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Course: #1642

The Role of Occupational Therapy within the Early Mobilization Team in the ICU

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Occupational therapy practitioners serve a unique role within the Early Mobility program in the intensive Care Unit. In this course a brief literature review will be provided highlighting the need for early rehab intervention. A detailed overview of the specific OT assessments and interventions used for this population will be discussed including delirium, cognition, mood disorders, sensory and ADL impairments accompanied by case examples.

Course created on October 7, 2013

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Course Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the need for occupational therapy involvement in early mobilization in order to combat negative impacts of prolonged immobilization and continuous sedation in the patient with critical illness.
  • Select Occupational Therapy assessments unique to Early Mobility addressing delirium, cognition, communication, environment, sensory needs and ADL.
  • Utilize occupational therapy intervention strategies specific to patients receiving Early Mobility with focus on cognition and delirium, communication, sensory and creative ADL intervention.

Time-ordered Agenda

0-10 Minutes Literature review describing negative effects of prolonged immobility and benefits of early mobilization
10-30 Minutes OT assessments used specifically for early mobilization
30-55 Minutes OT intervention specific to early mobilization with case examples
55-60 Minutes Questions and Answers

Course Presenter

amanda weeks

Amanda Weeks, MOT, OTR/L

Amanda Weeks is a senior occupational therapist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC). She was awarded her Master’s degree in occupational therapy by Quinnipiac University in 2009. Amanda’s specialty is working with critically ill patients and more specifically patients on mechanical ventilation participating in the early mobilization program. Having spent over 3 years primarily working in the intensive care unit she has helped to develop the current early mobility program at MSKCC. Ms.Weeks has presented on a national level on early mobilization at the 2012 American Thoracic Conference in San Francisco, the 2013 AOTA conference in San Diego, and most recently the first annual Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Rehab Symposium in Manhattan. 

Presenter Disclosure: This presenter received an honorarium for presenting this course.

Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by OccupationalTherapy.com.

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.


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American Occupational Therapy Association

OccupationalTherapy.com is an approved CE provider #7659 by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). This course is offered for 0.1 CEUs (Intermediate level, Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process - Intervention Area). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

CE Broker

OccupationalTherapy.com is an approved provider for CE Broker, provider #50-14558. This course is offered for 1.0 hours, Home Study, General (FL), Patient Related (AL) category/categories. If you are an OT/OTA in Alabama or Florida, CE Broker may be of interest to you.

National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy

OccupationalTherapy.com is a NBCOT Professional Development Provider. This course is offered for 1.25 NBCOT PDUs (Intermediate level, unknown Area).