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Course Description

This course utilizes content from the textbook “Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy” Second Edition by Joanne Watchie, PT, CCS © 2010, published by Elsevier.
Instructional Level: Beginner/Intermediate
This text combines the ease of a readable format with comprehensive information to provide the ultimate course on cardiovascular and pulmonary conditions for therapists practicing in all clinical settings.  A comprehensive listing of the more common cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases encountered in clinical practice is thoroughly presented, including the pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, and implications for therapy and exercise.

Throughout the second edition, information is organized and presented logically in a bulleted format; essential information is conveniently accessed on basic cardiovascular and pulmonary anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology of commonly encountered cardiac and pulmonary disorders, assessment, diagnostic tests and treatment interventions, pharmacology and pediatrics.  Also included is content on the effects of aging, lung volume reduction surgery and lung transplantation, metabolic syndrome, the 6 minute walk test, health and fitness appraisals, quality of life measures and more.
To better meet your professional needs, this fully illustrated text of 410 pages has been carefully broken down into 6 modules.  Each module approved for either 3 or 7 contact hours for a total of 30 contact hours of post-graduate continuing education (NOTE: board approvals vary state to state, please check your states approval status in the state specific course catalog by returning to our home page and entering both your state and profession).
Each module can be purchased individually or combined with one or all of the other modules from this course to create a Course Bundle.  Each course is offered in two easy formats to again meet your professional needs.  You can choose to have immediate access to your course by selecting the online format (PDF download) or a hard copy of the material can be rushed to your home by selecting our mail format. 

Module Description

Included in Module 1: Pulmonology                                                    (3 Contact Hours)
Chapter 1:  The Oxygen Transport System
Chapter 2:  Pulmonology

Module Goals

Module 1: Pulmonology
Course Goals and Objectives
Course Goals:This course is intended to instruct the professional through a self-paced study of Pulmonology in Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy.

Professional Learning Objectives

  1. List the primary muscles of inspiration.
  2. Identify the structures and cells that serve as protection to the lungs from inhaled organisms and particles.
  3. Discuss the factors affecting respiratory function.
  4. Explain lung volumes and capacities.
  5. Discuss the affects of normal aging on pulmonary function.
  6. Demonstrate knowledge in the signs and symptoms of pulmonary disease.
  7. Demonstrate knowledge in pulmonary function test and how they provide helpful information to the therapist in establishing realistic treatment goals and an appropriate treatment plan according to the patient’s current pulmonary problems and degree of impairment.
  8. Define vital capacity.
  9. Explain the importance analyzing arterial blood gases.
  10. Discuss exercise testing.
  11. Demonstrate knowledge in the importance of implementing fluoroscopy.
  12. Differentiate between single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and positron emission tomography (PET).
  13. List the different types of accessory airways which may be used to maintain or protect a patient’s airway, to provide ventilation, or to facilitate airway clearance.
  14. Differentiate between invasive and noninvasive mechanical ventilation settings and devices.
  15. Discuss surgical interventions when treating pulmonary disease.