Respiratory Disease Education Program ? North Shore Chronic Disease Services

Respiratory Disease Education Program is for adults with Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), and other respiratory diseases. The respiratory educator will provide:

  • Self-management support so you have the knowledge, skills, and confidence in managing your respiratory condition. Topics most often covered are:
    • Smoking cessation

    • Preventing progression of your lung disease through trigger avoidance

    • Optimizing your medication use to reduce symptoms and prevent flare ups

    • Promoting exercise and improve ability to function

    • Recognizing flare ups, initiating self-management and knowing when to seek medical help

  • Make referrals to appropriate resources when required.

  • Loop back to your family physician for coordinated care.

  • Meet you at your home, VCH office, or virtually (e.g. phone, FaceTime, Skype for Business). 

Locations

?Lions Gate Hospital

231 East 15th Street, North Vancouver, V7L 2L7
Phone: (604) 785-2512
Fax: (604) 297-9681

?West Vancouver Community Centre
241-2121 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, BC, V7V 4Y2 
Phone: (604) 984-5752 extension 2
Fax: (604.297.9681


To see a list of all North Shore Chronic Disease Services (NSCDS) listings, visit www.vch.ca/nscds.

Email: nscds@vch.ca

Referral

?Accepts referrals from any health care provider. 

North Shore Chronic Disease Service Referral Form

Eligibility

?Adults with COPD, asthma, or other respiratory disease.