Who Should Attend?
Cardiovascular disease is the current leading cause of death in the United States. Most patients in the home health setting will either present with a primary or secondary cardiovascular or pulmonary diagnosis. This course will discuss the main cardiovascular and pulmonary considerations for patients in the home health setting. This includes considerations regarding most common pharmacology, functional outcomes, and exercise prescription. The most relevant up-to-date evidence on screening the cardiovascular and pulmonary systems, differential diagnosis, and appropriate PT interventions will be discussed.
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Appreciate the widespread prevalence of primary and secondary cardiovascular and pulmonary diagnoses in the home-health rehab setting.
- Improve your understanding of implications of most commonly used cardiovascular and pulmonary pharmacological agents.
- Select most appropriate functional outcome measures suitable in the home health setting for selected cardiovascular and pulmonary diagnoses.
- Effectively identify cardiovascular and pulmonary patient problems and utilize appropriate evidence-based physical therapy interventions.
This course is approved for 8 contact hours for PT/PTA in IL/IN