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Digital Seminar

Cardiopulmonary Therapy for the Rehab Professional: Therapeutic Interventions for All Aspects of Cardiac Care - From ICU to Outpatient

Kirsten Davin, OTD, OTR/L, ATP, SMS
Approx. 6 Hours
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Apr 19, 2021
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Digital Seminar - Also available: DVD | Live Webinar


Thousands of Americans suffer from cardiopulmonary related diagnoses which account for the majority of hospitalizations throughout the U.S. This comprehensive one-day course will offer valuable, cutting edge clinical information and explore the latest evidence-based interventions to improve functional mobility, strength, independence, and achieve desired outcomes in regards to the cardiopulmonary patient.

Designed for all practice levels, this course will provide you with an updated knowledge base for making appropriate decisions within the cardiac ICU and acute care environments, implement assessment and treatment tools, integrate existing treatment plans with progression into the plan of care, and adjust or accommodate treatment interventions across the hospital stay through transition to discharge. This course is a must-see for anyone in healthcare who works with cardiopulmonary patients in any practice setting!


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**Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of mental health professionals. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your professions standards.


Kirsten Davin, OTD, OTR/L, ATP, SMS Related seminars and products: 4

Dr. Kirsten Davin, OTDR/L, ATP, SMS, is a veteran Occupational Therapist of over 16 years with extensive experience in a variety of inpatient and acute care practice since obtaining her occupational therapy degree in 2001. She is best known for her live, national speaking tours, as she has conducted thousands of workshops and courses on the topics of splinting, seating/positioning, assistive technology, acute care assessment and intervention, and work/life balance.

Kirsten received her Doctorate in Occupational Therapy in 2007, and graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2001. She was most recently named the 2016 recipient of the VGM HME (Home Medical Equipment) Woman of the Year Award, presented at the fall MedTrade conference in Atlanta, Georgia.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Kirsten Davin receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Kirsten Davin has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.

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  1. Analyze the anatomical and physiological structures of the cardiopulmonary system, and the impact pathology and disease course have on mobility, function and independence.
  2. Evaluate a variety of cardiopulmonary diagnoses and the impact the diagnosis has on patient function, activity tolerance and independence.
  3. Appraise the critical elements of analysis and assessment in assessing and performing early mobilization with medically fragile cardiopulmonary patients.
  4. Design a comprehensive treatment plan based on thorough patient assessment for patients who present with various cardiopulmonary diagnoses.
  5. Determine the types and parameters of cardiac precautions associated with post-surgical cardiac intervention.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of at least two outcome tools available for assessment of the cardiopulmonary patient.
  7. Assess the relationship METs have regarding activity, ADL performance and exercise prescription and the role METs play in the determination of therapeutic intervention.
  8. Distinguish between the types of common ventilator settings and the correlation between each setting and the patient’s status.


  • Fundamentals of cardiopulmonary anatomy and physiology
  • Impact of pathology and disease
  • Current trends, incidence rates and hospital readmissions
  • Gender differences in cardiac disease
  • Benefits of exercise/activity vs. a sedentary lifestyle
  • Assessment of the ICU, acute care, medically complex & post-surgical physical patient
  • Objective tests -Borg, functional measures, walk tests, etc
  • Development of the treatment plan and OT & PT goal development


  • Diagnoses- MI, Valvular Disease, Arrythmias, Chest Trauma, Chronic HTN, CHF, Substance Abuse
  • Impact of diagnoses on functional mobility and independence
  • Diagnostics and Therapeutic Testing/Assessment
    • TEE
    • Cardiac Cath
    • EKG
  • Pharmacology considerations
  • Intervention & Treatment
    • Following LVA
    • Pacemakers/AICDs
    • Wound Vacs
    • Coronary Artery Bypass Options
  • Safe and successful transfers


  • Diagnoses- COPD, Pulmonary Edema, Respiratory Failure, Pneumothorax, Pleural Effusions, Emphysema
  • Pulmonary Outlook – Impact of smoking cessation, increase in vaping trends
  • Impact of diagnoses on functional mobility and independence
  • Diagnostics and Therapeutic Testing/Assessment
    • 6 Minute Walk Test
    • ABGs PFTs
    • YMCA 3 Minute Test
    • Pharmacology considerations
  • Intervention & Treatment
    • Following LVRS
    • Ventilator Placement
    • Chest Tubes
    • Supplementary O2 devices
      • Ventilator
      • CPAP
      • BiPAP
      • Venturi Mask


  • Cardiac Labs
    • Potassium
    • Hemoglobin
    • Sodium
    • Prothrombin Time
    • Anticoagulants
    • Glucose
    • & more


  • Short term vs. long term goal implementation
  • When to bring the PT/OTR back for reassessment
  • How determine appropriate goal development for the future


  • Discharge planning- Home vs intensive rehabilitation, skilled nursing, etc
  • Home exercise programs, energy conservation techniques, work simplification

Target Audience

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


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