Health care providers working in acute and post acute settings will encounter patients who are status post a variety of cardiac and thoracic surgical interventions, including heart and lung transplants. Having an understanding of these procedures is essential for thorough and proficient patient care. In addition to surgical interventions, it is necessary for health care providers to understand the vast array of oxygen delivery systems that are available to patients. This includes the purpose, benefits and challenges of each system. This knowledge will enhance the care that health care providers give.
This course will provide and overview of cardiovascular and thoracic surgical interventions. This includes but is not limited to CABG, chest tube placement, peripheral vascular procedures, valve surgeries, and pacemaker implantation. In addition this course will outline the procedures, precautions, and criteria for heart and lung transplants. In addition to these surgical procedures, an overview of the wide variety of oxygen delivery systems will occur. This portion will include general information on the devices, images of each device, and other pertinent information such as the approximate FiO2 for each device.
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- Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgical Interventions:
- surgical approaches
- thoracic surgical complications
- minimally invasive approaches
- Specific Surgeries:
- percutaneous revascularization procedures
- valve repair and replacement
- chest tube placement
- AAA repair
- pacemaker implantation
- ICD implantation
- COP Transplants:
- Pre-transplant assessments
- Surgical Technqiues
- Risks: rejection, infection
- Post-op care
- Oxygen delivery systems:
- What is Fi02?
- Low flow delivery
- Reservoir delivery systems
- High flow delivery systems
- Mechanical Ventilation
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional on cardiovascular and thoracic surgical interventions.
- List the most common cardiothoracic surgical approaches utilized, common complications of these and advancements made in these techniques.
- Recognize the following surgical procedures: CABG, pacemaker and ICD implantation.
- Identify indications and contraindications for heart and lung transplants as well and describe the variations in how these surgeries are performed.
- List the post-operative care for heart and lung transplant patients including how risks are minimized and the rehab process.
- Identify the differences between low flow, reservoir and high flow oxygen delivery systems and give an example of each.
- List the purpose, settings and common modes of ventilators.
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Contact Hours: 3 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
Target Audience: Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapist Assistant and Speech Language Pathologist
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Criteria for Completion: Criteria for Completion: A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved.
This course is offered for 0.30 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).
Financial – Suzanne Greenwalt is employed by Belmont University and receives a salary. She receives payment from HomeCEU for the presentation of this course.
Nonfinancial – No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
No relevant conflicts of interest exist for any member of the activity planning committee
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service.
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