Recorded Webinars

The American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation is committed to the continued professional development of our members through educational opportunities. Each year, the AACVPR releases a monthly webinar series to address scientific, clinical and professional topics pertinent to the field of cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation.

2022 Webinar Recordings

RAC Audits: Tips and Tools to Prepare for Success

November 3, 2022 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT

Presented by: Ginny Dow, RN, BSN, BC, CCRP; Wayne Reynolds, RN, CCRP; and Connie Paladenech, RRT, RCP

This webinar will improve knowledge of Medicare RAC audits and help learners prepare by sharing examples of failures and success.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define RAC, Medicare's recovery audit program
  2. Identify measures to take once an audit is identified
  3. Define MAC and associated terms
  4. Discuss recent RAC audits in 2021 and 2022

How to View Live Webinar

  1. Proceed through this registration process
  2. Receive confirmation email and click on Zoom link
  3. Complete registration on Zoom registration page
  4. You will receive an email from Zoom on the day of the webinar which contains the link to view the live webinar

CE Credit

This course has been approved by the AACVPR Professional Education Committee for a total of 1.0 AACVPR Continuing Education Credits. An application has been made to Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education designates this activity for 1.0 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education (HSCE) and American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education (HSCE) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The American College of Sports Medicine’s Professional Education Committee certifies that “American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR)” meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from (2019 – December 2022). Approved Providers and their content reflect the concepts of their respective organizations and do not necessarily represent the positions or policies of ACSM. Providership # 852797.

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Tools, Tips, and Support to Improve Pulmonary Rehabilitation Payment

September 1, 2022 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT

Presented by: Susan Flack, RN, MS; Chris Garvey FNP, MSN, MPA, MAACVPR; and Debbie Koehl, MS,RRT-NPS, AE-C, FAARC

We've teamed up with the American Association for Respiratory Care, American Thoracic Society and American College of Chest Physicians to design a toolkit that gives hospital-based providers tools, insights and resources regarding payment for Medicare’s comprehensive pulmonary rehabilitation (PR)) and new CPT codes for PR that became effective January 1, 2022. This free resource will provide you with strategies to address Medicare payment, ways to establish appropriate charges, examples of uncompensated services, and much more.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe key elements of pulmonary rehabilitation reimbursement including Medicare rules and their interpretation and application
  2. Understand what’s important about the new comprehensive PR billing codes
  3. Review strategies to understand and use your hospital chargemaster
  4. Successfully work with billing and finance leads
  5. Develop a system for monitoring billing, charges, and payment to assess and confirm financial outcomes.

How to View Live Webinar

  1. Proceed through this registration process
  2. Receive confirmation email and click on Zoom link
  3. Complete registration on Zoom registration page
  4. You will receive an email from Zoom on the day of the webinar which contains the link to view the live webinar

CE Credit

No CEU will be offered through this webinar. 

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Plant-Based Nutrition in Cardiac Rehab: The Research and How-To!

August 11, 2022 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT

Presented by: Ruth A. Rasmussen, PhD, RDN, LD, CCRP

The purpose of this webinar is to equip the cardiac rehabilitation health professional with the knowledge of a plant-based diet, the research on plant-based diet implementation within cardiac rehabilitation and the confidence to support patients in making healthy changes along the plant-based diet spectrum.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define a plant-based diet and the variety of types
  2. Explain the potential benefits of a plant-based diet among adults and older adults
  3. Describe the benefits of a plant-based diet per the research among cardiac rehabilitation patients
  4. Discuss practical ways for promoting and educating patients on a plant-based diet

Disclosures

Speaker(s):

Ruth Adamiec Rasmussen, MS, RDN, LD, CCRP – Nothing to Disclose

Education Committee Chair(s):

Cathy B. Spranger, DrPH – Nothing to Disclose

Financial Disclosure: All individuals who have the ability to control or influence the content of an educational activity have disclosed all relevant relationships within the past 12 months with any commercial interest. Relevant relationships are relationships with a commercial interest if the products and services of the commercial interest are related to the content of the educational activity.

How to obtain CE Credit

Live Webinar: Please complete the evaluation at the conclusion of the webinar to obtain your certificate. When the webinar ends, a window will appear with a link to a survey. The first page is the survey and the second page contains a link to the certificate. Download the certificate before closing the survey because you will not be able to access the certificate again. 

Recorded Webinar: The recorded webinar course will become available within 10 business days of the live webinar. You will receive an email when the recorded webinar course is available. To earn CE credit, learners must complete the webinar test with 100% accuracy. The webinar test is included in the recorded webinar course package. 

Viewing with a Colleague: If a colleague viewed the live broadcast with you and they would like to earn credit, they may complete the Additional CE Order Form and return to education@aacvpr.org. AACVPR will generate a $20.00 invoice for their additional CE credit. The colleague will then complete the knowledge assessment quiz to earn credit. 

CE Credit

This course has been approved by the AACVPR Professional Education Committee for a total of 1.0 AACVPR Continuing Education Credits. An application has been made to Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education designates this activity for 1.0 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education (HSCE) and American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education (HSCE) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The American College of Sports Medicine’s Professional Education Committee certifies that “American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR)” meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from (2019 – December 2022). Approved Providers and their content reflect the concepts of their respective organizations and do not necessarily represent the positions or policies of ACSM. Providership # 852797.

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Patients with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)

July 14, 2022 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT

Presented by: Benjamin D. Levine, MD, FACC, FAHA, FACSM

This webinar will provide an overview of POTS such as the causes, patient presentation and treatment including POTS Gradual Exercise Training Program.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the basic components of POTS – causes, patient presentation
  2. Understand how to determine Target Heart Rate for POTS patients participating in cardiac/pulmonary rehab
  3. Understand POTS Gradual Exercise Training Program

Disclosures

Speaker(s):

Benjamin D. Levine, MD, FACC, FAHA, FACSM – Grant/ Research Support: NIH/NHLBI, NASA, Medtronic Consultant: SpaceX

Education Committee Chair(s):

Cathy B. Spranger, DrPH – Nothing to Disclose

Financial Disclosure: All individuals who have the ability to control or influence the content of an educational activity have disclosed all relevant relationships within the past 12 months with any commercial interest. Relevant relationships are relationships with a commercial interest if the products and services of the commercial interest are related to the content of the educational activity.

How to obtain CE Credit

Live Webinar: Please complete the evaluation at the conclusion of the webinar to obtain your certificate. When the webinar ends, a window will appear with a link to a survey. The first page is the survey and the second page contains a link to the certificate. Download the certificate before closing the survey because you will not be able to access the certificate again. 

Recorded Webinar: The recorded webinar course will become available within 10 business days of the live webinar. You will receive an email when the recorded webinar course is available. To earn CE credit, learners must complete the webinar test with 100% accuracy. The webinar test is included in the recorded webinar course package. 

Viewing with a Colleague: If a colleague viewed the live broadcast with you and they would like to earn credit, they may complete the Additional CE Order Form and return to education@aacvpr.org. AACVPR will generate a $20.00 invoice for their additional CE credit. The colleague will then complete the knowledge assessment quiz to earn credit. 

CE Credit

This course has been approved by the AACVPR Professional Education Committee for a total of 1.0 AACVPR Continuing Education Credits. An application has been made to Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education designates this activity for 1.0 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education (HSCE) and American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education (HSCE) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The American College of Sports Medicine’s Professional Education Committee certifies that “American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR)” meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from (2019 – December 2022). Approved Providers and their content reflect the concepts of their respective organizations and do not necessarily represent the positions or policies of ACSM. Providership # 852797.

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Cardiac Rehab in Patients with Prior SCAD

June 23, 2022 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT

Presented by: Malissa J. Wood, MD, and Nancy McCleary, CCRP

In this webinar, Dr. Malissa Wood and Nancy McCleary will review the clinical features, background and triggers associated with SCAD presentation. They will also review the current models of Cardiac Rehab in SCAD patients which have been successfully utilized in this population. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Recognize clinical features commonly present in SCAD patients
  2. Understand appropriate timing to guide referral to cardiac rehabilitation following SCAD
  3. Develop plan to guide exercise during and after cardiac rehabilitation in SCAD patients

Disclosures

Speaker(s):

Malissa J. Wood, MD – Nothing to Disclose

Education Committee Chair(s):

Cathy B. Spranger, DrPH – Nothing to Disclose

Financial Disclosure: All individuals who have the ability to control or influence the content of an educational activity have disclosed all relevant relationships within the past 12 months with any commercial interest. Relevant relationships are relationships with a commercial interest if the products and services of the commercial interest are related to the content of the educational activity.

How to obtain CE Credit

Live Webinar: Please complete the evaluation at the conclusion of the webinar to obtain your certificate. When the webinar ends, a window will appear with a link to a survey. The first page is the survey and the second page contains a link to the certificate. Download the certificate before closing the survey because you will not be able to access the certificate again. 

Recorded Webinar: The recorded webinar course will become available within 10 business days of the live webinar. You will receive an email when the recorded webinar course is available. To earn CE credit, learners must complete the webinar test with 100% accuracy. The webinar test is included in the recorded webinar course package. 

Viewing with a Colleague: If a colleague viewed the live broadcast with you and they would like to earn credit, they may complete the Additional CE Order Form and return to education@aacvpr.org. AACVPR will generate a $20.00 invoice for their additional CE credit. The colleague will then complete the knowledge assessment quiz to earn credit. 

CE Credit

This course has been approved by the AACVPR Professional Education Committee for a total of 1.0 AACVPR Continuing Education Credits. An application has been made to Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education designates this activity for 1.0 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education (HSCE) and American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education (HSCE) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The American College of Sports Medicine’s Professional Education Committee certifies that “American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR)” meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from (2019 – December 2022). Approved Providers and their content reflect the concepts of their respective organizations and do not necessarily represent the positions or policies of ACSM. Providership # 852797.

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Bridging Value-Based Care Pulmonary Rehab Strategies into Best-Practice

May 3, 2022 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT

Presented by: Karen A. Edwards, MS, RCEP, RRT, FAACVPR; Tracy A. Herrewig, MS, RCEP, MAACVPR; and Richard Sukeena, MS, MBA, FAACVPR

The attendee will learn how to identify the gaps in their pulmonary rehab programs regarding, referral, enrollment, adherence and how this affects hospital readmission for patients with COPD. Discussion on data collection, identifying program gaps and strategies on how to bridge the gap between knowledge and best-practice implementation.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify what data needs to be collected and strategies that can be used to enhance referral & enrollment in pulmonary rehab.
  2. Identify what data needs to be collected and strategies that can be used to improve patient program adherence in pulmonary rehab.
  3. Identify what data needs to be collected and strategies that can be used to decrease hospital readmission in pulmonary rehab for the patient with COPD

Disclosures

Speaker(s):

Karen A. Edwards, MS, RCEP, RRT, FAACVPR – Nothing to Disclose

Tracy A. Herrewig, MS, RCEP, MAACVPR Nothing to Disclose

Richard Sukeena, MS, MBA, FAACVPR – Nothing to Disclose

Financial Disclosure: All individuals who have the ability to control or influence the content of an educational activity have disclosed all relevant relationships within the past 12 months with any commercial interest. Relevant relationships are relationships with a commercial interest if the products and services of the commercial interest are related to the content of the educational activity.

How to obtain CE Credit

Live Webinar: Please complete the evaluation at the conclusion of the webinar to obtain your certificate. When the webinar ends, a window will appear with a link to a survey. The first page is the survey and the second page contains a link to the certificate. Download the certificate before closing the survey because you will not be able to access the certificate again. 

Recorded Webinar: The recorded webinar course will become available within 10 business days of the live webinar. You will receive an email when the recorded webinar course is available. To earn CE credit, learners must complete the webinar test with 100% accuracy. The webinar test is included in the recorded webinar course package. 

Viewing with a Colleague: If a colleague viewed the live broadcast with you and they would like to earn credit, they may complete the Additional CE Order Form and return to education@aacvpr.org. AACVPR will generate a $20.00 invoice for their additional CE credit. The colleague will then complete the knowledge assessment quiz to earn credit. 

CE Credit

This course has been approved by the AACVPR Professional Education Committee for a total of 1.0 AACVPR Continuing Education Credits. An application has been made to Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education designates this activity for 1.0 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education (HSCE) and American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education (HSCE) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The American College of Sports Medicine’s Professional Education Committee certifies that “American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR)” meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from (2019 – December 2022). Approved Providers and their content reflect the concepts of their respective organizations and do not necessarily represent the positions or policies of ACSM. Providership # 852797.

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Helping Patients Implement Change: Using Motivational Interviewing

March 23, 2022 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT

Presented by: Joel Hughes, PhD, FAACVPR; Arpi Minassian, PhD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

This webinar will briefly review what is known about behavior change in cardiopulmonary rehabilitation. Then, this webinar will introduce and define Motivational Interviewing and its overarching principles and goals. The theoretical model of stages of behavior change will be reviewed. The application of Motivational interviewing techniques to patients in cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation will be discussed, both in the context of individual interactions with patients as well as group settings. A case vignette will be presented and discussed.

Learning Objectives:

  1. List at least three overarching principles of Motivational Interviewing.
  2. Use at least two types of reflections when communicating with patients.
  3. Identify a patient’s stage of change based on their statements and behavior.

Disclosures

Speaker(s):

Joel Hughes, PhD, FAACVPR – Nothing to Disclose

Arpi Minassian, PhD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist – Nothing to Disclose

Financial Disclosure: All individuals who have the ability to control or influence the content of an educational activity have disclosed all relevant relationships within the past 12 months with any commercial interest. Relevant relationships are relationships with a commercial interest if the products and services of the commercial interest are related to the content of the educational activity.

How to obtain CE Credit

Successful completion of the recorded webinar is required in order to claim CE including 100% score on the knowledge assessment and completion of the course evaluation. All knowledge assessments and course evaluations are included in the Webinar Recording product. 

  • This live webinar will be made into a recorded webinar within 10 business days with a Knowledge Assessment attached.
  • This webinar will be found in the Learning Center.
  • Attendees must pass the Knowledge Assessment with 100% in order to obtain CE.

Please note, additional CE requests must identify the paid registrant with whom they are watching the Webinar. Additional CE will be available to purchase following the Live Event.

CE Credit

This course has been approved by the AACVPR Professional Education Committee for a total of 1.0 AACVPR Continuing Education Credits. An application has been made to Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education designates this activity for 1.0 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education (HSCE) and American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education (HSCE) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The American College of Sports Medicine’s Professional Education Committee certifies that “American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR)” meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from (2019 – December 2022). Approved Providers and their content reflect the concepts of their respective organizations and do not necessarily represent the positions or policies of ACSM. Providership # 852797.

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Lean Mass and Strength – All Things Are Not Equal

February 23, 2022 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT

Presented by: Amanda R. Bonikowske, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, ACSM CEP

The webinar discusses the impact of aging on skeletal muscle, the current literature on lean mass, strength and mortality, and strategies to increase lean mass.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss the impact of aging on skeletal muscle.
  2. Discuss current literature on lean mass and mortality.
  3. Discuss strategies to increase lean mass.

Disclosures

Speaker(s):

Amanda R. Bonikowske, PhD, ACSM CEP – Nothing to Disclose

Education Committee Chair:

Cathy B. Spranger, DrPH – , Nothing to Disclose

Financial Disclosure: All individuals who have the ability to control or influence the content of an educational activity have disclosed all relevant relationships within the past 12 months with any commercial interest. Relevant relationships are relationships with a commercial interest if the products and services of the commercial interest are related to the content of the educational activity.

How to obtain CE Credit

Successful completion of the recorded webinar is required in order to claim CE including 100% score on the knowledge assessment and completion of the course evaluation. All knowledge assessments and course evaluations are included in the Webinar Recording product. 

  • This live webinar will be made into a recorded webinar within 10 business days with a Knowledge Assessment attached.
  • This webinar will be found in the Learning Center.
  • Attendees must pass the Knowledge Assessment with 100% in order to obtain CE.

Please note, additional CE requests must identify the paid registrant with whom they are watching the Webinar. Additional CE will be available to purchase following the Live Event.

CE Credit

This course has been approved by the AACVPR Professional Education Committee for a total of 1.0 AACVPR Continuing Education Credits. An application has been made to Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education designates this activity for 1.0 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education (HSCE) and American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education (HSCE) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The American College of Sports Medicine’s Professional Education Committee certifies that “American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR)” meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from (2019 – December 2022). Approved Providers and their content reflect the concepts of their respective organizations and do not necessarily represent the positions or policies of ACSM. Providership # 852797.

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2021 Webinar Recordings

2022 Medicare Regulations & Legislative Priorities-A Look Ahead

December 7, 2021 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CT

Presented by: Karen Lui, RN, MS; Susan Flack, RN, MS

During this webinar, Karen Lui, RN, MS, and Susan Flack, RN, MS, will present finalized rule changes for CR-ICR-PR that take effect January 1, 2022, review basic components of these services that remain unchanged, but are often sources of confusion for providers and offer new/improved ways to deliver more patient-centric services while incorporating changes.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Participants will be knowledgeable about new CPT codes when billing Medicare for pulmonary rehab services in 2022.
  2. Participants will understand Medicare guidance regarding virtual supervision in 2022.
  3. Participants will be aware of Medicare’s finalized 2022 payment rates.

Disclosures

Speaker(s):

Karen Lui, RN, MS -Nothing to Disclose

Susan Flack, RN, MS -, Nothing to Disclose

Financial Disclosure: All individuals who have the ability to control or influence the content of an educational activity have disclosed all relevant relationships within the past 12 months with any commercial interest. Relevant relationships are relationships with a commercial interest if the products and services of the commercial interest are related to the content of the educational activity.

How to obtain CE Credit

Successful completion of the recorded webinar is required in order to claim CE including 100% score on the knowledge assessment and completion of the course evaluation. All knowledge assessments and course evaluations are included in the Webinar Recording product. 

  • This live webinar will be made into a recorded webinar within 10 business days with a Knowledge Assessment attached.
  • This webinar will be found in the Learning Center.
  • Attendees must pass the Knowledge Assessment with 100% in order to obtain CE.

Please note, additional CE requests must identify the paid registrant with whom they are watching the Webinar. Additional CE will be available to purchase following the Live Event.

CE Credit

This course has been approved by the AACVPR Professional Education Committee for a total of 1.0 AACVPR Continuing Education Credits. An application has been made to Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education designates this activity for 1.0 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education (HSCE) and American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education (HSCE) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The American College of Sports Medicine’s Professional Education Committee certifies that “American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR)” meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from (2019 – December 2022). Approved Providers and their content reflect the concepts of their respective organizations and do not necessarily represent the positions or policies of ACSM. Providership # 852797.

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Performance Measures: 2021 Update on New Value-Based Measures, Program Quality, and Program Certification

Date: November 15, 2021

Presented by: Quinn Pack, MD, MSc, FAACVPR, Wen-chih Wu, MD, MPH, Gerene Bauldoff, RN, PhD, MAACVPR, Mark Stout, MS, CCRP, FAACVPR, Anne Gavic-Ott, MPA, RCEP, MAACVPR

In 2017, the Quality of Care committee of the AACVPR introduced seven performance measures for both cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation to assure uniform and reliable measurements across programs. Between 2018 and 2020, 1407 cardiac and 608 pulmonary programs submitted performance measures data as part of the certification application. In this session, we will review current program performance; discuss its implication for national program quality; introduce four new value-based performance measures; and discuss potential thresholds for performance that may be used in future program certification applications.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Introduce the new value-based quality measures around program enrollment and adherence and discuss the development and rational for these measures.
  2. Review the existing performance measures, the submitted data from the 2018-20 certification cycles, and some potential data quality issues.
  3. Discuss how the existing and new performance will be used in future program certification, including discussing performance thresholds for future certification.
  4. Encourage programs to use performance measures to improve program quality and set goals for improvement. Discuss the potential role of the AACVPR registry in this endeavor.

Disclosures

Education Committee Chair: Cathy B. Spranger, DrPH  Nothing to Disclose

Speaker(s):

Quinn Pack, MD, MSc, FAACVPR, NHLBI K23 grant support

Wen-chih Wu, MD, MPH Nothing to Disclose

Gerene Bauldoff, RN, PhD, MAACVPR, Financial support: Textbook author--Pearson Higher Education

Mark Stout, MS, CCRP, FAACVPR, Nothing to Disclose

Anne Gavic-Ott, MPA, RCEP, MAACVPR, Nothing to Disclose

Financial Disclosure: All individuals who have the ability to control or influence the content of an educational activity have disclosed all relevant relationships within the past 12 months with any commercial interest. Relevant relationships are relationships with a commercial interest if the products and services of the commercial interest are related to the content of the educational activity.

How to obtain CE Credit

Successful completion of the recorded webinar is required in order to claim CE including 100% score on the knowledge assessment and completion of the course evaluation. All knowledge assessments and course evaluations are included in the Webinar Recording product. 

  • This live webinar will be made into a recorded webinar within 10 business days with a Knowledge Assessment attached.
  • This webinar will be found in the Learning Center.
  • Attendees must pass the Knowledge Assessment with 100% in order to obtain CE.

Please note, additional CE requests must identify the paid registrant with whom they are watching the Webinar. Additional CE will be available to purchase following the Live Event.

CE Credit

This course has been approved by the AACVPR Professional Education Committee for a total of 1.0 AACVPR Continuing Education Credits. An application has been made to Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education designates this activity for 1.0 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education (HSCE) and American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education (HSCE) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The American College of Sports Medicine’s Professional Education Committee certifies that “American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR)” meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from (2019 – December 2022). Approved Providers and their content reflect the concepts of their respective organizations and do not necessarily represent the positions or policies of ACSM. Providership # 852797.

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Practical Considerations for the Provision of Cardiac Rehab for People with Pacemakers and ICDs

Date: October 27, 2021

Presented by: Matthew Bennett, B.Sc(Hon), MD, FRCPC, FACC, FHRS, FCCS

During this webcast, the function and programming of ICDs and pacemakers will be described. Furthermore, the considerations of ICD and pacemaker programming, physical activity and device site considerations will be discussed.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand ICD and pacemaker programming to optimize cardiac and pulmonary function and minimize complications during cardiac and pulmonary rehab
  2. Understand the physical constraints for patients with ICDs/pacemakers undergoing cardiac and pulmonary rehab
  3. Understand when patients with an ICD and pacemaker can safely undergo an MRI

How to obtain CE Credit

Successful completion of the recorded webinar is required in order to claim CE including 100% score on the knowledge assessment and completion of the course evaluation. All knowledge assessments and course evaluations are included in the Webinar Recording product. 

  • This live webinar will be made into a recorded webinar within 10 business days with a Knowledge Assessment attached.
  • This webinar will be found in the Learning Center.
  • Attendees must pass the Knowledge Assessment with 100% in order to obtain CE.

Please note, additional CE requests must identify the paid registrant with whom they are watching the Webinar. Additional CE will be available to purchase following the Live Event.

CE Credit

This course has been approved by the AACVPR Professional Education Committee for a total of 1.0 AACVPR Continuing Education Credits. An application has been made to Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education designates this activity for 1.0 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education (HSCE) and American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education (HSCE) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The American College of Sports Medicine’s Professional Education Committee certifies that “American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR)” meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from (2019 – December 2022). Approved Providers and their content reflect the concepts of their respective organizations and do not necessarily represent the positions or policies of ACSM. Providership # 852797.

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Delivering Effective Patient Education in On-Site and Virtual Cardiac Rehabilitation

Date: September 16, 2021

Presented by: Paul Oh, MD, MSc, FRCPC, FACP, Gabriela Melo Ghisi, PhD, PT, Melissa Yan, MPH, Crystal Aultman, MSc, R.Kin, OCT

It is well reported that structured in-person education programs designed for cardiac patients are associated with improvements in patient outcomes. More recently, studies have shown that virtual patient education interventions are effective at changing modifiable risk factors for chronic disease. In this webinar, we will discuss strategies for delivering virtual education and introduce Toronto Rehab’s new virtual cardiac rehabilitation model that remains comprehensive and meets all quality indicators.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe the benefits of delivering patient education in cardiac rehab
  2. List strategies for addressing low health literacy
  3. Give examples of strategies for delivering effective onsite and virtual patient education

How to obtain CE Credit

Successful completion of the recorded webinar is required in order to claim CE including 100% score on the knowledge assessment and completion of the course evaluation. All knowledge assessments and course evaluations are included in the Webinar Recording product. 

  • This live webinar will be made into a recorded webinar within 10 business days with a Knowledge Assessment attached.
  • This webinar will be found in the Learning Center.
  • Attendees must pass the Knowledge Assessment with 100% in order to obtain CE.

Please note, additional CE requests must identify the paid registrant with whom they are watching the Webinar. Additional CE will be available to purchase following the Live Event.

CE Credit

This course has been approved by the AACVPR Professional Education Committee for a total of 1.0 AACVPR Continuing Education Credits. An application has been made to Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education designates this activity for 1.0 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education (HSCE) and American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). Creighton University Health Sciences Continuing Education (HSCE) is jointly accredited by the Accreditation council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

The American College of Sports Medicine’s Professional Education Committee certifies that “American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR)” meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from (2019 – December 2022). Approved Providers and their content reflect the concepts of their respective organizations and do not necessarily represent the positions or policies of ACSM. Providership # 852797.

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