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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164332
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Soaring to New Heights in Pulmonary Rehabilitation: The CNS as Program Manager
Author(s):
Ellstrom, Kathleen; Halsey, Lisa; Press, Darlene; Specht, Lennard; Wresch, Marty
Author Details:
Kathleen Ellstrom, PhD, RN, APRN, BC, VA Loma Linda Healthcare System, Loma Linda, California, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org; Lisa Halsey, MD; Darlene Press, RRT; Lennard Specht, MD; Marty Wresch, RRT
Abstract:
Purpose: The purpose of this project was to develop a comprehensive pulmonary rehabilitation program and to evaluate the effectiveness (outcomes) to improve functional status and quality of life (QOL) and to decrease utilization of resources. Significance: COPD patients are high consumers of resources, and shortness of breath leads to a spiral that ends in deconditioning and decreased QOL. Design/Background/Rationale: A CNS was hired to resurrect a defunct program, manage the patients in the program, recertify the program through AACVPR, and expand the program to include a cardiac rehabilitation component Methods/Description: A multidisciplinary team was developed, standards were adopted from various professional organizations (ATS, AACVPR), and a 6-week, 3 times per week program was implemented using exercise and education. A support group was also formed with monthly meetings and educational topics. There is an open door policy and patients can come at any time to anyone in the department for help or information. The CNS continues to see the participants in clinic after completing the program. Findings/Outcomes: Numerous outcomes are measured up to 12 months after completion of the program. So far, 33 patients have completed the program. Examples of data are: 6-minute walk increased by 18%, PFSDQ-D increased by 0.08%, but SF-12 increased by 44.5%. Conclusions: A comprehensive Pulmonary Rehabilitation/Wellness Program improves QOL and functional ability of patients, as well as decreases resource utilization.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2006
Conference Name:
CNS Leadership: Soaring to New Heights
Conference Host:
NACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
Conference Location:
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Description:
Conference theme: CNS Leadership: Soaring to New Heights, held March 15-18, 2006 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Note:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleSoaring to New Heights in Pulmonary Rehabilitation: The CNS as Program Manageren_GB
dc.contributor.authorEllstrom, Kathleenen_US
dc.contributor.authorHalsey, Lisaen_US
dc.contributor.authorPress, Darleneen_US
dc.contributor.authorSpecht, Lennarden_US
dc.contributor.authorWresch, Martyen_US
dc.author.detailsKathleen Ellstrom, PhD, RN, APRN, BC, VA Loma Linda Healthcare System, Loma Linda, California, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org; Lisa Halsey, MD; Darlene Press, RRT; Lennard Specht, MD; Marty Wresch, RRTen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164332-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The purpose of this project was to develop a comprehensive pulmonary rehabilitation program and to evaluate the effectiveness (outcomes) to improve functional status and quality of life (QOL) and to decrease utilization of resources. Significance: COPD patients are high consumers of resources, and shortness of breath leads to a spiral that ends in deconditioning and decreased QOL. Design/Background/Rationale: A CNS was hired to resurrect a defunct program, manage the patients in the program, recertify the program through AACVPR, and expand the program to include a cardiac rehabilitation component Methods/Description: A multidisciplinary team was developed, standards were adopted from various professional organizations (ATS, AACVPR), and a 6-week, 3 times per week program was implemented using exercise and education. A support group was also formed with monthly meetings and educational topics. There is an open door policy and patients can come at any time to anyone in the department for help or information. The CNS continues to see the participants in clinic after completing the program. Findings/Outcomes: Numerous outcomes are measured up to 12 months after completion of the program. So far, 33 patients have completed the program. Examples of data are: 6-minute walk increased by 18%, PFSDQ-D increased by 0.08%, but SF-12 increased by 44.5%. Conclusions: A comprehensive Pulmonary Rehabilitation/Wellness Program improves QOL and functional ability of patients, as well as decreases resource utilization.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:46:25Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:46:25Z-
dc.conference.date2006en_US
dc.conference.nameCNS Leadership: Soaring to New Heightsen_US
dc.conference.hostNACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialistsen_US
dc.conference.locationSalt Lake City, Utah, USAen_US
dc.descriptionConference theme: CNS Leadership: Soaring to New Heights, held March 15-18, 2006 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USAen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.en_US
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