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TREE OF LIFE hosts Better Breather’s Support Group Meeting on (COPD Equipment!)

Better Breathers meets tomorrow in Silverdale Harrison’s TREE OF LIFE room from 1 pm – 3 pm.

Sorry – change of topic.  Stat Home Care is bringing the different machines Lung folks use  and explain the use of each.  Example:  I’m on a BIPAP and Concentrator bleed in and not entirely sure how they work together.  Can a concentrator work without the BIPAP and how does it affect the patient?  It will be exciting to see the very latest The topic is Neuromuscular Disease, which includes Lou Gehrig Disease and a review of respiratory medications.

The speaker is Respiratory Therapist Christine Bromell.

It takes muscle to breathe and I’d like to understand how these diseases work on the body…including the Sleep Apnea and COPD progression work.  going because it takes muscles to breathe….we’re getting educated!

The fastest way to the TREE OF LIFE room is through the Labor and Delivery Baby entrance and down the long hall by the elevators.

Look for a table and chairs set up and friendly Harrison folks…Joyce is the RRT Harrison volunteer Better Breathers liaison…we are lucky to have her.

Neuromuscular Disease      COPD equipment including CPAP, BIPAP, CONCENTRATORS…

Speaker:  Respiratory Therapist Christine Bromell

Wednesday, 17 August 16, 2011

1:00pm – 3:00pm

TREE OF LIFE room – Harrison Silverdale

1800 NW Myhre Road – Silverdale, WA 98383

Better Breathers Support Group

“Our Better Breathers support group encompasses community members and their caregivers who live with chronic respiratory disease and lung disease. Better Breathers is designed to provide support, education, networking, and tools to improve the daily lives of those living with these health conditions.

We welcome any community member with asthma, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, sarcoidosis, asbestosis, pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary fibrosis and the many more lung diseases affecting our population, pediatric or adult.

Please email or call if you will need assistance with parking at the meeting.”

Contact: Pamela O’Flynn   – 360-744-6687 – respiratorycare@harrisonmedical.org

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Thanks for reading… Sharon O’Hara

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