Pulmonary Rehabilitation

What is Pulmonary Rehabilitation?

Pulmonary rehabilitation is a multidisciplinary and comprehensive intervention for patients with pulmonary function symptoms.  These patients often have decreased daily life activities. 

Integrating monitored exercise, lifestyle modification, diet and behavioral health services, pulmonary rehabilitation is designed to reduce symptoms, provide an enhanced quality of life for patients and reduce health care costs by stabilizing and managing disease.
                                                                                           

Services Provided in Cardiac Rehabilitation

Patients monitoring for medication compliance with the following disease states:

  • Nutrition counseling with customized nutritional plans and samples
  • Patient monitoring for medication compliance
  • Peripheral Arterial disease testing - with medication recommendations if appropriate
  • Smoking cessation programs - with medication recommendations if appropriate
  • Stress management and psychosocial assessment – with medication recommendations, if appropriate
  • Monitored exercise and strength training 
  • Patient education materials

Continuum of Care – Pulmonary Rehabilitation professionals are the link between the physician and ongoing patient assessment and care. 

Feedback to Physicians
– Pulmonary Rehabilitation professionals fill the gap between hospital discharge and physician visits. 

Time spent in Pulmonary Rehab – The typical session for cardiac rehabilitation is 45 minutes to 1 hour with patients typically staying in cardiac rehab between 6 weeks and 6 months.

Lifestyle Changes – Patients who complete Pulmonary Rehabilitation typically make long-term lifestyle changes decisions in nutrition, medications and exercise.

List of Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programs