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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 4:  Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Treatment                 (3 Contact Hours)
Chapter 7:  Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Therapy Treatment

Module Goals

Module 4: Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Treatment
Course Goals and Objectives
Course Goals:This course is intended to instruct the professional through a self-paced study of Treatment in Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy.

Professional Learning Objectives

1.  Discuss impaired exercise tolerance and exercises that benefit patients with impaired exercise intolerance.
2.  Identify the principles of exercise training and implementing them into treatment.
3.  List major barriers to increasing physical activity.
4.  Explain the components of an exercise training session.
5.  Demonstrate knowledge in recommended exercise doses by the American College of Sports Medicine and American Heart Association.
6.  Discuss the components of an aerobic exercise prescription.
7.  Differentiate between Mode, Intensity, Frequency and Duration of the aerobic exercise prescription.
8.  Differentiate between resistance exercise training and flexibility exercise training.
9.  Identify energy conservation and work simplification techniques and the benefits of each for the patient.
10.  Explain breathing retraining procedures and techniques.
11.  Define incentive spirometry.
12.  Discuss positioning techniques for patients with abdominal or thoracic incisions.
13.  List manual assisted cough techniques, and differentiate between manual techniques and self-assisted techniques that can be taught to each patient.
14.  Identify airway clearance techniques.
15.  Define manual hyperinflation.
16.  Demonstrate knowledge in the appropriate needs for suctioning.
17.  Differentiate between coordination of breathing and paced breathing.