Critically Thinking Through the Critically Ill in the ICU and Acute Care Settings
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 and acute care settings 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.
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.