Pulmonary Rehabilitation Education Program
Living with Pulmonary Disease
One out of every 25 people in the United States lives with a pulmonary
condition. Mission Hospital's Pulmonary Rehabilitation Education Program
(PREP) is specifically designed to provide the treatment, resources and
information for people with pulmonary conditions to lead healthy, productive
lives. PREP experts work to return patients to an optimum level of function
by enhancing their exercise tolerance, minimizing the need for hospitalization
and providing a full understanding of pulmonary dysfunction. For information
about support groups, please
Help that Lasts a Lifetime
PREP patients begin the six-week program with a pulmonary function test
to determine specific lung conditions and a physical fitness evaluation
to measure their baseline exercise tolerance. In the program, attendees
receive information regarding basic anatomy and physiology, medications,
stress reduction, energy conservation techniques, the use of oxygen therapy,
travel tips and more. Ensuring continuing help for life, program graduates
are invited to attend the PREP Alumni Club, a Mission Hospital support
group for individuals living with pulmonary disease.
Classes meet 3 times per week for approximately 2 hours per day at the
Mission Hospital CardioPulmonary Rehab Center. Class sizes are kept small
to provide highly personalized instruction.
A physician's order must be obtained prior to entering PREP. If you
don't have a primary care doctor, please call (877) 459-3627 to obtain
a physician referral.
Using a multidisciplinary approach PREP brings together a broad range of
specialists to provide a personalized, integrated treatment plan for every
patient. Blending physical and mental expertise, our team helps return
patients to the highest level of productivity. The personal treatment
- Exercise physiologist
- Occupational therapist
- Physical therapist
- Physician specializing in pulmonary disease
- Registered nurse
- Respiratory care practitioner
- Social worker
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The cost of PREP varies depending on individual insurance coverage. Most
major providers and Medicare covers all or a portion of the program. To
learn more about Mission Pulmonary Rehabilitation Education Program, please
call us at (949) 364-7755 or (949)365-2106.