October 02, 2012
On Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 10:00 a.m., Kewanee Hospital will be hosting a free educational program for individuals and their family members or caretakers who suffer from COPD. COPD, or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, is a lung disease that makes it hard for an individual to breathe.
The hands-on education will teach attendees how to properly use inhalers. Free pulse oximetry screens will also be available. Holly Hicks, Director of Cardiopulmonary Services, will present a short program, “COPD: Learn More, Breathe Better.”
“People living with COPD can minimize their symptoms,” Hicks says. “Proper use of medications and making an action plan with your healthcare provider will help you manage your disease.”
The program will be held in the Hospital’s East Conference Room and refreshments will be provided.
For more information on COPD call Kewanee Hospital Cardiopulmonary Services at 309.852.7575.