Salem Township Hospital offers comprehensive outpatient cardiac rehab and pulmonary rehab programs. These programs are valuable for patients trying to return to normal daily activities and learn how to reduce risk factors and improve their quality of life.
This program is designed for men and women who have suffered a heart attack and/or have had coronary vascular procedures. Cardiac rehab patients are educated on how to reduce cardiovascular risk factors.
People enrolled in Cardiac Rehab learn important information about eating a healthy diet and reducing cholesterol levels. Patients are also educated about maintaining a healthy blood pressure, dealing with stress, and exercising regularly.
Pulmonary Rehab is a medically supervised program designed to assist patients with chronic breathing disorders to improve their daily lives and to lessen the effects of their illness.
Patients in the pulmonary rehab program learn about their disease and how to decrease their shortness of breath and the anxiety accompanied with it. Patients are also educated on specific breathing techniques, how to keep their lungs healthy, oxygen use, taking medications correctly, and the importance of exercise.
Phase II Outpatient
Phase II cardiac rehab is an EKG monitored exercise program designed for individuals who have had a heart attack, angioplasty, stent placement, coronary artery bypass surgery, valve repair, heart transplant, or stable angina.
The Phase II pulmonary program is designed for patients who have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and other lung conditions. Phase II cardiac patients attend three times a week for 36 visits within a 12-18 week time frame. Phase II pulmonary patients attend three times a week for 10 weeks up to 30 weeks.
Phase III Maintenance
Phase III is a maintenance program for patients who want to continue their exercise in a supervised environment beyond the Phase II program. Phase III programs are generally not covered by insurance.
Cardiac and pulmonary outpatient services are covered by most insurance plans including Medicare; however, prior approval may be necessary in some instances. A physician's order with qualifying diagnosis is required.