Events & Education

Central to its mission, AACVPR strives to help you provide the highest quality of patient care through the development of cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation professionals and their programs. To that end, AACVPR offers various Events and Educational Opportunities throughout the year.

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Highlighted Educational Products

Performance Measures

The 2018 Program Certification process and application will focus on helping programs assess patient outcomes that can be impacted by cardiac or pulmonary rehabilitation. The goal is to help drive changes in programming if needed. Demonstrating value in healthcare is of the utmost importance. Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programs are being called upon to demonstrate the “value add” of participation in the programs. This means, quite simply, that we must demonstrate and report outcomes for patients that result from having participated in Cardiac or Pulmonary Rehabilitation. The AACVPR Quality of Care Committee (QCC) in conjunction with members of the Program Certification and Registry Committees, developed six core outcome measures and one process measure that CR and PR Programs will need to report on to assess whether the care provided in the program leads to meaningful patient outcomes or whether changes need to be made in order to improve patient outcomes. 

The AACVPR Education Committee has produced a series of seven webinars–one for each core outcome measure-that details the description and definition of the measure, the rationale for the choice of the measure, how to collect the data related to that measure and calculate the outcome, and references to provide in depth information related to the measure. 

  • Performance Measures for Cardiac Rehabilitation: Improvement in Functional Capacity; Optimal Blood Pressure Control; Tobacco Use Intervention; and Improvement in Depression. 

  • Performance Measures for Pulmonary Rehabilitation: Improvement in Dyspnea; Improvement in Functional Capacity; and Improvement in Health Related Quality of Life.

These webinars are comprehensive, succinct presentations that include all the information you need to understand the Performance Measures and reporting requirements for Program Certification.

You can now purchase these webinars individually or as a set (CR, PR, or both) and have access to the content for one year from date of acquisition. Don’t be left behind by the rapidly changing world of program certification. Help yourself, your staff, and your patients by staying up to date with the help of these webinars.

Please note: CEC is not offered for these products as they are considered a resource.

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Exercise Prescription Modules

Augment Your Practice with Exercise Prescription eLearning Modules! Learn from the experts with AACVPR's new Exercise Prescription eLearning Modules! These interactive sessions highlight key components to developing an exercise prescription for cardiovascular endurance and resistance training in a broad range of patients with heart disease. You'll learn to assess patients for cardiac prescription, develop an exercise program, and use telemetry monitoring appropriately.

Participants will earn 2.0 hours of AACVPR credit for completing the modules. AACVPR credits can be applied toward recertification through the American College of Sports Medicine.

Complete all four e-learning modules to learn how to:
-Complete a pre-exercise assessment for a cardiac patient.
-Develop an exercise prescription for a cardiac patient.
-Describe the process of a successful exercise session for a cardiac patient.
-Analyze parameters for appropriate use of telemetry monitoring.
-Identify important information relative to the development of an exercise prescription for program and professional certification.


Non- Members:  $148

AACVPR Members: please be sure you are logged into your account to activate the membership discount!

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Share with Your Team:

These modules are available to be shared among teams to develop the exercise prescription staff competency. CE credit can be purchased for additional people for $30 per person in the Online Store. Participants will receive 2.0 hours of AACVPR credit for completing the modules.

Staff Competencies for Core Components

AACVPR understands new healthcare challenges that are leading to budget and staff constraints for our members’ programs. It is with these constraints in mind that we’ve created a new time and cost-effective educational resource. Our new Staff Competencies for Core Components is a comprehensive virtual education series that provides:

Vital information on core components in cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation delivered from our experts via on-demand webcasts and
Pre-prepared staff competencies so you can easily test and demonstrate proficiency among your team members

Click here to purchase the Staff Competencies for Core Components Series in the AACVPR online store!

Events & Education