Hutchinson Regional Medical Center launched a nine-week Pulmonary Rehabilitation program on Tuesday, August 7, in an effort to provide additional treatment and support for patients with lung disease.
The sessions are planned for 1 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays with the activities split between education and exercise.
Beth Warden, APRN, Director of Cardiovascular Services for Hutchinson Regional Medical Center, said treatment is intended to assist in reducing symptoms and improving the quality of life in patients with compromised lung function.
“The goal of the program is to increase exercise tolerance and ability to do everyday activities, as well as reduce hospitalization, fear, and depression,” Worden said. “Patients will be monitored by trained staff including nurses, exercise physiologists, dieticians, and pharmacists, along with occupational and respiratory therapists.”
“At the end of the nine-weeks, we hope that the patients’ functioning and quality of life will be improved,” Worden continued.
A physician’s referral is required for participation in the program.
Interested parties and physicians should call Hutchinson Regional Medical Center at 620.665.2505 for additional information.