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Maximizing Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Function in Patients to Decrease Re-Admissions and Reach Optimal Outcomes. If You Can't Breathe Nothing Else Matters

Education Resources, Inc.

Format(s):   Live Seminars
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy
Contact Hours:   15
Registration Fee:   $435.00

Upon completion of the seminar the participants will be able to: 1. Understand normal cardiopulmonary function and monitoring in all practice settings .
2. Interpret results of monitoring and apply to PT, OT & RT interventions, progression of therapy and re-evaluation.
3. Understand how cardiopulmonary impairments can impact the patient’s rehabilitation potential.
4. Relate the changes in anatomy and physiology seen in patients with neurological insult with impairments in cardiopulmonary function and treatment planning and interventions.
5. Understand and incorporate the oxygen transport mechanism and how it relates to patient examination and physical therapy interventions.
6. Perform therapeutic exercise geared toward improving respiratory function by modifying ineffective breathing patterns or inadequate airway clearance techniques.
7. Understand and apply new technology for airway clearance.
8. Instruct and apply ventilatory strategies to enable patients to relax and cope by gaining more control of ventilation and coordinating ventilatory patterns with trunk patterns.
9. Integrate cardiopulmonary goals and interventions into every physical therapy management plan.
10. Interpret and understand tests and measures of cardiopulmonary function appropriately and relate to treatment interventions.

Target Audience

Confirmation Notes
CEU INFORMATION: Education Resources applies for continuing education approval, when available, in the state where the course is being presented and sometimes in neighboring states. Education Resources is also an approved provider in many states. Please visit our website for more detailed information or call: 800 487 6530 Approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association #3043 for Contact Hours. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA. NBCOT professional development provider Suggested Reading: "Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy, -Evidence and Practice" 4th Edition by Donna Frownfelter, PT, DPT, MA, CCS, RRT, FCCP and Elizabeth Dean, PhD, PT. You can order this book on the registration form and it will be delivered to you at the conference. Attendees will need to bring a stethoscope.

DAY ONE: 8:00-8:30 Registration/Continental Breakfast 8:30-9:00 Overview of the Course, Statement of Purpose, Interaction with Participants to Assess Special Needs and Intents of the Group 9:00-10:30 Clinical Applications of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Anatomy and Physiology 10:30-10:45 Break 10:45-11:45 Pathophysiology of Primary and Secondary Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Impairments 11:45-1:00 Lunch (on your own) 1:00-2:45 Examination and Evaluation of Patients 2:45-3:00 Break 3:00-4:15 Initial Intervention considerations, identifying impairments selecting appropriate strategies to improve therapy outcomes 4:15-5:00 Patient Case Studies DAY TWO: 8:00-8:30 Continental Breakfast 8:30-10:30 Update on Ventilatory Strategies and Airway Clearance Techniques with newer technologies and equipment 10:30-10:45 Break 10:45-12:00 Lab Ventilatory Strategies and Airway Clearance interventions 12:00-1:15 Lunch (on your own) 1:15-2:45 Treatment Progressions 2:45-3:00 Break 3:00-4:00 Respiratory Support Equipment i.e. Oxygen, Oximeters, Respiratory Muscle Trainers, Body Jackets, Wheelchair Support to facilitate Symmetrical Chest Wall positioning 4:00-5:00 Group Process, Patient Cases and Wrap-up discussion

Every patient you treat is a cardiovascular and pulmonary patient. For the client in the Intensive Care Unit, the Long Term Care Unit, Acute Care, Outpatient, Home, or school setting, your therapy outcome will be limited by primary and secondary cardiopulmonary impairments. Learn how to integrate examination and treatment of these systems with your traditional approaches in order to maximize functional outcomes whether the initial diagnosis medical, neurologic or orthopedic. Improve your clinical competence for evaluating and treating the trunk and respiratory system as well as the cardiac system to alter the client's rehabilitation outcome evidence with evidence based interventions because Nothing Else Matters If You Can't Breathe!

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