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CardioPulmonary CEU Courses for PTs

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Pharmacology Implications in Acute/Critical Care Physical Therapist Practice
Presented by Katherine S. Harris, PT, PhD
Recorded Webinar
Course: #2786 Level: Intermediate2 Hours
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.

The Role of Lab Values in Clinical Decision Making and Patient Safety for the Acutely Ill Patient
Presented by Adele Myszenski, PT, MPT
Recorded WebinarText/Transcript
Course: #2792 Level: Introductory2 Hours
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.

Deep Venous Thromboembolism and Pulmonary Embolism: Making the Right Decision for Your Patient
Presented by John Heick, PT, PhD, DPT, OCS, NCS, SCS
Recorded Webinar
Course: #2778 Level: Advanced2 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.

Reducing Hospital Readmissions for Patients With Pulmonary and Cardiac Issues
Presented by Donna Frownfelter, PT, DPT, MA, CCS, RRT, FCCP
Recorded Webinar
Course: #2573 Level: Intermediate2 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.

Cardiovascular Intervention: Stay or Go and What to Do If You Stay
Presented by Bini Litwin, PT, DPT, PhD, MBA
Recorded Webinar
Course: #2417 Level: Advanced2 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.

High Intensity Interval Training: Considerations for Health and Cardiovascular Risk
Presented by Jodi Klein, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, Lauren Mellett, PT, DPT, CCS
Recorded WebinarAudio
Course: #2319 Level: Intermediate1.5 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.

Screening for Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism: Keeping Up with the Evidence
Presented by James Farris, PT, PhD, John Heick, PT, PhD, DPT, OCS, NCS, SCS
Recorded Webinar
Course: #2274 Level: Intermediate2 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.

Managing a Patient with Chronic Lung Disease in the Home Setting
Presented by Nikki Krueger, PT, COS-C
Recorded Webinar
Course: #2276 Level: Intermediate2 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.

What You Always Wanted to Know About Mechanical Ventilation but Were Afraid to Ask
Presented by Sharon L. Gorman, PT, DPTSc, GCS
Recorded WebinarAudio
Course: #2206 Level: Intermediate2 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.