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Course Overview

When working in pulmonary rehab, you will encounter many different respiratory pathologies and unique challenges associated with these pathologies. This webinar is designed to provide participants with basic knowledge of thoracic cage abnormalities and thoracic surgeries, and the effects on respiratory function. This webinar will discuss treatment recommendations and key components of a pulmonary rehabilitation program for patients with thoracic cage abnormalities and those who are preparing for or who have undergone thoracic surgery. Exercise considerations for these patient populations will also be discussed.

About the Course Author

Janie worked for over 25 years in the field of pulmonary rehabilitation and management as a nursing Clinical Practice Leader. Previous experience includes general medical nursing, respiratory intensive care nursing, staff education in critical care nursing, and teaching in academic settings. She has considerable speaking experience in pulmonary disease management and reimbursement issues related to pulmonary rehabilitation. Janie Knipper, RN, MA, MAACVPR 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 (5 Match)

  • American Occupational Therapy Association


    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# Blanket Providership Approval Pre-2020. This Distance Learning-Independent is offered at 0.1 CEUs Introductory,Category 1 & 2.

  • Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners


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


    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 1.25 contact hours.
  • Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision


    Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee has approved this course under Category B. Approval # 202111218. This activity is approved for 1.25 contact hours.
  • Texas Physical Therapy Association


    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 1.25 contact hours.

Course Details
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  • Learning Objectives:

    Discuss diseases that alter the structure of the chest wall and affect the function of the respiratory pump.; Discuss exercise prescription considerations for this patient population.; Discuss surgical procedures of the thorax.; Identify the educational components of a pulmonary rehabilitation program individualized to the patient with thoracic cage abnormalities and pre/post thoracic surgery.
  • Outline:

    Section 1: Introduction A. Learning Objectives Section 2: Thoracoskeletal Restrictive Lung Disease A. Scoliosis B. Kyphosis C. Kyphoscoliosis D. Ankylosing Spondylitis E. Post-Polio Syndrome (PPS) F. Knowledge Check G. Considerations for Thoracoskeletal Abnormalities H. Education Considerations for Thoracoskeletal Abnormalities I. Nutritional Considerations J. Knowledge Check Section 3: Thoracic Surgeries A. Thoracic Surgery B. Lung Volume Reduction Surgery (LVRS) (Reduction Pneumoplasty) C. Benefits of LVRS D. Clinical Outcomes of LVRS E. Candidates for LVRS F. Bronchoscopic Lung Volume Reduction G. Lung Cancer H. Lung Cancer Considerations I. Thoracic Surgery for Lung Cancer J. Benefits of PR in Lung Cancer K. PR Considerations in Lung Cancer L. PR During and After Chemotherapy for Lung Cancer M. Preoperative Components of PR N. Lung Transplant: Who Is a Candidate? O. Allocation of Organs P. Pre-Lung Transplantation (LT) PR Q. Post-Lung Transplantation PR R. Transition from PT to Inpatient PR S. Signs and Symptoms of Rejection T. Reinforcement of Education Regarding Post-op and Long-term Risk U. Common Psychosocial Stressors V. Common Stressors of Caregivers Section 4: Exercise Prescription Considerations A. Exercise Prescription Considerations: Thoracoskeletal Deformities B. Case Example: Combined Restrictive and Obstructive Disease C. Symptoms-Limited Treadmill GXT D. 6MWD E. Exercise Prescription Considerations F. General Thoracic Surgical Considerations for Exercise Training G. Phase I PR Considerations for Surgical Patients H. Phase II PR Considerations for Surgical Patients I. Phase III PR Considerations for Surgical Patients J. Exercise Considerations Post-Lung Transplant K. Summary L. References
  • Target Audience:

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

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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  • 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.