Advanced Rehabilitation for the Acute-Subacute Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Patient

  • 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
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Course Description: This course provides an in-depth review of cardiovascular and pulmonary (CVP) pathophysiology for the commonly seen CVP diagnoses. Participants will learn about CVP diagnostic testing including why tests are performed, how to interpret these tests including understanding severity of disease and how to apply results to your rehabilitation interventions. Participants will learn how to complete a through examination of the cardiovascular (CV) and pulmonary systems including inspection, palpation and auscultation. You will acquire treatment approaches for adult CVP patients including primary and secondary prevention for CVD, breathing and airway clearance exercises/techniques, functional mobility and exercise prescription across the continuum of care. The new clinical practice guidelines for venous thromboembolism and heart failure will be presented as well as discussion on treatment for advanced CVP diseases such as pulmonary hypertension, cardiogenic shock, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and ventilated patients. This course also provides a comprehensive study of how CVP exercise testing and 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. Clinical tips will be assimilated into all course material for direct application to daily patient care experiences.

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

  1. explain the pathophysiology of commonly seen CV diseases,
  2. explain the pathophysiology of commonly seen pulmonary diseases,
  3. analyze CV diagnostic tests,
  4. analyze pulmonary diagnostic tests,
  5. examine the CV and pulmonary systems using inspection, palpation, and auscultation,
  6. integrate breathing and airway clearance exercises/techniques into the treatment plan for patients with CVP disease,
  7. design and progress a functional mobility and home exercise programs for CVP diseases across the continuum of care,
  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. understand the purpose of and complete a submax exercise test on patients with CVP disease,
  11. Implement the new clinical practice guidelines for venous thromboembolism and heart failure into clinical practice, and
  12. describe disease process and understand treatment strategies for pulmonary hypertension, cardiogenic shock, venous thromboembolism and acute respiratory distress syndrome.

Course Agenda:

  • Day 1: Cardiac
    • Cardiovascular Pathophysiology
    • CVP Diagnostic Testing
    • CV Interventions
    • Exercise testing and Prescription
    • Treating Patients with Complex Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Day 2: Pulmonary
    • Pulmonary Pathophysiology
    • CVP Outcome Measures
    • CVP Examination
    • Breathing and Airway Clearance Exercises/Techniques
    • Treating patients with complex pulmonary diseases

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

Cost: $500 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