Contact Hours2 Hours
Rehabilitation therapy for patients requiring advanced oxygen support and mechanical ventilation is a growing area of practice for ICU physical and occupational therapists. In addition to progressing ICU and advanced support practice for both cardiac and pulmonary conditions, the COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated increased utilization and longer durations of oxygen support in patients with COVID-related respiratory failure. The speaker will review relevant lab values, sedation considerations, and potential challenges that therapists may be faced with while working with this population and provide tools to advocate for improved mobility practice. Experiences will be shared regarding gaining physician, nursing, and respiratory therapy buy-in, up-training therapy staff, and progressing patient mobility with interdisciplinary care. Case studies will be reviewed and patient outcomes discussed to provide examples of rehabilitation interventions to progress beyond “early mobility” with lessons and considerations for PTs and OTs in all areas of practice.
At the end of this course, the participant will be able to:
- Explain basic principles of advanced oxygen support and mechanical ventilation for the physiology of the patient.
- Describe general considerations for mobilizing patients on advanced oxygen support and mechanical ventilation including safety with the support system as well as ICU environmental considerations.
- Integrate the foundational physiology of advanced oxygen support and mechanical ventilation and the underlying patient disease process with the principles of exercise and rehabilitation.
- Describe the ideal team and role delineation for safely mobilizing and rehabilitating a mechanically ventilated patient and review patient case examples.
Approved in my State?
as Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants
as Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants
as Certified Athletic Trainers
as CSCS / CPT
as Massage Therapy
as Speech Therapy
Satisfactory completion of this course will require the participant to complete a 10 question post-test with a minimum passing score of 70%.