presented by Richard Severin PT
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Richard Severin PT, DPT, PhD(c), CCS
Rich Severin PT, DPT, is a board-certified cardiovascular and pulmonary clinical specialist. Dr. Severin graduated from the University of Miami with his doctor of physical therapy degree in 2013, followed by a cardiopulmonary residency at the William S. Middleton VA Medical Center/University of Wisconsin-Madison, and orthopedic residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC).…Read full bio
1. Physiology and Pathophysiology Review
Registrants will review the pathophysiological mechanisms of cardiovascular disease to better appreciate the disease processes observed in clinic, and gain an understanding of how common cardiovascular diseases may influence the response to interventions provided in clinical practice.
2. Prevalence and Common Symptoms
To further appreciate the importance of a cardiovascular examination, registrants will learn the prevalence of cardiovascular diseases in physical therapy practice, based on epidemiological studies. In order to develop clinical pattern recognition, a detailed presentation of common signs and symptoms will be presented for common cardiovascular syndromes and conditions.
3. Clinical Examination Techniques
Registrants will obtain competency with the examination techniques in order to perform a thorough vascular examination. These techniques include blood pressure (seated, standing, during exercise), palpation of arterial pulses, palpation of the chest, capillary refill, Bueger's test, and a metronome test.