Oct 23, 2013 · Leave a Reply

Fundamentals in ICU Rehab

By AJ Montpetit @ajmontpetit

Mark your calendars for May 3-4, 2014, where the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Mayo Clinic will be hosting it's Educational Program titled, "Fundamentals in ICU Rehab."

Attendees of this course will earn 14.5 credits, and is open to all, focusing on those in Physical Therapy, Physical Therapy Assistants, Occupational Therapy, Occupational Therapy Assistants, AOTA Members, and ICU Nurses.

Course Description

Therapists working with patients in ICU face a complex challenge. These patients have limited mobility due to life support, monitoring equipment, multiple medical problems and muscle weakness. For selected patients in ICU, early mobility and walking enhances functional outcomes by optimizing cardiopulmonary and neuromuscular status. Early mobility can lead to an increase in the patient’s quality of life and higher functional capability. It can also potentially reduce length of hospital stay with overall reduced costs. The content of this course will guide clinicians through the process of managing adult ICU patients. Case reports will be presented to demonstrate how the early mobility and walking program in ICU can positively impact the recovery of selected patients.

Course Learning Objectives

  • Identify and state function of basic equipment, lines, and tubes used in the ICU
  • Identify different modes of ventilation and ventilator settings
  • Identify ICU patients who would benefit from early mobilization and ambulation using clinical decision making skills
  • Understand the importance and demonstrate the ability to write function oriented goals for ICU patients
  • Identify the role of multidisciplinary team members in the management of critical care patients
  • Synthesize information for use in clinical and academic practice

TUITION
PT, PTA, OT, OTA: $450.00
AOTA Member: $405.00
Other Disciplines: $450.00

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Tags: Education, ICU Rehab, Mayo Clinic, spine, spinal, sci, rochester, mn, physical medicine, PMR, rehabilitation

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