Respiratory Education Centre
The goal of the Respiratory Education Centre is to help you, with the support of your physician, gain and maintain control of your chronic lung disease, or achieve the best results with the least amount of medication.
At the Respiratory Education Centre you will receive individual counseling and asthma/COPD management education from a Registered Respiratory Therapist/Certified Respiratory Educator. Breathing tests may also be performed during the appointment.
There is a referral process in order to visit the Respiratory Education Centre. Once a referral has been received by the Respiratory Education Centre at St. Paul’s you will be provided with an appointment with the Respiratory Therapist/Educator. The Respiratory Therapist/Educator will perform pulmonary function testing, provide you with the education about your disease and progression, teach you how to prevent episodes of shortness of breath and make recommendations for additional resources.
Download our Referral Form.
At the Respiratory Education Centre you will learn:
- What asthma/COPD is
- Your asthma/COPD triggers and to avoid and manage them
- How to evaluate control of your asthma/COPD
- To effectively take your medication
- To manage your asthma/COPD with an Asthma/COPD Action Plan
The Asthma Clinic is a multidisciplinary clinic where you may see a Respirologist and Respiratory Therapist/Certified Respiratory Educator.
Asthma Education Materials
The COPD clinic is a multi-disciplinary research clinic where you may see a Respirologist, Respiratory Therapist/Certified Respiratory Educator and/or Dietician.
COPD Educational Materials
- Living Well with COPD
- Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
- Canadian Lung Association
- Pulmonary Rehabilitation Video (view below)