When COPD patients experience severe symptom flare ups (also known as exacerbations), this can lead to Emergency Room visits and hospitalization. The expert advice provided below, when consistently followed, is proven to help patients minimize severe symptom flare ups and hospitalizations and optimize quality of life.
How to optimize quality of life with COPD
How to use inhaler medication correctly
Many patients use their inhaler medication incorrectly and are thus more susceptible to symptom flare ups. Click the link below to access videos that demonstrate how to use inhaler medication correctly.
The above resources were created by lung health experts at UBC's Institute for Heart and Lung Health with support from BC Lung and Vancouver Coast Health.