Most hospitals and medical offices continue to require patients and visitors to wear face masks to help protect against the spread of Covid-19. For patients attending cardiopulmonary rehab, the idea of exercising while wearing a face mask may be daunting. Check out our latest resource document for ways to help patients acclimate.
It is well documented that patients with cardiovascular risk factors, known cardiovascular disease, or COPD are at higher risk for contracting COVID-19 so it should come as no surprise that patients in a cardiopulmonary rehab program may be required to wear a face mask during visits. Since many of these patients already have difficulty breathing, it is imperative that staff set proper expectations.Read more »