COPD (Simple)

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Pathway Objectives

Monitoring pulmonary function, difficulties in breathing, and levels of stress identified by the patient to trigger appropriate interventions and education to promote self-management and prevent an exacerbation.

Timeline: Regularly scheduled daily follow-ups to monitor patient symptoms. Ongoing

Circle of Care – Patient & Care Team

Nurse, Respiratory Therapist, Physician, Educator

Monitors pulmonary function through pulse oximetry readings and customizable questions related to feelings of distress, shortness of breath, and difficult breathing

Based on patient’s response, appropriate breathing resources, medication reminders, and coughing exercises are provided

Positive messaging is sent with each completed patient administered intervention or education module/guide to provide reinforcement and encourage self-management

Education is fully customizable and can be provided as modules, guides, posters, videos

Education is provided in the form of resources and reminders/pictures i.e. images of reliever medications and techniques

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Care Pathways

Improving the wellbeing of your patients is our number one priority. That is why we offer a wide range of care pathways, to meet individualized health needs.

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What our customers say about us

Five star rating

Using the aTouchAway COPD Care Pathway, we have been able to support our patients at home with required respiratory and oxygen therapy, managing them safely and avoiding unnecessary hospital or clinic visits. aTouchAway proves to be effective in augmenting patient care while expanding team capacity and saving travel time for our organization.

Miriam Turnbull

VP & GM at ProResp

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