WEBINAR - Are we responding fast enough to contain COPD?

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) has become the third cause of casualties in the #world. India is experiencing a continued increase in the burden of #COPD. Though India has the national program for early #diagnosis and #management of COPD using safe and effective #medicines and #inhalers, however, there are significant gaps observed in the #healthcare delivery and #clinical approach to the management of COPD and other airway diseases, particularly #primarycare level. Above all, the #COVID19 #pandemic has put patients with COPD and other #comorbidities at high risk for poor outcomes. Hence, there is a need to focus on empowering and engaging individuals with COPD and their families about preventive steps to lead meaningful and productive lives with COPD during this challenging #global crisis.

International Institute for Human Development jointly with Indian Association of Respiratory Care (IARC) has taken the initiative to organize a live deliberation amongst #pulmonologists, #anesthesiologists, #respiratorytherapists, #patients/caregivers, and #policymakers about why India is not responding fast enough to the challenge of containing #COPD?

2020-08-11 07:32:52

In pursuit of this mission, our primary goals include:

  1. Foster the practice of Respiratory Therapy of high caliber, with compassion for the relief of suffering of those with a variety of respiratory ailments, within and outside the intensive care units.

  2. Promoting high quality formal training in institutions that have the necessary infrastructure.

  3. Facilitate continuing education by holding conferences, meetings, workshops etc. to hone the skills of the practicing Respiratory Therapists.

  4. Engage in advocacy for the promotion of the field of respiratory therapy within the medical fraternity, with the various governmental/statutory bodies and the public.

  5. Unite and enlist respiratory therapists of India as members of the association and solicit their support to achieve the objectives of the association.