Acutely Adorable: Pediatric Therapeutic Interventions in Acute Care

Course Description:

This intensive course will focus on evidence-based care and clinical problem-solving skills for complex pediatric patients who are acutely ill. Focus will be on critical thinking skills and practical real-world solutions to optimize the evaluation and treatment of pediatric patients from their arrival in the ED through discharge from the hospital. Participants will develop skills to initiate rehabilitation interventions including early mobilization from the start of the hospital admission process.  In addition, participants will learn to refine the discharge plan after the first encounter. Through case studies and group discussions, participants will develop critical thinking and problem- solving skills to optimize the patient experience in this complex and dynamic patient population.

For each clinical problem area addressed, the following will be discussed:

  • Clinical assessment
  • Standardized tests
  • Key interventions and relative precautions
  • EBP
  • Caregiver education
  • Equipment/DME
  • Discharge

Cases will be discussed and analyzed, and the following areas will be discussed:

  • Where do you start?  What information do you need to begin working with the patient?
  • What would you prioritize to assess in your initial evaluation?
  • Would you mobilize this patient?
  • What type of frequency would be appropriate for this patient? 
  • What other teams should be consulted for this patient?
  • What are your discharge recommendations?

At the completion of this course the participants will be able to:

  1. Identify patient populations that may benefit from early assessment upon entrance to the hospital.
  2. Select appropriate standardized assessments for a variety of patient populations.
  3. Create dynamic functional goals for patients at all levels of their acute care stay.
  4. Generate effective treatment strategies for patients across a continuum of acuity, diagnoses, ages and developmental levels within the acute care setting.
  5. Practice how to set your patients up for success in the continuum of therapy upon discharge.

Instructor(s):

Siobhan O'Donnell

Session 1 April 13-14, 2019
Hartford, CT (Map)
435.00/person

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Session 2 July 26-27, 2019
New Brunswick, NJ (Map)
435.00/person

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Session 3 September 28-29, 2019
Denver, CO (Map)
435.00/person

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