Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD)

Bowes In Home Care’s COPD patient management program provides daily diagnostic monitoring, clinical support and comprehensive education to engage patients in their own care and equip them with the skills to manage their COPD from home.

Daily Diagnostic Monitoring and Trending

Pulse oximetry (as directed)

Clinical Support

When to notify health care team:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Wheezing
  • Chest tightness
  • Cough
  • Mucus
  • Pain Management
  • Preventing COPD triggers
  • Proper us of medication
  • Pursed lip breathing
  • Using oxygen

Patient Education and Engagement

  • What is chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD)?
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Diet
  • Health promotion and vaccines
  • Preventing infection
  • Alcohol and tobacco use
  • Living a healthy lifestyle
  • Benefits of physical activity
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Healthy sleep habits
  • Fall prevention
  • Support groups
  • How to use an inhaler
Patient question vary day by day and follow an advanced branching logic structure to gain deeper insights.
  •  Does your chest feel more tight than usual today?
    • Are you coughing more than usual today?
      • Do you hear a wheeze (whistle) when you breath today?

Day 1: Shortness of breath, coughing, inhaler use?
Day 7: Do you know when to seek emergency attention?
Day 13-15: Smoking, exercise, vaccinations, infection control.
Day 16+: Reminders (i.e.) medication safety, steroids, refills