RECORDED VERSION OF A LIVE WEBINAR
Post course exam and CEUs are not available at this time but will be coming SOON!
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 L. Wells, PT, Ph.D., CCS, ATC is a Clinical Cardiopulmonary Specialist in the Department of Rehabilitation Services at the University of Maryland Medical Center where she currently serves as the Research Coordinator. She leads the rehabilitation team managing COVID patients and makes clinical recommendations including which outcome measures can be used to improve discharge recommendations and population descriptors, assess patient progression and document needs for supplemental O2 while protecting staff and PPE utilization. Her area of clinical practice, which spans over 25 years, is in the area of critical care rehabilitation with an emphasis on the rehabilitation of patients on artificial mechanical circulatory support and thoracic transplantation. Dr. Wells holds a Clinical Associate Professor, Adjunct position at the University of Maryland, School of Medicine in the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science and Instructor at the School of Dentistry. Dr. Wells' primary teaching responsibilities are in the areas of cardiopulmonary physiology and pathophysiology, and advanced acute care practice. Beyond her clinical and faculty responsibilities at the University, Dr. Wells is active professionally; she is serving as the Chair of the Research Committee for the Cardiopulmonary Section of the American Physical Therapy Association, and board member for the Baltimore Chapter of the Society of Critical Care Medicine. Finally, Dr. Wells’ line of research interest is in the rehabilitation and functional outcomes for adults who are suffering with critical illness.
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Once you purhcase an online course, you will have the opportunity to take an exam to test your retention of the material. If you have purchased this course, please ensure you have logged in to your account in order to take the exam. The exam must be completed with a pass rate of 80% or more in order to receive your certificate of attendance.
CEUS will be available at a later date