Chronic Pulmonary Diseases

The CSSS-IUGS offers many services which are intended to reduce the number of hospitalizations and emergency room visits by persons suffering from chronic pulmonary diseases.

  • Services offered
    • 1.   Education centre for persons suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease :

      • One-on-one meetings
      • Education about both the disease and taking medication

      2.   COPD network (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) :  

      • Group meetings at the CSSS-IUGS
      • Education about both the disease and taking medication
      • Personalized action plan prepared by the attending physician
      • Follow-up by phone or home visits as required

        Services are provided by respiratory therapists who are specially trained in medications (desired effects and side-effects, administration methods, efficacy, etc.) and environmental control (allergens, heating, tobacco, etc.).
  • Clientele
    • Persons diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who have recently undergone a respiratory function test.
  • How to access these services