Advanced Rehabilitation for the Pediatric Patient with Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Dysfunction

Advanced Rehabilitation for the Pediatric Patient with Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Dysfunction

  • 1-day course for 8.0 contact hours (0.8 CEUs)
  • Successful course completion requires attendance and participation in all lectures/labs
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Course Description: This course provides an in-depth review of cardiovascular and pulmonary (CVP) development. Up to date pathophysiology will be discussed for the commonly seen pediatric CVP diagnoses. Clinical tips will be assimilated into all course material for direct application to daily patient care experiences. Participants will learn how to conduct a thorough pediatric chest examination, why these tests are performed, and how to apply the results to their interventions. This course will discuss the ramifications of invasive and non-invasive mechanical ventilation on the fragile pediatric airway and review the various settings of these oxygen delivery devices. Participants will acquire treatment approaches for the pediatric patient including airway clearance and breathing exercises and strategies for pediatric patients on invasive and non-invasive mechanical ventilators. 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 development of the human oxygen transport system,
  2. explain the pathophysiology of 3 commonly seen pediatric cardiovascular diseases,
  3. explain the pathophysiology of 3 commonly seen pediatric pulmonary diseases,
  4. evaluate the chest of a pediatric patient using inspection, palpation, auscultation and percussion,
  5. integrate treatment strategies into the plan of care to improve dyspnea in the pediatric patient with cardiovascular and pulmonary disease,
  6. analyze the impact of invasive and non-invasive mechanical ventilation on the pediatric respiratory muscles,
  7. design interventions when working with pediatric patients on mechanical ventilation,
  8. analyze pediatric post-operative precautions, and
  9. articulate appropriate post-operative positioning (including prone positioning) for the pediatric patient.

Course Agenda:

  • Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Development (1 hour)
  • Pathophysiology of Pediatric Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Diseases (1.5 hours)
  • Pediatric Chest Examination (1.5 hours)
  • Airway Clearance and Breathing Exercises for pediatric patients (1.5 hours)
  • Invasive and Noninvasive mechanical ventilation for the Pediatric Patient (1 hour)
  • Treatment strategies for mechanically ventilated Pediatric Patient (0.5 hours)
  • Impact of Post-operative Precautions and Positioning Options for the Pediatric Patient (1 hour)

Course Faculty: Morgan Johanson, PT, MSPT, CCS and Molly Wright, OTR