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Pulmonary Rehabilitation Certificate Course




Pulmonary rehabilitation is an important aspect of managing chronic pulmonary disease. It can help improve quality of life, increase exercise capacity, improve symptoms of shortness of breath and help manage anxiety and depression for persons with chronic respiratory diseases.. A vital part of a successful pulmonary rehabilitation program is the skill and knowledge of its healthcare providers. This program, developed jointly by the AARC and AACVPR, provides pulmonary rehabilitation specialists the knowledge necessary to be an effective member of the pulmonary rehabilitation team.

Criteria for successful completion includes viewing all course videos in their entirety. As this course provides the participant with a certificate, a 60-question post-course test is required to complete the course. Successful completion of the course test requires scoring 70% or higher on the post-course test. Attendees are allowed two attempts on the post-course test.

Successful completion of this course allows the participant to use “Certificate in Pulmonary Rehabilitation, AARC/AACVPR” in their signature line and on the resume/CV.

**Please note that this program requires the participant to view the entire intro video prior to taking the final quiz and obtaining a course certificate.**
2020

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91)
Activity #22805
Approval valid through 12/02/2021
Approved for 12.0 contact hours


Approved for 12.00 CRCE Hours.





SEMINAR OBJECTIVES


Define pulmonary rehabilitation and its impact on chronic lung disease
Explain the pathophysiology of COPD and appropriate interventions
Explain the pathophysiology of non-COPD obstructive lung diseases, restrictive lung diseases, vascular lung disease and post-lung transplant patients and appropriate interventions
Identify currently available pulmonary medications and their indications
Describe the physiological benefit of supplemental oxygen
Discuss exercise assessment, prescription, and training in Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Explain the scientific factors supporting tobacco cessation
Describe the effects of malnutrition on patients with pulmonary disease
Identify components of psychosocial assessment in rehabilitation, including psychosocial screeners
Describe collaborative self-management in pulmonary rehabilitation
Describe the foundational concepts of outcomes in healthcare



CHAPTERS
Welcome to the course

This video introduces the learner to the AARC and AACVPR Pulmonary Rehabiltiation Certification course.

This video is approximately 2 minutes in length.


Speaker Information

Disclosures:
There is no conflict of interest for anyone with the ability to control content for this activity except for:
Brian Carlin MD: The presenter discloses relationships with Sunovion, Monaghan, GlaxoSmithKline, Nonin, and Philips Respironics, Inc.
Richard Casaburi MD, MEng, PhD: The presenter discloses relationships with Boehringer Ingelheim, Novartis, GlaxoSmithKline, and Astra Zeneca.
Kent Eichenauer PsyD, FAACVPR: This presenter discloses that he is a co-author of the psychological screener, the Psychosocial Risk Factor Survey.
Kim Eppen PT, PhD: This presenter discloses a relationship with Relias Learning.
Chris Garvey FNP, MSN, MPA, MAACVPR: This presenter discloses a relationship with Boehringer Ingelheim.


Pulmonary Rehabilitation

This presentation will define pulmonary rehabilitation and describe the essential components of a comprehensive pulmonary rehabilitation program.

At the end of this presentation, the participant will be able to

Define pulmonary rehabilitation
Describe the essential components of a comprehensive pulmonary rehabilitation program
Explain the benefits of pulmonary rehabilitation

This video is approximately 1 hour and 13 minutes in length.


Speaker Information

Trina Limberg BS, RRT, FAARC, MAACVPR


Pathophysiology and Assessment of COPD

This presentation will discuss the pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment strategies, and assessment components of COPD.

At the end of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

Explain the pathophysiology of COPD
Describe the methods of COPD diagnosis
Identify treatment strategies for COPD
Describe components of assessment for a patient with COPD

This video is approximately 49 minutes in length.


Speaker Information

Richard Casaburi MD, MEng, PhD


Assessment and Management of Patients other than COPD

This presentation will discuss the pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment strategies, and assessment components of non-COPD chronic pulmonary disease.

At the end of this presentation, the participant will be able to

Discuss the pathology of non-COPD obstructive lung diseases, restrictive lung diseases and vascular lung disease
Identify the educational components for patients with non-COPD obstructive lung diseases, restrictive lung diseases, vascular lung disease and post-lung transplant patients
Discuss exercise prescription for patients with non-COPD obstructive lung diseases, restrictive lung diseases, vascular lung disease and post-lung transplant patients

This video is approximately 58 minutes in length.


Speaker Information

Brian Carlin MD
Janie Knipper RN, MA, AE-C, FAACVPR


Pharmacologic Interventions

This presentation will discuss currently available pulmonary medications and their indications, delivery methods, and medication interaction.

At the end of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

List currently available pulmonary medications
Describe indications for various pulmonary medications based on scientific evidence and use in specific disease processes
Determine appropriate delivery method for inhaled medications based on patient cognition, physical ability, and preference

This video is approximately 1 hour and 23 minutes in length.


Speaker Information

Timothy Myers MBA, RRT, RRT-NPS, FAARC


Supplemental Oxygen Administration

This presentation will describe the physiologic benefit of supplemental oxygen while also assisting the health care professional in differentiating between home systems and determining the appropriate delivery system to meet patient need.

At the end of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

Describe the physiological benefit of supplemental oxygen
Differentiate between various home oxygen delivery systems
Determine appropriate delivery system to meet patient need

This video is approximately 37 minutes in length.


Speaker Information

Curt Merriman BA, RRT, CPFT


Exercise Assessment, Prescription, and Training in Pulmonary Rehabilitation

This presentation is a two-part comprehensive exercise assessment, prescription, and training in pulmonary rehabilitation module.

At the end of this presentation, the participant will be able to

Describe the purpose and relative importance of exercise testing in pulmonary rehabilitation candidates and participants
Identify appropriate exercise assessments that provide meaningful information and are recognized as acceptable options and outcomes for pulmonary rehabilitation participants
Demonstrate knowledge necessary pertaining to your area of clinical specialization in administering tests in accordance with safety and updated guidelines and/or cite resources where specific information pertaining to this area can be found
Understand the utility of the 6 Minute Walk Test (6MWT) as it relates to pulmonary rehabilitation participants
List the recommended core components for prescribing exercise
Utilize information obtained from an exercise test to guide individualized exercise prescription
Understand guidelines for prescribing exercise for endurance and resistance training for participants in pulmonary rehabilitation with chronic respiratory disease and considerations for flexibility/joint range of motion
Describe strategies that are recommended for maximizing exercise training benefits in pulmonary rehabilitation patients
Understand and implement disease specific considerations into pulmonary rehabilitation exercise training programs
Describe the AACVPR program certification documentation requirements for an individualized treatment plan related to exercise prescription.
The first part of this series is approximately 42 minutes in length and the second part is approximately 1 hour and 39 minutes in length.


Speaker Information

Kim Eppen PT, PhD
Chris Garvey FNP, MSN, MPA, MAACVPR


Tobacco Cessation

This presentation will explain the scientific factors supporting tobacco cessation, general approaches to smoking cessation, and pharmacologic agents in tobacco cessation programs.

At the end of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

Explain the scientific factors supporting tobacco cessation
Identify general approaches to smoking cessation
Explain the pharmacologic agents employed in a tobacco cessation program.

This video is approximately 23 minutes in length.


Speaker Information

Sarah Varekojis PhD, RRT, FAARC


Nutrition and Pulmonary Disease

This presentation will discuss malnutrition in the context of pulmonary disease and developing nutrition strategies for patients with pulmonary disease.

At the end of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

Describe the measurement of malnutrition
Describe the effects of malnutrition on patients with pulmonary disease
Develop a nutrition strategy for patients with pulmonary disease

This video is approximately 24 minutes in length.


Speaker Information

Karen Gregory DNP, RRT, AE-C, FAARC


Psychosocial Assessment and Intervention in Pulmonary Rehabilitation

This presentation will focus on the need for psychosocial assessment and relevant interventions for patients who are enrolled in pulmonary rehabilitation programs.

At the end of this presentation, the participant will be able to

Identify components of psychosocial assessment including psychosocial screeners
Discuss common signs and symptoms of depression and anxiety including some tools that can be applicable in the pulmonary rehabilitation program
Discuss basic tenets of Motivational
Interviewing to enhance adherence in pulmonary rehabilitation

This video is approximately 1 hour and 3 minutes in length.


Speaker Information

Maria Buckley PhD, FAACVPR
Kent Eichenauer PsyD, FAACVPR


Collaborative Self-Management

This presentation will focus on collaborating with patients enrolled in pulmonary rehabilitation to maximize success of the program.

At the end of this presentation, the participant will be able to

Describe collaborative self-management
Discuss the utility of using motivational interviewing as a health coaching strategy to guide positive behavior change and successful self-management
Discuss the importance of self-efficacy in the success of collaborative self-management
Discuss implementation of individualized collaborative self-management training in the clinical setting

This video is approximately 60 minutes in length.


Speaker Information

Janie Knipper RN, MA, AE-C
Charlotte Teneback MD


Outcomes Measurement in Pulmonary Rehabilitation

This presentation will focus on outcome measures to identify the success of pulmonary rehabilitation programs.

At the end of this presentation, the participant will be able to

Describe the foundational concepts of outcomes in healthcare
Identify the evidence-based outcomes for pulmonary rehabilitation
Identify valid and reliable instruments to measure pulmonary rehabilitation outcomes
Discuss the process considerations when measuring outcomes in pulmonary rehabilitation

This video is approximately 38 minutes in length.


Speaker Information

Gerene Bauldoff PhD RN, FAACVPR
Eileen Collins PhD, RN, FAACVPR


  • Member: $230.00
  • Non-Member: $280.00