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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 2: Pharmacology                                        (7 Contact Hours)
Chapter 3:  Cardiovascular Medicine
Chapter 5:  Pharmacology

Module Goals

Module 2: Pharmacology
Course Goals and Objectives
Course Goals:This course is intended to instruct the professional through a self-paced study of Pharmacology in Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy.

Professional Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss the functional anatomy of the heart.
  2. Explain the components of the conduction system of the heart.
  3. Identify the important relationships that work together to perform the basic functions of the heart.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge in the signs and symptoms associated with cardiovascular disease.
  5. Differentiate between the different types of electrocardiograms.
  6. Demonstrate knowledge in exercise stress testing and pharmacologic stress testing.
  7. Define Doppler echocardiography.
  8. Differentiate between single-photon emission computed tomography and positron emission tomography.
  9. Explain both right heart catheterization and left heart catheterization.
  10. Define cardiac rehabilitation.
  11. Discuss surgical interventions that exist to increase myocardial blood flow through stenotic coronary arteries.
  12. Identify treatment options for arrhythmias.
  13. Discuss surgical treatment of the failed heart.
  14. Demonstrate knowledge in pulmonary medications both trade names and the drug name.
  15. Discuss treatment options for pulmonary arterial hypertension.
  16. List drugs used to control airway irritation and secretions.
  17. Identify common side effects associated with diuretics.
  18. Demonstrate knowledge in the classes of antiarrhythmic agents.
  19. Define circulatory shock.
  20. Differentiate between antiproliferative agents, proliferation signal inhibitors, and corticosteroids.
  21. Identify the most common side effect of insulin therapy.