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

Cindy Bauer, OTR/L
5 Hours 44 Minutes
Jun 06, 2019
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Thousands of Americans suffer from cardiopulmonary related diagnoses which account for the majority of hospitalizations throughout the U.S. This comprehensive recording 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 interactive 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 is a must-see for anyone in healthcare who works with cardiopulmonary patients in any practice setting!


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Cindy Bauer, OTR/L Related seminars and products

CINDY BAUER, OTR/L, Cindy received her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Washington University in St. Louis in 1994. Over the past 24 years she has practiced in every clinical setting including home health, outpatient, skilled nursing, inpatient rehabilitation, and acute care hospitals. She has worked with clients from every background and every age group, from pediatrics to geriatrics. Through the years, Cindy has honed her skills in a number of specialty circuits including Trauma, Burns, Spinal Cord Injury, and Brain Injury but has spent the past 10 years primarily serving the high volume acute care populations of ICU, Cardiopulmonary, Orthopedics, and Med-Surg. Cindy’s approach is matter-of-fact and function-oriented, combining clinical knowledge with a personalized approach for her client’s optimal outcomes. She enjoys serving as an instructor and a mentor in each of her practice settings and has most recently spread her knowledge and experience through professional CEU courses focused on the realms of Acute Care/ICU Rehab, Hand Splinting, and Therapy for Cardiopulmonary Patients.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Cindy Bauer has an employment relationship with BJC Healthcare. She receives an honorarium from Performance Health Academy. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.  She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Cindy Bauer has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.

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  1. Describe the anatomical and physiological structures of the cardiopulmonary system, and the impact pathology and disease course have on mobility, function and independence.
  2. Compare a variety of cardiopulmonary diagnoses and the impact the diagnosis has on patient function, activity tolerance and independence.
  3. State 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. Identify and explain 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. Explain 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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