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2-Day: Acute Care Rehab Course: Strategies for Multi-Trauma Patients

In any acute or ICU setting, you’ve got to be ready to encounter any and everything when integrating rehab into the plan of care – particularly for patients with multiple traumatic injuries. From establishing early mobilization when treating multiple extremity injuries to managing lines/wires/tubes to discharge planning and billing correctly under the new guidelines – acute and ICU rehab can be overwhelming and quite stressful, even for the most seasoned clinician.
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Faculty:
Steven Rankin
Duration:
12 Hours 50 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Oct 30, 2019

Description

In any acute or ICU setting, you’ve got to be ready to encounter any and everything when integrating rehab into the plan of care – particularly for patients with multiple traumatic injuries.

From establishing early mobilization when treating multiple extremity injuries to managing lines/wires/tubes to discharge planning and billing correctly under the new guidelines – acute and ICU rehab can be overwhelming and quite stressful, even for the most seasoned clinician.

Gain the confidence you deserve in the hospital setting by exploring new interventions for improving functional mobility, independence, and outcomes with your most challenging patients. Even if you already use some of the techniques, this recording refines your skills and goes a long way in making your work more efficient and effective.

Designed for all practice levels, from the new grad to the veteran acute care practitioner, this hands-on course will provide you with an updated knowledge base for making appropriate decisions within the ICU and acute care environments.

Gain age-appropriate strategies on how to best evaluate and treat patients with specific injuries, including multiple extremities, TBI, axial skeleton injuries, burns, and gunshot wounds – from acute to post-acute phases.

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Outline

OVERVIEW OF TRAUMA CARE DELIVERY SYSTEM
  • Trauma care centers
  • Triaging algorithms
INCIDENCE AND PREVALANCE OF TRAUMATIC INJURIES
  • Who gets hurt? How and why?
    • Importance of what demographic information can tell us and how it can affect therapy
  • How do client factors influence our decisions?
MECHANISMS OF INJURY
  • What does it tell us?
  • High vs. low impact injuries
EVALUATION: WHO DOES WHAT?
  • By trauma surgeon
  • By consultants
  • By therapists
  • Case Studies
COMPLICATIONS YOU MAY ENCOUNTER AND STEPS ON HOW TO HANDLE THEM
  • Sepsis
  • Drug and alcohol use
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Pain
    • Acute pain vs. acute on chronic pain
    • Multi-modal approaches

SPECIFIC INJURIES AND ACUTE STRATEGIES FOR THE TREATMENT – CASE STUDIES AND LAB

FRACTURE MANAGEMENT

  • Operative and non-operative treatments
  • Indications for various treatments
UPPER EXTREMITY INJURIES
  • Wrist/hand
  • Elbow, splinting considerations
  • Shoulder – diagnosis, provocative tests
HETEROTOPIC OSSIFICATION
  • Elbow trauma
  • Burns
  • TBI
HEAD INJURIES
  • Facial fractures, Le Fort taxonomy
  • TBIs
  • Is it a brain injury?
  • ETOH withdrawal
  • Delirium
  • Underlying dementia
TRUNK/AXIAL SKELETON INJURIES
  • Rib fractures
  • Spinal fractures
  • Pelvic fractures
LOWER EXTREMITY INJURIES
  • Schatzker taxonomy
  • Weber taxonomy
  • Transfers and ambulation
  • Weight bearing
  • Amputations
  • Splinting/orthotics/special cases
BURNS AND GUNSHOT WOUNDS
  • Positioning, splinting
  • Improve range of motion
  • Precautions
  • Fractures
  • Soft tissue and vascular injuries
PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER: THERAPY EVALUATION AND TREATMENT
  • Where do I start?
  • Standardized assessment in the acute setting
    • Balance/mobility
    • ADL
    • Functional cognition
  • When do I co-treat?
  • Caregiver training on c-collars, CTOs, TLOs and more
  • Better billing and documentation under the new CMS guidelines
  • Discharge planning and return to work recommendations
  • How to dramatically reduce readmission
  • Case Studies

Faculty

Steven Rankin, OTR/L Related seminars and products: 1


Steven Rankin, OTR/L, has 20 years of experience as an acute care occupational therapist in an academic medical center, level 1 trauma and regional burn center, with a primary focus on trauma care. He left a career in the construction industry due to injury, which has provided him with a unique insight as a patient.

After many years of seeing continuing education available in specific content areas but not finding a comprehensive trauma course, he decided to create one himself. He has since trained physical and occupational therapy staff, Speech-Language Pathologists, nurse practitioners, and medical doctors in the treatment of traumatic injuries. Mr. Rankin is a regular guest lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in acute care.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Steve Rankin has an employment relationship with the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics. He receives an honorarium from AOTA. Mr. Rankin receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Steven Rankin has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.