North Vancouver

North Vancouver BREATH Program

This program is currently running virtually via Zoom. It runs 2X/Week for 5 weeks 4-5X/year.

Program contact

Name: Eve Dedinsky RN, COPD Educator
Phone: 604-988-3131 (X 4940 BREATH office T-Th) or (X 4150 North Shore Chronic Disease Mon-Fri)
Fax:  BREATH office (604)984-5898
Email: Eve.Dedinsky@vch.ca

Program location

Lions Gate Hospital
231 East 15th Street
North Vancouver, BC V7L 2L7

Program details

Provides an exercise, education and support program to help individuals with lung problems achieve and maintain a healthy active lifestyle.

Individual self-management sessions and group programs may be offered.

Topic areas include: Anatomy&Physiology, Signs&Symptoms of chest infections/lung irritants, Self-management/Action Plan, Coping skills, Relaxation, Sleep hygiene, Medication management, Nutrition, Bronchial hygiene, Rescue breathing and breathing control, PFT interpretation, Oxygen therapy, Smoking, Traveling with COPD, Intimacy and Energy conservation, Community Resources and Advanced Care Planning. Exercise may include aerobic exercise, weight training and stretches.

Guest Lecturers include Respirologist, OT, RT, PT, RN, Dietitian, Social Worker and Pharmacist.

Supported languages

English

Application process  

Physician referral required using NSCDS referral form EF.850.N67 and Fax it to (604)297-9681.

Diseases

  • Asthma
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • COPD
  • Emphysema
  • Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis/pulmonary fibrosis

Additional program offerings

  • Education
  • Exercise
  • Group Support
  • Maintenance/Follow-Up
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Other

BREATH Program maintenance exercise group runs Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:30pm-2:00pm at LGH gym

***We are working on a virtual ZOOM*** exercise program TBD.

For BREATH Program additional information www.vch.ca\nsbreath.

Page Last Updated: 22/05/2020