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Contemporary Management for patients with Chronic Cardiopulmonary Diseases.

Contemporary Management for patients with Chronic Cardiopulmonary Diseases.

  Contact Hours : 13 + 3 Hours

Course Description

This 2 day course emphasizes key considerations applicable to the physical and occupational therapist in effectively managing patients with chronic cardiopulmonary diseases along the spectrum of care from acute hospitalization to rehabilitation, home health and outpatient care. Disease processes for patients with heart failure, chronic obstructive and restrictive lung diseases will be presented with specific reference to its etiology, pathology, and current medical management. In addition, the course accentuates current evidence on the interacting concepts of stability, decompensation and readmissions in patients with chronic diseases. Examination and evaluation strategies, organized clinical decision making and evidenced-based treatment techniques will be emphasized to provide clinicians with a contemporary best practice approach for managing patients with chronic cardiopulmonary diseases. 

Course Objectives

  • Discuss the pathophysiological effects of heart failure, chronic obstructive and restrictive lung disease as it relates to physical and occupation therapy practice.
  • Discuss the medical management of patients with heart failure, chronic obstructive and restrictive lung diseases. 
  • Understand physiological stability as it relates to the management of patients with chronic diseases in an effort to reduce hospital readmissions. 
  • Identify the clinical interaction between stability, decompensation and readmissions in patients with chronic diseases. 
  • Describe the rationale and physiologic effects of various examination techniques to assess stability in the management of patients with chronic diseases. 
  • Value the use of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) in the management of patients with chronic cardiopulmonary diseases.
  • Utilize and assess evidenced based functional outcome measures in the management of patients with chronic cardiopulmonary diseases. 
  • Identify and document an objective problem list for patients with chronic cardiopulmonary conditions. 
  • Document realistic patient specific goals to increase activity and participation in patients with chronic cardiopulmonary conditions.
  • Develop, and describe the rationale and physiologic effects of various treatment techniques in managing patients with chronic cardiopulmonary diseases. 

Course Agenda

DAY ONE

TimeActivity
7:30 AMRegistration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 AMChronic Heart Failure and PT/OT Implications
8:55 AMBreak
9:00 AMExamination and Evaluation of Stability
9:55 AMBreak
10:00 AMChronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and PT/OT Implications
10:55 AM
Break
11:00 AM
Chronic Restrictive Lung Disease and PT/OT Implications
12:15 PMLUNCH (on your own)
1:00 PMPT/OT Pulmonary Examination
2:55 PMBreak
3:00 PMDiabetes, Arterial and Venous Diseases
4:05 PMAdjourn


DAY TWO

TimeActivity
8:00 AMFunctional Outcome Measures in Patients with Chronic Diseases
8:55 AMBreak
9:00 AM
PT/OT Evaluation - Problem Lists, Goals and Documnetation (ICF Model)
9:55 AM
Break
10:00 AM
Evidence Based Treatment Interventions
10:55 AM
Break
11:00 AMTreatment Interventions Continued
12:15 PMLUNCH (on your own)
1:00 PMCase Studies & Discussion
2:30 PMSummary
3:00 PMAdjourn

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Contact Info

Renietta Dias
PTS Program Director
743 Trago Creek Drive
Ballwin MO 63021

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