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CardioPulmonary CEU Courses for PTs
PresenterAdele Myszenski, PT, MPT
Course: #2792 Level: Introductory 2 HoursWednesday, July 26, 2017 at 12:00 pm EDT
This two-hour online course will review why lab values and vital signs such as hemoglobin, potassium, glucose, blood pressure, heart rate and others are essential clinical tools to determine appropriateness for rehab interventions of acutely ill patients. Normal and abnormal values, as well as steps clinicians, can take to monitor the patient’s response will be discussed. Finally, patient care case studies will be presented and are designed to help the learner problem solve and improve clinical decision making related to labs and vitals. The course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and therefore applicable to PTs and PTAs.
PresenterKatherine S. Harris, PT, PhD
Course: #2786 Level: Intermediate 2 HoursThursday, July 27, 2017 at 12:00 pm EDT
This course, utilizing a case study approach, will look at the pharmacologic implications related to physical therapist evaluation and treatment of patients in acute/critical care. The course will review basic pharmacological processes and include implications related to anticoagulants, cardiac medications, and sedatives and hypnotics.
PresenterJohn Heick, PT, PhD, DPT, OCS, NCS, SCS
Course: #2778 Level: Advanced 2 Hours
The subject matter of this course will include (1) a brief description of the formation of a venous thromboembolism (VTE), (2) differential diagnosis of a DVT and PE, (3) case studies designed to inform clinicians to determine if the therapist should mobilize the patient or not that follows clinical practice guidelines.
PresenterDonna Frownfelter, PT, DPT, MA, CCS, RRT, FCCP
Course: #2573 Level: Intermediate 2 Hours
This presentation will describe the most common types of patients that are re-admitted to the hospital within 30 days. It will then discuss how physical therapy and the interprofessional team can help prevent this problem and improve patient outcomes. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT and PTA.
PresenterBini Litwin, PT, DPT, PhD, MBA
Course: #2417 Level: Advanced 2 Hours
This course provides an overview of the role and benefits of physical therapy intervention for the patient with cardiovascular. Parameters for safe and effective treatment interventions will be presented, including objectives measures to determine continuance of treatment and achievement of outcomes. Development of interventions will be discussed within the context of patient acuity and setting. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the Physical Therapist and Physical Therapist Assistant. This course is open captioned.
PresentersJodi Klein, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCSLauren Mellett, PT, DPT, CCS
Course: #2319 Level: Intermediate 1.5 Hour
This presentation aims to differentiate between continuous moderate intensity training (CMIT) and high-intensity interval training (HIIT), and reviews the benefits of HIIT in both healthy and cardiometabolic populations. We will compare prior knowledge and practice of exercise training with current literature, discuss safety concerns, and apply the concepts of HIIT to clinical practice. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and athletic training and is therefor appropriate for Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants and Athletic Trainers.
PresentersJames Farris, PT, PhDJohn Heick, PT, PhD, DPT, OCS, NCS, SCS
Course: #2274 Level: Intermediate 2 Hours
The subject matter of this course will include (1) pathology leading to the formation of a deep venous thrombosis extending to a pulmonary embolism, (2) differential diagnosis of a DVT and PE, (3) current practice in determining the possibility of a DVT or a PE using clinical practice guidelines. We will discuss the current standards of practice when examining or providing interventions for a patient with a suspected DVT or PE. We will present case studies of patients with a DVT or PE to reinforce the implications on clinical practice. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants.
PresenterNikki Krueger, PT, COS-C
Course: #2276 Level: Intermediate 2 Hours
COPD is one of the leading diagnoses for hospitalization and re-hospitalization. It is imperative for the clinicians to be competent and confident in treating this population in the home. This course will provide an evidenced based approach to the examination of the patient with COPD. Then we will discuss how to intervene on what was found during the evaluation. If you found that the patient had an ineffective cough, what do you do about it? And why is it important that the therapist knows about medications and that the nurse knows about breathing exercises? Because we all play a role in helping this patient make a lifestyle change. Hopefully by the end of course you will walk away feeling ready to treat this population confidently and ready to help this patient stay out of the hospital as long as possible! This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants.
PresenterSharon L. Gorman, PT, DPTSc, GCS
Course: #2206 Level: Intermediate 2 Hours
Confused by all the different settings and parameters on mechanical ventilators? Unsure of what the numbers mean, or which ones are key during physical therapy interventions? Review the basics of mechanical ventilation, complete with video examples and case studies, in this 2 hour, evidence-informed course to get you comfortable and versant in today’s mechanical ventilators. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy therefore appropriate for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants.
Improving Outcomes for Patients with Respiratory Impairments Through Conscious Use of Breathing and Ventilatory Strategies
PresenterDonna Frownfelter, PT, DPT, MA, CCS, RRT, FCCP
Course: #1870 Level: Intermediate 2 Hours
This seminar will facilitate insights into patients with primary and secondary respiratory impairments, effective examination and evaluation methods and interventions to improve their function and reach their optimal goals and outcomes. This will be accomplished by an understanding of the oxygen transport system, pathophysiology and identification of patient’s goals and individual needs. Concepts will progress from early mobilization during acute care phase to self-treatment of chronic respiratory issues. Prevention and optimal health will be a strong focus.