In 2009-2010, 772,200 (4 per cent) Canadians, aged 35 years and older, reported being diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD is the sixth leading cause of mortality and is expected to increase to a third by 2020. Since the mid-1960s, mortality from COPD has increased 163 per cent.
We used to know COPD as emphysema and chronic bronchitis.
COPD Patient Education Resource Package (COPD order set)
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Online course (login required): Approximately 2.5 hours and can be completed in multiple sittings. This web-based course teaches health care providers how this disease will affect their clients and outlines strategies to assist in managing the effects of COPD.
AHS staff should visit MyLearningLink.