Functional Measures in the ICU: How to Have Your Cake and Eat It, Too
Section: Academy of Acute Care PT
Session Code: AC-2C-6877
Date: Friday, January 25, 2019
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Room: 143ABC

Speaker(s):   Michael Friedman, PT, MBA
  Selina Parry, PT, PhD
  Amy Toonstra
  Daniel L. Young

Session Type: Educational Sessions
Session Level: Intermediate

Early rehabilitation programs in intensive care units are becoming increasingly common. Systematic measurement of patient function has the potential to help capture the impact of these varied early rehabilitation programs. These types of measurements, if consistently collected, could inform decisions about important questions such as therapy dose and post-ICU rehabilitation needs, including placement. In this session, the speakers will present the rationale for systematic and standardized measurement of patient function, appropriate measures for consideration along with their positive and negative attributes, case studies, and examples of how hospitals are implementing and using systematic functional measurement of their patients. The presenters will discuss these topics this in context of the entire hospitalization and episode of care to illustrate how these early measurements can continue to inform care decisions as the patient moves through the health system.

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

1. Discuss why physical therapists should implement systematic functional measurement of patients in the intensive care unit.

2. Describe the available tools for functional measurement of patients with critical illness.

3. Describe the positive and negative aspects of available functional measurement tools.

4. Explain the value of systematic functional measurement and how those data contribute to operational and treatment decisions.

CEU: 0.2

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