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Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy Level 1

The aim of this course is to update and improve the knowledge and skills of participants in best practice physiotherapy management of patients with acute and chronic cardiorespiratory impairments within acute, subacute and ambulatory / community settings. The intent is to build on previous ‘entry level practitioner’ knowledge and expectations, and to assist with the ongoing development of skills and competence of the participants within the cardiorespiratory specialty area. At the completion of this course and in combination with course notes, readings and self-directed learning endeavours, participants should be able to demonstrate more advanced clinical reasoning skills in identifying and resolving cardiorespiratory problems. Attendees will have participated with the following sessions and will have an understanding of the physiotherapy problems related to the assessment and management of patients from a cardiorespiratory perspective. This course is a mandatory component of the experiential titling pathway in Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy.
This course will cover: • Review of cardiorespiratory anatomy and physiology • Assessment / Treatment of the cardiorespiratory patient • Auscultation refresher • Pulse oximetry and ABG’s interpretation • CXR Interpretation • ECG – Common abnormal rhythms and management • Clinical reasoning and patient prioritisation (within case studies) • Oxygen therapy and humidification revisited (acute and long term use) • State of the art ‘Airway clearance update’ • Positive pressure devices (Cough assist, NIV) • Autogenic drainage • Airway management and airway clearance • Medications update • Pulmonary rehabilitation update • Physiotherapy in chest trauma • Exercise capacity and prescription


Location Address Dates
Victoria Test Start date: 11 Mar 2017 08:45
End date: 12 Mar 2017 17:00
Victoria Camberwell Start date: 03 Mar 2018 08:00
End date: 04 Mar 2018 17:00
Queensland Chermside Start date: 02 Jun 2018 08:00
End date: 03 Jun 2018 17:00
South Australia Kent Town Start date: 22 Sep 2018 08:00
End date: 23 Sep 2018 17:00