Team Approach/Individualized Care
In either disease, lifestyle changes such as risk factor modification, proper nutrition, regular exercise and smoking cessation may help reduce the physical impact, which may lead to a greater sense of physiological and psychological well-being. Smoking cessation classes at Wheeling Hospital are available.
Providing individualized care in both programs are members of a multidisciplinary team that, depending on the specific patient, may include nurses, exercise physiologists, respiratory therapists, physical therapists and dieticians, as well as other professionals. The programs are under the direction of a physician and comply with the standards set forth by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.