This is one module in a series of modules presented by the a group of APTA sections: Academy of Acute Care Management, Cardiovascular Section and the HPA. This series is free to the profession. Please check back often as we create and add modules.

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This webinar was recorded on April 11, 2020

This webinar will present clinical practice considerations such as assessing lab values and imaging results, differentiating ventilator versus non-ventilator patients, considerations for ECMO, positioning to optimize ventilation/perfusion patterns, and determining if there are any airway clearance needs (hint: most commonly not). Presenters will also discuss trends in the role of PT with these clients across the country and highlight potential best practices. Attendees will be able to submit questions and offer comments.

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The follow-up webinar to the March 21, 2020 webinar: Acute Care Physical Therapy and COVID-19: How Can We Add the Greatest Value? While only 3 weeks have gone by since that discussion, as a profession, we have quickly learned even more how we can add the greatest value during the COVID-19 pandemic. For this second webinar, we will dive deeper into the concept of thoughtful triaging and targeting of PT resources to add the greatest value during the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics include: managing and triaging physical therapy resources during the pandemic, leveraging real-time audiovisual technology for acute care therapy during COVID isolation, caring for the critically ill, and lessons learned from national health leaders.

Meet our Presenters


Kyle Ridgeway, PT, DPT, CCS; University of Colorado Hospital and University of Colorado Denver: Anschutz Medical Campus: PT Program.

Brian Hull, PT, DPT, MBA; Director of Rehabilitation; Baylor University Medical Center; Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation

Special Guests:

L. Maurine Coco, PT, MSPT, Director of Rehabilitation Services; University of California, San Francisco

John R. Corcoran, PT, DPT, MS; Site Director for Rehabilitation Therapy Services; Clinical Assistant ProfessorNYU Langone Health; Rusk Rehabilitation

We do NOT apply for CEU approval for webinars, however your state licensure may allow credits for this education activity. We do provide a certificate of attendance, which can be downloaded below. You will need to contact the agency or organization in your state, which handles your professional licensure, in order to determine whether credit is available for webinars, and without applications for approval. Download your certificate of completion

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