Safe Patient Handling and Mobility with Regards to Cardiopulmonary Conditions


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Maria Matyjasik-Liggett, OTD, OTR/L

Entry-level course for those working in acute care discussing 4 common cardiac and 4 common pulmonary conditions and vitals and lines to be aware of when working with those patients to maintain safe patient care.

Target Audience

This course is well-suited for occupational therapists who are new graduates working in acute care or are looking to transition from a different setting to an acute care setting.

Educational Level

Introductory: Information is geared to practitioners with little or no knowledge of the subject matter. The focus is on providing general introductory information.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Identify potential risks of mobilizing patients with regards to vitals and lines.
  • Identify pathology/physiology, pharmacology, and vital monitoring for various cardiopulmonary conditions.
  • Identify interventions for cardiac and pulmonary conditions.

Completion Requirements

1 Contact Hour for State of Florida Occupational Therapy practitioners will be awarded upon a successful completion of a multiple choice post-test. Participants will be able to print a certificate of completion after completing a short course evaluation in addition to the post-test.

Disclosure Statement

Instructors have stated that they have not received funding to support this training.

Instructional Methods

One (1) hour course during which the learner will view a streaming video presentation, reference PowerPoint® slides, and take a multiple choice post-test.


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