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Common Conditions and Diagnosis for COPD Program

  • Diagnosis of COPD
  • Frequent Hospitalizations due to Recurring Pneumonia
  • Frequent ER Visits due to Shortness of Breath and Anxiety Attack
  • Need to start use of oxygen at home

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or COPD is one of the most common lung diseases, which makes breathing difficult. Smoking is the leading cause of COPD. Other risk factors contributing to COPD include exposure to certain gases or fumes in the workplace, exposure to heavy amounts of secondhand smoke and pollution, and frequent use of a cooking fire without proper ventilation.

Some symptoms of COPD are cough (with or without mucus), fatigue, recurrent respiratory infections, shortness of breath that gets worse with mild activity, trouble catching one’s breath, and wheezing.¹

Our Interdisciplinary Approach

Skilled Nursing

  • Complete History and Physical Assessment
  • Nutrition and Diet
  • Teaching Medication Review and Breathing Treatment
  • Teaching Fall Risk Assessment
  • Oxygen Saturation Monitoring and Proper Oxygen Use
  • Emergency Room Visit Protocol
  • Teaching Assess for Telehealth Monitoring Devices
  • Patient /Caregiver Education

Physical Therapy

  • Complete Therapy Assessment
  • Strength and ROM Assessment
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Postural Drainage
  • Sensory & Proprioception Assessment
  • Functional Ambulation Program
  • Home Safety Evaluation
  • Supervised Strength and Conditioning Exercise
  • Patient /Caregiver Education
  • Equipment Evaluation and Proper Use

Occupational Therapy

  • Complete OT Assessment
  • ADL’s Retraining
  • Work Modification
  • Energy Conservation Education

Home Health Aide
Grooming and Bathing Assistance Light Housekeeping Pertaining to Patient Care Area

¹2011, PubMed Health, U.S.National Library of Medicine