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Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Pulmonary Rehabilitation

University of Arizona College of Medicine
Suzanne Lareau, RN
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
Geriatric Education Center (GEC)
Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP)
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Pulmonary Rehabilitation is one of a continuing series of practical, evidence based, Provider Fact Sheets which summarize key geriatric topics and provide clinically useful assessments and interventions. Initially developed for remote, rural clinical sites, they are useful for students and health care professionals from many fields and across a very broad range of health care settings.

Educational objectives: 


  1. List lung conditions for which pulmonary rehabilitation should be considered
  2. List medical conditions that would make pulmonary rehabilitation inappropriate
  3. Describe interventions that are typically used in pulmonary rehabilitation
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Subscribers to POGOe are free to reprint Elder Care on their own stationery or in other publications without obtaining specific permission, so long as

  1. content is not changed,
  2. no one is charged a fee to use or read the publication,
  3. authors and their affiliated institutions are noted without change, and
  4. the reprint includes the following statement: “Reprinted courtesy of the Arizona Reynolds Program of Applied Geriatrics and the Arizona Geriatric Education Center."

Elder Care Provider Sheets can also be accessed at

Estimated time to complete: 
30 minutes
Conflict of Interest Disclosure: 
No, I (we) have nothing to disclose.
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:
Laura Vitkus MPH

Suggested Citation:
Suzanne Lareau. Elder Care: A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Pulmonary Rehabilitation. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2018 Available from: