Advanced Heart Failure: Physical Therapy Across the Continuum of Care
Section: Cardiopulmonary Section
Session Code: CP-2C-6894
Date: Friday, January 25, 2019
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Session Type: Educational Sessions
Session Level: Advanced
Heart failure (HF) is projected to rise by 46% by 2030, which would result in more than 8 million people with a diagnosis of HF. Patients with HF who also have had a hospital stay have decreased quality of life, increased physical deficits, and increased rate of mortality. While there is a wealth of literature about the diagnosis, signs and symptoms, benefits, and the prescription of physical therapy for patients with stable HF, there is a lack of literature and discussion about physical therapy for patients with advanced HF. This includes patients with New York Heart Association Functional Classification III and IV, reduced ejection fraction (<40%), with or without chronic inotrope support and with or without arrhythmia. During this session, speakers will discuss stable HF, advanced HF, and episodes of acute decompensated HF. The focus will be on the progression of medical care and physical therapy for patients with advanced HF across the continuum of care. Clinicians will be guided through providing physical therapist services in the outpatient setting (including home care, outpatient, and cardiac rehab) as well as the acute inpatient setting (on a telemetry floor, step-down unit, and ICU) for patients with advanced HF. Speakers also will discuss considerations for when there are changes in vitals, blood values, arrhythmias, medications, and when advanced life support techniques are required.
Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
1. Compare the presentation of patients with stable HF, advanced HF, and acute decompensated HF.
2. Evaluate the role of the physical therapist for patients with advanced HF across the continuum of care.
3. Select appropriate PT interventions and evaluate the response for patients with advanced HF across the continuum of care.
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