Learn to evaluate and treat the top 4 causes for readmission to the hospital: MI, CHF, Pneumonia, and COPD with central venous pressure issues as well as medical and surgical issues that impact a patient’s diagnosis, evaluation, and prognosis to inform your treatment and clinical skills.
Treating the Cardiac Patient: Decrease Re-Admissions Promote Optimal OutcomeDonna Frownfelter
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Preventing hospital re-admissions is a priority whether you work in acute care, home care, or skilled/transitional care units. The top four reasons for re-admission are MI, CHF, Pneumonia, and COPD with Central Venous Pressure issues. Through complex case analysis of these conditions, you will be armed with the skills needed to make decisions quickly and independently to preserve a patient’s safety and enable them to reach their full potential to help prevent hospital re-admissions. You will learn strategies to educate treat and motivate patients to achieve optimal health and outcomes.
Medical and surgical issues that impact the patient’s examination, evaluation and interventions, as well as the patient’s prognosis and outcomes, will be discussed. Through case, analysis and clinical problem-solving participants will be given an opportunity to decide which impairments are significant and how they can alter their interventions to take the dysfunction into consideration. Clinical monitoring and parameters for safe exercise given a cardiac impairment will be explored.
Participants will be able to apply course learning immediately to:
• Differentiate normal vs. abnormal cardiovascular function and response to exercise.
• Perform an appropriate basic examination of the cardiovascular and pulmonary system.
• Summarize the examination/assessment to developing appropriate therapy interventions to prevent re-admissions.
• Identify treatment interventions for complex cardiac patients to achieve full potential safely
Donna Frownfelter, DPT, CCS, RRT, FCCP is an internationally known consultant, teacher, practitioner and author. She is best known for the widely used text,coauthored with Elizabeth Dean PhD, PT, Principles and Practice of Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy 5th edition, 2012. In addition Dr. Frownfelter co-authored Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Patterns, Guide to PT Practice with Dr. Marilyn Moffat, 2007. Dr. Frownfelter’s experience ranges from NICU, to medical/surgical critical care in large medical centers to Skilled Nursing and Home Care. She has worked with the school systems integrating and educating re: children with asthma and children that are ventilator assisted in the classroom and participation in the community. She is currently very involved with patient groups through the Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago and other special groups to promote Mindful Breathing and Self Care. She has taught CVP Physical Therapy for over 35 years at Northwestern University Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences and is currently full time faculty at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, the College of Health Professions, Physical Therapy Department. Rosalind Franklin University is a proponent on Interprofessional Team Practice and Dr. Frownfelter has been very involved with that concept for maximal patient outcomes. She is also the Program Director for their online Transition Doctor of Physical Therapy program.
Disclosure: Financial: Donna Frownfelter receives a speaking fee from Education Resources as well as royalties from Mosby Publishers. Non Financial: She has no non financial relationships to disclose
“Donna is an excellent presenter-very clear and concise with great support materials. Small group labs reinforced a lot of the information as well.” -B Curtis, OTR
"This is one of the most relevant courses on the market for practitioners of adult clients. Donna gave practical treatment tips as well as detailed disease process education expected of a top university professor. I would highly recommend this course to any therapist." -M McKamy, OTA
"Donna is upbeat and fun. She has an effective and educational course that gave me confidence in new skills. I highly recommend taking her course!" -M Houghton, PTA
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Approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association #3043 for 13 contact hours (1.3 CEU's) - Intermediate level. Occupational Therapy Process: Assessment, Intervention.The assignment of AOTA CEU's does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA. NBCOT professional development provider - 13 PDU's.
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