This course provides a refresher of the anatomy of diaphragm and highlights the clinical relevance of strength and function of the diaphragm as a core stabilizer as well as its role as a thoracoabdominal pump. This course expounds on the positive effects of diaphragmatic breathing which is integral for both mental and physical recovery of a patient after mechanical ventilation. Mechanical ventilation is responsible for Ventilator Induced Diaphragm Dysfunction (VIDD); thus, this course reviews the physiological negative effects of mechanical ventilation and how physical therapists, occupational therapists, nurses, and other healthcare providers can help negate the negative effects and promote faster patient recovery. The systemic causes of diaphragm weakness are also discussed with case studies.
At the end of this course, healthcare professionals will demonstrate an improved understanding of the importance of posture and the roles of the diaphragm in gait, balance, and as a stabilizer. Professionals will be able to integrate new strategies in their practice to include patient exercises for strengthening and stretching of the diaphragm in laying, sitting, standing and ambulation through the gradual stages of rehabilitation post mechanical ventilation.
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Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional about including diaphragm rehabilitation in their practice, using appropriate techniques by evaluating the patients' current status.
- Identify the structures related to the anatomy and physiology of the diaphragm.
- Identify the physical and physiological effects of mechanical ventilation.
- Recognize differential diagnosis of diaphragm weakness.
- Identify the role of the diaphragm in posture, gait, and, core stability.
- Identify rehabilitation exercises of the diaphragm in laying, sitting, standing.
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Contact Hours: 2 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, Speech Language Pathologist, Nurse, Nursing Home Administrator, Social Worker, and Activities Professionals.
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 0.20 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).
Financial – Rina Pandya is employed by DENSO Family Health Center and receives a salary. She receives payment from HomeCEU for the presentation of this course.
Nonfinancial - no relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service
Cancellation Policy: For activity cancellation, returns, or complaint resolution, please contact Anne Osborn by email Anne@HomeCEU or by phone at 1.800.55.4CEUS (2387). We have a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Refunds will be issued for courses that have not been completed (exam not taken), or for any course that has been rejected by your board of approval. Webinar attendance must be canceled 24 hours before the scheduled start time.