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 Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Clinical Specialist in the Department of Rehabilitation Services at the University of Maryland Medical Center. She is a fellow in the American College of Critical Care Medicine. She delivers patient care in the intensive care setting and assists with program and staff development, clinical competencies, and oversees clinical research opportunities for therapists. Dr. Wells holds a bachelor’s degree and advanced master’s degree in physical therapy and was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy in Education, Department of Developmental Movement, from the University of Pittsburgh. She holds an appointment as Associate Professor, Adjunct position, at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science where she lectures in the areas of cardiopulmonary dysfunction, and rehabilitation and acute care practice. She is an active member within the Academy of Cardiopulmonary of the American Physical Therapy Association. Dr. Wells’ line of funded research is in the rehabilitation and functional outcomes for the older adult suffering critical illness and hospital acquired disability.
Chris Wells receives an honorarium from Education Resources, Inc.
She has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
"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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Continuing Education Hours for disciplines not listed below: 13.5 contact hours (1.35 CEUs). Intermediate level.
Approved for FL Occupational Therapists for 16 continuing education hours – CE Broker #20-699185. Approved by the MD Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 13 CEUs. Approval # 2001-116 by the NJ State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 13.5 CEC’s . Approved by the NM Board of Physical Therapy for 13.5 CE Hours. This course has been approved by the NV State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 1.35 units of continuing education. Approved by the OH Physical Therapy Association for 13.5 Hours – Approval #20S0827 and/or #21S0019. Approved by OK State Board of PT course #_______ for ______ CEUs, Category A.
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 is an approved agency by the PT Board of CA for 13.5 contact hours. This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners accredited provider #1910017TX for 13.5 CCUs and meets continuing competence requirements for PTs and PTAs licensure renewal in TX. Education Resources is an AOTA Approved Provider for Live and Distance Learning-Independent Courses for 13.5 Contact Hours (1.35 CEUs). NBCOT Professional Development for 13.5 PDUs. ASHA CEUs are awarded by the ASHA CE Registry upon receipt of the CEU Participant Form from the ASHA. Approved CE Provider for up to 1.35 CEU’s. The learning assessment for this course was successfully completed and approved for 13.5 clock hours of continuing education credit by the TX Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
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