Strategic Plan

The International Confederation of Cardiorespiratory Physical Therapists (ICCrPT) was officially founded as a subgroup of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) in June 2011. The Vision of the ICCrPT is to contribute to the improvement of global cardiorespiratory health by promoting delivery of interprofessional, evidence-based cardiorespiratory therapy that result in improved health outcomes internationally.

Mission:

The International Confederation of Cardiorespiratory Physical Therapists is an international physical therapy organisation representing a unified body for physical therapists with a special interest in cardiorespiratory physical therapy. It aims to promote excellence in the practice of cardiorespiratory physical therapy internationally through adherence to standards and consistency of practice. It also aims to advance the scope of cardiorespiratory physical therapy by facilitating and supporting evidence based practice, knowledge exchange, education of future physical therapists, clinical specialisation, research and international collaboration. The ICCrPT provides a platform where therapists with a common interest in cardiorespiratory health may meet, confer, and promote these interests.

In order to achieve this mission, the ICCrPT Executive Committee has developed this inaugural ICCrPT Strategic Plan 2013-2015:-

 

OVERALL THEME: KNOWLEDGE ENHANCEMENT

STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES: To advance the scope of Cardiorespiratory Physical Therapy. Leadership and provision of expertise via a central point of contact to advise on global issues and key questions relating to cardiorespiratory physical therapy

Domains/Elements

The   ICCrPT will achieve this by:

Measures or indicators of success? Operational Plan:

Methods/ Activities/ Initiatives

Facilitating and supporting evidence based practice,knowledgeexchange / information   dissemination Establish a   searchable Register of Expertise database
  •   Register of   Expertise
  •   Website
Organise sessions within WCPT   Congresses/ conferences

Conduct own conference

WCPT 2015 presence

  • Organising committee involvement
  • Submit application   for focused symposia for WCPT 2015 to   focus on a cardiorespiratory topic
  • General member forum
  • Partner with MO conference
Provide platform for   research, links to evidence-based sites Website – links to   evidence based sites
Establish a Social   Media presence to facilitate the sharing of research findings (Facebook,   LinkedIn)
Mechanism to endorse   or support reputable Congresses/ conferences
Support for good quality research that will inform best practice of cardiorespiratory therapy Endorsements and   in-kind support

Disseminate research findings

  • Establish a communication strategy with member organisations to disseminate research findings quickly.
  • ICCrPT newsletter
Provision of a newsletter facilitating and   supporting member knowledge Newsletter 3-4   x/year ICCrPT newsletter

 

OVERALL THEME: MEMBERSHIP VALUE AND COLLABORATION

STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES: Provide a platform where therapists with a common interest in cardiorespiratory health may meet, confer and promote these interests.

Domains/Elements

The   ICCrPT will achieve this by:

Measures or indicators of success? Operational Plan:

Methods/ Activities/ Initiatives

Provision   of a website facilitating   and supporting member engagement
  •   Website available
  •   Ongoing discussion forum participation
Website   launch

ICCrPT   discussion forum / blog

Provision of a social   media presence facilitating and supporting member engagement
  •   Launch Facebook page
  •   Launch Linkedin page
  •   Establish a Social Media virtual   community of practice to allow for networking
Provision of a general members forum in conjunction with WCPT   Congresses
  •   ICCrPT forum within WCPT Congress schedule
Liaison with WCPT Congress organising committee
Provision of a newsletter facilitating and supporting member engagement and   collaboration Newsletter 3-4 x/year ICCrPT newsletter

 

OVERALL THEME: EXPERT ADVICE AND ADVOCACY

STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES: Active contribution to wider WCPT advocacy endeavours

Domains/Elements

The   ICCrPT will achieve this by:

Measures or indicators of success? Operational Plan:

Methods/ Activities/ Initiatives

Active contribution to wider WCPT advocacy endeavours

Advocate for development of standards of practice

Promotion of research activities, and assist with   dissemination of research findings

Support of relevant WCPT policies and advocacy   endeavours Review,   contribute to any updates, & promote relevant WCPT policies
Promoteclinical specialisation for   physiotherapist in Cardiorespiratory Link  member organisation that have clinical specialisation programs with other   countries to share resources
Develop and make available guidelines for best, evidence-based   practice Website repository

Promote  support research activities culminating in minimum standards or   clinical practice guidelines

Establishbasic   standards for cardiorespiratory practice Produce Position Papers / Standards / Clinical practice   guidelines
Education and training programs Link physiotherapy cardiorespiratory educators

  • sub group of expert database
  • higher degree promotion (course work & research degrees;   post-doctoral fellowship opportunities)
  • social media
Promote growth of the field of cardiorespiratory physical   therapy and high standards in developing countries
  • Launch ICCrPT Register of Expertise database
  • Contribute to & promote WCPT
  • Register of Experts
Directly provide expertise to developing countries