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Treatment of Congestive Heart Failure in Outpatient Physical Therapy Settings

Treatment of Congestive Heart Failure in Outpatient Physical Therapy Settings
Target Audience: PT, PTA, RN
Levels: PT/PTA: Intermediate
RN: Intermediate
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Congestive heart failure is one of the leading causes of hospital admission,
morbidity and mortality. Incidence and frailty risk is elevated in heart failure patients. Understanding medical complexity can be daunting and lead many clinicians to under-treat out of fear of adverse events. Physical therapists play a critical role in treatment of heart failure patients. This course aims to improve understanding of medical complexity, medical management, clinical assessment and effective interventions to improve clinical outcomes and reduce morbidity and mortality for heart failure patients.

In order to receive credit for this webinar participants must attend the webinar for the full duration, complete the quiz with a minimum score of 70%, and complete the participant survey.

Those who do not pass initially are given the opportunity to re-take the quiz.

Meet Your Instructor

James Carlson, MPT, CCS James Carlson, MPT, CCS
Mr. Carlson received a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology (1996) and his Masters in Physical Therapy (1999) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has delivered numerous CE courses on cardiopulmonary rehabilitation for the WPTA and University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. In 2015, he instructed a course entitled Cardiopulmonary Essentials: Applications to Clinical Practice for the Army-Baylor DPT program as a distinguished lecturer. He has been an Honorary Associate/Fellow for the University of Wisconsin – Madison since 2009, where he has been the lead instructor for The Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Aspects of PT course. He received his Cardiopulmonary Clinical Specialist Certification through the APTA in 2012. He developed the curriculum and serves as the lead mentor for the William S. Middleton VA’s Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Residency program. For the past 18 years he has served as the Lead PT for the William S. Middleton VA Hospital’s Heart and Lung Transplant program and Cardiopulmonary Specialty Clinic.

Learning Objectives

  • Differentiate the pathophysiology between systolic and diastolic heart failure
  • Understand medical management of systolic and diastolic heart failure
  • Recognize signs, symptoms and those at risk for decompensated heart failure
  • Understand exercise hemodynamic considerations for clinical decision making 
  • Utilize medical diagnostic testing to assist with clinical decision making 
  • Demonstrate a stepwise approach for assessment and treatment of the heart failure patient


5:00pm-5:30pm Chapter 1: Pathophysiology & Medical Management
5:30pm-5:55pm Chapter 2: Decompensated Heart Failure
5:55pm-6:15pm Chapter 3: Exercise Response in Heart Failure
6:15pm-6:25pm Break
6:25pm-6:50pm Chapter 4: Clinical Assessment and Treatment
6:50pm-7:10pm Chapter 5: Using Diagnostic Testing for Clinical Decision Making
7:10pm-7:40pm Chapter 6: Case Studies
7:40pm-7:45pm Break
7:45pm-8:15pm Question & Answer Session

Nov 12, 2019

5:00pm – 8:15pm (EST)

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