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COPD - INSPIRED COPD Outreach Program

The INSPIRED COPD Outreach Program brings together a team of professionals to provide education and support to people with COPD and their families in their homes to help them cope better with COPD. (Watch a video about the program here).  This program includes:

  • Home-based education according to your needs. This includes information about caring for your lungs, medications and use of your inhalers, home oxygen (if your doctor has prescribed it for you) and coping with your lung disease.
  • Can include a “COPD Action Plan” to help manage COPD and its acute flare-ups so that you can treat infections early and avoid trips to the Emergency Department.
  • Help with navigating the healthcare system and gaining access to programs/services that may be helpful to you.
  • An opportunity to discuss advance care planning (.pdf) or (Watch Video).
  • A contact number you can call between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on weekdays where you will be able to speak to a respiratory therapist if you have questions or concerns about your COPD.

There is no cost for participating in the INSPIRED Program.

Eligibility

You are eligible for The INSPIRED COPD Outreach Program if:

  • You have a confirmed diagnosis of moderate to severe COPD. This needs to be confirmed by a spirometry test (a breathing test that measures lung function) that shows you have:
    • Severe COPD (which you probably do if you have COPD and are too breathless to leave the house, or get breathless after dressing/undressing) or:
    • Moderate COPD (which you probably do if you have COPD and stop for breath after 100 meters or walk slower than those in your age group and have to stop for breath when walking at your own pace
  • You live in Nova Scotia
  • You are community dwelling, which means you do not live in a nursing home or a long term care facility
  • You are willing to be referred

And You have been:

  • Admitted to hospital with a flare up of your COPD at least once in the past year.

If you live in Central Zone you may be eligible if you have gone to the Emergency Department more than once in the last year because of your COPD

*What zone am I in?

Learn More

  • Watch this series of videos produced by Nova Scotia Health in cooperation with the Lung Association of Nova Scotia to learn more about the INSPIRED program.
  • Watch Marjorie's story and see first hand how the INSPIRED program has changed her life.

Accessing this Clinic, Program or Service

fri May 24 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
sat May 25 Unavailable
sun May 26 Unavailable
mon May 27 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
tue May 28 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
wed May 29 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
thu May 30 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tel: 902-567-0378
Fax: 902-563-7920
email: inspired@nshealth.ca

If you are a patient with moderate or advanced COPD who meets our eligibility criteria and would like to be part of the The INSPIRED COPD Outreach Program, please ask your family physician or respirologist to fill out the INSPIRED COPD outreach Program referral form.

*What zone am I in?

 

fri May 24 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
sat May 25 Unavailable
sun May 26 Unavailable
mon May 27 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
tue May 28 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
wed May 29 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
thu May 30 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tel: 902-324-2694
Fax: 902-893-7908
email: inspired@nshealth.ca

If you are a patient with moderate or advanced COPD who meets our eligibility criteria and would like to be part of the The INSPIRED COPD Outreach Program, please ask your family physician or respirologist to fill out the INSPIRED COPD outreach Program referral form.

*What zone am I in?

fri May 24 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
sat May 25 Unavailable
sun May 26 Unavailable
mon May 27 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
tue May 28 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
wed May 29 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
thu May 30 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Respiratory Therapy Department
Tel: 902-667-5400 ext 6110
Fax: 902-667-1882
email: inspired@nshealth.ca

If you are a patient with moderate or advanced COPD who meets our eligibility criteria and would like to be part of the The INSPIRED COPD Outreach Program, please ask your family physician or respirologist to fill out the INSPIRED COPD outreach Program referral form.

*What zone am I in?

fri May 24 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
sat May 25 Unavailable
sun May 26 Unavailable
mon May 27 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
tue May 28 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
wed May 29 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
thu May 30 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tel: 902-719-6194
Fax: 902-425-4191
email: inspired@nshealth.ca

If you are a patient with moderate or advanced COPD who meets our eligibility criteria and would like to be part of the The INSPIRED COPD Outreach Program, please ask your family physician or respirologist to fill out the INSPIRED COPD outreach Program referral form.

*What zone am I in?

fri May 24 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
sat May 25 Closed
sun May 26 Unavailable
mon May 27 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
tue May 28 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
wed May 29 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
thu May 30 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

INSPIRED COPD Outreach Program

Tel: 902-523-3880
Fax: 902-527-5099
email: inspired@nshealth.ca

If you are a patient with moderate or advanced COPD who meets our eligibility criteria and would like to be part of the The INSPIRED COPD Outreach Program, please ask your family physician or respirologist to fill out the INSPIRED COPD outreach Program referral form.

fri May 24 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
sat May 25 Unavailable
sun May 26 Unavailable
mon May 27 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
tue May 28 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
wed May 29 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
thu May 30 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Respiratory Therapy Department

Tel: 902-792-2061
Fax: 902-798-5107
email: inspired@nshealth.ca

If you are a patient with moderate or advanced COPD who meets our eligibility criteria and would like to be part of the The INSPIRED COPD Outreach Program, please ask your family physician or respirologist to fill out the INSPIRED COPD outreach Program referral form.

fri May 24 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
sat May 25 Closed
sun May 26 Closed
mon May 27 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
tue May 28 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
wed May 29 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
thu May 30 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tel: 902-740-2881
Fax: 902-742-8418
email: inspired@nshealth.ca

If you are a patient with moderate or advanced COPD who meets our eligibility criteria and would like to be part of the The INSPIRED COPD Outreach Program, please ask your family physician or respirologist to fill out the INSPIRED COPD outreach Program referral form.

fri May 24 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
sat May 25 Closed
sun May 26 Closed
mon May 27 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
tue May 28 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
wed May 29 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
thu May 30 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tel: 902-698-3417
Fax: 902-679-3346
email: inspired@nshealth.ca

If you are a patient with moderate or advanced COPD who meets our eligibility criteria and would like to be part of the The INSPIRED COPD Outreach Program, please ask your family physician or respirologist to fill out the INSPIRED COPD outreach Program referral form.

fri May 24 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
sat May 25 Closed
sun May 26 Closed
mon May 27 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
tue May 28 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
wed May 29 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
thu May 30 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tel: 902-870-7581
Fax: 902-867-1085
email: inspired@nshealth.ca

If you are a patient with moderate or advanced COPD who meets our eligibility criteria and would like to be part of the The INSPIRED COPD Outreach Program, please ask your family physician or respirologist to fill out the INSPIRED COPD outreach Program referral form.

fri May 24 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
sat May 25 Closed
sun May 26 Closed
mon May 27 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
tue May 28 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
wed May 29 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
thu May 30 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

New Glasgow

688B East River Rd.
New Glasgow, NS
B2H 3S1

Tel: 902-759-3861
Fax: 833-924-0384
email: inspired@nshealth.ca

If you are a patient with moderate or advanced COPD who meets our eligibility criteria and would like to be part of the The INSPIRED COPD Outreach Program, please ask your family physician or respirologist to fill out the INSPIRED COPD outreach Program referral form.

fri May 24 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
sat May 25 Closed
sun May 26 Closed
mon May 27 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
tue May 28 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
wed May 29 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
thu May 30 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tel: 902-258-7195
Fax: 833-258-3341
email: inspired@nshealth.ca

If you are a patient with moderate or advanced COPD who meets our eligibility criteria and would like to be part of the The INSPIRED COPD Outreach Program, please ask your family physician or respirologist to fill out the INSPIRED COPD outreach Program referral form.

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