New Intensive Lab course for Therapists Treating Acutely Ill Patients

We are excited to announce a new valuable addition to our list of distinguished faculty members:


Komal Deokule is a respected clinician and renowned instructor and brings a unique perspective from her international training and diverse clinical background.
She is a Board Certified Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Clinical Specialist and the founder of Vital Physical Therapy out-patient practice specializing in cardiovascular and pulmonary out-patients. She is also an adjunct faculty at the University of St. Augustine, CA teaching on the cardiopulmonary course in the DPT program. Komal has over 20 years of clinical experience as a cardiopulmonary Physical Therapist. She has worked with patients with heart-lung, liver transplants, cardiac and thoracic surgeries, mobilizing medically complex patients in ICUs, and in outpatient cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation. 

Komal will be teaching her new course:

Management of Acutely Ill Patients:
An Evidence Based Approach From A Cardiopulmonary Perspective
Intensive Lab
Pediatric through Geriatric

September 19-20, 2014 – Edgewood, KY
October 17-18, 2014 – Portland, OR

This course gives an evidence based clinical approach to the cardiopulmonary perspective of assessment and management of acutely-ill patients (of any diagnosis) across the continuum of care. Therapists working in different settings are frequently challenged with complex patients with cardiopulmonary diagnoses or multiple systemic co-morbidities with effects on the cardiopulmonary system. This course will empower the therapist with assessment tools and understanding of the pathophysiology of cardiopulmonary conditions, to modify their therapy accordingly. The course content includes cardiopulmonary physical examination including auscultation, ABG analysis, CXR etc, exercise testing and prescription with strong emphasis on outcome measures and documenting
effectiveness of therapy. Pulmonary interventions taught in this course are positioning, breathing techniques, chest clearance techniques and adjuncts of respiratory therapy like use of flutter, acapella etc.

Please visit the course page for a full schedule, to download a brochure, or to register.