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Post-Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS): A Challenge Across The Continuum of Care (SED)
United Way of Greater Houston
50 Waugh Drive
Houston, TX 77007

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM CDT
Category: District Meetings

Advances in critical care medicine have resulted in a growing population of survivors of critical illness. Many survivors experience impairment in cognition, mental health, and physical function. Post intensive care syndrome (PICS) was established as a new syndrome encompassing new or worsening impairments in physical, cognitive or mental health status that arise after critical illness and persist beyond acute care hospitalization. Physical therapy is well accepted to provide early rehabilitation for patients in ICU and is now considered an integral component of the multidisciplinary care of these patients. PICS is frequently associated with the inability to return to work and decreased quality of life due to muscle weakness. The content of this lecture will help physical therapists practicing along the continuum of care understand the challenges patients face when surviving a critical illness. 1CCU 

At the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to:
1. Discuss impairment in cognition, mental health, and physical function for patients who survive a critical illness;
2. Describe PICS initiatives available for healthcare professionals and patients/families;
3. Identify conditions associated with PICS-Family.

Christiane Perme, PT CCS FCCM is the owner of Perme ICU Rehab Seminars and a Clinical Development Specialist at the Houston Methodist Hospital, where she has practiced for the past 32 years with a large variety of complex patients in ICU. In 2005 she became a Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Clinical Specialist. In 2017, she was accepted as a Fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine, the first physical therapist in the world to receive such recognition. Mrs. Perme has published 18 articles and is co-author in 9 book chapters. She has extensive experience in treating adult patients in ICU with special interest in patients on mechanical ventilation. Mrs. Perme has presented hundreds of courses and lectures in the United States. She is also a world-renowned speaker with presentations in Colombia, Puerto Rico, Germany, Denmark, Russia, Brazil, Nigeria, Netherlands, Canada, and Spain.

5:30pm: Dinner/Social Networking
6:00pm: Business Meeting
6:30pm: CCU Course

PT/PTA/Student Members: $0
PTA/PTA/Student Non-Members $10

Additional Locations
Remote viewing sites will be listed on SED website and announced via email to members.

Cancellation Policy 
No refunds unless otherwise approved by SED Board

Register here.

Contact: Amy Gremillion, PT, DPT at [email protected]