Advanced Rehabilitation for Patient’s with Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Disease  

  • 2-day course for 16 contact hours (1.6 CEUs)
  • Also approved if you take 1-day of the course for 8 contact hours (0.8 CEUs)
  • Successful course completion is based on attendance and participation in all lecture/labs
  • See registration section of this website for upcoming dates near you
  • Don’t see a date or location that is convenient, contact to host this course at your facility

Course Description: This course provides an up to date and in depth review of cardiovascular and pulmonary (CVP) pathophysiology for the commonly seen CVP diagnoses. Clinicians will understand how to determine and recognize severity of disease and how that impacts Physical Therapy (PT) interventions. Participants will learn common CVP diagnostic tests: why tests are performed, how to interpret these tests and how to apply results to PT interventions. You will acquire examination and treatment approaches for adult CVP patients including primary and secondary prevention for CV diseases, PT interventions for patients with CVP diseases, airway clearance techniques and breathing exercises. The new Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG) for the treatment for venous thromboembolism (VTE) will be presented in case study format to allow for direct implementation. This course also provides a comprehensive study of how CVP outcome measures can be utilized to assist with exercise prescription, case management, discharge recommendations, assessment of deficits, and progression of the treatment plan. Content is based on evidence; clinical tips will be assimilated into all course material to allow direct application to daily patient care experiences.

Level of Education: Intermediate – Advanced

Course Learning Objectives:  By the end of this course, participants will be able to independently:

  1. Explain the pathophysiology of commonly seen CVP diseases,
  2. Analyze CVP diagnostic tests and explain how they will impact PT interventions,
  3. State primary and secondary prevention recommendations for CVD,
  4. Interpret vital sign response to be able to appropriately manage CVP patients in all settings,
  5. Create and progress treatment plans for patients with CVP diseases in all settings,
  6. Select, administer and interpret CVP outcomes measures, 
  7. Perform a thorough PT chest examination,
  8. Integrate breathing exercises and airway clearance techniques for CVP patients into your plan of care, and
  9. Incorporate the new CPG for VTE into PT practice.

Course Agenda:

  • Day 1: Cardiac
    • CV Pathophysiology
    • CV Diagnostic Testing
    • CV Interventions
    • Venous Thromboembolism
    • Treating Patients with Complex CV Diseases
  • Day 2: Pulmonary
    • Pulmonary Pathophysiology
    • Pulmonary Diagnostic Testing
    • CVP Outcome Measures
    • CVP Examination
    • Breathing and Airway Clearance Exercises/Techniques and Pulmonary Interventions
    • Treating Patients with Complex Pulmonary Diseases

Course Faculty: Morgan Johanson, PT, MSPT, Board Certified Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Specialist

Cost: $475 for full 2-day course, $250 for 1-day of course

  • Discounts available to groups of 5 or more people who register together
  • Discounts available to employees from a facility hosting this course