Pulmonary Rehabilitation

    A multi-disciplinary/medical program designed to bring continuity in pulmonary care from the acute hospital setting into the skilled nursing and rehab care setting. We recognize that proper respiratory function directly impacts the quality of life and ability to conduct normal daily activities with ease. The pulmonary focused team is led by a board certified pulmonologist, and helps patients return to their optimal physical functioning and quality of life.




    Post-Acute Hospitalization, Moderate to Very Severe Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Emphysema, Chronic Asthma, Bronchiectasis, PneumoniaTracheostomy Care, Post Ventilator Care, Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF), OSA, Sarcoidosis, Congestive Heart Failure, Pneumoconiosis, Post Acute and Chronic Respiratory Failure, Pulmonary Hypertension, Mechanical Impairment Disorders, Post-Surgical Conditioning, in addition to other medical conditions.


    • History and physical - provided by referring hospital and board certified pulmonologist
    • Initial and ongoing assessments from physical, occupational, and respiratory therapists up to 7 days per week
    • ADL/shortness of breath assessment
    • Educational needs assessment
    • Pre/Post six minute walk test
    • Oxygen assessment with pulse oximetry
    • Pre/Post QOL and SOBQ surveys


    • Visits from a board certified pulmonologist: Dr. William Saliski, Montgomery Pulmonary Consultants (At Hillview Location)
    • Physical conditioning and strengthening
    • Increase tolerance to activity
    • Breathing retraining to help control and alleviate shortness of breath
    • Extensive patient and family education
    • Secretion management/VEST percussion
    • Tracheostomy weaning and care
    • Oxygen titration
    • Tobacco cessation counseling
    • Nutrition counseling
    • Home exercise training
    • Prevention action plan and strategies
    • Case management and discharge planning services
    • Referral to outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation at Baptist Medical Center


    • Increase activity and exercise tolerance and survival
    • Decrease shortness of breath with ADL
    • Increase self-efficacy
    • Decrease hospitalizations and use of medical resources
    • Smoking cessation
    • Increase nutrition status
    • Return to home and work for some patients

     Want to learn more about Rehab Select's Pulmonary Rehab program? Contact us to learn more.

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