This engaging, evidence-based course takes therapists on a deep dive into the orthopedic-trauma and traumatic brain injury patient populations to improve effectiveness of treatment in the ICU. The teachings in this course are also applicable to critically ill patients.
- CEU DETAILS
This course will go beyond the basic knowledge of evaluation and treatment of patients in the Critical Care Environment. It will focus on expanding the role of the therapist in the ICU setting and establish a knowledge base and treatment approach beyond mobility and exercise. The Critically Ill Trauma patient population will be of specific focus in this course with a deep dive into the orthopedic-trauma and traumatic brain injury patient populations. Current research and case examples will be utilized throughout. This course is also applicable to a large patient population of those who are or have been critically ill in their course.
At the completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Discuss the importance of a multi-professional approach with complex patients in the ICU and identify early predictors and indicators to assist the medical team in determining a patient’s projected course.
2. Perform treatments for the critically ill beyond mobility and exercise prescription and create a plan for timing of treatment to illicit maximal function with patients who are medically complex using outcome measures and an evidence based approach.
3. Justify their own “gut instincts” regarding projecting a patient course and how to assist the multi-professional team in higher level clinical decision making.
4. Interpret fracture patterns, management, and treatment while identifying the impact to the therapy picture and plan for patients involved in a trauma.
5. Assess, perform treatment and manage cases for patients with Traumatic Brain Injury in the ICU setting.
Miki Anderson Haas PT, DPT received her Masters and subsequent Doctoral Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a practicing physical therapist in Acute Care with over 10+ years experience at a Level I Trauma Center with the majority of her time spent in the ICU setting. Serving as the Lead Therapist of Critical Care Medicine for 8 years, she has dedicated her career to program development and education of not only therapists, but also the entire multi-professional team involved with patients who are or have been critically ill. She assisted in the development and implementation of two specialized hospital teams with a strong focus on coordination and optimization of care that have achieved improved outcomes for patients who are critically ill. She has experience teaching about the role of PT and OT in the intensive care units to audiences at the national, state, and local levels, while also assisted in teaching the acute care curriculum at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for 10+ years. Specifically, she has a passion for treating and educating others on her approach to treating the all-encompassing multi-trauma patient population.
"Very impressive and knowledgeable therapist! By far the best acute care/ICU course i have taken in years!" -Becky M.
MedStar Washington Hospital Center
110 Irving Street NW
Washington, DC 20010
Hyatt Place Washington DC - Natl' Mall
400 E Street SW
Washington, DC 20024
This course meets the criteria for 13.5 contact hours (1.35 CEUs). Application has been made to the NJ Board of Physical Therapy Examiners, the OH Physical Therapy Association, and the PA State Board of Physical Therapy. The DC, DE, IN, and VA Board of Physical Therapy accepts other Board's approvals.
Approved provider by the NY State Board of Physical Therapy for 16.2 contact hours.
Application has been made to the FL Physical Therapy Association for 16 continuing education hours. Approved provider by the FL Board of Occupational Therapy.
Approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association #3043, for 13.5 contact hours - Intermediate Level Occupational Therapy Process: assessment, intervention. The assignment of AOTA CEU's does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA
NBCOT professional development provider-13.5 PDU's.