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Digital Seminar

Cardiac Rehabilitation: Successful Treatment Plans, Overcoming Obstacles & the Latest Technology-Based Modalities

Karyn Gallivan
5 Hours 50 Minutes
Audio and Video
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Feb 13, 2015
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  • The Essentials of An Individualized Treatment Program
  • What are the Contraindications you MUST Know?
  • The Latest AACVPR Updates
  • Supporting Patient Adherence
  • Measuring Patient Outcomes for Progress
  • Inpatient vs. Outpatient Criteria
  • The Latest Reimbursement Changes: How Confident are You?
  • The Future of Technology Use in Cardiac Rehabilitation

This dynamic one-day event will provide you with the intricacies of developing, maintaining and continuing an effective cardiac rehabilitation program. Karyn Gallivan will explore ways to increase referrals and support patient adherence while in a cardiac rehabilitation program. How confident are you in your performance improvement processes? Are you meeting the current billing/qualifying standards out there? Most importantly, do you have the right equipment, staff, and tools, to promote optimal patient outcomes from services? The most up-to-date information will be presented including insurance reforms and strategies to increase reimbursement. Karyn will incorporate interesting case studies to highlight key take away messages throughout the day. Make plans now to attend. We understand how busy you are... and guarantee this program will prove to be immediately of value as you return the next day to the patients entrusted to your care!


Designing a Cardiac Rehab Program

  • Equipment needs – must haves/nice to haves
  • Covering the bases – addressing aerobic, resistance and flexibility needs
  • Limitations of space to consider
  • Departmental staffing (acuity/census)

Cardiac Rehabilitation: Individualized Treatment Plans

  • Key considerations for exercise programs
  • Patient goals to reduce further cardiac risk
  • Exercise prescription for aerobic and resistance training in the cardiac patient
  • Contraindications you MUST be aware of

Evidence-Based Practice Changes

  • Core competencies to incorporate the current best practices
  • The latest AACVPR updates
  • Process improvement initiatives to “drive” success

Demonstrating Patient Outcomes

  • Establishing initial goals for the patient
  • Quantifying/measuring patient progress
  • Is the patient ready for discharge?
  • Collaborating with the patient on a plan for home
  • Anticipated and realistic quality of life

Inpatient vs. Outpatient Phases

  • Phase 1 – The acute phase
    • How to capture different diagnoses
  • Phase 2 – The subacute phase
    • When to start
    • Continuing patients towards progress
    • The concern with re-admissions
  • Phase 3 – Intensive outpatient
    • Strategies to encourage patient commitment at this phase
  • Phase 4 – Independent ongoing conditioning
    • The ultimate goal

Specialized Needs by Cardiac Diagnosis/Patient

  • Status post stent
  • Acute myocardial infarction
  • Heart transplant
  • Angina
  • CHF
  • CABG
  • COPD
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Women
  • Older Adults

Overcoming Key Obstacles

  • Insurance
    • Obama Care
    • Do you understand all the changes?
    • CMS coverage vs. private insurance
    • Making insurance coverage work for you
  • Reimbursement
    • Number of sessions
    • Continuing to qualify for services
    • Relieving the physician offices
  • Physician Referrals
    • How to educate/market to increase referrals
    • Getting the physician to “buy” in to Cardiac Rehab
    • Easing physician burden on Medical Supervision requirements
  • Patient Challenges
    • Depression
    • Smoking Cessation
    • Commitment to lifestyle changes – Exercise/Diet
    • Motivation
    • Adherence to pharmacological therapies
    • Risk factor management
  • New Exercise Modalities
    • Skype appointments/monitoring
    • Virtual reality
    • Making the most of available technology


  • Analyze the functional benefits of cardiac rehabilitation for a variety of specific patient types.
  • Differentiate between the goals, outcomes, and coverage considerations between inpatient and outpatient cardiac rehabilitation programs.
  • Develop strategies to promote patient adherence following completion of a formal cardiac rehabilitation program.
  • Formulate effective interventions to the common and less common obstacles in cardiac rehabilitation.
  • Analyze current insurance and other payment sources pertinent to cardiac rehabilitation coverage.
  • Construct a plan for the future of cardiac rehabilitation services.

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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing and passing the on-line post-test evaluation). 

Continuing Education Information:  Listed below are the continuing education credit(s) currently available for this non-interactive self-study package. Please note, your state licensing board dictates whether self-study is an acceptable form of continuing education. Please refer to your state rules and regulations. If your profession is not listed, please contact your licensing board to determine your continuing education requirements and check for reciprocal approval. For other credit inquiries not specified below, please contact or 800-844-8260 before the event.

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

Cardiovascular Technology Professionals

Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI) recognizes programs and providers approved by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC). This self-study package will qualify for 6.0 contact hour.

California Nurses

PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of  Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 6.0 self-study contact hours. 

** You will need to provide your license number to PESI. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.

Florida Nurses

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 6.0 self-study contact hours.

Iowa Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 7.2 self-study contact hours. Please email with your license number, include the title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.

Florida Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

CE Broker

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number #50-399. This course qualifies for 6.0 self-study continuing education credits.

California Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers. This self-study lecture qualifies for 6.0 continuing competency hours.

Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This self-study course consists of 6.0 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. CE requirements for physical therapists vary by state/jurisdiction. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.

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 6.0 CE credit hours.

New York Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department, State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider for physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education. This self-study course qualifies for 7.2 contact hours.

Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 6.0 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.



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Karyn Gallivan, MS, ATC, CSCS, NSCA-CPT, NASM-CPT, is a certified athletic trainer with over 25 years of experience in education, clinical rehabilitation, strength & conditioning and post-rehab training of patients with metabolic and orthopedic conditions.  With training in cardiovascular and exercise physiology, Karyn works with a team of health professionals to provide individualized exercise programming and lifestyle change programs for cardiac rehab patients, as well as personal fitness training.  Very often the key to success for cardiac rehab patients is addressing the challenges (and co-morbidities) that each patients presents with.  In this regard, much of her time is spent addressing these challenges through all phases of the rehab process –including addressing co-morbidities with the patient and their family.  Karyn works to train and educate the whole person using a balanced approach to design safe and effective programs that will strengthen "weak links" and lead to an enhanced level of health and fitness.

With international speaking experience, Karyn also spends much of her time teaching exercise physiology and rehabilitation to our future health professionals.  She has completed doctoral studies in exercise physiology and educational leadership, and is a PhD Student–concentrating on strategies to bridge the gap between health care and the level of patient commitment, and long-term compliance that is necessary for these interventions to be successful.  Karyn is delighted to share valuable insights she has collected from her vast experiences working with patients throughout all phases of cardiac rehabilitation.


Financial: Karyn M. Gallivan is an Instructor in the Sport and Health Science Program at American Public University. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Karyn M. Gallivan has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.  

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Target Audience

Athletic Trainers, Cardiovascular Technology Professionals, Registered Dietitians & Dietetic Technicians, Exercise Physiologists, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists/Physical Therapist Assistants, Physician Assistants, and other Healthcare Professionals



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Satisfaction Guarantee
Your satisfaction is our goal and our guarantee. Concerns should be addressed to: PO Box 1000, Eau Claire, WI 54702-1000 or call 1-800-844-8260.

ADA Needs

We would be happy to accommodate your ADA needs; please call our Customer Service Department for more information at 1-800-844-8260.

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