Virtual – Advanced Rehabilitation for the Acute/Subacute Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Patient

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Date(s) - 06/04/22 - 06/05/22
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A 2-DAY COURSE BEING HELD VIA LIVE VIDEO CONFERENCE, June 4 & 5, 2022  FROM 10-5 pm Eastern Standard Time. Includes 12-hours of live video conferencing and 4-hours of pre-recorded content.

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 how to read and understand common CVP diagnostic tests and labs including why tests are performed, how to interpret these tests and how to apply results to your PT interventions. You will acquire treatment approaches for adult CVP patients including primary and secondary prevention for cardiovascular diseases (CVD), breathing exercises and airway clearance techniques, mobilization interventions for patient with CVP diseases including how, what and when to monitor hemodynamically during PT interventions. Participants will learn how to and why they should administer exercise tests, be able to select the appropriate test and then design an exercise prescription based on the results. This course also provides a comprehensive study of how CVP outcome measures can be utilized in the acute care setting to assist with case management, discharge recommendations, assessment of deficits, and progression of the treatment plan. Content is based on evidence and clinical tips and case studies will be assimilated into course material to allow direct application to daily patient care experiences.

Contact Hours: 16.0

Tuition Fees: $475

Course Agenda:

  • Saturday: CV Pathophysiology (pre-recorded), CVP Diagnostic Testing, CV Interventions, Exercise Testing and Prescription, Case Studies
  • Sunday: Pulmonary Pathophysiology (pre-recorded), CVP Outcome Measures, Chest Examination, Breathing Exercises and Airway Clearance Techniques, Pulmonary Interventions

Course Faculty:

Morgan Johanson, PT, MSPT, Board Certified Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Specialist received her Master of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of California, San Francisco.  She is currently the President of Good Heart Education, a continuing education company offering training for rehabilitation specialists working with patients with cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases across the continuum of care and mentoring services for PTs preparing for the ABPTS Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Specialty (CCS) Examination.  She has worked as a Level 3 ICU/Acute Care Physical Therapist at the California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) and as the Coordinator for the Inpatient and Outpatient Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programs at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS). She was a Co-Director, mentor and faculty member for the VAAAHS Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy (CVP PT) Residency Program. She is currently an adjunct faculty member at the University of Toledo, Ohio DPT Program and VAAAHS CVP PT Residency Program. She treats patients at the Grand Traverse Pavilions Rehabilitation Center. She is the Professional Development Chair for the Academy of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy. In 2004, she received the Service Star for excellence in patient care from CPMC and in 2022 she received the Merit Award from the Academy of CVP PT.  She is a contributing author to the 4th and 5th Edition of the Essentials of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy by Ellen Hillegass.


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