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Course Description: The online Adult ICU Rehabilitation Foundations Course has 17 recorded presentations and is divided into 4 themes:
1. Rationale and Evidence for Early Rehabilitation,
2. Implementing and Sustaining an ICU Rehabilitation Program,
3. Specialized Assessment and Intervention, and
4. Medical Interventions.

The Adult ICU Rehabilitation Foundations Course is designed to provide foundational knowledge that is essential for effective collaboration and coordination to facilitate early mobility and rehabilitation in the intensive care unit (ICU) setting. This course aims to breakdown ‘silos’ among critical care and rehabilitation clinicians working in the ICU, through interdisciplinary education. Moreover, the course provides insights into creating an ICU culture based on proactive rehabilitation and interdisciplinary collaboration between all critical care and rehabilitation clinicians.

Although this course can be viewed on a stand-alone basis, it is a pre-requisite for our annual “latest updates” Conference, the Johns Hopkins Critical Care Rehabilitation Conference, which is offered in-person at the Johns Hopkins Hospital each fall. We strongly encourage anyone who attends our in-person Conference, to have completed this course first the Conference only covers the “latest updates” from the past year, rather than foundational concepts.

Who Should Attend: This course is intended for physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, respiratory therapists, physiatrists, ICU physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, psychologists, and psychiatrists.

Format & Content: The course has 5.5 hours of recorded presentations, with an accompanying pdf copy of the presentation slides (excluding copyrighted material and patient images). As its focus is on foundational material, the content of this course does not change from year to year.  Hence, if you have attended this course in the past, there is no need to attend again.

Course Expiration: The course is available for unlimited viewing for 180 days after your purchase date.

Course Objectives: 

  • Describe ICU-acquired muscle weakness and implications for long-term patient outcomes.
  • Appraise the foundational evidence for early rehabilitation and mobility in critically ill adults.
  • Describe and discuss how to change ICU culture and clinical practice to implement early rehabilitation programs for critically ill adults.
  • Explain evidence, clinical practice, and interdisciplinary roles of nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, and respiratory therapy in an adult ICU rehabilitation program.
  • Explain rehabilitation-related assessments and interventions for adult ICU patients.
  • Explain the principles of clinical decision-making, including issues related to relevant medications, mechanical ventilation, medical devices and monitoring, for safe early rehabilitation in the ICU.
  • Describe the management of sedation and delirium, and related cognitive assessments and interventions, for adult ICU patients

Price:  $125.  With purchase of this course, you will receive a coupon code for $100 off of the REGULAR PRICE of our annual Johns Hopkins Critical Care Rehabilitation Conference. This coupon is valid for use July 1 to September 30.

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CEUs: The Adult ICU Rehabilitation Foundations course does not offer automatic CEUs for registrants. Upon completion of the course, you will complete a very brief survey to generate your certificate of completion.  On an individual basis, you may be able to use the certificate of completion to self-submit to your own accreditation body for your CEU.  Note: the 2-day Johns Hopkins Critical Care Rehabilitation Conference at Johns Hopkins Hospital does offer CEU, similar to prior years.