UW La Crosse Comprehensive Cardiac Rehabilitation Workshop


April 22 - April 25, 2019

AACVPR and the La Crosse Exercise and Health Program at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse (UWL) are joining together to offer a Comprehensive Cardiac Rehabilitation workshop. This workshop is considered essential for anyone who is new to cardiac rehabilitation or who needs an up-to-date refresher on current trends in the field.

For many years, AACVPR members have voiced the need for a workshop that covers the core components involved in setting up and running a successful cardiac rehabilitation program. Rather than “reinventing the wheel”, AACVPR has partnered with UWL to fill this void. The La Crosse Exercise and Health Program has offered continuing education workshops for the past 40 years and has had professionals from all 50 states and 38 foreign countries attend one of their workshops.

This Comprehensive Cardiac Rehabilitation Workshop will not only focus on the basics, but will provide an up-to-date overview of the theory and practice of inpatient and outpatient cardiac rehabilitation. There will be a strong emphasis on exercise physiology, exercise prescription, administrative concerns, and secondary prevention strategies.

According to John Porcari, Workshop Director and a Past-President of AACVPR, “One thing that makes this workshop special is that all of the speakers are actively working in the field, are involved in the national association or their state society, and are very willing to share their expertise with workshop participants.”

For more information about course content, registration, and housing options, to visit the La Crosse Exercise and Health Program website.

Anyone who is a member of AACVPR or an Affiliate Society will receive a $25 discount!

Program Description

You will receive a broad, up-to-date overview of the theory and practice of Phase I (inpatient), Phase II (outpatient), Phase III (supervised), and Phase IV (maintenance) cardiac rehabilitation with emphasis on exercise physiology, pathophysiology, administrative considerations, and patient education. We will take you through the process of setting up or updating a total cardiac rehabilitation program and give you hands-on laboratory experiences with exercise leadership and exercise prescription. This workshop provides ~25 CEUs.

Course Content

Workshop begins on Monday at 8:00am with breakfast and registration, and ends at approximately 5:00pm on Thursday.

Hints For Starting a Program
Model Inpatient and Outpatient Programs
Budgeting and Reimbursement
Program Certification
Documenting Outcomes
Developing a Care Plan

Exercise Physiology
Normal and Abnormal Responses to Exercise
Training Adaptations

Exercise Prescription
Basic Principles of Exercise Prescription
Case Studies
Complicated Patients (Diabetes, Transplants, PAD, CHF)
Resistance Training Guidelines

Patient Services
Motivational Interviewing
Psychosocial Support
Nutrition Services
Smoking Cessation

Practical Experiences
Chair yoga
Rockin' Rehab
Chair weight training
Tai Chai


Registration Open Now!

Fee: $595 (AACVPR or Affiliate Society members receive a $25 discount)

Visit the UW LaCrosse website for more information!

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