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Acutely Adorable: Pediatric Therapeutic Interventions in Acute Care and Beyond

7/24/2020 - 7/25/2020, 8am - 5pm

Acutely Adorable: Pediatric Therapeutic Interventions in Acute Care and Beyond

July 24 - 25, 2020

Friday 8am - 5pm, Saturday 8am - 4pm

Course Description:

Improve critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and discharge planning with this comprehensive two-day course that reviews pediatric neurological, cardiovascular, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, and orthopedic disorders as well as oncology, burns, and hematology to inform treatment.
This intensive course will focus on evidence-based care and clinical problem-solving skills for complex pediatric patients who are acutely ill. The focus will be on critical thinking skills and practical real-world solutions to optimize the evaluation and treatment of pediatric patients from their arrival in the ED through discharge from the hospital.
Participants will develop skills to initiate rehabilitation interventions including early mobilization from the start of the hospital admission process.  In addition, participants will learn to refine the discharge plan after the first encounter. Through case studies and group discussions, participants will develop critical thinking and problem- solving skills to optimize the patient experience in this complex and dynamic patient population.

Course Objectives:

Participants will be able to:

1. Identify patient populations that may benefit from early assessment upon entrance to the hospital.
2. Select appropriate standardized assessments for a variety of patient populations.
3. Create dynamic functional goals for patients at all levels of their acute care stay
4. Generate effective treatment strategies for patients across a continuum of acuity, diagnoses, ages and developmental levels within the acute care setting
5. Practice how to set your patients up for success in the continuum of therapy upon discharge

Presenter: Siobhan O’Donnell, PT, DPT, PCS

Siobhan O’Donnell, PT, DPT, PCS is a respected clinician with extensive and broad experience in acute care, rehabilitation, long term care, outpatient and home care settings. As a pediatric physical therapist in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, outpatient clinics and homes she offers a unique point of view from which she draws practical approaches to treatment of pediatric patients in the acute care setting. She is an enthusiastic presenter who offers insightful information beneficial to all members of the rehabilitation team. Serving as a clinical mentor and manager in a variety of settings enabled her to gain a variety of experiences including management of trauma and burn patients, venous malformations and NICU patients. She has shared her knowledge via various posters, presentations, podcasts related to pediatric physical therapy in the United States and educated physical therapists in the United Arab Emirates in topics related to power mobility, augmentative communication and orthotic management.

This course meets the criteria for 14 contact hours (1.4 CEUs).
Approved provider of continuing education by the American Occupational Therapy Association #3043, for 14 contact hours - Intermediate Level Occupational Therapy Process: Assessment, Intervention.
The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA.
NBCOT professional development provider - 14 PDUs.
12 hours of this course qualify toward the 20 hours requirement for NDTA re-certification


July 24 - 25, 2020   Friday - Saturday




This course meets the criteria for 14 contact hours (1.4 CEU's).


Mary Bridge Children's Therapy

402 15th AVE SE

Puyallup, WA 98372


Register through Education Resources Inc.

Education Resources, Inc.
266 Main St., Suite 12 • Medfield, MA 02052
(508) 359-6533 or 800-487-6530 (outside MA)
FAX (508) 359-2959

Location Details
Mary Bridge Children's Therapy
402 15th AVE SE
Puyallup, WA 98372
Contact Details
Normajean Friend
[email protected]
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