Key Points

Pulmonary rehabilitation is one of the key recommended approaches in the treatment of COPD.*

  • PR is an essential treatment for those with COPD MRC 3 or more
  • At referral it should be explained to patient what programme involves, benefits of attending and patients should be encouraged to attend and complete programme.
  • PR incorporates comprehensive assessment, supervised exercise classes, education sessions and self-management advice/guidance.
  • Exercise is important for people with lung disease. PR sessions are set at an appropriate level for each individual.
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