning series. The broadcast is hosted by veteran journalist Ted Koppel, who has a unique tie to this topic as… Read more »

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Working for COPD 17 Nov

Respiratory therapists work for COPD everyday on the job. But some therapists are taking the concept to a new level by volunteering to serve on COPD Coalitions popping up in their states and communities. These organizations generally draw from a wide range of stakeholders and they are all aimed at improving care and treatment for… Read more »

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Growth Opportunity: More RTs are Becoming COPD Navigators 17 Nov

Respiratory therapists have long called them ‘frequent flyers’ — COPD patients who get sick, go into the hospital, get well, go home, get sick again, go back into the hospital, ad infinitum. Something needs to be done, and now it is. In hospitals all across the country, a new role called the COPD navigator is… Read more »

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COPD Beyond the Clinic: RTs Help Patients Keep the Momentum Going 07 Nov

Pulmonary rehabilitation and patient education can help COPD patients regain lost functioning and enjoy a better quality of life. The trick is making sure patients maintain those gains over time. Three AARC members who work with these patients know what it takes; and it begins and ends with exercise. Patient’s new normal “We continuously stress… Read more »

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COPD National Action Plan 18 Oct

View CommentsSent Oct. 27, 2016 Download PDF The COPD National Action Plan is the first-ever blueprint for a multi-faceted, unified fight against the disease. Developed at the request of Congress with input from the broad COPD community, it provides a comprehensive framework for action by those affected by the disease and those who care about… Read more »

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COPD/Asthma Remote Monitoring Pilot 18 Oct

View CommentsSent Jan. 5, 2017 Download PDF A pulmonary, infectious disease and critical care practice in Sacramento, CA submitted a proposal to the Physician-focused Payment Model Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC) in the Department of Health and Human Services. Known as the CAMP (COPD and Asthma Monitoring Pilot) proposal, it would establish a remote patient monitoring… Read more »

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