Cardiovascular Disease and Mobility
(6052)


CREDIT HOURS: 2

Cardiovascular disease is a disease process that affects the heart and/or vasculature. This course, intended for intermediate learners, provides a review of cardiovascular disease, including structures and organs affected, the signs and symptoms associated with disease processes, and how these symptoms may affect mobility, quality of life and participation in therapy. It includes a review of medications used for treatment, associated side effects and precautions that may impact therapy, and strategies for safely and effectively managing these patients in therapy.

This course falls in the AOTA classification Code: Category 1; Domain of OT and Category 2; Occupational Therapy Process.

Course Goal: Participants in this course will come to understand cardiovascular disease, including structures and organs affected, the signs and symptoms associated with these disease processes and how these symptoms may affect mobility, quality of life and participation in therapy.

Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Name a life-threatening heart disorder that can affect therapy patients
  • List two diseases of the vasculature
  • Identify three risk factors for cardiac disease

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