This course is designed to inspire clinicians to promote best practices in the ICU that increase functional outcomes for patients by using functional treatments. Numerous treatment options and ideas will be discussed from transfers to ambulation and positioning to exercises. Lab values, medications, mechanical ventilation, assistive devices, and evidence-based research will be discussed.
- CEU DETAILS
Therapists working with patients in ICU face complex challenges. An important clinical scenario found in patients during an ICU stay is the limitation and deterioration of functional status. For selected patients in ICU, early mobility and physical activity can lead to an increase in functional capacity and improve quality of life. It is also possible to have an associated decreased length of hospital stay and subsequent reduction in hospital costs. The content of this course will guide clinicians through the process of understanding and managing adult ICU patients from patient selection, therapeutic interventions to choice of outcome measures. This course is also designed to inspire clinicians to reflect on and understand the clinical principles which promote best practices and positively influence the recovery of patients in ICU
At the end of this course the learner will be able to:
- Select patients for early mobility and rehab in ICU using clinical decision-making skills.
- Identify ventilator settings on the ventilator screen and summarize common modes of mechanical ventilation.
- Identify and state function of vascular catheters, tubes, and equipment commonly used in the ICU.
- Describe two types of muscle weakness associated with critical illness.
- Discuss clinical implications of laboratory values and medications in ICU.
- Recognize the importance of functional outcomes for patients in ICU.
- Examine therapeutic interventions as treatment options for patients in ICU.
- Identify the role of multidisciplinary team members in ICU.
- Synthesize information for use in clinical and academic practice.
Christiane Perme graduated from the Catholic University in Brazil in 1981 and became a Board Certified Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Clinical Specialist in 2005. In 2017, she was accepted as a Fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine, the first physical therapist in the world to receive such recognition. Mrs. Perme is the owner of Perme ICU Rehab Seminars and a Clinical Development Specialist at the Houston Methodist Hospital, where she has practiced for the past 32 years. She has published 18 articles and is co-author in 9 book chapters.
Mrs. Perme has extensive experience in treating complex adult patients in ICU with special interest on mechanical ventilation. She is an experienced speaker and has presented hundreds of courses and lectures nationally. Internationally she has presented in Colombia, Germany, Puerto Rico, Denmark, Russia, Nigeria, Brazil, Spain, Canada, and Netherlands.
"Chris speaks with enthusiasm and passion presenting her information clearly with solid experience backing her up.I left the seminar feeling prepared to do a better job working in ICU/CCU." -Janet Duxbury, PT
"Chris is invigorating! Her passion and expertise seep through her skin and into your brain. This course is a must for any OT or PT working in the ICU." -N DeNicoloa, OT
"Chris's passion and energy about the care of patients with critical illness is truly inspirational! I have been to many of her courses and can never hear the material too many times." -T. Haney, PT
"This course is an absolute must for anyone who works in an ICU setting." -Lisa Gentzler, PT
"This is the ICU education I should have had since day one! Thank you! Chris had a passion for her work resembling almost her passion in life. It was inspiring to learn from her and I'm looking forward to implementing my new found skills to change lives." -Chris, OT
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