Course Description

Management of Patients with Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Disorders

This course is designed to incorporate evidence based practice and utilization of the aforementioned coursework for the management of patients with cardiovascular and/or pulmonary disorders.

Faculty

Steve Tepper
PT, PhD, FAPTA

President of Rehab Essentials

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Course Description

This course is designed to incorporate evidence based practice and utilization of the aforementioned coursework for the management of patients with cardiovascular and/or pulmonary disorders.  Incorporation of best evidence, legal/ethical, pharmacological, imaging, medical screening, business and coding will be implemented in contemporary, professional clinical practice for persons with cardiovascular and pulmonary disorders/dysfunction.  Clinical reasoning will be emphasized in the case studies.

Case presentations by:

  • Steve Tepper, PT, PhD
  • Dianne Jewell, PT, DPT, PhD, CCS
  • Reed Humphrey, PT, PhD, FAACVPR
Objectives
  • Explain endurance and endurance activities.
  • Explain oxygen consumption, the organ systems involved, and its relationship to MET’s and fitness.
  • Explain ventilatory or anaerobic threshold
  • Explain the importance the various body systems have on endurance activities and factors that affect VO2.
  • Explain how VO2 is affected by age, gender, body composition, hereditary factors, pathology and its effects on mortality rates.
  • Explain the implications of pathology (epidemiology, risk factors, pathophysiology, diagnostic procedures, medical treatments) leading to endurance impairments, functional limitations and disability for:
    • Coronary artery disease – myocardial ischemia, myocardial infarction
    • Congestive heart failure
    • Peripheral artery disease
    • Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) or venousthomboembolism (VTE)
  • Demonstrate the ability to secure, critically evaluate and integrate clinical/scientific findings into the development of a patient plan of care for individuals with cardiovascular and pulmonary impairments/ dysfunction throughout the lifespan.
  • Through the use of the case studies demonstrate sound clinical problem solving and critical thinking skills in the safe performance of a screening and/or examination of individuals with cardiovascular and pulmonary impairment(s)/ dysfunction in order to determine patient/client diagnosis, prognosis and selection of the most appropriate intervention strategies and/or referral(s) to other heath care specialists/providers.
  • Demonstrate the ability to recognize signs/symptoms of contraindication and termination points for activity or exercise.
  • Synthesize pertinent laboratory values for appropriate modification of patient intervention.
  • Recognize normal and abnormal EKG’s.  
  • Perform screening programs appropriate to physical therapy for cardiovascular and pulmonary disorders.
  • Perform on self and review spreadsheets utilized for persons with cardiovascular and pulmonary disorders:
    • body mass index
    • ankle/brachial index
    • walk velocity test
    • six minute walk test
    • for persons with end stage lung disease
    • for persons with congestive heart failure
    • One mile walk or jog test
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