Acute Care in the 21st Century: What’s Entry Level Practice?

Acute care physical therapists need to enter into the workforce prepared to practice. However, entry-level practice in this setting has never been universally defined. The Acute Care Section assembled a panel of expert clinicians and educators from across the country to develop a document defining the specific knowledge, behaviors, and actions required of entry-level PTs to be safe and efficient in the acute care environment. These competencies are presented in 5 sections: clinical decision-making, an integral component of all of the sections; communication; safety; patient management; and discharge planning. These sections are interconnected, and entry-level physical therapists must be equally competent in each. This education session will inform clinicians, educators and students on this recently developed Acute Care Sections Entry-Level Skills in Acute Care consensus document. Members of the expert panel will discuss the process, outcome, and future implications for the document on student preparation and patient care.

Course Code:

LMS-768

APTACategory

Category1

cert_CA approval

CPTA2018-19

cert_Insert Up To

No

cert_No IACET

No

cert_NY approval

Yes

cert_OH approval code

18S0523

cert_OH hours

2

cert_PA DA hours

0

cert_PA Ethics hours

0

cert_PA Gen hours

0

cert_Transcript stmt

No

cert_TX approval

1909019TX

Completion Instructions

Review the recording and complete the assessment with at least 70% score to obtain your CEU's.

Course level

Basic

Date published

04/26/2016

Date recorded

06/09/2016

Delivery method

Online

Instructor(s)

Kristin Greenwood, PT, DPT, MS, GCS; Erin Milton, PT,DPT, NCS; Lauren Mitchell, PT, DPT; Babette Sanders, PT, DPT, MS, FAPTA

Learning objectives

  1. Describe the knowledge, actions, and behaviors required of an entry-level physical therapist in acute care.
  2. Examine your own clinical education program’s ability to prepare students to meet entry-level practice expectations and identify areas of improvement, if needed.
  3. Assess your university curriculum for its ability to prepare students to meet entry-level practice expectations in acute care and identify areas of improvement, if needed.
  4. Self-evaluate your current knowledge, skills, and behaviors specific to the acute care setting and identify areas of further study needed to become competent for entry- level acute-care practice.

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Type:E-Learning Course
Credits:0.2
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Domains:Erin Milton, Pain care, Babette Sanders, Kristin Greenwood, Lauren Mitchell
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Price:$169.00
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