Contact Hours2 Hours
Hospital Life: A Week in the Life of an Acute Care Therapist
This is an intermediate level 2-hour webinar but the content of this course will be appropriate for new graduates or those who are experienced yet haven’t worked in the acute care setting for quite some time. Even therapists who currently work in acute care would benefit from this course as they may learn a different variation in clinical practice. Additionally, this course will take the attendee on a walk-through down the many long halls in a very large medical facility where they will be exposed to various case studies in orthopedics, neurology, cardiology, and oncology. Imaging studies and lab values will be interspersed throughout the webinar. Lastly, attendees will see how one therapist navigates his way through multiple conversations with physicians, nurses, case managers, social workers, rehab co-workers such as OT and SLP as well as patients and their family members.
At the end of this course, the participant will be able to:
- Differentiate the clinical roles of various settings such as HH, OP, SNF, etc.
- Explain the ‘hierarchy’ of the acute care hospital setting.
- Recognize the difference between smaller community, mid-size regional, and larger metropolitan medical centers.
- Disseminate normal and abnormal lab values that can affect patient care
- Review the roles and appropriate verbal and written communication between a therapist and the interdisciplinary team members
- Work through case studies of specific Evaluation & Treatment
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Satisfactory completion of this course will require the participant to respond to polling questions asked throughout the webinar.