Live Webinar. Complete all three sessions for 11 contact hours.
August 17 and 19, 2021
5:10 pm EST • 4:10 pm CST • 3:10 pm MST • 2:10pm PST
August 24, 2021
5:40 pm EST • 4:40 pm CST • 3:40 pm MST • 2:40pm PST
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.
This course is designed for PTs, OTs, and assistants who work with in acute care and ICU, cardio and pulmonary, home health, geriatric, neurological oncological, and SNF & LTC settings.
Archana Vatwani, PT, DPT, MBA, CLWT, CDP, CLSSBB, graduated with her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2006 and her Master of Business Administration (MBA) in 2012. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate in education and leadership in healthcare. Dr. Vatwani is an associate professor at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) at the PT department, Fort Lauderdale, FL. 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), PT management in acute care, early mobility in ICUs, 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 and a Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. She currently serves as the co-chair for the cultural competence task force, PT department, NSU. She previously served as the founding co-chair for the Florida PT Association’s acute care special interest group (2018-2019).
I have been to many conferences over the last 10 years. I would have to say this was one of the most organized, professional, and knowledgeable courses I have been to in a while. Our speaker did an amazing job and her energy was wonderful. I respect everything she is involved with, I truthfully enjoyed this course. -K. O'Meara, OTA
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This course meets the criteria for 11 contact hours (1.1) 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 NJ Board of Physical Therapy. Application has been made to the FL Physical Therapy Association for 13 continuing education contact hours.
Approved sponsor by the State of IL Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for Physical Therapy for 13 contact hours. Approved provider by the NY State Board of Physical Therapy for 13.2 contact hours (1.32 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 11 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 provider of the FL Board of Occupational Therapy-CE Broker 13 hours.
This course meets the approval of the TX Board of OT Examiners.
11 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