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Phase II Cardiac Rehabilitation

  • Patient orientation 
  • Patient education and risk factor modification
  • Telemetry monitoring
  • Rest and exercise blood pressures
  • Titrating patient workloads according to heart rate and rating of perceived exertion

Phase III Cardiac Rehabilitation

  • Exercise leadership
  • Rest and exercise blood pressures
  • Patient education
  • Chart reviews
  • Monitoring of patient progression/maintenance
  • Rhythm strips
  • Pool program
  • Optimal Aging (OA)
  • Women Exercising to Live Longer (W.E.L.L.)
  • Advanced Training Program (ATP)

Stress Testing Parts I and II (8 weeks total)

    Time is split between the Beaumont Health and Wellness Center- Coolidge and the main Royal Oak campus

    • Observation of various cardiac procedure 
      • Echocardiographic procedures (2D, TEE)
      • Pacemaker clinic
      • Electrophysiology (EP) lab
      • Cath lab (PCI/stent)
      • Coronary Bypass Graft Surgery (CABG)
      • Telemetry monitoring system (TMS)
      • Nuclear Medicine (MUGA)
      • Enhanced External Counter Pulsation therapy (EECP)
    • Hands-on participation in the stress labs at both locations (regular GXTs, exercise and pharmacologic MPIs and stress echos, VO2 testing and resting metabolic rate testing)
      • EKG prep
      • Medical history taking
      • Explanation of all test types/protocols
      • Resting and exercise blood pressures
      • Monitoring 12-lead EKGs
      • Test supervision
      • Test interpretation
      • Relaying results to patients

Other Requirements

  • Weekly lecture series
  • Rotation quizzes/exams
  • Comprehensive final exam
  • 12-lead EKG interpretation packet
  • Newsletter article
  • Written and oral case studies
  • Mock mini lecture

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