Virtual Rehabilitation Module Series

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, virtual delivery has emerged as a vital component of a care plan. AACVPR’s Virtual Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Module Series is a new educational offering that will guide professionals through evidence-based virtual delivery, components of delivery, regulatory considerations, real-world case studies and more. This resource will provide practical hands-on knowledge that can be immediately applied in patient care.

This new program is available free to AACVPR members, a valuable asset of AACVPR membership with thanks to support from Chanl Health and Phas3 Health.

Series Pricing: Free for AACVPR members; $375 for non-members

Continuing Education Credits: Credits will be awarded after the completion of Module 3, which will be released in April, 2021.

  • AACVPR CE: 6
  • AARC CE: 6 (An application has been made out to AARC)
  • Nursing CE: 6 (An application has been made out to Creighton University)

Access Series

All three modules of the series are now available. If you've already accessed the series, all three modules should be in your Learning Library.

Module One

Module One covers:

  • New Delivery Models for Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation: The AACVPR Perspective
  • Virtual Cardiac Rehab: Evidence and Application
  • Virtual Pulmonary Rehabilitation Evidence Base

View Module One Presenters

  • Introduction and the AACVPR Perspective
    • Todd Brown, MD, MSPH, FACC, FAACVPR
    • Dean Diersing, MS, RCEP, EP-C, EIM3, FAACVPR, CCRP
  • Evidence-Based Remote Rehab and Application
    • CR: Randy Thomas, MD, MS, MAACVPR, FACC
    • PR: Chris Garvey, FNP, MSN, MPA, MAACVPR

Module Two

Module Two will covers:

  • Patient Assessment and Risk Stratification
  • Exercise Prescription and Progression
  • Risk Factor Management and Education
  • Nutrition and Behavioral Management
  • Psychosocial Management
  • Devices, Applications and Gadgets

View Module Two Presenters

  • Patient Assessment and Risk Stratification
    • David Prince, MD
  • Exercise Prescription, Progression and Safety
    • Robert Berry, MS, RCEP, FAACVPR
  • Risk Factor Management and Education
    • Delivering Patient Education Remotely
      • Joel Hughes, PhD, FAACVPR
    • BP, Cholesterol, and Diabetes Management and Education
      • Amit Shah, MD
    • Tobacco Cessation
      • Quinn Pack, MD, MSc
    • Oxygen Use, Titration, System and Safety
      • Brian Carlin, MD, MAACVPR
    • Inhaled Medication Use
      • Brian Carlin, MD, MAACVPR
    • Exacerbation Prevention and Management
      • Brian Carlin, MD, MAACVPR
    • Dyspnea Control, ADLs and Pacing
      • Brian Carlin, MD, MAACVPR
  • Behavior Management, Nutrition and Weight Management
    • Amy Knight, PhD, ABPP
    • Ruth Rasmussen, MA, MS, RDN, LD, CCRP
  • Psychosocial Management
    • Joel Hughes PhD, FAACVPR
  • Devices and Applications (Gadgets)
    • Alexis Beatty, MD, MAS

Module Three

Module Three will covers:

  • Operations and Regulations: Current Landscape
  • Engaging the C-Suite on New Delivery Models
  • Series of Real-World Case Studies

View Module Three Presenters

  • Operations and Regulations: Current Landscape
    • Karen Lui, BSN, MS, MAACVPR
  • Engaging the C-Suite on Remote Rehab
    • Tom Draper, MBA, MAACVPR
    • Adam deJong, MA, MAACVPR, FACSM
  • Remote Rehab Case Studies
    • Case Study of Successful HB CR/PR Program
      • Robert Berry, MS, RCEP, FAACVPR
    • Critical Access Hospital
      • Gayla Oakley, RN, CCRP, MAACVPR
    • VA Remote Rehab
      • Kariann Drwal, CCRP
      • Hank Wu, MD, MPH
    • Pulmonary Rehab
      • Missy Von Luehrte, RN
    • UCSF Home/Hybrid CR Model
      • Alexis Beatty, MD, MAS


This program is supported, in part, by Chanl Health and Phas3 Health.