Big Ideas Theater | Pulmonary Rehabilitation: The 2019 Guidelines

 Published: April 8, 2020

By: Addie Schiefer

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As part of Big Ideas Theater 2019, Brian W. Carlin, MD, FAARC, FCCP, MAACVPR, discusses the significant changes to the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Guidelines. After routinely reviewing the guidelines, they were found to be good but not be practical for implementation of pulmonary rehab programs.

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According to Carlin, the new guidelines explain how to do something rather than simply recommending what to do, like other existing guidelines. Some of the changes also include, more emphasis on self-management, motivational interviewing processes, downloadable standardized action plans, and more.

Big Ideas Theater 2019 was filmed at the AARC Congress 2019 in New Orleans, LA. Congress speakers and lecturers shared their expertise and insights during these brief interviews.

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Addie Schiefer

Addie Schiefer is the Communications Specialist for the AARC where she creates engaging content for the association via the AARC website, newsletters, and social media. Connect with her about potential stories on LinkedIn. When she’s not working, you can find her listening to a true crime podcast, traveling to new places with her husband, hanging out with her dog JoJo, or browsing the aisles of the nearest Target.

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