This two-day, intermediate level course will provide the clinician with the tools necessary to make appropriate decisions in the ICU and acute care environments. The core principles are introduced so that clinician can acquire specific information on a variety of topics in order to effectively manage and progress patients with varying degrees of involvement. The fundamentals of ICU and acute care are presented in order for a clinician to feel not only comfortable in this environment but confident to treat each patient in a safe progressive manner. A variety of diagnoses will be presented and specific key areas are addressed in the management and progression of each patient. Red flags and tips on how to appropriately monitor and interpret the patients key vital signs when initiating and progressing a patient’s functional movement are thoroughly addressed, as this is essential,beyond basics knowledge, for all acute care therapists.
From the most critical and complex medical status to the patient who simply needs mobilization and strengthening in order to return to full function, the acute care clinician must feel comfortable providing rehabilitative services in each environment. Specific details on how to work with tubes, lines, and other medical equipment will enhance the clinician?s ability to feel confident. Tools such as the ABCDEF bundles and other evidence-based assessment and treatment tools will be reviewed and utilized in lab sessions. In addition, clinicians will also learn proper management strategies for the cardiac and pulmonary patient and hands on techniques to improve function. Case study presentations will enable the clinician to pull all of the information together to design an appropriate evaluation and progressive treatment plans.
This is an evidenced-based practical course that is designed to give the clinician the information needed to optimize treatment in the acute care environment and return your patient as close as possible to prior level of function. This course provides the clinician the information to improve their confidence and bolster their tool box of interventions for the acute care population. This course is applicable for PT, PTA, OT
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I get an absolute thrill from assisting someone back into a functional life. Functional is the important word here because rarely do any of us return to where we were before. As the body ages and recovers from diseases and procedures getting back to functional is like getting your life back. I love helping people to get there just as much as I love teaching others how to help people get there.
15.5 hours of CME credit