Cardiorespiratory physiotherapy 2

Course Code :2707GENRVK
Study domain:Rehabilitation Sciences
Academic year:2019-2020
Semester:1st semester
Contact hours:56
Credits:6
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: Faculty decision based on student file
Language of instruction:English
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Dirk Vissers
Anne Vorlat
Stijn Verhulst
Dirk Lambeets
Kris Ides
Wendy Hens
Dirk Van den Eynden
Lauren De Cock

3. Course contents *

Cardiac rehabilitation

  • Introduction to ECG and interpretation for physiotherapists
  • Designing a cardiac rehab program based on outcome parameters of a cardiopulmonary exercise test
    • In low and medium risk patients
    • In high risk patients
    • In specific patient populations
  • Using monitoring and training software in cardiac rehabilitation
  • Cardiac pharmacology
  • Screening for return to work/sports after cardiac event/surgery

Intensive care

  • Breathing mechanics
  • Monitoring at the ICU
  • Invasive and non-invasive ventilation in ICU
  • Physiotherapy in ICU
  • Case studies

Respiratory rehabilitation

  • Rehabilitation respiratory mechanics of COPD. 
  • Pathology of the respiratory system in children and neonatal.
  • Practical sessions
    • respiratory treatment plan
    • non-invasive ventilation
    • demonstration of different devices