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World COPD Day Celebration 2009 is coming to Silverdale!


The University of Washington’s School of Nursing, Pam Wiseman is the speaker and will be in Silverdale, Wednesday, 18 November 2009 to speak in honor of World COPD Day.

Harrison Medical Center will honor COPD Day 2009 in the Rose Room at Harrison-Silverdale, Washington from 1:30pm to 3:30pm

The Shortness of Breath subject will include discussion on strategies on what we can do to help ourselves lead a quality life with COPD.

Pursed lip breathing, exercising and all the questions you can think to ask are included. We will get answers to what we can do to best help ourselves lead the best quality of life possible and help us remain the Captain of our own lifeship. Knowing these strategies can and will make a difference in our lives.

Caregivers, family and friends are welcome.


For more information:
Pam Wiseman, Shortness of Breath Study (206)616-8993
Eric Anderson, Harrison Medical Center (360)744-6686

I am a COPDer and fan of the recumbent trike as a superb way for us to exercise; gain muscle for optimal ability to breathe….since muscle utilizes oxygen better than flab.

I will bring one of my trikes tomorrow if anyone is interested and please note that I do not sell recumbent trikes nor benefit from anyone else selling them.

Hope to see you tomorrow!
More later… Sharon O’Hara

University of Washington’s School of Nurses and COPDers Begin A New Dance

Hi COPDers…. The University of Washington’s #1 rated School of Nursing  in the nation invites us to  read the following description for a new online study.   Enjoy! Talk to you later, Sharon O”Hara

Your Views on Participating in an Internet-based Study of

Physical Activity Patterns and Risk of Chest Infections


Our research group at the University of Washington is interested in studying how different patterns of physical activity put patients with COPD at risk of chest infections.  In order answer this question, we need to study several hundred patients with COPD over an extended period of time.  The most efficient way of doing this is to use the Internet and not require research participants come to a clinical center.

We are asking for your feedback on the feasibility of doing such a study and greatly appreciate your honest input. This 10-minute survey is completely anonymous.  We cannot link responses back to you.  The results will be reported in aggregate form and will not identify you individually. Participation in this survey is voluntary and you are free to skip any questions. Completion of this survey will imply your consent to participate.

Survey Link: https://catalysttools.washington.edu/webq/survey/hqn/81043

If you have any questions or comments about this study, we would be happy to talk with you. Please contact either Dr. Huong Nguyen (HQN@u.washington.edu; 206-543-8651) or Dr. Vincent Fan (vfan@u.washington.edu; 206-764-2292). Please remember that we cannot guarantee the confidentiality of email communication.

For additional rights about giving consent or your rights as a participant in this study, please feel free to contact the University of Washington Institutional Review Board Office at hsdinfo@u.washington.edu or via phone at (206) 543-0098 or via fax (206) 543-9218.

Our sincere appreciation for your time in completing this survey,

Huong Nguyen, PhD, RN

Assistant Professor

University of Washington

Vincent Fan, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor

University of Washington