Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Program

Assessment, treatment, monitoring and support for people with respiratory impairment.

This program is for: 

  • People with a suspected or confirmed diagnosis of COPD

Program Activities and Services:

  • Comprehensive respiratory assessment and/or facilitation of external testing as required
  • Health promotion and prevention related to lung health including referral to smoking cessation support, pulmonary rehab and vaccinations as needed
  • Development of an Action Plan to support self-management of COPD and acute exacerbations
  • Individual and group monitoring and health teaching

Goals for Participants:

  • Improved respiratory health and overall quality of life
  • Improved confidence and ability to manage COPD and it’s symptoms

Team:

  • Physiotherapist/Certified Respiratory Educator
  • Registered Nurse
  • Dietitian
  • Pharmacist
  • Mental Health Clinician

How to Access:

  • Physician, Nurse Practitioner or NFHT Clinician referral

Patient Resources

To see the slides for a presention on COPD: Basics please click here.  To watch the video of the webinar please see this link to our YouTube channel. https://youtu.be/sJZDE6eVo8s

COPD Physical Activity Scale click here Physical Activity Scale

 

COVID & FLU SHOTS, Masking

Covid and flu shot appointments are available at our clinic in the lower level of the Northumberland Mall on Wednesdays and Thursdays. To book online click here or you can call 289-252-2139. For more information click here for covid or here for flu.

 

If you have an in-person appointment with a health care provider at any of the NFHT offices, you do still need to wear a procedure mask inside of our office – we can provide one. These infection control protocols are to protect our patients and staff.

Groups & Webinars

For our easy-to-use Zoom guide for groups click here.

Mindfulness: Calming the Body and Mind When Feeling Stressed. Free Zoom webinar Nov. 7 at 12pm with Ester Odermatt, MSW, RSW. To register click here.

Emotional Wellness: Understanding Low Mood and Depression is the first step towards feeling better. 6-week in-person group starting Nov. 10 from 1pm – 2:30pm. For more info click here. 

To view previous webinars please see our YouTube Channel .

What’s Happening in Our Community

With rising cases of respiratory illness like #RSV and #influenza in our region + the ongoing presence of #covid19, #OHT-N partners have joined forces to issue an urgent #northumberland ‘call to action’.

For details, please click here.

NFHT Career Opportunity

NFHT is seeking a Primary Care Nurse Practitioner to work within a family practice office and as part of our interprofessional program team. Please see our careers page for more information new postings.

Are You Ready to Quit Smoking?

If you would like information about our smoking cessation program through STOP that offers free NRT, please call 289-252-2139 or email info@nfht.ca.

 

 

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