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Digital Seminar

Pediatric Treatment in Acute Care: From Early Mobilization to Discharge Decisions

Molly Rejent, MOT, OTR/L
6 Hours 05 Minutes
Audio and Video
Nov 12, 2019
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Digital Seminar - Also available: DVD


Your work with children in the acute care setting is so critical and, at times, incredibly complex.

The challenges you face are vast, as it’s an overwhelming environment from equipment and lines to finding the most appropriate treatment approach with significant differences in patient ages and diagnoses.

While the risks can be high, the reward is even higher.

Overcome those hurdles you face every day and watch more and more of your patients transfer out to a step-down unit in the hospital or home by applying what you experience in this dynamic seminar.

With Molly Rejent as your guide, an experienced occupational therapist who has worked with kids in acute care for many years, your confidence will increase by familiarizing yourself with the latest assessments and treatments within this complex and specialized area.

Develop skills to initiate evidence-based interventions such as early mobilization from the beginning of the hospital admission process or age-appropriate strategies for a myriad scenarios. Refine your ability to create a discharge plan after your first encounter. Confidently navigate tricky ethical issues you will face by examining case studies of real-life situations encountered in the care of critically ill children.

Designed for all practice levels, from the new grad to the veteran acute care practitioner, this recording will provide you with the tools to make assured, knowledgeable decisions within the PICU and acute care environments.

Enhance your work within the acute care setting so you can bring the highest quality of care to those medically complex patients!


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NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing the on-line post-test (80% passing score) and completing the evaluation). 

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Nurses - Florida Nurses

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of  Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 6.0 self-study contact hours.

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Occupational Therapists - Arizona Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

CE credit is available. This self-study course consists of 6.0​ continuing education clock hours for Arizona OTs and OTAs. The Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners (R4-43-203) confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to occupational therapy that are approved by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).

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Physical Therapists - California Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers. This self-study lecture qualifies for 6.25 continuing competency hours.

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This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #2106032TX and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. This activity will provide 6.25 CCUs. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.

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PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department, State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider for physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education. This self-study course qualifies for 7.6 contact hours.

Physical Therapists - North Carolina Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Illinois Division of Professional Regulation, Provider Number: 216.000270. This intermediate course is approved by the North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners by virtue of PESI Inc. approved provider status with the Illinois Division of Professional Regulation. This course qualifies for 6.0 continuing education hours.

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Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists - California Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board, #PDP 319. This course meets the qualifications for 6.0 hours of self-study continuing professional development credit for Speech-Language Pathologists or Audiologists, as required by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board.

Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists - Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. Provider Number: 50-399. This self-study course qualifies for 6.0 continuing education credits. 

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Approved for 7.5 self-study continuing education clock hours for Kansas licensed Speech-Language Pathologists by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services.

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Molly Rejent, MOT, OTR/L's Profile

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Molly Rejent, MOT, OTR/L, is a pediatric specialist who has provided pediatric occupational therapy for over 18 years. Experienced in a broad range of pediatric settings including school-based, home health/early intervention, outpatient, acute care and inpatient rehabilitation, Molly combines her passion for working with the whole child and her expertise in creative and individualized treatment of most medically complex cases.

Molly resides in St. Louis, MO and is a senior member of the rehabilitation services team at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital. There she manages a full acute care caseload with medical teams in critical care, neurosurgery/neurology, cardiothoracic surgery/cardiology, and general pediatrics, while also balancing three hand-specialty outpatient clinics per week.

She is a member of the clinical team who launched an innovative pediatric cardiac rehab program, as well as a former adjunct professor in the program in occupational therapy at St. Louis University. Molly received a BA in psychology and a Master of occupational therapy from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Molly Rejent has an employment relationship with SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital. She receives a speaking honorarium, a consulting fee, and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Molly Rejent has no relevant non-financial relationships.

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  1. Classify the team’s role within acute care, as well as common and unique medical equipment, lines and precautions.
  2. Define the important differences between adult and pediatric ICUs and how that impacts treatment.
  3. Select appropriate assessments and treatment strategies depending on age, diagnosis, and level of acuity.
  4. Create dynamic functional goals for patients at all levels of their acute care stay.
  5. Identify ethical issues of therapy in the PICU and how to avoid making mistakes.
  6. Discuss case studies of acute pediatric patients from assessment to treatment to set your patients up for success in the continuum of therapy upon discharge.


How treatment is impacted by not treating pediatric patients as “little adults”
  • Examine the similarities and differences of ICUs
  • What diagnoses you might encounter
  • What age range will you see?
  • Treatment decisions that might negatively affect the outcome of your patient depending on your approach
Define who does what in the PICU & Acute Care
  • Delineation of roles – who makes what decisions?
  • Navigate acute care culture successfully – how it is unique and how it can vary from hospital to hospital
  • How to build a solid team
Effective techniques you can use immediately when facing:
  • Lines and equipment
    • Figuring out their purpose
    • What can cause grave danger if dislodged or pulled
    • How to work around it
    • What do you need to watch out for?
  • Medications
    • What you might find
    • How does it affect treatment?
  • Social situations and caregiver engagement
    • How it can affect your care toward the patient
    • Tips on improving trust and assurance
  • Case Studies
Treatment frequency and goals
  • How to determine intervention per level of acuity
  • When to change your treatment plan
  • Navigate when therapeutic roles overlap – determine who does what
  • How do you know when to adjust your treatment for the changing levels of acuity?
  • Trying not to “overthink” the patient
  • Case Studies
Comprehensive strategies to navigate patient and caregivers
  • Ethical concerns with caregivers and patient level of acuity
  • Responding to concerns and reality of the caregiver
  • Overcome compassion fatigue – knowing when to take a break
  • Case Studies
Putting it all together
  • Evaluation and treatment strategies for real-life scenarios and patients
  • Taking a patient from chart review to assessment and treatment planning

Target Audience

  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Speech Language Pathologists
  • Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Physician Assistants



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