The sheer number of cases and novelty of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, causing the coronavirus disease known as COVID-19 (WHO, 2020), presents a challenge to physical therapy practitioners. Physical therapy practitioners will be presented with a volume of clients with significant cardiovascular and pulmonary impairments with which they might not be proficient. The PACER Project is an initiative of multiple APTA Sections & Academies to be a resource to increase practitioner proficiency in cardiovascular and pulmonary (CVP) physical therapy, including critical illness sequelae. Additionally, the clients with COVID-19 most likely to need physical therapy management are those who are elderly and/or possess chronic health issues, such as diabetes, COPD, hypertension, and coronary heart disease. These educational courses are intended to educate physical therapy and other rehabilitation clinicians. This education is not to take place of individual institutional competency training. The PACER Project coordinators urge institutions who lack the needed internal CVP competencies to consider seeking consultation by an ABPTS certified CCS, experienced acute/critical care PT, or similarly trained practitioner (live or virtual) Find a Specialist

CCS = American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties Board Certified Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Clinical Specialist

GCS = American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties Board Certified Geriatric Clinical Specialist

Course Code:

LMSK-0039

APTACategory

Category1

cert_CA approval

No

cert_NY approval

No

cert_TX approval

No

Completion Instructions

Review each module and download certificate and CEUs were applicable. There are NO CEUs awarded for this Learning Path.

Course level

Multiple

Date published

04/07/2020

Delivery method

Online

Instructor(s)

Various

Partner(s)

  • COVID
  • Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Section
  • Veterans Administration (VA)
  • Students
  • Academy of Acute Care Physical Therapy

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CVP PACER Bundle
COVID-19: Clinical Best Practices in Physical Therapy Management
eLearning Course
PACER Series: Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Examination
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PACER Series: Pediatric Considerations
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PACER Series: Geriatric Considerations: COVID-19
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PACER Series: Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Anatomy and Physiology
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PACER Series: Pulmonary Rehabilitation
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PACER Series: Covid-19 Specific Considerations
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PACER Series: Inpatient Facility Core Competencies
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PACER Series: PICS
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PACER Series: Home Health Considerations
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PACER Series: Pelvic Health Considerations
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Overview
Type:Learning Path
Domains:COVID, CVP
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