CAReSIG

The purpose of the Acute Care/ Rehabilitation SIG shall be to provide a means by which Section and Association members who have a common interest in providing effective, evidenced based acute care and rehabilitation physical therapy services may meet, confer, and promote the interests of its membership, the Chapter, and the American Physical Therapy Association.

Chair: Kathleen L. Yahya, PT, DPT

2017 Elections will be held on May 2, 2017 - Skyridge Hospital 

I. Purpose

  1. The purpose of the CARe SIG shall be to provide a means by which Section and Association members who have common interest in providing effective physical therapy services for the acutely ill/injured or those in need of rehabilitation services in the acute hospital, emergency department, and post-acute setting including inpatient rehabilitation facilities, skilled nursing/sub-acute, long term care hospitals and home health settings may meet, confer and promote the interests of its membership, then Colorado Chapter and the APTA.
  2. II.     Objectives
    1. Promote the delivery of high quality, evidenced based Acute Care and Rehabilitation based physical therapy services for patients in Colorado
    2. Encourage, foster, gather, and disseminate research related to effective acute care and rehabilitation physical therapy interventions
    3. Promote professional collaboration and communication among Acute Care and Rehabilitation based physical therapists, physical therapist assistants and academic programs in Colorado
    4. Provide membership information related to local, state and federal legislation impacting the practice of acute care and rehabilitation based physical therapy and individuals receiving these services
    5. Provide a unified voice and avenue for communicating with the Colorado Chapter APTA regarding acute care and rehabilitation based legislation and related practice issues in the state.
    6. Engage in activities within the local community to promote the health and wellness of Coloradans

 

Officers to Be elected with descriptions

III.Vice President (currently held by Amy Rich)

  1. Constitutional Responsibilities: Shall assume the duties of the President, at the request of the President, in the absence of or in case of incapacitation by the President
  2. Specific Duties: Preside at the CARe SIG meetings in the absence of the President, assists the President in requested duties, attends the CARe SIG Meetings and assists with any given project throughout the year, serves as nominating chair for the executive committee of the CARe SIG
  3. III.   Secretary (currently held by Kara Byrd)
    1. Constitutional Responsibilities: oversee the election process and be responsible for keeping minutes at CARe SIG meetings, coordinate and notify CARe SIG members of the date, time and place of CARe SIG meetings, responsible for maintaining correspondence and making the CARe SIG meeting minutes and bylaws available to membership
    2. Specific Responsibilities: records the proceedings of CARe SIG Meetings, submits minutes to CARe SIG members within 15 days of a meeting, attends the CARe SIG Meetings and assists with any given project throughout the year, maintains CARe SIG membership record with copies sent to the Colorado Chapter as requested, maintains all records for the CARe SIG
    3. IV.   Education Coordinator (currently held by Evan Haezebrouck)
      1. Constitutional Responsibilities: Responsible for coordinating and executing regular continuing education events quarterly, Shall be responsible for promoting existing educational opportunities to SIG members
      2. Specific Duties: Survey Membership regarding educational wants/needs, Schedules and promotes regular educational events for members, Promotes and publicizes all CARe SIG Events, Presents a report of all educational events and opportunities at each meeting, Attends CARe SIG Meetings and assists with any given projects throughout the year.