Asthma and COPD Resources

ASTHMA

1-866-787-4050 - Toll-free phone number (within Canada) which will connect you to a Certified Respiratory Educator in either English of French. You will typically receive a response within 48 hours.

https://www.asthma.ca - Information related to triggers, symptoms, treatment, and the Asthma Action Plan. Also gives access to the Asthma Canada Community Forum.

http://www.aafa.org/page/asthma.aspx - Information related to triggers, symptoms, treatment, and the Asthma Action Plan.

https://sk.lung.ca/lung-diseases/inhalers  - Short videos demonstrating the proper use of the numerous different types of inhalers (ie: MDI’s, Respimat, Genuair etc.)

https://www.asthma.ca/get-help/asthma-3/treatment/ - Information related to medicines & treatment.

AsthmaMD – App for Apple and Android devices that allows patients/parents/caregivers to journal symptoms and peak flow readings, track triggers, record and set up reminders for medications, input Actions Plans etc. It was developed in US, so there is some variation in medication names and strengths.

COPD

1-866-717-COPD (2673) – Toll free phone number (within Canada) to speak confidentially to a Certified Respiratory Educator.

https://www.lung.ca/lung-health/lung-disease/chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-copd/resources - Free downloadable PDF files covering a broad range of topics including: BreathWorks Plan Coach, how to use various inhalers, information regarding oxygen, Exercise and COPD and many more.

https://www.lung.ca/copd - Information related to triggers, symptoms, treatment etc.

https://sk.lung.ca/lung-diseases/inhalers  - Short videos demonstrating the proper use of the numerous different types of inhalers (ie: MDI’s, Respimat, Genuair etc.)

AsthmaMD – App for Apple and Android devices that although was developed for Asthma, can be helpful for patients with COPD. Allows patients/parents/caregivers to journal symptoms and peak flow readings, track triggers, record and set up reminders for medications etc. It was developed in US, so there is some variation in medication names and strengths.