Cardiac Rehabilitation for AEPs Virtual Workshop – Part One

8 July 2023 10:00am - 12:00pm AEST

This is part of a two-part series. 
Cardiac Rehabilitation for AEPs Virtual Workshop – Part One – Saturday, 8 July 2023
Cardiac Rehabilitation for AEPs Virtual Workshop – Part Two – Saturday, 15 July 2023This two-part workshop is designed to provide AEPs with a snapshot on the main components of cardiac rehabilitation (CR), based on recent authoritative guidelines, which in turn are informed by high quality research, and illustrated by many of Steve’s deidentified case studies across a very broad range of target pathologies for CR. Included will be primary and secondary aims of CR, challenges and opportunities for accessing CR, modes of delivery of CR, detailed coverage of the main pathologies where patients can benefit from CR, the importance of individualising both assessments and programming, pre-screening, simple and inexpensive technologies for CR, and many other elements.

Whilst the main PowerPoint presentation is very detailed (rich in content), much of this will be just for reference for participants following the workshop. Steve will try to focus on the key elements that are needed in delivering high quality, evidence-based CR programs.

The main pathologies (and guidance as to how to manage both risks and benefits of exercise) include ischaemic heart disease (IHD), chronic heart failure (CHF), hypertension, valve disease, cardiac arrhythmias and life-threatening conduction defects, cardiomyopathies, and peripheral arterial disease. CR following cardiological interventions such as valve replacements / repairs (e.g., AVR TAVI), percutaneous cardiac interventions (PCI; e.g., stents), and implantable devices including pacemakers (PPM) and implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD).

Steve has made almost 100 YouTube videos on topics related to CR and a table of contents including the YouTube links will be provided to delegates.

Throughout the workshop, Steve will focus on empowering delegates to begin to “connect the dots” between what often looks like an overwhelmingly complex range of medical services for a given condition, and the AEP’s exercise services. He will try to break down the complexities into bite sized bits that an AEP can use. He will try to connect the following for each major presentation of cardiovascular condtions: (i) pathology; (ii) pathophysiology; (iii) signs and symptoms; (iii) diagnostic techniques that importantly include some techniques that an AEP can easily perform with some education; (iv) main medical treatments and interventions, with the foci on first line medications; (iv) implantable devices such as permanent pacemakers (PPM) and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD); (v) AEPs to assess an individual’s risk of exercise participation across a range of exercise modes, intensities and volumes; and to empower AEPs to be able to provide safe and effective services for clients based on sound monitoring, sign and symptom vigilance and clinical reasoning.

Part one will cover simple technologies that AEPs can access in cardiac rehabilitation, aims, opportunities and challenges with access to cardiac rehabilitation and individualising cardiac rehabilitation programs.

Presented by Professor Steve Selig, PhD, AES, AEP, ESSAF