Pulmonary Rehab Patient Resources

  • Click here to find a Cardiac Rehabilitation Program near you by searching the AACVPR Program Directory.
  • Click here for a Pulmonary Rehabilitation Fact Sheet. Personalize this with your Program's information and distribute it in your waiting room!
  • Click here for the PR Fact Sheet in Spanish 

What is Pulmonary Rehabilitation?

A service that is designed for those who experience lung problems such as:

  • COPD (Emphysema or chronic bronchitis)
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Lung cancer and lung cancer surgery
  • Lung volume reduction surgery
  • Pre and post lung transplantation
  • Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis

Pulmonary Rehabilitation helps participants:

  • Experience less difficulty with breathing
  • Increase muscle strength and endurance
  • Improve their ability to cope with daily activities
  • Understand how to use medications and oxygen appropriately
  • Improve quality of life
  • Reduce hospitalizations
  • Improve depression

Typical Pulmonary Rehabilitation programs include:

  • Monitored and supervised exercises
  • Education about your pulmonary condition, control of symptoms, medications, and oxygen
  • Assistance with smoking cessation
  • Stress reduction and/or management techniques sessions
  • Nutritional guidance

Patient Video

Click here for more information and/or to download the order form for AACVPR's Patient Video: "Take Control of Your COPD: A Guide to Better Living"


 Click on the links below for more information on:

Pulmonary Rehabilitation | How the Lungs Work | Tobacco Cessation | Coping with Stress from Lung DiseaseDepression and COPD | Alternatives if you cannot attend Pulmonary Rehabilitation | Home Oxygen | Use of Nebulizers, Peak Flow Meters | Travel With Oxygen | Nutrition | COPD | Exercise and COPD | Chronic Bronchitis | Emphysema | Pulmonary Fibrosis | Sarcoidosis | Pulmonary HTN | Bronchiectasis | Cystic Fibrosis | Asthma | Diabetes Management/Prevention | Other Resources


Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Find a Pulmonary Rehabilitation program in your area

How the Lungs Work

Tobacco Cessation

Coping with Stress from Lung Disease

Depression and COPD

Alternatives if you cannot attend Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Home Oxygen

Use of Nebulizers, Inhalers, Peak Flow Meters

Travel with Oxygen

Nutrition

COPD

Exercise and COPD

Chronic Bronchitis

Emphysema

Pulmonary Fibrosis

Sarcoidosis

Pulmonary Hypertension

Bronchiectasis

Cystic Fibrosis

Asthma

Diabetes Management/Prevention

- Self-Care Behavior Handouts

- Videos and Guidebooks

Other Resources

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