A program of Christiana Care Health System and the American Lung Association, the Better Breathers Club is a support group for patients and their caregivers who have chronic lung diseases such as COPD and Pulmonary Fibrosis. The club helps members learn better ways to cope with their lung disease with monthly presentations, and by connecting participants with those in similar situations.
Presentations cover many topics including:
- Education on disease processes
- Breathing and relaxation techniques
- Oxygen and home assistance devices
Respiratory Therapist Jefferson Mixell, BS RRT
Respiratory Therapist John Emberger, RRT-ACCS FAARC CPHQ
Medical Tests and What They Determine: Spirometry, Chest X-rays, CT Scans and ABG
Respiratory Therapist Lisa Welsh, RRT
Pulmonary Function Review
Topic and speakers TBD
Respiratory Therapist Kyle Hitchens, RRT and
Registered Dietitian Amy Hitchens RN
Topic and speaker TBD
For additional information contact Beth Austin via e-mail at EAustin@christianacare.org.