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This course utilizes content from the textbook “Physical Therapy for Children” Fourth Edition by Suzann K. Campbell, PT, PhD, FAPTA, Robert J. Palisano, PT, ScD, and Margo N. Orlin, PT, PhD © 2012, published by Elsevier.

Instructional Level: Beginner to Intermediate

This course serves as both a leading physical therapy text and a practical clinical reference providing the essential information you need when working with children.  You can expect comprehensive information in areas such as decision making, screening, development, PT Management of pediatric disorders and much more – all utilizing a family-centered care model. 

Throughout this fourth edition, information has been updated to include special topics such as gait, genomics, and assistive technology.  Patient and client cases are accompanied by an ‘Evidence to Practice’ box that will help each learner to understand how the latest research relates to the decisions made in each case as well as more case studies that expand the number of clinical scenarios to help understand how concepts apply to practice.  Coverage of fetal development and genetics helps to explain how and why various disorders occur and lastly, more cardiopulmonary coverage helps you consider important factors including assessment information and typical values across the lifespan for blood pressure, heart rate, and respiratory rate.

To better meet your professional needs, this fully illustrated text of 1058 pages has been carefully broken down by sections into 8 modules.  Each module approved for 10 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 10 contact hour 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. 

What you can expect from each Module:

Module Description

Included in Module 7:  Management of Cardiopulmonary Conditions
Chapter 23:   Children Requireing Long-Term Mechanical Ventilation
Chapter 24:  Cystic Fibrosis
Chapter 25:  Asthma:  Multisystem Implications                                                                                                            
Chapter 26:  Thoracic Surgery

Module Goals

Course Goals:This course is intended to instruct the professional through a self-paced study of Management of Cardiopulmonary Conditions.
Professional Learning Objectives
1.    Define an individual that is considered to be a long-term ventilator user.
2.    Identify a common cause of primary lung failure.
3.    List the characteristics of central dysregulation of breathing.
4.    Discuss a major advantage of negative-pressure ventilation (NPV).
5.    Recognize the barriers to discharge an infant/child  with mechanical ventilation (MV) from a hospital.
6.    Understand the elements of a physical therapist and patient management.
7.    Identify one of the ultimate goals for pediatric therapist.
8.    List proposed criteria for weaning readiness in the post-acute  pediatric hospital setting.
9.    Identify the median age of a survival for individuals with Cystic Fibrosis (CF).
10.  Discuss the cause of CF.
11.  Recognize the survival rates for patients with CF.
12.  Understand measuring pulmonary function.
13.  Discuss nutrition treatment goals for patients with CF.
14.  Identify the goals of a physical therapy program for young children.
15.  List exercises to help promote proper posture and thoracic mobility.
16.  Discuss the most common noninvasive ventilation.
17.  Define asthma.
18.  Understand a diagnosis of asthma.
19.  Identify the side effects of medication used in the management of asthma.
20.  Discuss exercise programs for children with asthma.
21.  Define a common skeletal deformity for children with asthma.
22.  Understand assessing functional limitations associated with asthma.
23.  Demonstrate knowledge in pectus excavatum volume displacement test.
24.  Recognize how children are now diagnosed with heart defects in utero.
25.  Define the most common congenital heart defect.
26.  Discuss the most common cyanotic cardiac defect.
27.  Identify hypoplastic left heart syndrome.
28.  Recognize the survival reports after a lung and heart-lung transplantation.
29.  List neurologic implications and complications with infants with congenital heart defects.
30.  Identify cardiac rehabilitation programs for children with cardiac disease.