Health care professionals who work anywhere in the spectrum from acute care all the way to out-patient will encounter patients with a wide variety of cardiac and pulmonary conditions. The assessment of these patients is essential as it drives the entire treatment plan moving forward. Therefore, all health care providers need to be proficient in patient assessment, in identifying cardiopulmonary risk factors, and in interventions.
This course will examine methods of preventing cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases in those that are considered high risk. This is an essential role that all health care providers should be a part of. Then the course will look at how other specific diseases impact the cardiovascular and pulmonary systems, such as kidney failure and cancer treatment. In order to provide thorough care to these patients this understanding is essential. The course will also look at specific outcome measures that are evidence based and can be used to drive cardiopulmonary patient assessment and treatment. Lastly, specific acute care treatment interventions will be discussed.
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- Airway Clearance Techniques:
- Postural drainage
- Coughing techniques
- Acute Care Interventions:
- Breathing Strategies & Exercises
- Patient Education
- Cardiopulmonary implications for specific diseases:
- diabetes mellitus
- chronic kidney disease
- cancer treatment
- Cardiovascular risk factor prevention:
- primary prevention
- secondary prevention
- Functional Outcome Measures:
- Chair rise test
- Seated step test
- 2 minute step test
- Modified shuttle test
- Timed up and go
- Gait speed
- Quality of Life Outcome Measures:
- The Seattle Angina Questionnaire
- The Kansas City Cardiomyopathy Questionnaire
- The Chronic Respiratory Disease Questionnaire
- The COPD Assessment Tool
- The Cystic Fibrosis Quality of Life Scale
- The Walking Impairment Questionnaire
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional on cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases in patients that are considered high risk.
- Identify three of the airway clearance techniques discussed and explain the procedure for each.
- List 3 of the breathing techniques discussed and explain how each would be performed and what the indication of each is.
- Identify the role that at least 3 other diseases have on the cardiopulmonary system
- Identify the differences between primary and secondary prevention and discuss the purpose and benefits to each of these.
- Recognize the purpose of each of the outlined outcome measures and describe how these are important clinically.
- List the indications of each of the listed quality of life outcome measures and explain how each one can be used clinically.
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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.