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Course Overview

Cardiovascular and heart disease are major health problems in the United States and worldwide. Over 92 million adults in the United States have at least 1 type of cardiovascular disease and 47% of adults have at least 1 of the 3 primary risk factors for heart disease. Physical and occupational therapy professionals play an important role in the screening, assessment, and treatment of individuals with cardiovascular risk factors and disease. This course will review the primary cardiovascular conditions seen in the clinic and will address treatment considerations for this population, including patient education and assessment using standardized outcome measures.

About the Course Author

Ann Elsasser-Root holds a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Pittsburgh. She has experience working as a physical therapist in multiple care settings, including skilled nursing, independent living, inpatient rehab, and outpatient orthopedic and neurology. Ann has a strong manual therapy background and has completed additional training in geriatric care, kinesiotaping, vestibular rehabilitation, and McKenzie MDT for the lumbar spine. She is most passionate about treating the older population to improve quality of life and maximize functional independence. As a curriculum designer for Relias, Ann enjoys being able to combine her clinical knowledge with her interest in research and staying up-to-date with changes and advances in the field of rehabilitation. Ann Elsasser-Root, PT DPT has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (56 Match)

  • American Occupational Therapy Association

    0.15HOURS


    Relias LLC is an approved provider of continuing education for occupational therapists by the American Occupational Therapy Association. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.


    Course approval ID# . This Distance Learning-Independent is offered at 0.15 CEUs Introductory,Category 1, 2.

  • Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy

    1.50HOURS

    This course is approved by the Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy and offered to PTs and PTAs for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Iowa Board of Physical and Occupational Therapy

    1.50HOURS

    The Iowa Bureau of Professional Licensure accepts Continuing Education hours obtained by completing online training courses related to the practice of physical therapy. This course is approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours. Disclaimer: It is the learner's responsibility to determine whether or not this course meets the specific renewal requirements established by your licensing board.
  • Massachusetts Board of Registration in Allied Health Professionals

    1.50HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Arizona Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

    1.50HOURS


    Arizona State Board of Physical Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Colorado Physical Therapy Licensure

    1.50HOURS

    The Colorado State Physical Therapy Board accepts Continuing Education courses as relevant to the licensee’s practice as a physical therapist and pertinent to his/her Learning Plan and goals. This course meets the requirements for Category I credit. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Connecticut Physical Therapy Licensing

    1.50HOURS

    The Connecticut State Board of Examiners for Physical Therapists accepts internet-based and distance learning opportunities provided such coursework is related to the practice of physical therapy. This course is approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy

    1.50HOURS


    Florida Board of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Occupational Therapists will receive 1.5 contact hours.
  • Idaho Physical Therapy Licensure Board

    1.50HOURS

    The Idaho Physical Therapy Licensure Board accepts Continuing Education courses sponsored by any section or chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Illinois Division of Professional Regulation of Physical Therapists

    1.50HOURS

    Relias LLC is an Illinois Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor, number 216.000290. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Indiana Physical Therapy Committee

    1.50HOURS

    The Indiana Physical Therapy Committee accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Kentucky Board of Physical Therapy

    1.50HOURS

    The Kentucky Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by the American Physical Therapy Association and its affiliate components. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX.
  • Louisiana Physical Therapy Board

    1.50HOURS

    This course is approved by the Louisiana Physical Therapy Board for 1.5 clinical hours.
  • Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

    1.00HOURS

    This course meets the basic criteria of the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1 CEUs.
  • Maine Physical Therapy Licensing Board

    1.50HOURS

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Michigan Board of Physical Therapy

    1.50HOURS

    The Michigan Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Minnesota State Board of Physical Therapy

    1.50HOURS

    This course is approved by the Minnesota Board of Physical Therapy for 1.5 Category 1 credits and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs.
  • Missouri Advisory Commission for Professional Physical Therapists

    1.50HOURS

    The Missouri State Board of Registration for the Healing Arts accepts Continuing Education courses sponsored/approved by any state chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Mississippi State Board of Physical Therapy

    1.50HOURS


    The Mississippi State Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education hours accrued through participation in educational activities approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This course meets approval under the Mississippi Regulation Part 3103 Rule 5.4 (1) (b).

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Montana Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

    1.50HOURS

    The Montana Board of Physical Therapy Examiners accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association as Category A activities. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

    1.50HOURS

    The North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by the American Physical Therapy Association and its affiliate components. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • North Dakota Board of Physical Therapy

    1.50HOURS

    The North Dakota Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses sponsored by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Nebraska Board of Physical Therapy

    1.50HOURS

    The Nebraska State Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses relating to the theory or clinical application of theory pertaining to the practice of physical therapy. This course is approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours. Disclaimer: It is the learner's responsibility to determine whether or not this course meets the specific renewal requirements established by your licensing board.
  • New Hampshire Board of Physical Therapy

    1.50HOURS

    The New Hampshire Physical Therapy Governing Board recognizes the completion of distance learning courses as maintenance of continuing competence. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • New Jersey State Board of Physical Therapy

    1.50HOURS

    This course was approved by the New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. Approval #: 1910-149. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • New Mexico Physical Therapy Board

    1.50HOURS

    The New Mexico Physical Therapy Licensing Board accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Nevada State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

    0.15HOURS

    This course has been approved by the Nevada State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. This activity is approved for 0.15 contact hours.
  • New York Physical Therapy

    1.50HOURS

    The New York State Education Department's State Board for Physical Therapy has recognized Relias Learning, LLC as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Oregon Physical Therapist Licensing Board

    1.50HOURS

    The Oregon Physical Therapist Licensing Board accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy licensing board. This course is approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours. Disclaimer: It is the learner's responsibility to determine whether or not this course meets the specific renewal requirements established by your licensing board.
  • Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy

    1.50HOURS

    Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by the American Physical Therapy Association and its affiliate components. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #2202008TX. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Georgia State Board of Physical Therapy

    1.50HOURS


    The Georgia State Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by the American Physical Therapy Association and its affiliate components. Relias is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX.

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Rhode Island Board of Physical Therapy

    1.50HOURS

    The Rhode Island Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • South Carolina Board of Physical Therapy

    1.50HOURS


    The South Carolina Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX.

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • South Dakota State Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners

    1.50HOURS

    South Dakota State Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners accepts Continuing Education courses approved by the American Physical Therapy Association and its affiliate components. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Tennessee Board of Physical Therapy (General)

    1.50HOURS


    The Tennessee Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by the American Physical Therapy Association and its affiliate components. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #2202008TX.

    This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Texas Physical Therapy Association

    1.50HOURS

    This activity is provided by The Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #1902008TX and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. This course is not approved as meeting the ethics and professional requirements for Texas physical therapists or physical therapist assistants. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Utah Board of Physical Therapy

    1.50HOURS

    The Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing accepts Continuing Education courses conducted by commercial continuing education providers. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Virginia Board of Physical Therapy

    1.50HOURS

    The Virginia Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association as Type 1 courses. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Vermont Board of Physical Therapy

    1.50HOURS

    The Vermont Office of Professional Regulation - Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by the American Physical Therapy Association and its affiliate components. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Washington Board of Physical Therapy

    1.50HOURS

    The Washington Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses that are specifically related to the practice of physical therapy, with specified goals and objectives. This course is approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours. Disclaimer: It is the learner's responsibility to determine whether or not this course meets the specific renewal requirements established by your licensing board.
  • Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing - Physical Therapy

    1.50HOURS

    The Wisconsin Physical Therapy Examining Board accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • West Virginia Board of Physical Therapy

    1.50HOURS

    This course has been approved by the West Virginia Board of Physical Therapy, approval code REL-F21-072. Approval of this course does not necessarily imply that the WV Board of Physical Therapy supports the views of the presenter or sponsor. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Wyoming Board of Physical Therapy

    1.50HOURS

    The Wyoming Board of Physical Therapy accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Delaware Examining Board of Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers

    1.50HOURS

    The Delaware Examining Board of Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Alaska Board of Physical Therapy

    1.50HOURS

    The Alaska State Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Board accepts Continuing Education courses approved by any state physical therapy association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX.. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Alabama State Board of Physical Therapy

    1.50HOURS

    The Alabama Board of Physical Therapy recognizes the completion of distance learning courses as maintenance of continuing competence. This course is approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California and offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy

    1.50HOURS


    Alabama State Board Of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290).

    Occupational Therapists will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • CA Physical Therapy Board of California

    1.50HOURS

    Relias Learning, LLC is recognized as an approved provider of continuing competency courses by the Physical Therapy Board of California. This course is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Florida Board of Physical Therapy

    1.50HOURS


    The Florida Board of Physical Therapy accepts courses approved by any state chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association. Relias Learning is a Texas CCAP Accredited Provider by the Texas Physical Therapy Association, approval #1902008TX. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.

  • Kansas Board of Healing Arts - Physical Therapy

    1.50HOURS

    This activity meets Kansas State Board of Healing Arts criteria for continuing education and is offered to PTs and PTAs for CEUs. This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours.
  • Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners

    1.50HOURS


    Arizona Board Of Occupational Therapy Examiners (CEBroker Provider #50-290).

    Occupational Therapists will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Georgia State Board of Occupational Therapy

    1.50HOURS


    Georgia State Board of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Occupational Therapists will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • South Carolina Board of Occupational Therapy

    1.50HOURS


    South Carolina Board Of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Occupational Therapists will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Louisiana State Board Medical Examiners- Occupational Therapy

    1.50HOURS


    Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners - Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Occupational Therapists will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Mississippi State Department of Health- Occupational Therapy

    1.50HOURS


    Mississippi State Department of Health- Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Occupational Therapists will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Tennessee Board of Occupational Therapy

    1.50HOURS


    Tennessee Board of Occupational Therapy (CEBroker Provider #50-290)

    Occupational Therapists will receive 1.5 contact hours for participating in this course.


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-RTS-0-MPCC
  • Hours:

    1.50
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2019-10-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2022-08-31
  • Learning Objectives:

    Describe how to assess and interpret vital signs.; Discuss precautions and considerations for care after cardiac procedures and surgery.; Identify at least 4 types of cardiovascular disease and treatment interventions for each.; Identify contraindications and precautions for therapy related to cardiovascular diagnoses.
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction
    About This Course
    Learning Objectives
    Section 2: Managing Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease
    A Major Health Problem
    Identify Risk Factors
    Precautions and Contraindications
    Vital Sign Assessment: Blood Pressure
    Blood Pressure and Exercise
    Vital Sign Assessment: Heart Rate
    Vital Sign Assessment: Respiratory Rate
    Oxygen Saturation
    Clinical Observation
    Review
    Summary
    Section 3: Cardiovascular Disease
    Defining Cardiovascular and Heart Disease
    Hypertension
    Treatment for Hypertension
    Orthostatic Hypotension
    Treatment for OH
    Atherosclerosis
    Peripheral Artery Disease
    PAD Treatment
    Aneurysm
    Review
    Summary
    Section 4: Heart Disease
    Coronary Artery Disease
    CAD Treatment
    Arrhythmia
    Arrhythmia Treatment
    Heart Failure
    Valve Disease
    Review
    Summary
    Section 5: Additional Therapy Considerations
    Outcome Measures
    Psychosocial Factors
    Patient Education
    Pacemakers and Defibrillators
    Postsurgical Rehabilitation
    Review
    Summary
    Section 6: Conclusion
    Summary
    Course Contributor
    References
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Introductory level Occupational Therapists; Physical Therapists; in the following settings: Rehabilitation Settings.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
    Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Support by completing the web form (https://www.relias.com/help) or by using the chat functionality.
    All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
    Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.