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Suzanne Lareau, MS, RN, FAAN

Suzanne Lareau, MS, RN, FAAN


Suzanne Lareau, MS, RN, FAAN, has clinical expertise in the management of pulmonary patients. She is internationally known for her work in pulmonary rehabilitations and is the former chair of the Assembly on Pulmonary Rehabilitation at the American Thoracic Society. She has collaborated on the development of international guidelines on the treatment and management of COPD patients for ATS. She has served on task forces to develop statements by both the ATS and European Respiratory Society on pulmonary rehabilitation, dyspnea, and integrated care of the patient with COPD.

Ms. Lareau serves on the editorial boards of two journals and is a reviewer for more than 25 medical and nursing journals. She has developed two instruments for evaluating symptoms and functional status in pulmonary patients, the Pulmonary Functional Status and Dyspnea Questionnaire (PFSDQ) and the shorter version (the PFSDQ-M). These have been translated into eight languages.