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  "Fundamentals Of ICU Rehab" Webinar
 Presented by Christiane Perme, PT CCS FCCM
14 Contact Hours/1.4 CCUs

June 21-22, 2024 - Fri/Sat
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Course Description:

Therapists working with patients in ICU face complex challenges. An important clinical scenario found in patients during an ICU stay is the limitation and deterioration of functional status. For selected patients in ICU, early mobility and physical activity can lead to an increase in functional capacity and improve quality of life. It is also possible to have an associated decreased length of hospital stay and subsequent reduction in hospital costs. The content of this webinar will guide clinicians through the process of understanding and managing adult ICU patients, from patient selection and therapeutic interventions to choice of outcome measures. This webinar is also designed to inspire clinicians to reflect on and understand the clinical principles that promote best practices in the ICU and positively influence the recovery of patients.

Course Objectives:

  • Select patients for early mobility and rehab in ICU using clinical decision-making skills.

  • Identify ventilator settings on the ventilator screen and summarize common modes of mechanical ventilation.

  • Identify and state function of vascular catheters, tubes, and  equipment commonly used in the ICU.

  • Describe two types of muscle weakness associated with critical illness.

  • Discuss clinical implications of laboratory values and medications in ICU.

  • Recognize the importance of functional outcomes for patients in ICU.

  • Examine therapeutic interventions as treatment options for patients in ICU.

  • Identify the role of multidisciplinary team members in ICU.

  • Synthesize information for use in clinical and academic practice

Course Schedule:

DAY 1 - Fundamentals of ICU Care

8:00 AM- 5 PM Central US Time*


7:30 - 8:00: Registration

  • 7:30-8:00: Registration

  • 8:00-9:00: Early Mobility and Rehab in ICU: Clinical Concepts & Evidence Based Practice

  • 9:00-10:15: Mechanical Ventilation Explained Simply

  • 10:15- 10:30: Break

  • 10:30–11:30: Mechanical Ventilation Explained Simply (cont.)

  • 11:30-12:00: Non-invasive Positive Pressure Ventilation    

  • 12:00- 01:00: Vascular Catheters

  • 1:00–2:00:  Lunch

  • 2:00–3:00: Artificial Airways

  • 3:00-4:00: ICU Monitoring , Equipment and Medical Devices

  • 4:00–4:15: Break

  • 4:15- 5:00: Mechanical Assistive Devices

DAY 2 - Essentials of ICU Rehab

8 AM- 4 PM Central US Time*


  • 8:00–9:00: Weakness in the critically ill

  • 9:00-10:00: Medications commonly used in the ICU

  • 10:00 - 10:15: Break

  • 10:15- 10:45: Interpreting Laboratory Values

  • 10:45 -11:30: Assessment of patients in ICU

  • 11:30-12:00: Functional outcome tools in ICU

  • 12:00-1:00: Post-Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS) 

  • 1:00-2:00: Lunch

  • 2:00- 3:00: Therapy Interventions:  Function oriented treatment from Positioning and Exercises 

  • 3:00- 3:15: Break

  • 3:15– 3:45: Therapeutic Interventions in ICU: Function oriented treatment for Transfers and Ambulation

  • 3:45 - 4:00: Final Thoughts / Discussion

Additional Information:

  • Webinar Fee  $ 450.00 ( Four hundred and fifty dollars)

  • Contact Hours: This webinar meets criteria for 14.0 contact hours/1.4 CEUs. 

  • Educational Level: Introductory

  • Methods: PowerPoint Lectures, Quizzes,  and Discussions. 

  • Pre-requisites: None

  • Suggested Audience: PTs, OTs, PTAs, COTAs, and other ICU Healthcare Professionals. 

  • Criteria For Successful Completion: Evidence of attendance by attending all the lectures in the webinar. Partial credits are NOT offered.

  • The Americans With Disabilities Act Information: Participation by all individuals is encouraged this course. In order to provide better service, participants are encouraged to notify us of their special needs at least one week prior to the webinar  by contacting

  • Cancellation Policy: Webinar dates are subject to change and/or cancellation. Webinars may be cancelled in the event of unpredictable or uncontrollable circumstances and, in this case, the registration fee will be refunded in full.

  • Special needs: Participants are encouraged to notify us of their needs at least one week prior to the course by contacting Perme ICU Rehab Seminars at

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