Management of the Client with Compromised Respiratory Function

Presented by Neely Sullivan, MPT, CLT-LANA, CDP

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Course Description

Respiratory disease is one of the leading causes of death and disability in the United States. With the emergence of COVID-19, Physical Therapists (PTs) will be treating even greater numbers of clients with compromised lung function. As a result, PTs must be prepared to provide effective rehabilitation for their clients with respiratory deficits. This seminar […]
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Meet Your Presenter

Neely Sullivan, MPT, CLT-LANA, CDP, has worked with diverse client populations in a variety of clinical settings. These experiences and multiple courses on the topic have allowed her to treat and develop client care programs for clients living with respiratory disease. She has served in multiple levels of regional and corporate management positions. In these positions, Neely has developed policies and worked closely with interdisciplinary teams to ensure that clients living with respiratory disease have the opportunity to attain their highest level of function and quality of life. She has most recently been responsible for the identification, implementation and evaluation of clinical programs in long-term care settings. Neely currently provides educational support to 13,000+ therapists nationwide as Director of Education/Education Specialist for Select Rehabilitation. Neely has lectured nationally and at the state level on the topics of Respiratory Health, Wellness, Documentation, Denials Management, ICD10 Coding, and The Role of Rehabilitation in LTC Settings. She has authored publications focusing on clinical management of older adult clients. Neely conducts audits, quality improvement planning, and clinical training to Select Rehabilitation employees and customers monthly. She is a member of the APTA including the Clinical Electrophysiology and Wound Management section and Geriatric section.


  • This activity has been approved by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 1.00 CCUs for PTs and PTAs.

Course Details

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain the background and scope of respiratory disease.
  2. Outline how to best assess patients with compromised lung function.
  3. Identify physical therapy (PT) interventions for clients with compromised respiratory function.
  4. Describe components of appropriate client and caregiver education for managing respiratory disease.
  5. Explain associated documentation principles.

Time-ordered Agenda

  • 0:00 - Introductions and lecture begins
  • 0:50 - Finalize lecture and address any remaining questions from participants
  • 1:00 - End course + quiz

Instructional Level

Information is geared to practitioners with a general working knowledge of current practice trends and literature related to the subject matter. Focus is on increasing understanding and competent application of the subject matter.

Target Audience

PTs and PTAs who work with patients who have respiratory impairments.

Live Course Information

This course will be presented on the Zoom platform. High-speed internet connection is required.

Recorded Course Information

The recorded course is available on-demand.

Instructor Financial Disclosures

  • Presenter is being paid by Therapy Insights to prepare and present this course.

Instructor Non-financial Disclosures

  • None.

Certificates of Completion

Once the exam is completed and you have provided feedback about the course, you will receive an emailed certificate of completion with course title, course instructor name/title, learning objectives, your name, your license number (if desired), and a confirmation from the CE Task Force director confirming completion of course. If your state licensing board requires specific records of course participation (all licensing boards are different), please email us and we will provide the documentation.

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