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On this episode, I continue with the discussion on quality indicators for pulmonary rehabilitation program. It’s our responsibility, as health care professionals, to be continuously confirming that the care we provide is of high quality. This is a three part episode, where I discuss the paper published on quality indicators for pulmonary rehabilitation by the Canadian Thoracic Society. In this episode, I talk about the next five indicators, which focus on the exercise testing and training.


Some of the resources I discuss:

  1. The Canadian Thoracic Society position paper on pulmonary rehabilitation, found here: https://cts-sct.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Quality-indicators-for-pulmonary-rehabilitation-programs-in-Canada_A-CTS-expert-working-group-report.pdf


  1. The American College of Sports Medicine paper on the modified 1RM, found here in their book: American College of Sports Medicine. ACSM’s Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription. 9th Ed. (2014) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.


  1. Calculating exercise intensity from a 6 minute walk test is shown here: https://pulmonaryrehab.com.au/importance-of-exercise/exercise-prescription-and-training/endurance-lower-limb/intensity/


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