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<div class="ExternalClassFEA11BAE721B4B12B4017F616367F26E"><div><p>Respiratory Disease Education Program is for adults with Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), and other respiratory diseases. The respiratory educator will provide:<br></p><ul><li>Self-management support so you have the knowledge, skills, and confidence in managing your respiratory condition. Topics most often covered are:<br></li><p></p><ul><li><p>Smoking cessation </p></li><li><p>Preventing progression of your lung disease through trigger avoidance </p></li><li><p>Optimizing your medication use to reduce symptoms and prevent flare ups</p></li><li><p>Promoting exercise and improve ability to function </p></li><li><p>Recognizing flare ups, initiating self-management and knowing when to seek medical help</p></li></ul><li><p>Make referrals to appropriate resources when required. </p></li><li><p>Loop back to your family physician for coordinated care. </p></li><li><p>Meet you at your home, VCH office, or virtually (e.g. phone, FaceTime, Skype for Business).  <br></p></li></ul><h2>Locations<br></h2><table cellspacing="0" width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-default"><tbody><tr class="ms-rteTableEvenRow-default"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-default" style="width:196px;"> <strong>​Lions Gate Hospital</strong> <p>231 East 15th Street, North Vancouver, V7L 2L7<br>Phone: (604) 785-2512<br>Fax: (604) 297-9681<br></p></td><td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-default" style="width:195px;"> <strong>​</strong><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:calibri, sans-serif;color:#1f497d;"><strong>West Vancouver Community Centre </strong> <br>241-2121 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, BC, V7V 4Y2 <br>Phone: (604) 984-5752 extension 2<br>Fax: (604.297.9681</span><br></td></tr></tbody></table></div></div><p><br></p><p> To see a list of all North Shore Chronic Disease Services (NSCDS) listings, visit www.vch.ca/nscds. <br></p>nscds@vch.ca36.3114164,-95.6127368<div class="ExternalClass43224F68D37D4F1BBE88BC64E7E0B6AA"><p>​Accepts referrals from any health care provider. </p><p><a href="https://vch.eduhealth.ca/PDFs/EF/EF.850.N67.pdf" target="_blank"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />North Shore Chronic Disease Service Referral Form</a><br></p></div><div class="ExternalClassD32CB771238F4ABF947093623E53272B"><p>​Adults with COPD, asthma, or other respiratory disease. <br></p></div>

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