Who is it for
People with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) Patients should have a COPD diagnosis confirmed by spirometry.
The program works closely with the client and family physician:
To optimize management and improve the quality of life for COPD patients and their families.
To assist clients to take control of their COPD.
To manage their symptoms and decrease complications.
To help avoid emergency room visits and hospital admissions.
To design and implement a plan of action for each client. (improve their self-management)
This program follows best evidence guidelines and includes education, exercise and self management support.
Education topics include:
|Antibiotics||Smoking Cessation||Energy Conservation|
|Travel & Recreation||Pulmonary Rehabilitation||Nutrition |
|Sexuality||Living well ||Breathing Techniques|
A plan of action is addressed at each visit. It includes a medical prescription completed by the family physician to assist clients in the management of their COPD.
Patients also receive:
•Handout on Healthy Eating for People with COPD
•Breath works Fact Sheets & Plans
Referrals to the Pulmonary Rehabilitation program are provided with the family physician’s approval and patient consent.
COPD Program Referrals
- Clients must have a confirmed COPD diagnosis
- May be generated from any Health Care Professional
- At RUH - Nursing Units can send an electronic referral
- SCH, SPH & all other sites can fax referral form to 306-655-6758
Clients who would benefit from this program are able to care for themselves and are mobile.
The LiveWell COPD program partners with the Lung Association and also works closely with the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program. The team includes COPD nurse clinicians, physical and exercise therapists, dietitians, the client’s family physician and respirologist (when indicated).
How to Register
Phone 306-655-LIVE / 306-655-5483 for a referral form or click on link at top of page to open (PDF) referral.
- Saskatoon Saskatchewan Hospitals
- Saskatoon Field House, 2020 College Drive, Saskatoon SK
- Shaw Center, 122 Bowlt Crescent, Saskatoon SK
- Humboldt SK
306-655-LIVE / 306-655-5483 (phone)
1-877-LIVE-898 (1-877-548-3898) (LiveWell toll free phone)
Rural Central Booking:
1-855-250-7070 (toll free phone)