Cardiopulmonary Therapy for the Rehab Professional – Patrick O’Connor



Cardiopulmonary Therapy for the Rehab Professional – Patrick O’Connor


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Patrick O’Connor
6 Hours 1 Minutes
Audio and Video
May 12, 2017


Cardiopulmonary Assessment to Manage Your Patients Effectively

Thousands of Americans suffer from cardiopulmonary related diseases which account for a majority of hospitalizations throughout the U.S. Managing those patients adequately can play a critical role in the course of their hospitalizations and can also impact future re-admissions for symptoms related to underlying cardiac and pulmonary illnesses. Even with the increased use of medications to control cholesterol and drug eluding stents, there is still an epidemic of cardiac disease in this country. In addition, while smoking is trending downward it is still the number one cause of COPD and lung cancer. Rehab and allied health professionals can play a pivotal role in the care of these patients to help reduce length of stay, improve functional mobility, and educate patients about the importance of staying active and managing their disease(s) to prevent frequent hospitalizations.

This comprehensive recording will provide valuable clinical information to effectively manage patients with cardiopulmonary issues. You will learn about up-to-date research in cardiac care and be able to identify gender differences in relation to cardiac symptoms. Anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, post-surgical care, and 12-lead EKG interpretation will be discussed and a practical lab component will review auscultation, heart sounds, and assessment techniques for cardiopulmonary patients. Questions related to exercise prescription and progression will also be addressed.




  • Cardiopulmonary anatomy and physiology
  • Fetal and adult cardiac anatomy


  • Impact on community hospitals
  • Gender differences in cardiac disease
  • Shock states and role of therapy
  • Review of current research


  • Impact of disease states on functional mobility
  • Acute care and post-surgical physical therapy
  • 12-Lead EKG
  • Cardiopulmonary pharmacology
  • What is the impact on rehabilitation?
  • Physiological changes and the effects of certain medications


  • Phase II Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Progressing exercise and D/C planning


  • COPD


  • Cardiopulmonary assessment


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Patrick O’Connor, MPT, CCS, MBA, is a Physical Therapist with 13 years of experience working in the acute care setting both as a clinician and as Director of Rehab Services. Much of his cardiac experience has been working with patients’ post-coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), valve repair, and valve replacement surgeries in the CVICU setting.  Mr. O’Connor received his master’s degree in Physical Therapy from Hahnemann University and has served as a Cardiopulmonary Clinical Specialist with the APTA since 2003. Mr. O’Connor lectured at the University of Delaware graduate physical therapy program and is an adjunct professor in cardiopulmonary physical therapy at Drexel University and the University of Sciences in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is also active in the community directing a Pro Bono Physical Therapy clinic in West Philadelphia and is a member of the stroke committee for Mercy Philadelphia Hospital, a member of the Mercy Health System of Southeastern Pennsylvania.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Patrick O’Connor has an employment relationship with Mercy Philadelphia Hospital. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Patrick O’Connor has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.

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