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Breathe easy, walk easy is a training program for rural and remote health care providers. The program provides participants with the skills and knowledge to set up and evaluate local pulmonary rehabilitation programs for their patients.
Pulmonary rehabilitation is an evidence based program for patients with chronic lung disease. It is a multidisciplinary chronic lung disease program that has proven outcomes in increasing patient exercise capacity, quality of life and reducing health care utilisation.
Training is provided by expert professional trainers with extensive experience in pulmonary rehabilitation. Initial training is over one and half days and delivered in local areas to facilitate attendance by all staff. Training delivery is a mix of presentation, practical activities and group work.
Abstract adapted from Australian Lung Foundation
Lung Foundation Australia
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