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Exercise Prescription for the Home Health Patient with Heart FailureExercise Prescription for the Home Health Patient with Heart Failure

This course will provide the participant with detailed information and resources to facilitate accurate exercise prescription and dosing in the home health setting for the patient with congestive heart failure. The participant will be provided a clinical decision-making guide to assist in the determination of course of care – restorative or maintenance – for the home care patient with cardiomyopathy.  Learn how to incorporate PT into a multidisciplinary approach for home health patients with heart failure. 

Target audience:  Clinical Supervisors, Nurses, Physical and Occupational Therapists, and Speech-Language Pathologists. 

Requirements include:

  • Complete e-learning course with activity (10 minutes)
  • Watch webinar (2 hr) 
  • Complete evaluations
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Nursing CEs:  2.25 hrs from AL State Nurses Association (ANCC)
Physical Therapy:  1.0 CCUs from the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy 
Speakers:  Dee Kornetti, PT, MA; Cindy Kraft, PT, MS; Cindy Sun; RN, MSN; & Misty Kevech, RN, MS

·       Guide to Physical Therapists Practice (American Physical Therapy Association –APTA, 2015) 

·       Guidelines:  Physical Therapists Scope of Practice (APTA, 2014)

·       Standards Of Practice For Physical Therapy (APTA, 007)

·       American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) 2015 recommendations for exercise preparticipation health screening

·       Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) – Medicare Benefit Policy Manual, Chapter 7 – Home Health Services (Conditions of Participation). 

·       CMS Fact Sheet:  Jimmo v. Sebelius Settlement Agreement Program Manual Clarifications Fact Sheet. 

Any issues contact HHQI@qualityinsights.org

Estimated Length: 2 hour(s) and 15 minute(s)


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Online Lesson1. Exercise Prescription for the Home Health Patient with Heart Failure -
Online Lesson2. Exercise Prescription for the Home Health Patient with Heart Failure Evaluation -


After this course, the learner will be able to: 

1.   Define what “skilled, reasonable and necessary” means for coverage of therapy services under the Medicare Part A Home Health benefit.

2   Describe two (2) evidence-based practice guidelines for each strengthening and endurance interventions for restorative and maintenance patients in the home health setting.

3.  Identify at least 3 steps to integrate into clinical decision-making process that meets coverage criteria for therapy services for patients receiving strength and endurance interventions in the home health setting.

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