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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 is an engaging lecturer with expertise in adult acute care physical therapy, specifically cardiovascular and pulmonary PT. Her interests include Ventricular Assistive Device (VAD) patients, physical therapy management in acute care, early mobility in ICUs, effectiveness of ergonomics in graduate students, simulation-based learning, interprofessional educational learning and cultural competence in healthcare and education. Dr. Vatwani is currently an Associate professor at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) at the Physical Therapy department in Florida and is a certified lymphedema and wound care therapist (CLWT), certified diversity professional (CDP) and Project Management Professional (PMP). She served as the co-chair for the Florida Physical Therapy Association’s acute care special interest group and has authored several peer-reviewed articles, abstracts, and presentations at national level conferences. She is the 2022 recipient of the National Diversity Council Healthcare Diversity Leader Award as well as the 2022 American Physical Therapy Association Minority Faculty Development Award.
Financial Disclosure: Archana Vatwani receives a speaking honorarium from Education Resources, Inc.
Non-Financial Disclosure: Archana Vatwani has no non-financial disclosures to report.