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ICU - Early Mobilization Factors

Course #: 03-1099

Price: $36.00

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CE Credit Hours: 4.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours

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Course Description

CEU Course Description

Physical therapy can prevent functional impairments and improve the quality of life of patients after hospital discharge.  The goals of this CEU course are to assess the evidence available regarding the effect of early mobilization on critically ill patients in the intensive care unit (ICU), summarize the considerations for patient safety during early mobilization, and identify attitudes and perceived barriers to its application.

CEU Course Objectives

1.  Determine the median duration of early goal-directed mobilization that doubles the proportion of patients that walk in the ICU.

2.  Explain what the primary criteria in considering the decision to mobilize a patient should be based on.

3.  Identify which three statuses need to be stable for rehabilitation or mobilization to be safely initiated in critically ill adults.

4.  List the most commonly reported barriers to delivering early mobilization.

5.  Provide the contraindications for early mobilization.

CEU Course Syllabus

  Overview of Mobilization in the Critically Ill
  1.30 Contact Hours  
  Organizational Factors Regarding Clinical Practice  
  0.75 Contact Hours
  Clinical Barriers and Health Practitioner Attitudes
  0.85 Contact Hours
  The Effect of Teamwork in Early Mobilization
  1.10 Contact Hours

Total = 4 Contact Hours
Instructional level:  Intermediate

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