This course will outline the phases, components, benefits, barriers, and evidence for pulmonary rehabilitation. Through the use of a case study, the important components of a physical therapy evaluation and follow-up treatment, including aerobic exercise, will be emphasized. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA.
Live WebinarFri, Jun 11, 2021 at 12:00 pm EDT
CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/2.0; AL/2.0; AR/2.0; AZ/2.0; CA/2.0; CO/2.0; CT/2.0; DC/2.0; DE/2.0; FL/2.0; GA/2.0; HI/2.0; IA/2.0; IACET/0.2; ID/2.0; IL/2.0; IN/2.0; KS/2.0; KY/2.0 Category 2; MA/2.0; ME/2.0; MI/2.0; MO/2.0; MS/2.0; MT/2.0; NC/2.0; ND/2.0; NE/2.0; NH/2.0; NY/2.0; OR/2.0; PA/2.0; RI/2.0; SC/2.0; SD/2.0; TN/2.0; TX/2.0; UT/2.0; VA/2.0; VT/2.0; WA/2.0; WI/2.0; WY/2.0
- Participants will be able to list at least three components of pulmonary rehabilitation.
- Participants will be able to list at least three benefits to participation in pulmonary rehabilitation for the patient with COPD.
- Participants will be able to list at least three barriers to participation/completion of pulmonary rehabilitation for the patient with COPD.
- Participants will be able to identify at least three important elements to include in a physical therapy evaluation of a patient with COPD.
- Participants will be able to identify at least two aerobic exercise prescriptions for a patient with COPD participating in pulmonary rehabilitation.
|0-15 Minutes||Review of learning outcomes and review of COPD pathophysiology|
|15-45 Minutes||Phases, components, and evidence for pulmonary rehab|
|45-60 Minutes||Benefits and barriers to pulmonary rehab|
|60-85 Minutes||Physical therapy evaluation of a patient with COPD|
|85-115 Minutes||Physical therapy treatment of a patient with COPD|
|115-120 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
PT, DPT, PhD, CCS
Melissa Bednarek is currently an Associate Professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA. She has a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Biology and Psychology from St. Bonaventure University, a Master of Physical Therapy from MCP Hahnemann University and a PhD in Physiology from Virginia Commonwealth University. In 2009, she joined the physical therapy faculty at Chatham where she currently teaches exercise physiology, cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapy and pharmacology content. She has since earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Chatham and achieved her clinical specialist certification in Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy. Over her 20+ year career in physical therapy, Melissa has practiced in acute care, outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation and home health
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