Our Pulmonary Program seeks to provide the best practice guidelines for treating Chronic Lung Disease, in the post-acute setting, in order to help patients with moderate to severe breathing problems overcome their physical limitations. Using a comprehensive pulmonary evaluation conducted by our respiratory therapists and physicians, we develop individualized care plans of supervised physical conditioning, exercise, and educational counseling. The expected outcome is for patients to return to the community with increased physical capacity and an improved quality of life.
What is Pulmonary Rehabilitation?
Pulmonary Rehabilitation is an extensive program that encourages improved quality of life for people who suffer from chronic (ongoing) breathing problems such as COPD, sarcoidosis, and cystic fibrosis. Pulmonary Rehab involves a life long commitment from our team of health care providers and the patient. Examples of our providers are doctors, specialists, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, respiratory therapists, and social workers.
Transitional’s Pulmonary Program Identifiers
- Exercise training
- Education on lung disease or condition and how to manage it
- Energy conservation methods
- Breathing strategies
- Group Support and community resources
- Nutritional counseling
- Smoking cessation
- Medication reconciliation
- Education of the family
- Need based individualized rehabilitation program
- Discharge plans that include continuing education and rehab
- Lifestyle changes
The Pulmonary Program outcomes are as follows:
- Enhanced quality of life
- Reduced number of re-hospitalizations
- Better understanding of primary disease process
- Decreased shortness of breath
- Improved physical conditioning