The man in front of you isn't just your patient...
He's a father. Someone's son. A friend.
This kind of pressure can make you feel a little overwhelmed.
Hesitation when you're transferring him with a trach in.
Uncertainty when splinting his burn wounds, since you don't do it too often.
Or the thought of preparing him for post-acute care, unsure of his motivation to recuperating.
The good news is, feeling prepared to address your patient's needs doesn't have to be difficult when you have the right training. This integrative online course prepares you with strategies you can use with patients in all acute care settings, with special attention to working with your ICU population.
From mobilization to navigating depression's impact on the therapy process, this program provides a no-nonsense approach to increasing overall function for your medically complex clients with easy-to-use methods for each condition.
No matter your level of expertise, this convenient self-study course will provide you with up-to-date knowledge for:
- Making appropriate decisions within the ICU and acute care environments
- Implementing assessment and treatment tools
- Integrating existing treatment plans with progression into the plan of care
Walk away feeling confident to address, manage, and increase overall patient success with dozens of techniques that enhance functional mobility, strength, and independence. You'll gain new techniques to improve outcomes for your patients with burns, brain injuries, airway restrictions, cardiac complications and much more...
Strategies for the Medically Complex Patient
Gain practical and easy to apply strategies to improve patient outcomes when you learn how to:
- Use proper transfers techniques to meet the needs of the patient in front of you
- Provide safe and successful bed mobility including for your ventilated patients
- Manage lines, tubes, wires, and equipment - including helpful pre-checks
- Customize your approach with your critically ill cardiac, neurological, or respiratory patients
- Address and modify bariatric patient needs
Module 2 will provide you develop an appropriate plan of care for your patients to help manage:
- Burn injuries
- Cardiac conditions
- Neurological conditions
- Traumatic brain injury
- Respiratory compromise
- Chronically refusing patients
- Proper discharge planning
- Caregiver support for better patient outcomes
- Effective documentation, productivity and organization
This comprehensive training will also walk you through PT/OT reassessment goals, visual impairment testing, skin grafting, pacemakers, and much more!
Working with tracheostomies and ventilators can be nerve-wracking. From trying to apply the machine to figuring out how to navigate around the equipment, there's a lot of room for error.
The results could be fatal if a mistake is made.
Regardless if you work in acute care, the ICU, or long-term care, knowing how to work with these complex patients is a must!
In this 2-hour BONUS module, Jerome Quellier, MS, CCC-SLP, dives into evidence-based tools and rehab strategies you and your team can use to immediately start improving care with this population.
- Interventions surrounding communication and dysphagia
- Considerations for safe patient mobilization
- Evidence-based diagnostics
- Risks and solutions, such as aspiration and swallowing
- How to know when a patient should use a speaking valve, and safe placement
- How to use mechanical vents safely with speaking valves
And much more!
Cindy’s approach is matter-of-fact and function-oriented, combining clinical knowledge with a personalized approach for her client’s optimal outcomes. Through the years, Cindy has honed her skills in a number of specialty circuits including Trauma, Burns, Spinal Cord Injury, and Brain Injury, but has spent the past 10 years primarily serving the high volume acute care populations of ICU, Cardiopulmonary, Orthopedics, and Med-Surg. Click here for information about Cindy Bauer.
During his tenure at the hospital he has focused on neuro-based diagnostics and intervention for dysphagia, cognitive-linguistic deficits, head and neck cancer management, patient advocacy, and curriculum development. Mr. Quellier has made a career-long study of the intricacies of neurology, completed advanced training in brain dissection at Marquette University, actively engages in staff development training, and recently joined a surgery team in preserving language function during tumor resections. Click here for information about Jerome Quellier.