Being told you have a lung disease is a heavy thing to hear—newly diagnosed patients often need time to accept a diagnosis before they are ready to process the information that you need to share. So what happens when your patient is ready to start asking questions?
That’s where we come in
Our lung health resources are designed to help your patients, both in and out of a clinical setting, giving them access to appropriate and credible information.
Patients should start here
Lung Health A–Z provides patients with comprehensive information on nearly every topic related to lung health, including symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.
COVID-19 Patient Resources
CHEST president Stephanie Levine, MD, FCCP speaks about the Foundation’s commitment to helping our patients through this pandemic. Our COVID-19 resource page features educational materials and videos that aim to support our most at-risk populations, including patients that use home-based ventilation.
Patient-friendly, patient-focused materials
Easily share information by emailing any of our resources directly to your patients’
inbox for them to view at home.
Asthma Control and Severity Assessment Tool
Asthma is a complex, ever-changing condition that requires constant attention. Answer these questions to determine if you or a loved one need to see an asthma specialist.
Send your patient an informative email with these website and PDF links. SEND EMAIL
Navigating Lung Cancer
Our Patient Education Guide will help your patients understand lung cancer types, the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options available.
Learn about lung biopsies
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Interstitlal Lung Disease (ILD)
Improving lives with ILD starts today.
The Erin Popovich Endowment, established with the CHEST Foundation, is changing what it means to live with ILD. A diagnosis of ILD can be a challenge, but your patient has the right to a happy and fulfilling life, whatever the diagnosis. With you and the rest of their support team they can explore all available options to continue doing activities they enjoy and living a life full of the people and places they love.
Living with Interstitial Lung Disease
The Living with Interstitial Lung Disease Patient Education Guide was created with our three tenets in mind: access, empowerment, and research. This 52-page guide is all-encompassing, touching on every aspect of ILD that a patient may encounter. From symptoms to treatment options, the guide provides the most up-to-date information available. Most importantly, the information is presented in a way that will help patients and their caregivers feel confident in the healthcare decisions they’ll need to make.
Our oxygen guides provide information on living with oxygen therapy, from equipment options, FAQs, financial options to travel planning.
COMING SOON: CHEST Oxygen Toolkit
Our oxygen toolkit will improve your patient’s experience with oxygen therapy. Be among the first to know when it’s available.
Visit our resource centers for up-to-date information, research and support
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Access webinars created for you
Our complimentary, on-demand webinars highlight key topics in pulmonary medicine.
If you would like access to more of our learning products, please visit our CHEST store.
WOMEN & PULMONARY
Women & Pulmonary Virtual Happy Hour
Air Date: April 22, 2020
Overview: The COVID-19 pandemic has affected us all. In this hour‑long virtual happy hour, we come together to share #wellnesswednesday. The panelists discuss how COVID-19 has impacted them clinically and personally and what lessons they’ve learned as female clinicians during this time.
Women & Pulmonary: Being an Advocate for Yourself
Air Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Overview: According to the 2017 Medscape Pulmonologist Compensation Report, female pulmonologists earned 23% less than their male counterparts. Despite ever-growing enrollment rates for women in medical school, female physicians are often underrepresented in academic and research settings and 80% to 90% of leadership roles in medicine are filled by men. In this webinar, Aneesa Das, MD, FCCP, and Roozehra Khan, DO, FCCP, discuss how being an advocate for yourself can help you achieve leadership roles, competitive pay, benefits, and work–life balance.
Patient and Clinician Engagement in Treating Pulmonary Fibrosis
Air Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Overview: Understanding where your patients are within their progression of pulmonary fibrosis enables clinicians to treat the person rather than just the disease. When patients speak directly about the concerns and issues they currently face, pulmonary clinicians can gain an objective picture of their patients’ progression to tailor their treatments. This creates an atmosphere in which patients are willing to engage with their physician, thus motivating them to take charge of their condition.