Patients with Heart Disease in Home Health Settings:
From Vital Signs to Exercise Therapy
Course content is delivered via lecture, video, and role play. In addition, several case studies are provided throughout the lectures. The intent is to leave attendees with an enhanced understanding of the unique issues presented by patients with heart disease in home health settings. All content begins with an introduction and review of basic concepts. This subsequently crescendos into specific treatment and rehabilitation strategies tailored for home health therapists. A short post-test will be given at the end of the course.
By the end of this conference, attendees will be able to:
• Describe developing technologies potentially impacting rehabilitation at home;
• Summarize several pinnacle events influencing cardiac rehabilitation theory and practice;
• List recent heart disease incidence trends in America;
• Identify the major structures of the human heart and describe their function;
• Identify factors complicating the treatment of cardiac patients in home health settings;
• Review the common mistakes made in obtaining and documenting vital signs;
• Describe select medical and surgical approaches used in the treatment of coronary heart disease (CHD);
• Describe select medical and surgical approaches used in the treatment of congestive heart failure (CHF);
• Recognize the difference in presentation among patients with dissimilar angina pectoris types;
• Provide the names and actions of commonly used cardiac medications;
• Discuss the rationale for promoting sternal precautions post coronary artery bypass surgery
• Describe the primary elements of a safe home exercise prescription for this high-risk patient group.
About the Speaker
Donald K. Shaw, PT, PhD, D.Min.
Dr. Donald Shaw recently retired as a Professor in the University of Saint Augustine DPT Flex Program. As a collegiate educator for over 45 years, his areas of teaching expertise include cardiopulmonary physical therapy,
research design, and telehealth. Prior to his University of St. Augustine appointment, he served as a Professor of Physical Therapy at Franklin Pierce, Midwestern, and Nova Southeastern Universities. In 2002, he joined the physical therapy faculty at Texas State University where he developed the Telehealth Program. His academic career began at East Carolina University where he was an Associate Professor in the Physical Therapy Program. Clinically, he served as Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation at Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee and as Adjunct Assistant Professor at Vanderbilt University.
Dr. Shaw earned his Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Physical Education from George Williams College in Chicago, Illinois; his doctorate in Exercise Physiology from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. He received his Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. More recently, Dr. Shaw completed his D.Min. degree in Christian Apologetics at Southern Evangelical Seminary in Matthews, North Carolina.
Dr. Shaw is a Fellow and former national board member of the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. He has lectured and presented research in Argentina, Scotland, Ireland, the Peoples Republic of China, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, and throughout the United States. His published work appears widely in medical journals including the Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, Respiratory Care, Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal, Heart and Lung, Journal of Allied Health, Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, and the American Journal of Cardiology. He has received university teaching and scholarship awards.
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