Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Continuing Education Courses for PTs and OTs

Live and Online CEU-Approved Physical Therapy Courses for Therapists Working with the Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Adult or Pediatric Patient

Looking for a CEU course that can change your career? You’ll find it at Education Resources.  We founded ERI over 30 years ago to offer a higher standard of physical therapy and occupational therapy continuing education courses for therapists just like you.

ERI’s evidence-based courses cover a wide range of critical topics and feature cutting edge techniques you can’t wait to use in your practice. Our internationally renowned faculty offer hands-on, experiential learning opportunities and provide informative guides and resource materials you can turn to again and again.

Visit the course pages below for detailed course outlines, CEU information, to download a brochure or to register

Maximizing Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Function in Patients to Decrease Re-Admissions and Reach Optimal Outcomes. If You Can’t Breathe Nothing Else Matters
Instructor: Donna Frownfelter

This exciting, comprehensive, and engaging course teaches participants how to evaluate and treat the cardiovascular and pulmonary patient in order to prevent re-hospitalizations and increase functional outcomes. The material will be applicable to every practice setting including Acute Care to Skilled Nursing, Long Term Acute Care, to Home Care and Outpatient Therapy to School Settings.

May 2- 3, 2020 – Wheaton, IL
June 12- 13, 2020 – St. Louis, MO
October 2-3, 2020 – Denver, CO
November 6- 7, 2020 – Englewood, NJ

Treating the Cardiac Patient: Reaching Full Potential Safely
Instructor: Donna Frownfelter

Increase safety, educate patients, assess progress, and effectively treat the cardiac patient in a timely matter.

March 14- 15, 2020 – Dallas, TX

 If You Can’t Breathe, You Can’t Function – Introductory Course plus TWO days of Intensive LAB
Instructor: Nechema Karmen

A course designed by Mary Massery to create a paradigm shift that links breathing mechanics, postural control, physiologic behaviors, and management of trunk pressures to treat clients across the lifespan.

October 23- 25, 2020 – Livingston, NJ

Post-Acute Rehabilitation of the Complex Elderly Patient
Instructor: Robyn Ligotti

Learn evidence-based assessment and treatment to boost function and decrease re-hospitalizations to improve quality of life in your complex older adult clients.

February 29- March 1, 2020 – Kissimmee, FL
April 25-26, 2020 – Kansas City, MO
September 11-12, 2020 – White Plains, NY

Management of the Acutely Ill Patient from ICU to Home
Instructor: Daniel Malone

Create multisystem targeted treatment plans to improve functional outcomes for your critically ill patients

May 15-16, 2020 – Washington, DC
June 5- 6, 2020 – Englewood, NJ
July 18-July 19, 2020 – Pueblo, CO
October 16- 17, 2020 – Spokane, WA

Pharmacology Fundamentals for Therapists
Instructor: Mark Nash

Therapists will enhance their understanding of pharmaceutical drugs’ impact on the body and mind to improve patient treatment and safety.

April 4, 2020 – Johns Creek, GA
October 31, 2020 – Staten Island, NY

Acutely Adorable: Pediatric Therapeutic Interventions in Acute Care and Beyond
Instructor: Siobhan O’Donnell

Learn the latest research to improve the treatment of the critically ill child.

April 25-26, 2020 – Baton Rouge, LA
July 24-25, 2020 – Puyallup, WA
October 10-11, 2020 – Hollywood, FL

Baby Beats and Breaths:  Therapeutic Interventions for the Premature Infant with Cardiopulmonary Compromise
Instructor: Holly Schifsky

Learn advanced critical reasoning skills and movement analysis skills (via lab time and video presentations) to assess breathing patterns, facilitation techniques to support trunk development, positioning strategies to support chest wall development, and feeding techniques to maximize postural control.

March 27-28, 2020 – Valhalla, NY
May 1-2, 2020 – Colorado Springs, CO
June 13-14 – Cincinnati, OH
August 15-16, 2020 – Atlanta, GA
October 2-3, 2020 – Memphis, TN
November 7-8, 2020 – Houston, TX

Improving Functional Performance for the Medically Complex Patient
Instructor: Pat Tino, PT, DPT

This dynamic course will arm participants with relevant problem-solving, critical-thinking methods, and evidence-based practices for evaluating and treating patients who have both acute and chronic disease processes as well as multiple co-morbidities.

March 21 – 22, 2020 – Lee’s Summit, MO
October 14-18, 2020 – Framingham, MA
November 14-15, 2020 – Doylestown, PA 

Total Joint Arthroplasty and Fracture Rehabilitation
Instructor: Pat Tino, PT, DPT

Learn about the latest surgical approaches for joint arthroplasty and fracture repair and how these new approaches affect rehabilitation.

February 22- 23, 2020 – Englewood, NJ
June 13- 14, 2020 – Miami, FL

Evidence Based Cancer Rehabilitation Resources and Its Role in Cancer Survivorship
Instructor: Lisa VanHoose

This interactive, lab-based course teaches participants to improve treatment and quality of life for cancer survivors.

February 28-29, 2020 – Fort Worth, TX
March 28-29, 2020 – Decatur, GA
August 21-22, 2020 – White Plains, NY

ICU and Acute Care: From Early Mobilization to Discharge Decisions
Instructor: Chris Wells

Sharpen your skills in assessment and optimal intervention for early mobilization, mobility progression, interpretation of complex vital signs, and cardiovascular rehab for the complex acutely ill patient.

March 14-15, 2020 – New Brunswick, NJ
June 13-14, 2020 – Chicago, IL
August 1-2, 2020 – Sylvania, OH
September 12-13, 2020 – Jacksonville, FL
October 10-11, 2020 – San Antonio, TX
November 14-15, 2020 – St. Louis, MO

Online Courses

Acute and Critical Care Therapy

Instructor: Steven Sadowsky

Learn essentials of acute care and the ICU to improve your practice including understanding pharmacology and its effects on therapy, increasing clinical decision-making skills, learning assessment of auscultation, as well as screening for stability/instability with lines, tubes, and ventilators.

Take the entire series or choose from five dynamic online sessions:

  • AUSCULTATION LAB: Heart and Breath Sounds: Practicum
  • CLINICAL DECISION MAKING IN ACUTE CARE: Focus on Cardiopulmonary Issues
  • ACUTE CARE AND ICU PHARMACOLOGY: Implications for Early Mobilization and Functional Outcomes

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