Managing Post-intensive Care Syndrome in Your Clinic

This Webinar is scheduled for July 20, 2017 - 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (EDT) - mark your calendar! and watch your email for more details.

WEBINAR FORMAT! Approximately 3 weeks prior to the session, you will receive a link to the recorded session content. You must review this and be prepared to interact with the presenters during the live session on July 20th.

Following a brief overview, participants will use the chat function to ask questions directly to the speakers during the live Q and A session.

Session Description:

5 million adults are admitted to intensive care units each year and up to 80% of survivors will experience physical problems, such as weakness, impaired ambulation and reduced performance of activities of daily living. These problems are due to post-intensive care syndrome (PICS) – a constellation of physical, cognitive, and psychological problems that may persist for months and years after hospitalization. Physical therapists should manage the rehabilitation of patients with PICS and this webinar will prepare them to recognize the unique presentation of PICS and provide evidence-based service. Participants will also review strategies for educating referral sources (eg, physicians, nurse practitioners) about the value of referral to a physical therapist for treatment to improve physical performance and quality of life.

Meet the Speakers:

James Smith, PT, DPT James Smith is professor of physical therapy at Utica College in New York. He is a former president of the Academy of Acute Care Physical Therapy, a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, and he served on the National Quality Forum’s Patient Safety - Complications Steering Committee. He is principal investigator of a team developing the clinical practice guideline for the Identification and Evaluation of Post-Intensive Care Syndrome, with support from APTA and the Academy of Acute Care Physical Therapy.

Patricia J. Ohtake, PT, PhD Patricia J. Ohtake is assistant vice president for Interprofessional Education and associate professor in the Physical Therapy Program at the University at Buffalo. She conducts research focusing on the use of simulation for physical therapist student education and interprofessional education. She is a past senior editorial board member for Physical Therapy (PTJ). In 2000, she received APTA’s Margaret L. Moore Award for Outstanding New Faculty Member. She has authored more than 60 peer-reviewed publications, 2 book chapters, and is a consistent presenter at chapter, national, and international conferences. She is a member of a team developing the clinical practice guideline for the Identification and Evaluation of Post-Intensive Care Syndrome, with support from APTA and the Academy of Acute Care Physical Therapy.

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Completion Instructions

  • Review the pre-recorded session and compile questions for the live Q and A session.
  • Following the Q and A, complete the assessment with a 70% or higher score.
  • Submit your evaluation feedback.
  • Print your certificate.

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  • In-person
  • Online


Jim Smith, PT, DPT; Patricia Ohtake, PT, PhD

Learning objectives

  1. Identify the physical, cognitive, and psychological symptoms of post-intensive care syndrome (PICS)
  2. Implement an examination and evaluation for the body impairments, activity limitations, and participation restrictions that accompany PICS.
  3. Generate evidence-based approaches for physical therapist management for the problems that accompany PICS.
  4. Advocate to referral sources about the benefits from physical therapist management for patients with PICS.

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Tags:Jim Smith, post-intensive care, Patricia Ohtake
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