Lung Health/Smoking Cessation
Lung disease are conditions that occur with the lungs. Common lung diseases include asthma, pneumonia, tuberculosis, and lung cancer. This program offers enrolled patient’s diagnosis and treatment to support respiratory health, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Asthma. Individual action plans are developed to address such goals as: decreasing hospital emergency department use, maintaining or improving current level of lung functioning, encouraging receipt of recommended vaccinations (influenza and pneumonia). The program is provided by Respiratory Therapists and Registered Nurses. Individual smoking cessation counseling offered by certified educators and includes education, support and free nicotine replacement therapy (NRT).
A referral is needed from a Windsor Family Health Team physician or nurse practitioner to join the Lung Health/Smoking Cessation Program.