Patrick Maranda, Institut universitaire de cardiologie et de pneumologie de Québec – Université Laval, Québec, QC

Needs to address pulmonary rehabilitation using new strategies such as tele-pulmonary rehabilitation are growing faster with the global pandemic. Delivering exercise testing and prescription may be challenging with face-to-face restrictions. To maintain exercise as the core component of pulmonary rehabilitation, adapting to this new reality is necessary but involves integrations of new tools and practices. This presentation aims to share key considerations when implementing virtual exercise training programs in order to reach the same centre-based standards with respect to the international pulmonary rehabilitation guidelines.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to:

  • Name core components of a safe and effective exercise intervention in a virtual context;
  • Identify potential challenges and limitations to virtual exercise training; and
  • Debate on different ways to successfully manage virtual exercise training.

CanMEDs Competencies addressed:
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