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Lung Cancer

Coping with Lung Cancer

Coping with Lung Cancer answers more than 25 of your most common questions, from “what’s next?” after diagnosis to finding resources that can help you and your family cope.

COPD

COPD Flare Ups

How to Manage a COPD Flare-Up (lung attacks).

Emphysema and Chronic Bronchitis Mean COPD

This brochure provides the basic information about COPD and helps you determine if you are at risk.

I Have COPD. Should I Exercise?

This fact sheet describes the importance of exercise and provides examples of types of exercise that are safe for someone with COPD.

How do I manage COPD?

This fact sheet provides information on general management of COPD including an action plan.

Medications Used to Manage COPD

This fact sheet provides information on the various medications used to treat COPD and how to properly take the medications.

How to Manage Energy in COPD

This fact sheet provides information about how to preserve your energy levels with COPD.

How to Manage Breathlessness in COPD

This fact sheet provides information on how to manage breathlessness with COPD.

Oxygen Therapy in COPD

This fact sheet provides information about the use of oxygen with COPD and when it can be prescribed by a healthcare provider.

Pulmonary Rehabilitation in COPD

This Fact sheet provides information about taking part in pulmonary rehabilitation with COPD.

Asthma '/ l'Asthme

Poster About Managing Asthma Attacks

This poster clearly outlines what to look for and what to do when someone having an asthma attack.

Asthma Active Booklet (for ages 7-10)

Asthma Active is a free book of puzzles, games and information to teach children how to control their asthma and stay active. It’s a great way to learn that having asthma doesn’t mean having to sit on the sidelines.

Find Out How Well Your Asthma is Controlled

This pamphlet includes a simple test to check if your asthma is under control, as well as an outline of how The Lung Association can help you. Answering the five simple questions will give you a good idea of your level of asthma control.

Call Me Brave Boy- A book about asthma to read to children ages 2-6.

A colourful picture book on childhood asthma designed for a parent or caregiver to read to a young child who has asthma.

Questions & Answers about Asthma - An Information Booklet for Parents

Questions & Answers About Asthma – Information for Parents is a colourful easy-to-read 44-page booklet written for parents of children with asthma. It explains the basics of childhood asthma and the importance of asthma management.

Asthma Diary Card Helps you Keep Track of Your Asthma Symptoms, Medication and Triggers.

This Asthma Diary Card helps you keep a record of your symptoms, medication use, and peak flow readings so that you can better manage your asthma. By showing trends in your symptoms, medication use, and peak flow readings, you and your doctor will be able to make better decisions about the management of your asthma.

Adult Asthma Action Plan

The Adult Asthma Action Plan (for people 16 years and older) provides asthma patients with a set of written instructions to help them manage their asthma symptoms. It is filled out with a healthcare provider and helps guide decisions about what steps to take when asthma symptoms occur. It follows the traffic light system: GREEN means your asthma is under control, YELLOW means your asthma is getting out of control, and RED means it’s an emergency and help needs to be sought right away.

Common Asthma Triggers, an Education Companion For Health Care Providers

Healthcare providers and educators can use this tool to help them work with their clients to identify asthma triggers.

Taking Control of Asthma Booklet

This book covers everything from exercising with asthma to travel considerations, and complements other educational materials available at The Lung Association for children and adults of all ages living with asthma.

ALL ABOUT ASTHMA TRIGGERS FOR HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS ONLY

This book provides healthcare providers with information about common asthma triggers that are found across a variety of settings, including schools, workplaces and farms or ranches.

Pediatric Asthma Action Plan

The Pediatric Asthma Action Plan (for children 1-15 years of age) provides asthma patients/parents with a a set of written instructions to help them manage their asthma symptoms. It is filled out with a healthcare provider and helps guide decisions about what steps to take when asthma symptoms occur. It is based on the traffic light system: GREEN means asthma is under control, YELLOW means asthma is getting out of control, and RED means it’s an emergency and help needs to seeked right away.

Asthma in Children - A Guide for Parents

This in-depth book helps parents understand asthma and better manage the condition. It includes an explanation about what asthma is, what are common asthma triggers, what medications can help and how to regularly monitor symptoms.

How to Use a Metered Dose Inhaler and Spacer

This fact sheets helps you understand how to use a metered dose inhaler with spacer properly.

Asthma and Triggers in the Home Environment

This fact sheet provides information about the various triggers in the home and what you can do to reduce them.

Using Inhaled Steroids in Asthma Management

This fact sheet provides information about the use of inhaled steroids in managing asthma.

Hair, Nail & Beauty Salons Brochure for Workers

This brochure describes what workers in the hair, nail, and beauty salon industry should be aware of to protect themselves from developing work-related asthma.

Hair, Nail & Beauty Salons Booklet for Workers

This booklet describes what healthcare providers, health inspectors and employers should be aware of to protect workers from developing work-related asthma in the hair, nail & beauty salons industry.

Individual Student Asthma Management Plan

Schools staff and parents can use this form to keep track of important information about students with asthma. It allows for the tracking of asthma triggers, medications, and emergency contact information.

How to Use a Turbuhaler

This fact sheet describes how to properly use the Turbuhaler. The Turbuhaler is a type of “dry powder” delivery device, that helps you get the fine powder inhaled deep into your lungs.

How to Use a Diskus

This fact sheet describes how to properly use the Diskus. The Diskus is a type of “dry powder” delivery device, that helps you get the fine powder inhaled deep into your lungs.

Air Quality

How to Ensure You are Using Air Friendly Household Products

This fact sheet provides information about how to protect indoor air quality when using products such as paint and cleaning products.

Make Your Home Smoke Free

This pamphlet discusses the hazards of smoke in the home and ways to make your home smoke-free. Included are “Welcome to our Smoke-Free Home” and “Welcome to our Smoke-Free car” stickers.

Your Healthy Home Brochure

This brochure outlines ways to improve the air quality in your home.

The Effect of Third-Hand Smoke on Your Health

This pamphlet provides an overview of what third-hand smoke is, and the concerns to it. It also provide information about ways to limit exposure.

Radon- What is it?

This pamphlet provides an overview of what third-hand smoke is, and the concerns to it. It also provide information about ways to limit exposure.

Quitting Smoking

Journey 2 Quit- A Guide to Quit Smoking

This workbook is designed as a self-help guide complete with ideas and tools to assist people who have decided to quit smoking. The guide allows people to go at their own pace and comfort level and choose the ideas and approach that best suit their individual needs. The workbook is written in a supportive and non-judgmental way, and is encouraging even when setbacks may occur.

Smoking and Pregnancy

This pamphlet describes the effects of tobacco on the unborn child in pregnancy.

For Healthcare Providers

TB

Tuberculosis: Information for Healthcare Providers

This booklet containing information about the diagnosis and management of TB for Physicians, public health, hospital and occupational healthcare professionals who work with those at risk for TB.