The FIRST Cardiovascular and Pulmonary PT Clinical Practice Guideline is here!
Hillegass E, Puthoff M, Frese EM, Thigpen M, Sobush DC, Auten B. Role of Physical Therapists in the Management of Individuals at Risk for or Diagnosed With Venous Thromboembolism: Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guideline. PHYS THER published ahead of print October 29, 2015, doi:10.2522/ptj.20150264.
Full print version in February. Check out the link below.
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Congratulations Anne Swisher!
Join the section in a BIG CONGRATULATIONS TO ANNE SWISHER – our Section’s Journal Editor Anne has been awarded a Fullbright Scholarship for next academic year. See info below and join us in congratulating Anne on such a great accomplishment!
Anne Swisher, P.T., Ph.D., professor of physical therapy at the West Virginia University School of Medicine has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture at the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland in Dublin, Ireland, during the 2015-2016 academic year, the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced recently.
Dr. Swisher will work with the faculty in physiotherapy to teach students how to prescribe exercise for people with chronic health conditions, such as cancer, diabetes, heart failure, and cystic fibrosis. She will also assist in creating and assessing medical simulation activities to help students in varied health disciplines work together to care for patients.
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Expand Your Professional Horizons!
Become a Board Certified Clinical Specialist. Applications for the 2015 exam cycle are available, and you may now apply online!
The application deadline for Specialist Certification in Cardiovascular & Pulmonary is July 01, 2014.
Access to the online application, the general information booklet, and additional information are available through the ABPTS website at www.abpts.org. Contact the Specialist Certification Program by phone at 800/999-2782, ext 8520; or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about the process.
Research Award winners at CSM 2014
CV&P Section would like to congratulate the Research Award winners at CSM 2014.
KW. Feldman, AR Jackson, MD. Householder, DR. McKinney, SA. Hale, LW. McVery, Shenandoah University Physical Therapist ability to identify hypertensive status based upon visual observation.
P. Hageman, CH. Pullen, PJ. Dizona. University of Nebraska Medical Center, Nebraska Change in cardiometabolic risk biomarkers in rural women following 6 months of participation in a web-based weight loss study.
M. Brown, J Crist, R. Gaidoo, N. Little, A. Fisher, R Presson, T Lahm, I Petrache. Indiana University Six weeks of treadmill training at mild relative exercise intensity attenuates disease progression in a rat model of pulmonary arterial hypertension.
2014 residency in Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy
The VA in Ann Arbor Michigan is currently recruiting for its 2014 residency in Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy. Follow the link for more information and to apply - More Info
Proposed Bylaw Amendments
View the proposed bylaw amendments here (member login required) - Proposed bylaw amendments
Mechanically Ventilated Patients
Early Mobility of mechanically ventilated patients is again being recommended. Dr. Gregory Schmidt spoke at the annual meeting of the American College of Chest Physicians. He recommended early active movement with physical therapy to improve function of these patients. Check out the full article here: Expert advocates more mobility for mechanically ventilated ICU patients