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The Paramus Post - Greater Paramus News and Lifestyle Webzine

Bergen Community College Hosts COPD Awareness Day, November 19, 2011



Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the fourth leading cause of death in the U. S. COPD refers to two lung diseases, chronic bronchitis and emphysema, which are characterized by obstruction to the airflow that interferes with normal breathing.
Bergen Community College’s School of Health Professions is sponsoring COPD Awareness Day on Saturday, November 19, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Moses Family Meeting and Training Center on the College’s main campus in Paramus. The event is free and open to the public.

The day’s activities will feature a series of presentations and demonstrations from the College’s various departments in the School of Health Professions.

• Radiology students will display chest x-rays showing lungs with COPD and discuss various screening methods for individuals.
• Dental Hygiene students will provide an overview of smoking cessation information and oral hygiene care instructions.
• Respiratory Therapy students will display different types of lung models, health surveys and discuss the importance of ventilators and spirometry screening, which measures lung function.
• Nursing students will instruct attendees about different types of medications for COPD patients and provide an overview of blood pressure screening procedures.
• Surgery Technology students will discuss surgical options for patients with COPD and organ transplant information.

The event is co-sponsored by Dr. Deborah A. Goss, of the Hackensack Sleep and Pulmonary Center; OneBreath and the CHEST Foundation; Letairis and Gilead Sciences, and Comfort Sleep.

For additional information, please contact Bergen Professor Joseph Goss, Respiratory Therapy, at (201) 612-5319 or email [email protected]
Bergen Community College (www.bergen.edu ) based in Paramus is a public two-year coeducational college, enrolling more than 17,000 students at locations in Paramus, the Philip J. Ciarco Jr. Learning Center in Hackensack and Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands in Lyndhurst. The College offers associate degree, certificate and continuing education programs in a variety of fields.

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