Dr. Michael Stickland, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB

The COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly impacted how pulmonary rehabilitation can be delivered. In this session, we will review recent CTS recommendations on delivering pulmonary rehabilitation during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, we will detail tools available so that PR and exercise programs can be adapted for safe delivery in clinic and remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

  • Demonstrate how pulmonary rehabilitation should be adapted during the COVID-19 pandemic;
  • Apply new tools to facilitate the delivery of pulmonary rehabilitation through virtual platforms; and
  • Appraise the current data available examining the impact of face masks on exercise and dyspnea.

CanMEDs Competencies addressed:
Medical Expert, Professional, Scholar