• Continuing Education
  • Making Rehabilitation Clinical Decisions with the Medically Complex Patient - FGCU

    Course Date: February 10, 2018  –  February 11, 2018

    Saturday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
    Sunday: 8:00am - 12:00pm 

    Florida Gulf Coast University
    Marieb Hall (Building 32) -  Room 101
    10505 FGCU Blvd. N.
    Fort Myers, FL 33966

    Campus Details:
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    Marieb Hall (Building 32) -  Room 101
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    Course Description:
    Rehabilitation Therapists are often called upon to work with patients who have complex medical conditions, a variety of monitors, diagnostic limitations and medical considerations which all effect the movement system. This course will be systems based review of complex medical conditions and how these conditions can effect patient participation in therapy. Considerations and evidence-based evaluation, treatment, and management of patients with complex medical conditions will be discussed via the use of lecture and interactive case study discussion. 

    Course Objectives:
    At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to: 

    • Describe the inter-professional relationships in the typical intensive care unit.
    • Describe the medical equipment encountered in the acute care setting
    • Describe the common pathologies and pathophysiology of the cardiovascular, respiratory musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, integumentary, gastrointestinal, genitourinary and endocrine systems and their effect on the movement system.
    • Demonstrate understanding of EKG interpretation
    • Perform active, active assistive and passive forms or airway clearance.
    • Perform system specific examination integrating diagnosis, lab results and radiological results into evaluation, plan of care and progression through the continuum of care. 
    • Incorporate the system specific surgical and medical procedures into the plan of care know their effect on movement. 
    • Describe evidence based interventions specific to the system being discussed and integrate interventions with those for other systems of the body. 

    Jamie Dyson, PT, DPT
    President, FPTA

    Intended Audience:
    The information presented in this course is clinically relevant for Physical Therapist (PT), Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA), Occupation Therapist (OT), Occupational Therapist Assistant (OTA), and Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) practitioners.

    Disclaimer: Registrations from individuals with clinical designations not listed in the intended audience for this course may be subject to removal from the course roster without a full refund. See Brooks IHL Course Policies and Procedures for details. If you are unsure or have questions related to the intended audience, please email info@BrooksIHL.org and we will be happy to help clarify!

    This course has been approved for 12 hours (1.2 CEUs) by the following boards:

    • Florida Physical Therapy Association
    • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy
    • Florida Board of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology

    Based on the criterion provided by the AOTA this is a category 2 intermediate course that falls into the group of general practice/health/medical.

    How to Enroll: 
    Simply select the number of tickets you wish to purchase and click the "Order Now" button to pay by credit card. After payment, you will receive an email confirmation of enrollment. 

    If you would like to pay by check, cash, or Brooks department*, please print this registration form, and send it to us with your payment. Please make checks payable to Brooks Rehabilitation.

    The Brooks Institute of Higher Learning will provide reasonable accommodations for learners with special needs. Please contact the Brooks IHL @ info@BrooksIHL.org for more information and/or for a special needs accommodation request.