Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehab Symposium

Altoona, PA US
October 26, 2023

This course will provide up to date information on both cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabiliation.

Target Audience

Registered nurses providing care to patients who are receiving or will participate in cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation.

Learning Objectives

Attendees will be able to define Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome and understand potential mechanisms of action, common symptoms and treatment strategies.

Attendees will be able to describe and discuss Home Based Cardiac Rehab and the benefits to patients.

Attendees will be able to describe Dose Response for patients attending Cardiac Rehab and strategies to increase adherence to rehab.

Attendees will be able to define Structural Heart and discuss basic management for each patient.

Attendees will be able to define Heart Failure per 2022 Guidelines. Attendees will be able to explain changes to COPD Guidelines.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 6.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
Course opens: 
10/26/2023
Course expires: 
11/26/2023
Event starts: 
10/26/2023 - 7:00am EDT
Event ends: 
10/26/2023 - 4:15pm EDT

7-8am Breakfast and Networking

8-815am Opening Remarks -- Anthony Bartkowiak, MD

815-845am Home Based Cardiac Rehab and ROM Therapy at UPMC -- Jonathan Ledyard, MS, ACSM-CEP, FABC

845-930am Managing Patients with Structural Heart Disease -- Kristi Montrella, DNP, ACNP-BC, AAAC

930-1030am Does the Dose of Therapy Matter? -- Jonathan Ledyard, MS, ACSM-CEP, FABC

1030-1130am POTS Patient in Cardiac Rehab -- Mark Jordan, MS, CEP, CCRP

1130am-1230pm LUNCH

1230-130pm AACVPR National Conference Discussion -- Panel

130-230pm Heart Failure Management 2022 ACC Guidelines -- Jessica Dilling, CRNP

230-330pm Performance Measures -- Thomas Marra, MS, MBA

330-415pm COPD Update: What's New Since '22? Gerald Belopolsky, MD

UPMC Altoona
620Howard Avenue
Altoona, PA 16601
United States

Anthony Bartkowiak, MD

Jonathan Ledyard, MS, ASCM-CEP, FABC

Kristi Montrella, DNP, ACNP-BC, AAAC

Mark Jordan, MS, CEP, CCRP

Jessica Dilling, CRNP

Thomas Marra, MS, MBA

Gerald Belopolsky, MD

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 6 contact hours.

Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

Available Credit

  • 6.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
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