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
- 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.
|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|
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.
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