Rehabilitating Patients in North Central Arkansas
To learn more about our pulmonary rehabilitation program or our many services,
call (870) 508-1569.
The pulmonary rehabilitation program at Baxter Regional Medical Center
provides effective, compassionate, and personalized medical services to
all our patients. The program is intended to help diminish our patients’
breathing problems, control the symptoms of their conditions, and improve
their functionality in day-to-day activities by using educational programs,
exercise training, and behavioral changes. Furthermore, our pulmonary
rehabilitation program may help patients reduce the amount of time they
spend in hospitals, and increase their chances of living longer.
Our Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program
Our pulmonary rehabilitation team includes a wide range of medical experts
who are all effective and compassionate. Our team includes respiratory
therapists, exercise specialists, social workers, occupational therapists,
dietitians, mental healthcare providers, physicians, and physical therapists.
We all work in conjunction with one another to determine your best course
of action for treatment and rehabilitation. With BRMC, you don’t
just have a doctor supporting you; you have an entire team.
The main goals of the BRMC pulmonary rehabilitation program are to help patients:
- Learn about disease management and apply it properly
- Reduce their dependence on medical professionals and expensive medical resources
- Learn about their condition, coping strategies, and treatment options
- Diminish and manage breathing difficulties and their symptoms
- Improve their health-related behaviors like quitting smoking, eating well,
and exercising often
Our comprehensive program is comprised of exercise and education sessions,
three days per week for six weeks. These sessions are made up of one hour
of education in a group setting and one and a half hours of supervised
exercise training. Most patients discover that as their exercising techniques
get better their motivation to work harder increases as well. This usually
results in our patients reporting increased self-esteem and a regained
sense of confidence in themselves and their breathing abilities. After
our patients complete our rehabilitation program, they work with our medical
professionals to develop a long term maintenance and improvement program
that they can continue for the future.
Comprehensive & Effective
Our medical experts offer individual education sessions for patients who
are experiencing excessive difficulties and may need extra help managing
their health problems. These sessions may include programs to encourage
patients to stop smoking, exercise programs for patients who want to create
a personal exercise regimen, a physical therapists to help patients who
are experiencing bodily problems, a psychologist or social worker for
patients with mental health problems, a dietitian for patients who want
to improve their eating habits, and a respiratory therapist for patients
who want advice on medicine, treatments, and inhalers.
The patient will undergo a supervised exercise stress test at the start
and finish of the rehabilitation program to assist our medical professionals
in tracking their progress. Patients will also conduct a spirometry test
to determine your lung’s abilities and capacity.