AACVPR Program Certification Annual Meeting Proceedings

28th Annual Meeting Breakout Sessions 217 & 317

217: AACVPR Program Certification 2014

Presented by: Kimberly D. Beyer, Columbia St. Mary's; Bonnie L. Anderson, Vernon Memorial Healthcare

AACVPR Program Certification is the only peer-review accreditation process designed to review individual cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation programs for adherence to standards and guidelines developed and published by AACVPR and other professional societies. AACVPR-certified programs are recognized as leaders in the field of cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation because they offer the most advanced practices available. Are you ready to take your program to the next level? This session will review the 2014 certification process and discuss the requirements page by page of the application. Participants will also hear the most common reasons for denial of certification. Programs seeking AACVPR Certification for the first-time and those renewing their certification are invited to attend.

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317: Simple Solutions to Ease the Certification Confusion

Presented by: Bonnie L. Anderson, Vernon Memorial Healthcare; Kimberly D. Beyer, Columbia St. Mary's; Gayla A. Oakley, Boone County Health Center

Whether your program has gone through the AACVPR Certification process before or is getting ready to for the first time, this presentation will offer practical information and tools to ease the process. This session will review the pages of the certification application that cause the most difficulty and offer solutions for tackling them. They will discuss requirements regarding staff competency, individual treatment plans, medical emergency policies/procedures, exercise prescription, and emergency preparedness, and will talk about the tools and resources available to assist in the measurement and collection of required outcomes. Attendees can expect to return to their programs equipped to navigate the AACVPR Program Certification process.

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