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Course: #2654

Congenital Heart Disease: Rehabilitation Considerations for the Pediatric Population.

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2.5 Hours  

Cardiopulmonary disease processes and the medical interventions necessary to treat them can impact growth and development across the lifespan. This course reviews major congenital heart disease pathologies, surgical interventions and the medical course that influence pediatric rehabilitation across the continuum of acute post-op to home care. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT and PTA.

Course created on February 3, 2017

Unlimited CEU Access - $99/year

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Preview Exam

Level: Intermediate

Course Learning Outcomes

  • The participant will be able to identify at least three components of cardiopulmonary development in the newborn patient.
  • The participant will be able to list at least three common cardiac pathologies in the pediatric patient.
  • The participant will be able to describe at least three components of medical management of the pediatric cardiopulmonary patient.
  • The participant will be able to list at least three appropriate therapeutic interventions for the pediatric cardiopulmonary patient.

Time-ordered Agenda

0-5 Minutes Background and review of learner outcomes
5-30 Minutes Pediatric cardiopulmonary development
30-50 Minutes Anatomy and physiology of congenital heart defect
50-85 Minutes Surgical intervention
85-105 Minutes Heart failure and transplant
105-125 Minutes Physical therapy intervention
125-145 Minutes Case study/knowledge summary
145-150 Minutes Q and A

Course Presenter

krista gabello

Krista Gabello, PT, DPT, PCS

Krista I. Gabello, PT, DPT, PCS graduated with her Masters and then Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of the Science in Philadelphia. Dr. Gabello is a certified pediatric clinical specialist and has practiced pediatric physical therapy for the past 15 years in multiple educational and clinical settings. She has practiced in early intervention, school systems, and as adjunct faculty in several Philadelphia-based Universities. Dr. Gabello’s primary focus has been critical care, intensive care, neurology, and cardiopulmonary pediatrics at Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. In addition to clinical care and education, Dr. Gabello initiated program development of both The Gold Health (Allies Program) and NeuroCardiac Care (now called Cardiac Kids Developmental Follow-up Program) programs at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Gabello’s areas of clinical expertise and role as educator complement her current role as business development representative in Manhattan for a neurorehabilitation company. 

Presenter Disclosure: The presenter received an honorarium to present this course

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.


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International Association for Continuing Education and Training

Allied Health Media, LLC, DBA, is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). Allied Health Media complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, Allied Health Media is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. Allied Health Media, LLC, is authorized by IACET to offer 0.3 CEUs for this program.

IL Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor

This course is offered for 2.5 hours (Intermediate level) by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation (Sponsor License #216000252).


This course is offered for 2.5 hours (Intermediate level, Category 2) by the Kentucky Physical Therapy Association (Provider #CS80-2012-KPTA).

New York is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapist assistant continuing education.

Texas Physical Therapy Association

This course is offered for 2.5 hours (Intermediate level) by the Texas Physical Therapy Association. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE. The Texas Physical Therapy Association (TPTA) administers the CCAP on behalf of the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (Provider #1807033TX).

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