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This webinar was recorded on March 21, 2020

As a novel strain, COVID-19 has been a challenge to determine best clinical practices across the health professions, including physical therapy. This webinar will highlight current insights into its pathophysiology and medical management, including its widespread acute inflammatory microvascular changes resulting in multi-system effects, including myocarditis, arrhythmias, and pneumonitis to full-blown ARDS (including updates from Society for Critical Care Medicine and American College of Cardiology).

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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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:

Jim Smith, PT, DPT; Professor of Physical Therapy; Utica College

Patricia J Ohtake, PT, PhD; Assistant Vice President for Interprofessional Education; Office of the Vice President for Health Sciences and Associate Professor, Physical Therapy Program Department of Rehabilitation ScienceUniversity at Buffalo

Sujoy Bose. PT, DPT, MHS, BSPT; Diplomate, American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties: Cardiovascular and PulmonaryAssociate Professor, Marshall University School of Physical Therapy

Megan Mitchell, PT, DPT; HERT Team Lead; Denver Health

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

NOTE: We do NOT apply for CEU approval for Geriatrics 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.There is no survey to be completed for this webinar.Complete the survey and download the Certificate of Attendance.

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