NEW! Live Webinar for Therapists. Complete both Sessions for 13.5 Contact Hours (1.35 CEUs)
November 14-15, 2020
9:40 am EST • 8:40 am CST • 7:40 am MST • 6:40 am PST (US)
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.
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.
"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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This course meets the criteria for 13.5 contact hours (1.35) CEUs, Intermediate Level.
Most Physical Therapy State Boards accept webinars as a live offering. Please check with your state board to confirm.
Application has been made to the NM, NV and OK Boards of Physical Therapy.
Approved by the MD (1.3 ceus), the NJ and OH Boards of Physical Therapy.
Approved sponsor by the State of IL Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for Physical Therapy for 16 contact hours. Approved provider by the NY State Board of Physical Therapy for 16.2 contact hours (1.62 CEUs). Education Resources, Inc. is an approved provider for Physical Therapy CEUs in the following states: CA, KY and TX. The following state boards of physical therapy accept other states’ approval: AK, AR, AZ, DC, DE, GA, HI, ID, IN, KS, MI, MO, MS, NC, OR, PA, RI, SC, UT, VA, VT, WI, WY. The following state boards of physical therapy either do not require course pre-approval or do not require CEUs for re-licensure: AL, CO, CT, IA, MA, ME, MT, NE, ND, NH, SD, WA.
Approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association #3043, for 13.5 contact hours (1.35 CEUs) - 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 16 hours.
This course meets the approval of the TX Board of OT Examiners.
NBCOT professional development provider – 13.5 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.
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