Topics covered will include evidence-based assessment and intervention strategies for pathological conditions affecting the endocrine, cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, and neurological systems among others as well as integrating medical record review, lab values, imaging, medications, physician and surgeon consult notes, nurse-therapist communication, as well as social worker/case manager discharge planning into your treatment approach. The information learned from this course can be taken back and implemented on Monday morning.
What’s All the Fuss About? The Medically Complex Patient - A Multisystemic and Evidence-based Approach to Evaluation and Treatment-PRIVATEArchana Vatwani
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January 7 and 8, 2022
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 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.
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
Continuing Education Hours for disciplines not listed below: 11 contact hours (1.1 CEUs). Intermediate level. License #______________.
Education Resources, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Provider #3043. This Distance Learning-Interactive Course is offered at 11 Contact Hours (1.1 CEUs). Intermediate level, OT Service Delivery. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures. NBCOT Professional Development for 11 PDUs.
Approved by the MN Board of Physical Therapy for 11 CE Hours, #5403. This course satisfies CE Requirements in Iowa.
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 contact hours (1.3 CEUs).
Education Resources is an approved agency by the PT Board of CA for 11 contact hours. This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners accredited provider #2210017TX for 11 CCUs and meets continuing competence requirements for PTs and PTAs licensure renewal in TX.
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 re-certification.
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