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Treating the high acuity and critically ill patient population can be overwhelming and challenging. Through this course, participants will gain knowledge required for effective clinical decision making for best patient outcomes working in an interdisciplinary team. This course will explore new evidence-based articles on best patient management of medically complex patients. Participants will have the opportunity to practice interpreting, applying and presenting recent research on topics learned during this course. Discussion of various case study application of the complex patient population will further bridge the gap between content knowledge and clinical application.
- Apply clinical decision-making process related to the pathophysiology of hematology, renal, liver, heart, lung, immune, endocrine, metabolic, lymphatic and venous disorders.
- Integrate the indications of mobilizing patients in high acuity patients including pre and post-operative transplant patients.
- Relate the various oxygen therapies including mechanical ventilation and patient mobilization on the different oxygen systems.
- Articulate safe mobilization principles including lines, tubes, ventilators, oxygen and other adjuncts necessary for patient monitoring and treatment.
- Implement psychomotor skills involved in mobilizing high acuity patients through case analysis.
- Utilize new evidence-based articles on best patient management of medically complex patients.
Archana Vatwani graduated with her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2006 and her Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in 2012. Dr. Vatwani is currently an assistant professor at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) at the Physical Therapy department, Fort Lauderdale, FL. Prior to this position, she worked at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD for a decade clinically practicing in the field of adult acute care physical therapy (PT) specifically cardiovascular and pulmonary PT. She has authored several peer-reviewed articles, abstracts and presentations at national level conferences. Her scholarly interests include Left Ventricular Assistive Device (LVAD) patients, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS), physical therapy management in acute care, early mobility in ICU’s, effectiveness of ergonomics in graduate students and cultural competence in healthcare.
Dr. Vatwani is a certified lymphedema and wound care therapist (CLWT) from the International Lymphedema and Wound Care Training Institute and a certified diversity professional (CDP) from the National Diversity Council. She currently serves as the chair for the diversity and inclusion faculty committee, Dr. Pallavi Patel College of Health Care Sciences at NSU. She served as the co-chair for the Florida Physical Therapy Association’s acute care special interest group (2018-2019). In addition, she also has an advanced cardiovascular life support certification from the American Heart Association.
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This course meets the criteria for 13 contact hours (1.3 CEUs). The GA, IN, SC, and OR Boards of Physical Therapy recognize other state board approvals. This course satisfies CE Requirements in AL. Application has been made to the OH and the TN Physical Therapy Association. ERI is an approved agency by the Physical Therapy Board of CA.
Approved provider by the NY State Board of Physical Therapy for 15.6 contact hours.
Approved sponsor by the State of IL Dept. of Financial and Professional Regulation for Physical Therapy 15.5 contact hours.
TX Physical Therapy Association accredited provider.
Approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association #3043, for 13 contact hours - Intermediate
Level Occupational Therapy Process: assessment, intervention. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA.
Approved by the TX Board of OT Examiners.
NBCOT professional development provider-13 PDUs.
12 hours of this course qualify towards the discipline-specific hours for the 20-hour requirement for NDTA re-certification. They do NOT qualify towards the 8-hour NDTA Instructor requirement for re-certification.