This intensive course will focus on evidence-based care and clinical problem-solving skills for complex pediatric patients who are acutely ill. The focus will be on critical thinking skills and practical real-world solutions to optimize the evaluation and treatment of pediatric patients from their arrival in the ED through discharge from the hospital.
Participants will develop skills to initiate rehabilitation interventions including early mobilization from the start of the hospital admission process. In addition, participants will learn to refine the discharge plan after the first encounter. Through case studies and group discussions, participants will develop critical thinking and problem- solving skills to optimize the patient experience in this complex and dynamic patient population.
Objectives- At the completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1. Identify patient populations that may benefit from early assessment upon entrance to the hospital.
2. Select appropriate standardized assessments for a variety of patient populations.
3. Create dynamic functional goals for patients at all levels of their acute care stay
4. Generate effective treatment strategies for patients across a continuum of acuity, diagnoses, ages and developmental levels within the acute care setting
5. Practice how to set your patients up for success in the continuum of therapy upon discharge
Siobhan O’Donnell, PT, DPT, PCS is an respected clinician with extensive and broad experience in acute care, rehabilitation, long term care, outpatient and home care settings. As a pediatric physical therapist in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, outpatient clinics and homes she offers a unique point of view from which she draws practical approaches to treatment of pediatric patients in the acute care setting. She is an enthusiastic presenter who offers insightful information beneﬁcial to all members of the rehabilitation team. Serving as a clinical mentor and manager in a variety of settings enabled her to gain a variety of experiences including management of trauma and burn patients, venous malformations and NICU patients. She has shared her knowledge via various posters, presentations, podcasts related to pediatric physical therapy in the United States, and educated physical therapists in the United Arab Emirates in topics related to power mobility, augmentative communication and orthotic management.
Memorial Regional Hospital
3501 Johnson Street
Conf. Center A & B
Hollywood, FL 33021
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This course meets the criteria for 13 contact hours (1.3 CEUs). Application has been made to the NJ and LA Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. In CT this workshop meets accepted standards for continuing competence. This course satisfies CE Requirements for WA Physical Therapists. The PA and GA State Board of Physical Therapy recognizes other state board approvals. TX Physical Therapy Association approved provider.
Application has been made to the FL Physical Therapy Association for 15.5 continuing education contact hours.
Approved provider by the NY State Board of Physical Therapy for 15.5 hours.
Approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association #3043, for 14 contact - 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 provider of the FL Board of Occupational Therapy-CE Broker – 15.5 hours.
This course meets the approval of the TX Board of OT Examiners.
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