Chris Wells

Chris L. Wells, PT, PhD, CCS, ATC is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science. She has a Bachelors and Masters in Physical Therapy and was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy in Education, Department of Developmental Movement from the University of Pittsburgh in 2002. Dr. Wells' primary teaching responsibilities within the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science is in the areas of pathophysiology and rehabilitation for patient with cardiovascular and pulmonary dysfunction  and acute care practice. Beyond her faculty responsibilities at the University, Dr. Wells also serves as a Clinical Cardiopulmonary Specialist in the Department of Rehabilitation Services at the University of Maryland Medical Center where she primarily delivers patient care in the intensive care setting and assist with program and staff development. Professionally, she is an active member within the Cardiopulmonary Section of the American Physical Therapy Association, serving as the Chair of Research Committees. She serves on the editorial board for the Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy Journal and is a board member for the Society of Critical Care Medicine, Baltimore Chapter.  Disclosure: Financial: Chris Wells receives an honorarium from Education Resources, Inc. Non-Financial: Chris has no non-financial relationships to disclose.

Chris's Courses:

ICU and Acute Care: From Early Mobilization to Discharge Decisions

What others are saying: 

"Great course! Chris was very knowledgeable on the material and presented it in a manner that was easy to understand. The course enhanced my education related to assessing/treating patients in the ICU setting with a hollistic approach. I recommend therapists who work in acute care take this course to improve their clinical knowlege." - K Niehaus, OT