Pulmonary Rehabilitation is an education and exercise program designed for patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Pulmonary Rehabilitation provides patients and their families with information and support needed to meet the day-to-day challenges of living with COPD. Physical therapists and nurses with extensive pulmonary and cardiac experience administer the program.
Participants in the 10-week Pulmonary Rehabilitation program receive individual instruction tailored to their functional ability, current pulmonary status, and degree of physical fitness. The information learned in class thoroughly covers management of debilitating lung disease, emphasizing how patient can control the symptoms of COPD and live successfully with it.
Case management ensures continuity of care and facilitates referral to appropriate intervention programs such as, smoking cessation, stress management, diabetes education, weight management, nutritional counseling, asthma management, pulmonary rehabilitation, and physical therapy.
The focus of the Providence Puff-Ins Pulmonary Rehabilitation program is to help each participant:
- Improve quality of life
- Control symptoms and complications
- Improve everyday living activities
- Decrease anxiety and depression
- Reduce hospitalizations and health care costs
- Individualized exercise program
- Lectures covering the following topics:
- Basic Anatomy and Function of the Lungs
- Use of Controlled Breathing Techniques
- Lung Medications and How to Use Them Properly
- Nutrition and Lung Disease
- Advanced Directives
- Importance of Exercise with Lung Disease
- Energy Conservation for Daily Living Activities
- Signs and Symptoms of Lung Infection and Tips on How to Prevent Infection
- Stress Reduction Techniques
- Depression and Chronic Illness
A physician referral is required to attend Pulmonary Rehabilitation. We can fax a referral order to your physician’s office for you. You will remain under his/her care throughout the program; one of the goals of pulmonary rehabilitation is to compliment your physician’s care, not replace it. For more information please call Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation at 212-3664.