Listed below are documents that have been collated and created by the BTS Pulmonary Rehabilitation Quality Improvement Advisory Group (PRQIAG) for use by pulmonary rehab services.
Guidance and Standards
European Respiratory Journal ERS/ATS technical standard: field walking tests in chronic respiratory disease
Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
A number of pulmonary rehab services have very kindly provided copies of their SOPs to share with other services. Some of these documents (provided in Word format) will need to be carefully reviewed and updated to reflect the circumstances of individual pulmonary rehab services. The exercise test SOPs (provided as PDFs) should not be changed in terms of the clinical content but the format and presentation of the documents can be amended for local use. Each document contains details of the authors and/or source organisation - please acknowledge the authors/source in any materials produced using the information below.
The PRQIAG has created a number of template documents for use by pulmonary rehab services – these have been provided as Word documents so that they can be easily adapted. Also listed below are example patient information leaflets - if you reuse significant portions of these please acknowledge the source organisation.
Service Specification and Evaluation Tools
Department of Health Service specification: pulmonary rehabilitation service
Healthcare Improvement Scotland Service standards and evaluation tools
Healthcare Improvement Scotland Costing template
Healthcare Improvement Scotland Assessment and referral information
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