Patient Education

Patient Education

Sai Yendamuri with PatientThe ACCP and its philanthropic arm, The CHEST Foundation, produce a variety of patient education materials on lung diseases and lung-health issues for ACCP members to share with their patients. Topics include asthma, COPD, lung cancer, and patient guides based on ACCPís respected evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. The Foundation also produces materials specifically for chest physicians to help their patients. Most are available online at no cost on The Foundationís website, onebreath.org.

The CHEST Foundationís public-facing OneBreath® initiative draws from the expertise of the ACCP to raise public awareness and encourage healthy behaviors. The OneBreath website provides prevention tools, wellness tips, and community-based activities to members, their patients, and the general public. Visit onebreath.org to learn more, and encourage your patients to take advantage of OneBreathís health-education offerings.

Patient Education Resources

Asthma
Controlling Your Asthma 
Bulk copies are also available for sale.
Control del Asma  (Controlling Your Asthma, Spanish edition)

COPD
Living Well With COPD: Your Patient Workbook 
Bulk copies are also available for sale.

Cough
Information for Patients Complaining of Cough 
Information for Parents of a Child with Cough , based on the American College of Chest Physicians Diagnosis and Management of Cough: Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines.

Critical/End-of-Life Care
Frequently Asked Questions in the ICU  
Bulk copies are available for sale.

Stories at the End of Life
This collection of booklets, featuring personal stories of courage, acceptance, and inspiration, can be used as a source of comfort for patients, families, and caregivers, or as an educational resource for health-care professionals.

DVT
Patient Guides to Antithrombotic Therapy
, based on the American College of Chest Physicians Antithrombotic Therapy and Prevention of Thrombosis, 9th Edition: Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines.

Lung Cancer
Individualizing Your Lung Cancer Care: Informing Decisions Through Biomarker Testing 
Lung Cancer: Understanding the Diagnosis 
Understanding Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: A Guide for the Patient 

Four brochures based the American College of Chest Physicians Diagnosis and Management of Lung Cancer: Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines (2nd Edition):

Advanced Lung Cancer Care: Issues to Consider 
Living With Lung Cancer 
Lung Cancer: Am I at Risk? 
What If I Have a Spot on my Lung? Do I Have Cancer? 

Pulmonary Fibrosis
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis and You 

Sleep Apnea
Oral Appliance Therapy for Obstructive Sleep Apnea 

Smoking Cessation
Thinking About Stopping Smoking? 
The Truth About Stopping Smoking 
You Deserve to Stop Smoking Comfortably 
Why Is It Hard to Stop Smoking? 

Treatments and Procedures
Flexible Bronchoscopy 
Bulk copies are also available for sale.
A Guide to Lung Transplantation 
Guide for Patients Taking Nonsteroidal Immunosuppressive Drugs , based on the American College of Chest Physicians Monitoring of Nonsteroidal Immunosuppressive Drugs in Lung Disease and Lung Transplant Patients: Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines.
Patient Instructions for Inhaled Devices, 16 guides available in English, Spanish and large print.
Traveling With Portable Oxygen 

Resources for Health-care Professionals

No SmokingTobacco Cessation
Tobacco Dependence Treatment Tool Kit
, to help physicians help their patients quit.

Make the Choice – Tobacco or Health Speakerís Kit CD, with start-to-finish pointers for organizing, preparing, and delivering an effective presentation for women and girls.

Visit onebreath.org to access The CHEST Foundationís wealth of tobacco prevention resources

Long-Term Oxygen Therapy
Basics of Long-Term Oxygen Therapy 
Prescribing Long-Term Oxygen Therapy 

Critical Care Family Assistance Program
The CHEST Foundation developed the Critical Care Family Assistance Program to help health-care professionals meet the needs of families of critically ill patients, which, in turn, can improve the experience for the critically ill patient.

Critical Care Family Assistance Program Replication Tool Kit
The Critical Care Family Assistance Program Replication Tool Kit is an easy-to-use resource that empowers health-care professionals to establish a family-friendly critical care environment at their hospitals. The tool kit features a manual and CD to guide you through four phases of developing a Critical Care Family Assistance Program.

Critical Care Family Assistance Program (CHEST supplement)
A review of research showing that increased communication, improved support systems, and a friendlier environment reduce anxiety and increase satisfaction of family members during a relativeís stay in the ICU. First published as a CHEST journal supplement.

Stories at the End of Life
This collection of booklets, featuring personal stories of courage, acceptance, and inspiration, can be used as a source of comfort for patients, families, and caregivers, or as an educational resource for health-care professionals.

Inhaled Medications and Devices: Tips and Techniques CD
This interactive CD-ROM describes and demonstrates the proper techniques for device usage, cleaning, daily diaries, and peak flow management. A great learning or review tool for nurses and physicians.