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Rehabilitation Challenges and the Acutely Ill Patient: From Hospital to Home
Saturday, April 07, 2018, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM MST
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Rehabilitation Challenges and the Acutely Ill Patient: From Hospital to Home

When: Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (registration begins at 7:30 am)

Where: University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, 13120 East 19th Ave, Aurora, CO 80045 in Education 2 North, Room 1102

Course Description: As more and more individuals survive critical illness and present with multiple comorbidities, our patient population is increasingly complex. It is important to recognize that these medically complex and acutely ill patients are found not just in the hospital but also across the continuum of care. This course will cover common disease manifestations such as shortness of breath and oxygen desaturation, acute muscle weakness and balance deficits that impact the rehabilitation management of patients with complex and high acuity presentations.  The seminar format will include case studies, lecture and open discussion. The speakers will use evidenced based guidelines that will support examination, outcomes measure and intervention selection to assist the therapist in developing the most efficacious plan of care.


Daniel Malone PT, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Physical Therapy Program at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. A practicing clinician for over 25 years, Dr. Malone is a board certified specialist in Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy and is the current president of Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Section of the American Physical Therapy Association. He earned a Master of Physical Therapy from Temple University in 1992 and a Ph.D. in physiology from the School of Medicine at Temple University in 2008. The overall goal of Dr. Malone’s scholarship is to advance education, clinical practice and research related to the physical therapist’s management of patient’s with complex medical conditions ranging from the intensive care unit to the post-acute care setting to home. 

Amy Nordon-Craft PT, DSc earned a Bachelors’ of Science degree in Physical Therapy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Doctor of Science (DSc) from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in 2011. She joined the faculty at the University of Colorado Denver PT Program in 2005, teaching Neuromuscular Conditions, Interprofessional Education (IPE) and Clinical Reasoning Capstone content. Currently, Dr. Nordon-Craft is an Assistant Professor for the CU DPT Program and serves as the Physical Therapy Program representative to the Center for IPE Council, which provides IPE to over 700 learners. In addition, she leads the IPE Faculty Development Taskforce. She has experience conducting clinical trials with patients who are critically ill and currently serves on the APTA’s Clinical Practice Guideline task force for “Physical Therapy in the ICU.” 

Kyle J Ridgeway, PT, DPT is a board certified specialist in Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy. At University of Colorado Hospital, Kyle is a physical therapy clinical specialist practicing primarily in the intensive care units. He is also a senior clinical instructor for the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Physical Therapy Program. Kyle proposed, designed, and implemented an innovative physical therapy quality improvement project in the medical ICU. The QI eventually became standard practice. He assists with mentoring, training, program design, and assessment at UCH. He has participated in research surrounding PT practice in the ICU, early intensive PT for patients requiring mechanical ventilation, care transitions, and hospital readmission. He has spoken nationally on various topics specifically critical illness and rehabilitation. He blogs skeptically, but unpredictably at PT Think Tank where aims to provide thoughtful insights. But, that's just his opinion.

Teleconferencing will be available!

Credits: Category 1 Colorado Continuing Competency, 7.5 contact hours

Cancellation Policy: full refund prior to 3/10, 50% refund prior to 3/31, no refund within 48 hours of lecture

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