Patient information

BLF

The British Lung Foundation (BLF) has information for patients on pulmonary rehabilitation: https://www.blf.org.uk/support-for-you/exercise/pulmonary-rehabilitation and has produced these booklets:

PR and exercise

First steps to living with COPD

 

AHSN North East and North Cumbria

The AHSN-NENC has produced a series of videos telling the stories of patients who have been referred for pulmonary rehabilitation: http://www.ahsn-nenc.org.uk/programmes/respiratory-care/pulmonary-rehab/

 

ARTP

The Association for Respiratory Technology & Physiology has produced information (including short videos) for patients on the walking tests that are often completed at assessments for pulmonary rehabilitation

Shuttle Walk Test: http://www.artp.org.uk/en/patient/exercise/SWT.cfm

Six Minute Walk Test: http://www.artp.org.uk/en/patient/exercise/6MWT.cfm