To understand the negative impacts of sputum production on patients with COPD.
To learn more about the prevalence and issues associated with COPD and bronchiectasis.
To learn more about the various airway clearance techniques.
To understand the principles, benefits and limitations of OPEP devices.
Isabelle LeClerc, RN leads a chronic disease self-management program in an Academic Primary Care Centre in Ottawa. Her main areas of interest are Bronchiectasis and Chronic Non-Cancer Pain self-management education. She has presented posters of her work in Canada, and continues to give workshops to health care professionals, in the goal of developing chronic disease self-management programs in their practice. Her passion for helping patients manage their health has taken her around the world, to the World Bronchiectasis Conferences in Germany, Italy and the USA. She was a presenter at the 3rd World Bronchiectasis Conference; patient session, in Washington DC in 2018.
Isabelle is a member of the Ottawa Pain Medicine Program Strategic Advisory Committee and has participated in the review of Living Well with COPD 3rd edition.