Acute Care Residencies: Multiple Models, Multiple Triumphs, Unified Vision
Section: Academy of Acute Care PT
Session Code: AC-2B-6769
Date: Friday, January 25, 2019
Time: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Session Type: Educational Sessions
Session Level: Intermediate
Monumental advances in health care technologies and life-saving interventions have catapulted acute care physical therapy to the forefront of specialty practice as movement experts for patients with medical complexity. The push for specialty certification in acute care has grown from a dull roar to a resounding yell. Even without a current Description of Specialty Practice and recognized board certification, a number of hospital systems have created and supported acute care residency programs. Simultaneously, a continued stream of clinicians have emerged who desire mentorship to reach advanced practice standards. It is essential to engage in collective conversations on how acute care residency programs are best positioned and maintained as value-added within current and future health care models. In this session, the speakers will highlight multiple acute care residency models and discuss business and financial considerations, clinical-academic partnerships, curriculum development, and mentor training. Appreciating the past, addressing the present, and envisioning the future of acute care residencies is the theme of this presentation, with the ultimate goal of providing collective input and support to developing programs that may benefit from resource sharing. The presenters also will discuss how the implementation of acute care residencies create a culture of excellence that benefits all.
Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
1. Describe the advantages in the variations of the residency programs, with focus on framework and processes needed to create a successful acute care residency program.
2. Explain the practical knowledge and resources needed to identify the strengths and resources of individual hospital systems.
3. Identify ideas for the future of acute care residency from the perspective of the residency program, our accrediting bodies, and section leadership.
4. Discuss the support and areas of contact available along the continuum for prospective residencies.
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