Lung Health Program
The Lanark Renfrew Lung Health Program (LRLHP) consists of assessment, spirometry (breathing test), education, the development of an action plan and follow-up care for clients with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) or asthma. When someone is referred to the lung health program, they will be seen by a Registered Respiratory Therapist/Certified Respiratory Educator (CRE). The CRE will help you understand and manage your symptoms.
Clients can receive support to stop smoking with the assistance of the CRE, Clinical Health Promoter and Primary Care Practitioners. NLCHC participates in the STOP nicotine replacement therapy program. STOP program provides free nicotine replacement therapy in partnership with CAMH and the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care. CHC clients who want to stop smoking can receive up to 26 weeks of nicotine replacement therapy coupled with individual counselling and support.
The Lanark Renfrew Lung Health Program also provides an 8-week long pulmonary rehabilitation program (two afternoons a week). It is an exercise program designed for people with COPD. The three components of a PR program include: exercise, education and support. Participating in a PR program will decrease symptoms and increase ability to function in daily life.
For more information about our lung health programs and sites, please visit: www.champlainlunghealth.ca
If you are interested in participating in our program, please call Christina @ 613-259-2182.