Advanced Rehabilitation for the Acute-Subacute Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Patient

This course has been certified by the FSBPT for Physical Therapy Continuing Education. The FSBPT is recognized as a certifying agency for the following states: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, District of Columbia, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

This course has also been approved by the Ohio Physical Therapy Association.

  • 2-day course for 16 contact hours (1.6 CEUs)
  • Take just 1-day of the course and receive 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 morgan@goodhearted.org to host this course at your facility

Course Description: This course provides an in-depth review of cardiovascular and pulmonary (CVP) anatomy and physiology. Up to date pathophysiology will be discussed for the commonly seen CVP diagnoses. Clinical tips will be assimilated into all course material for direct application to daily patient care experiences. Participants will learn about CVP diagnostic testing including why tests are performed, how to interpret these tests and how to apply results to your interventions. You will acquire treatment approaches for adult CVP patients including primary and secondary prevention for CVD, breathing and airway clearance exercises/techniques and advanced interventions for complex CVP patients. This course also provides a comprehensive study of how CVP outcome measures can be utilized in the rehabilitation setting to assist with case management, discharge recommendations, assessment of deficits, and progression of the treatment plan. Content is based on evidence and is designed to allow direct application to the Practitioner’s clinical practice.

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

  1. describe the anatomy and physiology of the human oxygen transport system,
  2. explain the pathophysiology of 3 commonly seen cardiovascular diseases,
  3. explain the pathophysiology of 3 commonly seen pulmonary diseases,
  4. analyze 2 cardiovascular diagnostic tests,
  5. analyze 2 pulmonary diagnostic tests,
  6. evaluate the chest using inspection, palpation, auscultation and percussion,
  7. integrate treatment strategies into the plan of care to improve dyspnea in cardiovascular and pulmonary patients,
  8. analyze 2 cardiovascular outcome measures for patients admitted to the acute hospital,
  9. analyze 2 pulmonary outcome measures for patients admitted to the acute hospital
  10. design a home exercise program for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease,
  11. revise the home exercise program for patients with cardiovascular disease,
  12. define pulmonary hypertension, shock, and heart failure,
  13. articulate the relationship between lung dysfunction and urinary/bowel incontinence,
  14. design a treatment plan to assist pulmonary patients with urinary/bowel incontinence, and
  15. integrate inspiratory muscle training into treatment options for failure to wean and COPD patients.

Course Agenda:

  • Day 1: Cardiac
    • Cardiac Anatomy and Physiology
    • Cardiovascular Pathophysiology
    • CVP Diagnostic Testing
    • Primary and Secondary Intervention
    • Treating Patients with Complex Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Day 2: Pulmonary
    • Pulmonary Anatomy and Physiology
    • Pulmonary Pathophysiology
    • CVP Outcome Measures
    • Chest Examination and Breathing/Airway Clearance Exercises
    • Pulmonary and the Pelvic Floor
    • Inspiratory Muscle Training

Course Faculty: Morgan Johanson, PT, MSPT, CCS