Advance Evidence-Based Physiotherapy in ICU Guidelines

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Duration 1 h 56 m 14 s

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Advance Evidence-Based Physiotherapy in ICU Guidelines

About Course

Physiotherapy in ICU Guidelines Aims to 

Acute Care and ICU Physical Therapy is a growing area of practice. This course is geared toward both the new/entry-level and advanced practice therapist to integrate the complexity of lines, tubes, and monitoring devices and optimize them to advance treatment options with patients.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, the participant will be able to:

1.Integrate information on invasive lines, tubes, and monitoring devices with patient presentation

2.Consider acute care and ICU safety guidelines for physical and occupational therapy intervention and exercise on the impact of patient care and outcomes

3.Explain physiological responses to exercise in order to safely monitor patients during ”high-intensity” treatment

4.Demonstrate integration and application of acute care competencies: safety, sound clinical decision-making, communication, and discharge planning 

5.Discuss treatment approaches to creatively optimize patient physical functioning in the acute and ICU setting

Who Should Enroll

  • Physiotherapist
  • Allied Healthcare professionals
  • ICU nurses

Course Agenda

Introduction- 10 minutes

Acute Care and ICU Safety and Feasibility- 15 minutes

Lines, Tubes, and Monitors- 15 minutes

Early Mobility and Physiological Response to Exercise in Critically Ill Patients- 20 minutes

Case Presentation- 25 minutes

Creative Treatment Approaches for the Acute/ICU Patient- 25 minutes

Conclusion/Questions- 10 minutes

Total: 120 minutes 

CPD Credit Hours

2.0 Hours


1-Month Access to Learning Resources
Downloadable Course Material 
CPD Certificate


Speaker Bio: Katelyn Whitlock, PT, DPT

Dr. Katelyn Whitlock is a practicing cardiovascular and pulmonary acute care and ICU physical therapist in Atlanta, GA. She graduated from Emory University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program in May of 2018. Following her DPT she completed the Emory Acute Care Residency in 2019. Prior to her DPT, she earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in Exercise Physiology from the University of Virginia. Currently, she is a primary therapist on the Heart Transplant, Lung Transplant, LVAD and ECMO team at EUH, is a course instructor in the DPT program at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Clinical Management and Pharmacology courses, and has ongoing research in the areas of ICU Physical Therapy and COVID-19. She sat for her Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Specialist Exam in February of 2022.

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About Physiotherapy Online

Physiotherapy Online is a physiotherapist-owned educational company with a vision to create an ensemble of international educators to cater to undergraduate, postgraduate physiotherapy students as well as post professionals who are keen to advance or refesh their existing knowledge in varied specialities.

As every student has a unique approach to learning, we have therefore created a library of bite sized chapters which may be accessed as an individual module or a course as a whole; self study webinars; live workshops for those who would like to get an in-person hands on immersive experience and audio books for those on the go.

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