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Pulmonary Rehabilitation Care

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  • COPD: Understanding Pulmonary Rehabilitation

    COPD: Understanding Pulmonary Rehabilitation Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) touches every part of your life. But pulmonary rehabilitation, or rehab, can help you manage the condition so...

  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation

    Pulmonary Rehabilitation What is pulmonary rehabilitation? Pulmonary rehabilitation is a doctor-supervised program for people who have chronic lung diseases, such as emphysema and chronic obstructive...

  • Effects of Rehabilitation on the Family

    Effects of Rehabilitation on the Family The patient's family plays a vital part in the rehabilitation process. One of the most important factors in the patient's recovery is family involvement and su...

  • Choosing a Rehabilitation Unit/CARF

    Choosing a Rehabilitation Unit/CARF Choosing a rehabilitation facility Rehabilitation services are provided in many different places, including the following: Acute care and rehabilitation hospitals ...

  • Community Re-Entry

    Community Re-Entry One of the main goals of rehabilitation is to prepare the patient for life after discharge. This includes the following: Adapting to living with a disability Promoting independence...

Pulmonary Rehabilitation Care

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  • Overview of the PM&R Treatment Team

    Overview of the PM&R Treatment Team What specialists make up the PM&R treatment team? A rehabilitation program is specifically designed for each individual depending on the injury, disorder, ...

  • Vocational Counselor

    Vocational Counselor What is a vocational counselor? Vocational rehabilitation counselors assist people with disabilities in planning careers, and finding and keeping satisfying jobs. They evaluate t...

  • Clinical Social Worker

    Clinical Social Worker What is a clinical social worker? A clinical social worker is a professional who helps to assess and alleviate problems related to personal, family, or social situations. Clini...

  • Recreation Therapist

    Recreation Therapist What is a recreational therapist? Recreation therapy is a planned, organized, and therapeutic recreation program designed to help patients develop social skills and learn to part...

  • Rehabilitation Nurse

    Rehabilitation Nurse What is a rehabilitation nurse? The rehabilitation nurse is a nurse who specializes in assisting persons with disabilities and chronic illness to attain optimal function, health,...

  • Respiratory Therapist

    Respiratory Therapist What is a respiratory therapist? Respiratory therapists are specially trained health care professionals who help treat and restore function for patients with airway and breathin...

  • Patient and Family

    Patient and Family The patient and family as rehabilitation team members The patient and family are the most important members of the rehabilitation team. It is vitally important that open and honest...

  • Physiatrist

    Physiatrist What is physiatry? Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) is also called physiatry. This medical specialty deals with the evaluation and treatment of patients with a disease, dis...

  • Physical Therapist

    Physical Therapist What is a physical therapist? Physical therapy is the health profession that focuses on the evaluation, management, and prevention of disorders of human motion. Physical therapists...

  • Occupational Therapist

    Occupational Therapist What is an occupational therapist? Occupational therapy is a health care profession that helps people with physical, developmental, or emotional disabilities lead independent, ...

  • Chaplain

    Chaplain Chaplains serve in many hospital settings, and some are assigned to rehabilitation units. They act as spiritual counselors to help patients, families, and the health care staff members: Thro...

  • Rehabilitation Case Manager

    Rehabilitation Case Manager What is a rehabilitation case manager? A rehabilitation case manager is a trained professional who helps to plan, organize, coordinate, monitor, and evaluate services and ...

  • Registered Dietitian

    Registered Dietitian Registered dietitians, or nutritionists, assess and provide for the nutritional needs of the patient with a disability. They assist the physician and provide a treatment plan whi...