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Wirral University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

What will i learn at the PR sessions?

The education part of the programme is very important. It will help you to understand how to manage your condition so that you can live a more active and fulfilling life. The talks are given by physiotherapists, nurses, dieticians and other members of staff linked to the NHS. 

The topics covered include:- 

  • Anatomy and Physiology - How the lungs work and what they look like
  • What is COPD & other respiratory conditions? 
  • Sputum clearance - How to effectively clear sputum from the lungs
  • Managing breathlessness - Advice and guidance
  • Respiratory medications - What do the inhalers and tablets do
  • Inhaler technique - How to best use inhalers
  • Early warning signs of chest infection and what to do  
  • Diet
  • The benefits of exercise 

The education takes place following the exercise session and refreshments are provided.