Pave the Way to Success on the Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Specialty (CCS) Exam

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Date(s) - 10/08/22
10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Virtual Course

Morgan Johanson, President of Good Heart Education, is one of the lecturers for this 2-day webinar

The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) established the specialist certification program in 1978. As of June 2020, there were 30,041 Board Certified Specialists. Of these, 378 are certified Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Specialists. Every year, individuals hoping to take the CCS seek assistance in examination preparation. Due to conflict of interest, the ABPTS and the APTA Academy of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy are unable to provide comprehensive advice and instruction for the best way to prepare for this exam. Thus, there are very few resources available for these individuals and many people postpone the process of specialization. This course intends to demystify the process of preparing for this exam. We will cover the most prevalent topics on the exam in the depth of knowledge required for successfully passing the examination.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe the anatomy and physiology of the human oxygen transport system
  2. Explain the pathophysiology of commonly seen cardiovascular diseases
  3. Explain the pathophysiology of commonly seen pulmonary diseases
  4. Interpret cardiovascular and pulmonary diagnostic tests
  5. Perform a chest examination and alter the performance of the fragile cardiovascular and pulmonary patient with breathing exercises and airway clearance techniques
  6. Interpret the results of a maximum and submaximal exercise test
  7. Analyze cardiovascular and pulmonary medications including their mechanism of action, why they are prescribed and how they act on the cardiovascular or pulmonary system
  8. Design a treatment plan for a patient with cardiovascular disease
  9. Design a treatment plan for a patient with pulmonary disease
  10. Design a treatment plan for a pediatric patient with cardiovascular or pulmonary disease

Course Agenda:

  • Day 1
    • 8-10 Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Diagnostic Testing
    • 10:15-12:30 Cardiovascular Interventions
    • 1-2:30 Exercise Testing and Prescription
    • 2:30-3 Case studies
  • Day 2
    • 8-10:15 Chest Examination and Pulmonary Interventions
    • 10:30-12:30 Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Medications
    • 1-3 Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Pediatric Conditions and Treatment Strategies
  • In addition, 4 pre-recorded lectures to be watched before or after course
    • Anatomy and Physiology of the Cardiovascular System
    • Anatomy and Physiology of the Pulmonary System
    • Cardiovascular Pathophysiology
    • Pulmonary Pathophysiology

Course Fee: $500

Course CEUs: Approved for 16 CEUs awarded upon completion

Registration link: Events – Good Heart Education