On Monday, March 29, 2021, BC Lung welcomed two respiratory therapist/educators Jenna Jangalee who helps run the Pulmonary Rehab Program at Vancouver General Hospital (photo left) and Mark Finnis, manager of Victoria's Royal Jubilee Hospital Adult Respiratory Education Centre (photo right).
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Jenna is a Respiratory Therapist & Educator at Vancouver General Hospital and helps run their Pulmonary Rehab (Exercise and Education) program for people living with chronic lung conditions.
Mark is a Respiratory Therapist & Educator and manages the Respiratory Education Centre for Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, BC.
"I provide out-patient education to people living with a variety of chronic lung conditions, most commonly asthma, COPD, bronchiectasis and various interstitial lung diseases. I see most patients one-on-one in the office, but I also facilitate the Living Well with COPD program for groups of 8 to 12 people. I also provide occasional in-services to RT and RN staff, RT and RN students, and physicians. What I like best about my role is a tough question, but it would likely be the “aha!” moment when you can really tell that someone understands something in a way they didn’t before, and that something is likely going to have a real impact in their life. Particularly with COPD, it can be a very scary diagnosis to have, so demystifying something that seems so foreboding and negative can be quite a powerful moment."
Questions or concerns? Contact Maureen Sioson, Better Breathers Program Coordinator at email@example.com