Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

COPD is a progressive lung disease that over time makes it hard to breathe. To prevent the disease from getting worse, wash your hands often to prevent respiratory infections. Proper use of your inhalers and deep breathing exercises are important to keep your lungs functioning well. When the disease progresses further, you may need to use oxygen at home. It is important to keep oxygen away form any heat, flames, or sparks. Do not let anyone smoke in the room with your oxygen supply. Do not use oil or lubricants on your equipment, and try to keep the tubing off the floor and out of your way. If you have any questions on proper inhaler use or other equipment, please don’t hesitate to ask!