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Cardiopulmonary Therapy for the Rehab Professional
Cardiopulmonary Therapy for the Rehab Professional


When:  Friday, February 22, 2019 at 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

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Course Description:

Thousands of Americans suffer from cardiopulmonary related diseases which account for a majority of hospitalizations throughout the U.S. Managing those patients adequately can play a critical role in the course of their hospitalizations and can also impact future re-admissions for symptoms related to underlying cardiac and pulmonary illnesses. Even with the increased use of medications to control cholesterol and drug eluding stents, there is still an epidemic of cardiac disease in this country. In addition, while smoking is trending downward it is still the number one cause of COPD and lung cancer. Rehab and allied health professionals can play a pivotal role in the care of these patients to help reduce length of stay, improve functional mobility, and educate patients about the importance of staying active and managing their disease(s) to prevent frequent hospitalization.

This comprehensive one-day seminar will provide valuable clinical information to effectively manage patients with cardiopulmonary issues. Participants will learn about up-to-date research in cardiac care and be able to identify gender differences in relation to cardiac symptoms. Anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, post-surgical care, and 12-lead EKG interpretation will be discussed and a practical lab component will review auscultation, heart sounds, and assessment techniques for cardiopulmonary patients. Questions related to exercise prescription and progression will also be addressed.

  1. Review cardiac and pulmonary anatomy and physiology.
  2. Discuss the effect of cardiovascular disease on functional mobility.
  3. Recognize gender differences and their relationship to cardiac symptoms.
  4. Evaluate evidence-based literature related to cardiopulmonary therapy and its impact.
  5. Examine surgical interventions and acute and post-operative care from a rehabilitation point of view.
  6. Design a care plan based on cardiac and pulmonary diagnoses and specific needs to improve patient outcomes.
  7. Study auscultation, heart sounds, and the most up-to-date assessment techniques for cardiopulmonary patients.
  8. Assess cardiopulmonary pharmacology and the effects of certain medications.
  9. Explore exercise prescription, progression, and D/C planning.
  10. Educate patients about the importance of staying active and how to best manage their disease(s).

Synopsis Of Current Research
  • Cardiopulmonary anatomy and physiology
  • Fetal and adult cardiac anatomy
Epidemiology Of Cardiopulmonary Disease
  • Impact on community hospitals
  • Gender differences in cardiac disease
  • Shock states and role of therapy
  • Review of current research
Clinical Assessment
  • Impact of disease states on functional mobility
  • Acute care and post-surgical physical therapy
  • 12-Lead EKG
  • Cardiopulmonary pharmacology
    • What is the impact on rehabilitation?
    • Physiological changes and the effects of certain medications
Post-Surgical Interventions
  • Phase II Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Progressing exercise and D/C planning
  • Case Studies
    • COPD
  • Hands-On Lab
    • Cardiopulmonary assessment
Target Audience

  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Respiratory Care Practitioners and Therapists
  • Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Specialists
  • Physician Assistants
  • Exercise Physiologists
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Cardiac Nurses
  • Rehabilitation Nurses
  • Athletic Trainers


Cindy Bauer, OTR/L
Cindy received her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Washington University in St. Louis in 1994. Over the past 24 years, she has practiced in every clinical setting including home health, outpatient, skilled nursing, inpatient rehabilitation, and acute care hospitals. She has worked with clients from every background and every age group, from pediatrics to geriatrics. Through the years, Cindy has honed her skills in a number of specialty circuits including Trauma, Burns, Spinal Cord Injury, and Brain Injury but has spent the past 10 years primarily serving the high-volume acute care populations of ICU, Cardiopulmonary, Orthopedics, and Med-Surg. Cindy’s approach is matter-of-fact and function-oriented, combining clinical knowledge with a personalized approach for her client’s optimal outcomes. She enjoys serving as an instructor and a mentor in each of her practice settings and has most recently spread her knowledge and experience through professional CEU courses focused on the realms of Acute Care/ICU Rehab, Hand Splinting, and Therapy for Cardiopulmonary Patients.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Cindy Bauer has an employment relationship with BJC Healthcare. She receives an honorarium from Performance Health Academy. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Cindy Bauer has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
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Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.

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Athletic Trainers
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PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers. This program has been approved for a maximum of 6.0 hours of Category A continuing education.

Exercise Physiologists
ASEP members will earn 5.0 CECs for full attendance at this seminar. The ASEP allows members to earn a maximum of 10 CECs in any one 5 year period.

Respiratory Care Practitioners
This program has been approved for 6.33 contact hours Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care, 9425 N. MacArthur Blvd. Suite 100 Irving TX 75063. Course #180962000 . Full attendance is required to receive a certificate of successful completion.

Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Clinical Nurse Specialists
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PESI, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses in full attendance will earn 6.0 contact hours. Partial contact hours will be awarded for partial attendance.

Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants
PESI, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. Provider #: 3322. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6.0 contact hours or .6 CEUs in the Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process. Partial credit will be issued for partial attendance. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Course Level: Intermediate.

Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants
This activity consists of 6.0 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. CE requirements for physical therapists vary per state/jurisdiction. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.

Physician Assistants
This program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 6.0 hours of clinical Category I CME credit by the American Academy of Physician Assistant Review Panel. Physician assistants should claim only those hours actually spent participating in the CME activity. This program was planned in accordance with AAPA’s CME Standards for Live Programs and for Commercial Support of Live Programs.

Other Professions
This activity qualifies for 360 minutes of instructional content as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.

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