Treating the Cardiac Patient: Decrease Re-Admissions Promote Optimal Outcomes

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Preventing hospital re-admissions is a priority whether you work in acute care, home care, or skilled/transitional care units. The top four reasons for re-admission are MI, CHF, Pneumonia and COPD with Central Venous Pressure issues. Through complex case analysis of these conditions you will be armed with the skills needed to make decisions quickly and independently to preserve a patient’s safety and enable them to reach their full potential to help prevent hospital re-admissions. You will learn strategies to educate treat and motivate patients to achieve optimal health and outcomes.

Medical and surgical issues that impact the patient’s examination, evaluation and interventions, as well as the patient’s prognosis and outcomes will be discussed. Through case analysis and clinical problem-solving participants will be given an opportunity to decide which impairments are significant and how they can alter their interventions to take the dysfunction into consideration. Clinical monitoring and parameters for safe exercise given a cardiac impairment will be explored.

Participants will be able to apply course learning immediately to:

  • Differentiate normal vs. abnormal cardiovascular function and response to exercise.
  • Perform an appropriate basic examination of the cardiovascular and pulmonary system.
  • Summarize the examination/assessment to developing an appropriate therapy intervention to prevent re-admissions.
  • Identify treatment interventions for complex cardiac patients to achieve full potential safely