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Pathophysiology and Clinical Applications for Patients with COVID-19 in the ICU (SED)
Tuesday, October 20, 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM CDT
Category: District Meetings

Understanding how COVID-19 affects body systems and activity limitations/participation restrictions allows physical therapists to safely and effectively treat patients with COVID-19. Special focus on patients in the ICU will improve decision making for intervention and management of these patients. Discussion of post-COVID symptoms allows physical therapists in post-acute care settings to provide effective and appropriate interventions for patients who have been hospitalized for COVID-19. 1CCU 

At the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to:
1. Explain ICU Liberation and how physical therapy participates in Bundle “E”;
2. Discuss the pathophysiology of ARDS and Sepsis;
3. Explain how ARDS and Sepsis relate to COVID 19;
4. Describe critical elements of safe and appropriate PT intervention for patients with COVID 19 in the ICU;
5. Discuss Post COVID symptoms.

Rajashree Mondkar, PT, MS, CCS has been a certified Cardiopulmonary Clinical Specialist since 1994 and has decades of experience with inpatient care both locally and internationally. She has been a member of the faculty for the Physical Therapy Critical Care Fellowship program and the Physical Therapy Acute Care Residency program for Methodist Hospital since 2016. She has been a guest lecturer for physical therapy programs and a presenter at national conferences. She is excited to speak with the Southeastern District regarding physical therapy's role in the hospital treating patients with COVID-19.

Catherine Arnold, PT, DPT, CCS recently became a certified Cardiopulmonary Clinical Specialist this year. She completed the Physical Therapy Critical Care Fellowship with Methodist Hospital in 2017 and has since joined the faculty for the Critical Care Fellowship and Acute Care Residency. Catherine holds her doctorate in physical therapy from Georgia State University. She has been a presenter for Houston Methodist Hospital as well as Texas Woman's University. She is excited to present now with the Southeastern district on physical therapy for patients with COVID-19.

6:00pm: Business Meeting and Announcements
6:30pm: CCU Course

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

Additional Locations
Online Only

Please login to the meeting using the email address provided when registering as that is how we verify attendance. At the conclusion of the meeting, complete the course evaluation.

Course certificates will be available to you no later than November 5, 2020. You will receive instructions via email. Please allow until then for processing and contact TPTA after that date if you have not received instructions.

Cancellation Policy 
No refunds unless otherwise approved by SED Board

Register here.

After successfully submitting your completed registration, you will receive a confirmation with meeting login information. Registration must be completed in advance to receive Zoom login information. Registration will be available for 500 participants. 

Contact: [email protected]