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Monday, September 22, 2008

St. Francis pulmonary rehab program recertified nationally

INDIANAPOLIS – The Outpatient Pulmonary Rehabilitation program at St. Francis Hospital & Health Centers has received recertification from the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR)

The certification reflects the standards of care for programs throughout the nation. Applications can be made every three years and involve a review by the AACVPR of the program’s policies and practices. Participation is voluntary.

Program elements such as safety measures, emergency procedures, patient monitoring, care plans, education and physical assessment and exercise prescriptions are reviewed and evaluated.

St. Francis’ pulmonary rehabilitation program has passed every certification since 1998 when it established by the AACVPR.

Pulmonary rehabilitation is a comprehensive, evidence based, multidisciplinary intervention for patients with chronic respiratory disease who are symptomatic and often have decreased daily life activities.

For more information about the Outpatient Pulmonary Rehabilitation program at St. Francis, go to