The goal of the COPE action plan is to help patients diagnosed with COPD participate in activities of daily living (ADLs) such as dressing and bathing and reduce your visits to the emergency department and admissions to the hospital. Additional goals are to recognize what your normal symptoms are and how to identify and manage a flare-up of your symptoms. Your oxygen needs will be identified for rest and for walking. You will learn the skills to help manage your COPD and adapt healthy lifestyle behaviors. This is your guide to be used to write down questions and share with family members and caregivers.Wishing you success with the COPE ACTION PLAN!
- Your mucus is now yellow or green and you may notice more mucus and it may be thicker. The mucus may also have a odor to it.
- You are more short of breath than usual and it is harder to do normal activities, dressing, bathing, etc.
- You may feel more tired than usual and have a sore throat and/or feel like you have a cold. You might have a fever and runny nose. Your chest may feel tight and you may be wheezing (a whistling or squeaky sound when you breathe).