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Better Breathers Club

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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
  • Medications
  • Oxygen and home assistance devices
  • Rehabilitation

Upcoming events

April 10
Respiratory Therapist Jefferson Mixell, BS RRT
Disaster Preparedness

May 8
Respiratory Therapist John Emberger, RRT-ACCS FAARC CPHQ
Medical Tests and What They Determine: Spirometry, Chest X-rays, CT Scans and ABG

June 12
Respiratory Therapist Lisa Welsh, RRT
Pulmonary Function Review

July 10
August 14
September 11
October 9
Topic and speakers TBD

November 13
Respiratory Therapist Kyle Hitchens, RRT and
Registered Dietitian Amy Hitchens RN

Topic TBD

December 11
Topic and speaker TBD

For additional information contact Beth Austin via e-mail at EAustin@christianacare.org.