National Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week celebrates and educates the community about the role of pulmonary rehabilitation in enhancing the quality of life of individuals with lung disease. National Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week is an opportunity to thank pulmonary team members for their contributions and share with them valuable educational resources.
Chronic lung disease patients depend on respiratory therapists to get them through the acute exacerbations caused by their conditions. But these patients need respiratory therapists to help them after the acute episode is over, too, and that’s where pulmonary rehabilitation comes into play.
These life-enhancing programs show patients how they can live well despite chronic lung disease and, increasingly, they are being credited with keeping patients healthy and out of the costly acute care setting.
National Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week is the week to celebrate pulmonary programs and the dedicated respiratory therapists who staff them. Sponsored by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week is designed to let the nation know how important pulmonary rehabilitation programs are to the health and well-being of lung disease patients.
The awareness color for Pulmonary Embolisms is Red and White Pinstripes.
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