Guidelines for Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programs

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Human Kinetics, 2004 - Medical - 188 pages
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Developed by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR), Guidelines for Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programs, Third Edition,is completely revised to help practitioners appreciate the theoretical base and understand the essential components of pulmonary rehabilitation. These updated guidelines feature program management procedures that will help physicians, clinical program directors, and specialists enhance their programs and assist their patients in establishing specific goals.

Guidelines for Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programs, Third Edition,provides a scientific, practical framework to help practitioners do the following:

-Understand the current requirements for accrediting pulmonary-based facilities

-Design, implement, or update accredited pulmonary rehabilitation programs

-Deliver optimal care to persons with symptomatic respiratory needs

-Address program issues in exercise, outcomes, and management of pulmonary-based programs

This third edition includes significant revision to the chapters on exercise assessment and training, patient outcome and assessment, and program management. It also contains new appendixes, including a comprehensive set of practical forms, guidelines, questionnaires, and assessment tools.

Guidelines for Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programs, Third Edition,presents information in a user-friendly format for ease in applying the guidelines to patients. As such, this text is a must for AACVPR members, clinical program directors, and other pulmonary and subpulmonary specialists who are intent on building and maintaining accredited pulmonary care programs and providing the best care for their patients.

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The American Association of American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR)and practice of cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation. AACVPR's mission is improving the quality of life for patients and their families by reducing morbidity, mortality, and disability from cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases through education, prevention, rehabilitation, research, and aggressive disease management.

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