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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 6:  Pediatrics                                                        (3 Contact Hours)
Chapter 8:  Pediatrics

Module Goals

Module 6: Pediatrics
Course Goals and Objectives
Course Goals:This course is intended to instruct the professional through a self-paced study of Pediatrics in Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy.

Professional Learning Objectives

1.  Explain the early stages of development of the heart.
2.  Demonstrate knowledge in the early stages of development of the lungs.
3.  Identify changes to the cardiovascular and pulmonary systems through infancy, childhood and adolescence.
4.  Discuss neonatal respiratory disorders.
5.  Differentiate between congenital diaphragmatic hernia and abdominal wall defects.
6.  Discuss congenital syndromes and associated congenital heart defects frequently encountered by pediatric therapist.
7.  Demonstrate knowledge in congenital heart disease.
8.  Discuss ventricular septal defects.
9.  Define coarctation of the aorta.
10.  Explain pulmonary stenosis.
11.  Define Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF).
12.  Differentiate between dextrotransposition of the great arteries and hypoplastic left heart syndrome.
13.  Identify the most common cause of inflammation of the myocardium in children.
14.  Demonstrate knowledge of acute rheumatic fever.
15.  Identify secondary cardiopulmonary dysfunction in pediatric diseases.
16.  Discuss frequently used techniques for children and infants who have impaired ability to clear secretions.
17.  Identify techniques used for infants and children who have impaired ability to protect their airway.