Preparing and Mobilizing Therapists in the ICU/Acute Care and Beyond
SECOND DATE ADDED!
NEW! Live Webinar for Therapists. Complete both sessions for 13.5 Hours 1.35 CEUs)
Saturday May 16 10:00am-6:30pm EST
Sunday May 17 10:00am-5:30pm EST
Registration includes both sessions and handouts.
Our healthcare world is in a time of uncertainty and now more than ever, therapists need to know how to assess and treat the complex critically ill patient especially those with COVID 19. This course will sharpen your skills in monitoring for stability in preparation for early mobilization and mobility progression. Interpretation of vital signs beyond the basics as it relates to critical illness will be included. Focus will be on critical decision making through case analysis to determine medical stability and exercise tolerance in complex patients. Evidence for advanced intervention will be discussed for patients who are suffering from common iatrogenic effects of hospitalization. The latest updates and recommendations regarding COVID 19 will also be discussed. Learn to provide best practices regardless of setting for complex patients through integration of lab values, tests, medical history, clinical exam, research evidence and clinical judgment. Application to all practice settings will be discussed.
- Integrate the medical and environmental effects of the ICU to promote an effective therapy session in all settings
- Apply current literature and trends to progress functional recovery for patients that suffer critical illness (including information related to COVID 19)
- Apply exercise physiology principles to prescribe an effective exercise prescription
- Implement an integrative rehabilitation plan to address pulmonary dysfunction
- Analyze the complexity of critical illness via a case scenario to develop an evaluation and intervention approach to provide comprehensive care
Chris Wells is a Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Clinical Specialist in the Department of Rehabilitation Services at the University of Maryland Medical Center. She is a Fellow in the American College of Critical Care Medicine. She delivers patient care in the intensive care setting and assists with program and staff development, clinical competencies, and oversees clinical research opportunities for therapists. Dr. Wells holds a bachelor’s degree and advanced master’s degree in physical therapy and was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy in Education, Department of Developmental Movement, from the University of Pittsburgh. She holds an appointment as Associate Professor, Adjunct position, at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science where she lectures in the areas of cardiopulmonary dysfunction, and rehabilitation and acute care practice. She is an active member within the Academy of Cardiopulmonary of the American Physical Therapy Association. Dr. Wells’ line of funded research is in the rehabilitation and functional outcomes for the older adult suffering critical illness and hospital acquired disability.
Chris Wells receives an honorarium from Education Resources, Inc.
She has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
Whether you're a brand new grad or have years of experience, you're guaranteed to take something away from this course. In the current environment of the COVID-19 pandemic, Chris did an amazing job of including up to date and accurate information about COVID-19 and the physiologic impact it's having on patients from a multisystem perspective. She also did a wonderful job of applying these impairments and highlighting the role that therapists play in the management of these patients during their admission. It is obvious that Chris Wells is not only an expert in what she does, but highly passionate about her role as an ICU PT which made this course far more engaging and enjoyable. -Amanda Malamud, PT, DPT
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Continuing Education Hours for disciplines not listed below: 13.5 contact hours (1.35 CEUs). Intermediate level.
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Approved for FL Occupational Therapists for 16 continuing education hours - CE Broker #20-699185. Approved by the MD Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 13 CEUs. Approval # 2001-116 by the NJ State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 13.5 CEC’s . This course has been approved by the Nevada State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 1.35 units of continuing education. Approved by the OH Physical Therapy Association for 13.5 Hours - Approval #20S0827.
TN Physical Therapy Association Approval # 2019-126 for 1.35 CEU's (13.5 Contact Hours) for Class 1 Continuing Competency Requirement. Approved sponsor by the State of IL Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for Physical Therapy for 16 contact hours. Approved provider by the NY State Board of Physical Therapy for 16.2 contact hours (1.62 CEUs). Education Resources is an approved agency by the PT Board of CA for 13.5 contact hours. Approved by NCPTA #19-0722-021 for 13.5 Hours. NCBPTE Approved by virtue of NCPTA Approval. This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners accredited provider #1910017TX for 13.5 CCUs and meets continuing competence requirements for PTs and PTAs licensure renewal in TX. Education Resources is an AOTA Approved Provider for Live and Distance Learning-Independent Courses for 13.5 Contact Hours (1.35 CEUs). NBCOT Professional Development for 13.5 PDUs.
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