Interprofessional Evidence-Based Cardiopulmonary Management Protocols


About the Course  
According to the World Health Organization, cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death globally.?Common comorbidities, such as pulmonary disease, renal insufficiency, diabetes mellitus, and sleep disorders are also significant to understand and manage, for the optimal functional outcomes of each person living with cardiac disease. Most cardiovascular diseases can be prevented and or optimally managed by addressing behavioral risk factors such as tobacco use, unhealthy diet and obesity, physical inactivity, and harmful use of alcohol. Evidence supports the cardiac rehabilitation process to lower the risk of death and health complications for patients who have cardiac disease or who have had a cardiac event or procedure, to improve their chances of returning to an active lifestyle. This program is also effective to reduce hospital readmissions for cardiac patients.?It is critical that interprofessional practitioners are equipped with all related information, risks, and precautions to optimally progress their cardiac patients to the desired improved function.  

Learning Outcomes 
Upon completion of this course, the learner should be able to: 

  • Describe common cardiac and pulmonary disease processes and common surgical procedures.  
  • Distinguish the effects and significance of common co-morbidities and related conditions.  
  • Cite interprofessional clinical practice protocols for cardiac and pulmonary disease processes.  
  • List exercise assessment and training protocols to include limitations and monitoring systems.  

About the Presenter
Lisa Milliken MA, CCC-SLP, FNAP, CDP, RAC-CT, has served as a practitioner, regional manager, vice president, consultant, compliance director and education specialist. She has lectured at the state and national level with over 400 professional education courses on topics of importance to the interprofessional healthcare practitioner. She is a Certified Dementia Practitioner and has mentored team members across the country in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) and senior retirement communities on interprofessional clinical programming for the past 30 years. Lisa is currently the owner of Milliken Healthcare Consulting, where she teaches conferences and webinars across the country, evaluates and supervises treatment for individuals with autism, learning disabilities and intellectual disabilities and treats adults in the home health and SNF setting. She also teaches and volunteers with community programs throughout the Houston area to support caregivers of family members living with multiple disorders.?  

How to Receive Credit  

  • Watch the entire webinar, which requires a 6-hour commitment of time. 
  • At the end of the course, answer the Yes/No Affirmation question to indicate that you have completed the educational activity. 
  • Specific to Florida: A mandatory Final Examination with a passing score of 75% or higher is required. Exam questions link content to the course Learning Outcomes as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention. 
  • Provide required personal and payment information. 
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation. 
  • Print your Certificate of Completion. 

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