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Seminar Details

Title: Management of Acutely Ill Patients: An Evidence Based Approach from a Cardiopulmonary Perspective (Intensive Lab)
Date(s): 7/14/2017- 7/15/2017
Time: 7:30am-4:30pm
Location/Facility: Carolinas HealthCare System Monroe
City, ST Monroe, NC
Discipline: Occupational Therapy - Physical Therapy
Subject: Geriatric Rehabilitation
Seminar Sponsor: Education Resources, Inc.
Phone Number: (800) 487-6530
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Course Speaker: Komal Deokule, PT, MSc. PT, CCS, MCSP, MPNZ, MIAP

Contact Hours: 14

Course Description:

This course gives an evidence based clinical approach to the cardiopulmonary perspective of assessment and management of acutely-ill patients (of any diagnosis) across the continuum of care. Therapists working in different settings are frequently challenged with complex patients with cardiopulmonary diagnoses or multiple systemic co-morbidities with effects on the cardiopulmonary system. This course will empower the therapist with assessment tools and understanding of the pathophysiology of cardiopulmonary conditions, to modify their therapy accordingly. The course content includes cardiopulmonary physical examination including auscultation, ABG analysis, CXR etc, exercise testing and prescription with strong emphasis on outcome measures and documenting effectiveness of therapy. Pulmonary interventions taught in this course are positioning, breathing techniques, chest clearance techniques and adjuncts of respiratory therapy like use of flutter, acapella etc.

Course Objectives: 

1. Formulate an effective cardiopulmonary assessment utilizing appropriate monitoring techniques like BP, HR, ECG monitoring, auscultation, ABG analysis, LFT, CXR and lab values.

2. Utilize various standardized outcome measures such as exercise testing, balance testing and Quality of Life questionnaire.

3. Demonstrate knowledge of individualized exercise prescription based on the exercise testing results and its modification for certain population groups.

4. Design and perform various therapeutic interventions like ACBT, postural drainage, positions for breathlessness, use of adjuncts for chest clearance like flutter, acapella etc.

5. Devise a safe and an effective plan of care for patients with different pathophysiological conditions including post operatively and relate precautions and modification of therapeutic interventions.

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