1998 OPEN FORUM Abstracts
The Education Modules
Trina M. Limberg, BS, RRT, RCP, FAACVPR
Pulmonary Rehabilitation outcome measures demonstrate improvements in QOL, dyspnea, exercise tolerance and decreased utilization of health care resources. How are these outcomes achieved? Education/skills training is vital to influencing and changing behaviors to support a more active and healthier lifestyle.
Pulmonary rehabilitation program staff spend many hours training patients to become knowledgeable, active participants in making decisions for better health. Individuals learn differently, at different rates by varying methods. This session will focus on how and what pulmonary rehabilitation professionals can do to improve learning.
II. Theories of Learning/Scale of Learning
III. The Initial Assessment
IV. Group versus Individual
V. Material and Methods
VI. What Modules to Teach
A & P, COPD (restrictive lung disease)
Self-Management and Advanced Directives
Stress Reduction/Panic Control
VIII. Things that Can Make a Difference
The 44th International Respiratory Congress Abstracts-On-Disk®, November 7 - 10, 1998, Atlanta, Georgia.