First Pulmonary Rehab center in Central India. Pulmonary Rehabilitation at KRIMS Hospital

As per the international guidelines, management of chronic respiratory disease like COPD & Asthma requires integrated multidisciplinary approach other than the regular medications. This program is known as ‘Rehabilitation’. Every COPD Pt. needs rehabilitation as a part of treatment and every hospital should have such facility.

It is recent addition to Pulmonology dept at KRIMS Hospital and regularly implemented twice a week for all Chronic Respiratory patients particularly in COPD, Chronic Br.Asthma & ILD.

Pulmonary rehabilitation focused on exercises related to breathing, endurance, flexibility, muscle strengthening, and airway clearance technique & energy conservation.

It also takes care of patient education, nutrition, sleep, depression, social support & psychological counseling. Duration of the program is 6-8 weeks in which above training and support is given to the patients. It helps to optimize physical & social performance and autonomy.

Till date 20-25 patients are enrolled this rehabilitation program.

Principle goals –

  • Reduce symptoms & disability.
  • Improves health related quality of life.
  • Improves functional independence.
  • Improves range of everyday activities.
  • Increase physical, social & emotional wellbeing.

Rehabilitation Team –

  • Patients & Relatives
  • Pulmonologist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Dietician
  • Social Workers
  • Psychologist

Duration of Program – 6-8 weeks.( twice in a week for 1 hr.)

Program

  • Individual Assessment.(6MWT)
  • Patient Education. (Audiovisual, Proper inhalation tech.)
  • Breathing Exercises.
  • Airway Clearance techniques.
  • Exercise Training & Diet Chart.

Rehabilitation program is very helpful to all chronic respiratory patients along with their medication. It also helps in the following ways.

  • Deceases Symptoms (dyspnea)
  • Improves quality of Life
  • Increases exercise tolerance
  • Improves psychological wellbeingness.
  • Improves independence.
  • Overall improvement in health.
  • Decreased hospitalization.

COPD & Asthma guidance Clinic –

  • Every Tuesday – 9-10 am
  • Through this clinic Information, Education, disease control, proper medication technique & social guidance is given to the patients.
  • Any patient can register for this free of charge.

COPD & Asthma Rehabilitation program –

  • Twice a week – for all Chronic Respiratory patients.
  • A patient has to enroll for this program.

Program Director – Dr. Sameer Arbat
Program Incharge – Dr. Lajwanti Lalwani

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Rehab center in Central India.

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