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Geriatric Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Dysfunction and Intervention

presented by Tamara Gravano, PT, DPT, EdD

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Financial: Tamara Gravano receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Non-Financial: Tamara Gravano has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.

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Video Runtime: 88 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 24 Minutes

Many geriatric patients/clients experience cardiovascular and pulmonary (CVP) dysfunction. Depending on the severity, CVP dysfunction can severely limit aerobic capacity and participation in everyday activities. This course will assist the learner in developing sound rationale for a skilled treatment plan of care for those with varying degrees of CVP dysfunction. This course is primarily intended for physical therapists but may be useful for other inpatient health care providers.

Meet Your Instructor

Tamara Gravano, PT, DPT, EdD

Dr. Gravano is an associate professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program and is the director of survey research at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. She earned her BHS, MSPT, and transitional DPT from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida, and completed her EdD in Leadership Studies (emphasis in Higher Education…

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1. The Factors That Influence the Aerobic Capacity of the Geriatric Patient/Client

This chapter is a general introduction to the various systematic changes that influence aerobic capacity, as well as other relevant nonphysiological factors.

2. Evaluation Techniques

This chapter will explain and demonstrate use of effective evaluation techniques/tools for geriatric patients/clients with CVP dysfunction in various treatment settings.

3. Intervention and Goals

This chapter will focus on the creation of a plan of care designed to improve CVP function for geriatric patients/clients with CVP dysfunction in various treatment settings.

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