COVID-19 RESOURCES
COVID-19 + IPF
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS A PANDEMIC? WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19? WHO ARE THE PEOPLE AT RISK FOR MORE SERIOUS CASES? HOW CAN YOU PROTECT YOURSELF? WHAT HAPPENS IF I GET COVID-19 WHEN I HAVE IPF? I AM A LUNG TRANSPLANT RECIPIENT, AM I AT HIGHER RISK? CAN I STILL GO SEE MY DOCTOR FOR MY REGULAR APPOINTMENTS? CAN I SEE MY FAMILY OR GRANDCHILDREN?

THREE VIDEOS TO HELP YOU MANAGE YOUR IPF DURING COVID-19

If you’re wondering how to manage your mental health, physical activity levels and overall wellbeing while living with IPF during COVID-19, below you can find three helpful videos from the Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation to help you navigate through this difficult time.

MANAGING ANXIETY DURING COVID-19 (FIVE MINUTES)

If you are experiencing anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic, you may find this video helpful. Registered nurse and certified respiratory educator, Karen Beaton, shares tips on how to manage feelings of vulnerability and anxiety, while keeping your overall health safe during the pandemic.

EATING WELL DURING COVID-19 (FIVE MINUTES)

Eating a well-balanced, nutritious diet is just as important as ever to maintain a healthy lifestyle. COVID-19 has made Canadians living with IPF wary to enter public spaces, such as a grocery store. Respiratory therapist, Cheryl Smit, shares insight into how you can protect your lung health and maintain healthy eating habits during the COVID-19 pandemic.

WORKING OUT AT HOME DURING COVID-19 (SIXTEEN MINUTES)

For Canadians living with IPF and other lung diseases, recent social distancing measures make it difficult to maintain regular exercise required to keep your lungs healthy. Meeran Manji, a registered nurse who specializes in care for people living with lung disease, offers her advice on simple exercises you can do from the safety of your home.

WEBINARS

Watch the following helpful Canadian Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Webinars on Pulmonary Fibrosis and COVID-19 and learn more.

PULMONARY FIBROSIS AND COVID-19

In this webinar, Dr. Martin Kolb, associate professor of medicine and director of research for the Firestone Institute for Respiratory Health at St. Joseph's Healthcare, Sharon Lee from CPFF and Sarah Goodwin from St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton discuss managing pulmonary fibrosis during COVID-19, continuing care for pulmonary fibrosis and staying connected during social distancing.

PULMONARY FIBROSIS DURING COVID-19: WHAT PATIENTS NEED TO KNOW AND HOW TO COPE

In this webinar, Respirologists Dr. Shane Shapera and Dr. Meena Kalluri, and executive director of CPFF, Sharon Lee, discuss how to manage and cope with pulmonary fibrosis during COVID-19. The discussion follows a series of useful tips and tricks in building resilience, mental health practices, COVID-19 facts, and more.

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