Cardiopulmonary PT/OT, ListServ Summary, July 2018
Rehab administrators answer questions regarding Cardiopulmonary PT/OT. IPRC archives information collected by the Pediatric Rehab Administrator’s ListServ as a public service to the entire Pediatric Rehabilitation Community. All information is posted in summary format and has been de-identified. Search through past queries for responses to rehabilitation related questions.
- Does anyone have a protocol? Pediatric protocols?
- Are OT and PT both involved with the rehab process? Or are RN/exercise physiologists the only ones who administer cardiac rehab?
- In an outpatient setting, must someone be trained in pediatric advanced life support or is BLS certification adequate?
- At what point are these patients clear for d/c from OP setting– should PLOF be our target or is there a “new normal” that we should be educating?
- What equipment do you have in your facility to provide the best quality care (treadmills, bicycle ergometers/vital monitors/etc.)?
- What continuing education courses have you found to be beneficial in your competency with this population?
- Do you have any articles to support PT and OT in the pre and post heart transplant rehab from the last 10 years?”
Summary of Responses