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Cardiopulmonary Therapy for the Rehab Professional
DVD Video
$219.99 USD
Product Details
DVD Video - 4+ hours   Instructions
5 hr 59 min
Multi-disc video recording with electronic manual and instructions
CE Available:
Yes, See CE credit tab for complete continuing education details
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  1. Review cardiac and pulmonary anatomy and physiology
  2. Discuss the effect of cardiovascular disease on functional mobility
  3. Recognize gender differences and their relationship to cardiac symptoms
  4. Evaluate evidence-based literature related to cardiopulmonary therapy and its impact
  5. Examine surgical interventions and acute and post-operative care from a rehabilitation point of view
  6. Design a care plan based on cardiac and pulmonary diagnoses and specific needs to improve patient outcomes
  7. Study auscultation, heart sounds, and the most up-to-date assessment techniques for cardiopulmonary patients
  8. Assess cardiopulmonary pharmacology and the effects of certain medications
  9. Explore exercise prescription, progression, and D/C planning
  10. Educate patients about the importance of staying active and how to best manage their disease(s)
  • Cardiopulmonary anatomy and physiology
  • Fetal and adult cardiac anatomy
  • Impact on community hospitals
  • Gender differences in cardiac disease
  • Shock states and role of therapy
  • Review of current research
  • Impact of disease states on functional mobility
  • Acute care and post-surgical physical therapy
  • 12-Lead EKG
  • Cardiopulmonary pharmacology
  • What is the impact on rehabilitation?
  • Physiological changes and the effects of certain medications
  • Phase II Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Progressing exercise and D/C planning
  • COPD
  • Cardiopulmonary assessment


Patrick O’Connor, MPT, CCS, MBA, is a Physical Therapist with 13 years of experience working in the acute care setting both as a clinician and as Director of Rehab Services. Much of his cardiac experience has been working with patients’ post-coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), valve repair, and valve replacement surgeries in the CVICU setting. Mr. O’Connor received his master’s degree in Physical Therapy from Hahnemann University and has served as a Cardiopulmonary Clinical Specialist with the APTA since 2003. Mr. O’Connor lectured at the University of Delaware graduate physical therapy program and is an adjunct professor in cardiopulmonary physical therapy at Drexel University and the University of Sciences in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is also active in the community directing a Pro Bono Physical Therapy clinic in West Philadelphia and is a member of the stroke committee for Mercy Philadelphia Hospital, a member of the Mercy Health System of Southeastern Pennsylvania.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Patrick O’Connor has an employment relationship with Mercy Philadelphia Hospital. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Patrick O’Connor has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
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Illinois Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants: PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270. This self-study course qualifies for 5.5 CE credit hours.

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  • Physical Therapists
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  • Occupational Therapists
  • Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Respiratory Care Practitioners and Therapists
  • Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Specialists
  • Physician Assistants
  • Exercise Physiologists
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Cardiac Nurses
  • Rehabilitation Nurses
  • Athletic Trainers