About This Educational Activity

Title: You and Oxygen Therapy – An Animated Guide to Oxygen Therapy for Lung Diseases
Launch date: September 16, 2022

This educational activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of patients and caregivers interested in learning about oxygen therapy.

This educational activity has been developed by American Thoracic Society, COPD Foundation and Mechanisms in Medicine Inc.

This website is part of the Animated Patient™ series developed by Mechanisms in Medicine Inc., to provide highly visual formats of learning for patients to improve their understanding, make informed decisions, and partner with their healthcare professionals for optimal outcomes.

This activity is supported by educational grants from: Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and the Gawlicki Family Foundation.


Michael W. Hess, MPH, RRT, RPFT
Senior Director of Public Outreach and Education
COPD Foundation

Susan S. Jacobs, RN, MS, FAAN
Research Nurse Manager
Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine
School of Medicine, Stanford University
Stanford, California

Jerry A. Krishnan, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine and Public Health
Institute for Healthcare Delivery Design
Associate Vice Chancellor for Population Health Sciences
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

Karen Deitemeyer
Patient Reviewer
Melbourne, Florida

Jean Rommes
Patient Reviewer
Des Moines, Iowa

Conflict of Interest Disclosures:

Mechanisms in Medicine Inc. is committed to providing its learners with high quality educational activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this educational activity:


Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance their own personal development.

Technical Requirements:

YouAndOxygenTherapy.com is an internet-based educational program available on Mac and PC. Click here to view Technical Requirements