Please note this training course is currently being updated and a new enhanced version will be available in April 2022.
This online training products the opportunity to upskill for exercise professionals who play a role in exercising people with chronic stable lung diseases and/or heart failure. It is also suitable for those who are a part of a broader multidisciplinary team that offer these services.
Completion of this course alone does not provide accreditation to run Lungs in Action classes. However, it is a great option for those who would like to expand their knowledge and keep up-to-date with the best-practice training in exercise safety and limitations for people with a chronic lung disease.
As this training course does not provide full accreditation to run Lungs in Action classes you may not be covered by insurance to work with people with a chronic lung disease, unless previous education has provided you with this scope of practice (ie. Accredited exercise physiologist or physiotherapist). To be fully covered, you may need to complete the Lungs in Action Full Instructor Training which includes practical placements to demonstrate a new skill set.
By the end of this training, participants will:
- Understand the disease process of COPD, Heart Failure and other common chronic lung diseases
- Recognise the limitations for exercising people with chronic lung conditions and heart failure
- Distinguish the key components of developing exercise programs for those with chronic lung conditions and heart failure
- Identify the safety precautions for exercising a person with chronic lung conditions and heart failure
This comprehensive and interactive online training is made up of information, videos, quizzes and resources such as a training manual, participant workbook and activities designed to develop a better understanding of chronic lung disease and heart failure.
The Pulmonary Modules include:
- Pulmonary rehabilitation
- The respiratory system
- Other respiratory conditions
- COPD and breathlessness
- Breathlessness and exercise
- Your lungs in action class
- Other considerations
- The toolbox
The Heart Failure Training Modules include:
- Definition of heart failure
- Basic heart anatomy
- Symptoms of heart failure
- Causes of heart failure
- Classifications of heart failure
- Key steps for management of heart failure
- Exercise and heart failure
- Safety conditions
- Medication effects
- Case study
- Program design considerations
Continuing Professional Development
The Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) Professional Development Committee certifies that this Professional Development offering meets the criteria for 13 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Points.
Fitness Australia have approced the educational content delivered throughout this course.