• 2020 Integrating the Cardiovascular and Pulmonary System into Physical Therapy Practice (LIVE VIA ZOOM)

    • Date(s): August 15, 2020  –  August 16, 2020
    • Times: 8:00am-4:30pm; 8:00am-12:00pm
    • Location:

      This course will be held live via zoom, information regarding zoom login/link will be sent out prior to course. 

    This course addresses exercise physiology principles as related to normal and clinically compromised populations. Emphasis is on evaluation and treatment skills for cardiopulmonary dysfunction. Exercise prescription for special populations is addressed.  All Physical Therapists, not just those who identify as experts in Cardiopulmonary PT, will interact with patients who have some impairment involving their heart, lungs, and/or vasculature.  The cardiopulmonary system is THE essential system for health and wellness, even in the context of disease affecting another tissue, organ or system.  In this class you will learn about the integrated systems’ response to exercise, how that response is altered in the context of disease and how to objectively assess and intervene across the continuum of care.  

    1. Explain the risk factors that contribute to cardiopulmonary disease.
    2. Describe the pathophysiological processes that contribute to cardiopulmonary disease.
    3. Recognize contraindications and precautions for exercise testing.
    4. Describe the mechanism of exercise intolerance for cardiovascular, pulmonary and chronic disease.
    5. Report the goals and expected outcomes of Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.
    6. Describe the hemodynamic side effect of drugs used to treat cardiovascular and pulmonary disease and how this will affect the exercise response.
    7. Describe normal and abnormal responses to exercise.
    8. Describe the most common diagnostic and surgical interventions used to treat cardiovascular and pulmonary disease.
    9. Identify the major classifications of drugs used to treat cardiovascular and pulmonary disease.
    10. Describe indications for PT intervention for patients in the ICU.
    11. Interpret vital signs, laboratory and auscultation data.
    12. Use AHA, ACSM and ACC position statements to defend a proposed intervention or diagnostic strategy.
    13. Assess aerobic capacity for patients with different pathologies.
    14. Write an exercise prescription based on exercise test results.

    Jamie Dyson

    Intended Audience:

    PT, PTA, OT, OTA and SLP


    This course is approved for 1.4 CEUs

    Disclaimer: Registrations from individuals with clinical designations not listed in the intended audience for this course may be subject to removal from the course roster without a full refund. See Brooks IHL Course Policies and Procedures for details. If you are unsure or have questions related to the intended audience, please email info@BrooksIHL.org and we will be happy to help clarify!
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