NAME THAT COURSE CONTEST!
Thank you to all the therapists from our community who offered such great title suggestions for our new upcoming lab intensive acute care course offered by internationally respected Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Clinical Specialist Komal Deokule, PT, MSc.PT, CCS, MCSP, MPNZ, MIAP
We used all your suggestions and in collaboration with Komal the final title is:
Management of Acutely Ill Patients: An Evidence Based Approach from a Cardiopulmonary Perspective
Congratulations to Doreen the winner of our random drawing. She receives a free spot in a course of her choosing.
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.