This course is designed to expose physical therapists and physical therapy students to the examination and treatment of patients or clients with primary or secondary cardiovascular and/or pulmonary disorders. Learners will receive instruction on best practices to integrate and apply existing evidence into comprehensive patient-client management programs. This course is designed to challenge students to differentiate and prioritize clinical findings based upon level of acuity, patient preference, and knowledge of anatomy, pathophysiology, pharmacology, and diagnostic imaging. Case scenarios will integrate principles of differential diagnosis and establishment of long term management of cardiovascular and pulmonary conditions.
10. Explain the four (4) phases of cardiac rehabilitation. Give the approximate time sequence and general emphasis of each phase of the rehabilitation.
11. Review and perform* methods to examine endurance and other relevant impairments including peripheral vascular disease (PVD, ABI*), rate pressure product (HR x SBP), PFT’s, and BMI*.
12. Utilize spreadsheets for prediction of VO2, BMI, & reference distance for 6 MWT, 1 mile walk test, I mile jog test.
Portion B Pulmonary Section – Upon completion of this course, the learner will:
1. Discern anatomical findings indicative of an underlying pathological process.
2. Accurately examine the pulmonary system through a methodical process of initial and confirmatory assessments.
3. Recognize the impact of pathology and position on respiratory physiology and breathing mechanics.
4. Select appropriate respiratory interventions based upon clinical findings, diagnostic reports, medications, and medical history.
5. Anticipate extent of pulmonary impairment based upon mode of delivery of supplemental oxygen.
6. Accurately integrate pulmonary interventions into the global assessment of functional performance for patient’s and client’s with varying levels of respiratory compromise.