Pulmonary Rehab COPD Patient Education Video

Take Control of Your COPD: A Guide to Better Living

If you would like to purchase a hard copy of the DVD, please see below:

less than 5 copies; 
please purchase through the 
AACVPR Education Center
$20 each

For 6 or more copies, please contact AACVPR Headquarters at 312/321-5146 or aacvpr@aacvpr.org

6 - 25 copies $19 each
26 - 50 copies $17 each
greater than 51 copies $15 each


Click Here to download a COPD DVD Order Form.

Take Control of Your COPD:  Guidelines for Better Living is a series of patient educational video segments for people who suffer from COPD and their caregivers.  The video discusses the role of pulmonary rehabilitation and strategies to improve symptom control, function and quality of life as well as collaboration with the medical team. This series has been made available through a partnership between the American Lung Association of California (ALAC) and The AACVPR. Special thanks to Lana Hilling and John Bess who devoted countless hours to make this video a reality.

COPD can be managed – but it requires education and practice. The knowledge and wisdom to maximize one’s quality of life are known to science and taught in pulmonary rehabilitation programs. However, relatively few persons with COPD are aware of pulmonary rehabilitation or cannot access it.   The amount of time required to teach patients about COPD is prohibitive for both primary and specialty medical providers.   At best, some providers may hand their patients a brochure about COPD or refer them to someone else. Pulmonary rehabilitation is now a covered benefit under Medicare part B for persons with moderate to very severe COPD. To get information about a local pulmonary rehabilitation, click HERE.

Take Control of Your COPD:  Guidelines for Better Living offers the convenience of watching a video when and where viewers want, and chapter-by chapter as time allows. 

To view the video by chapter, click the chapter heading below.

Please note: the video will open a new window when you click on the links below; click the 'X' when you are finished to return to this page.

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