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Course # 1718
The Role of Occupational Therapy within the Early Mobilization Team in the ICU

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This course is mobile compatible.

Disclosure: This Course is presented by OccupationalTherapy.com.

CEUs/PDUs Offered: AOTA/0.1 Intermediate, Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process - Intervention; FL/1.0 Home Study, General; NBCOT/1.25 Intermediate


Course Abstract

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

This course was recorded 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

Average Rating

(61 Ratings)

Most Recent Comments

Review by: Chester on May 30, 2014
I took this course as a video after the initial live webinar and the moderator's questions at the end were placed over the answers given by the presenter therefore making it very difficult to hear the answers given. It would be better to place the questions, then the answers.
Review by: Christine on May 25, 2014
Addressed treatment interventions and strategies for different impairments.
Review by: Meghan on April 21, 2014
The speaker was very knowledgeable.
Review by: Jennifer on March 7, 2014
Organized well with assessment suggestions
Review by: Nancy on February 24, 2014
Speaker was knowledgeable
Review by: Angie on February 20, 2014
Nice inclusion of (free and easy to administer) assessment tools, clear and organized intervention strategies
Review by: Timothy on February 1, 2014
This course provided increased insight into a specific/ specialized area of practice with tools that can generalize to other Pt populations.
Review by: Rachel on January 23, 2014
excellent speaker, knowledgable
Review by: Jennifer on January 11, 2014
Organization case examples
Review by: Maria on December 26, 2013
addressing the issue of delirium
Review by: Shawna on December 7, 2013
Presenter was very clear, did not just read her slides, and spoke slowly enough to process the info as she was talking. Intervention examples & case studies were practical
Review by: Marianne on November 26, 2013
Excellent OT-focused early mobility in the ICU course
Review by: debbie on November 24, 2013
Very relevant to my work in acute care setting and the hospital's goal towards early mob
Review by: carolyn on November 10, 2013
Her case studies were enlightening
Review by: Sarah on November 7, 2013
It gave me more confidence in working with patients in the ICU.
Review by: James on October 15, 2013
I think it was the topic as well as the presenter. I am a new grad OT and I hope to develop more innovative ideas into the profession!
Review by: teresa on October 13, 2013
good assessment tools

Course Information

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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. 


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


Continuing Education Information

CEUs/PDUs Offered: AOTA/0.1 Intermediate, Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process - Intervention; FL/1.0 Home Study, General; NBCOT/1.25 Intermediate

Passing an online exam will be required to earn continuing education credit.

Please Note: The CEU exam and course evaluation must be completed within 30 days of course registration.

To participate in the course, complete the CEU exam and earn continuing education credit, you must be a CEU Total Access member.


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. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.


Florida 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 category.


National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy

OccupationalTherapy.com is a NBCOT Professional Development Provider. This course is offered for 1.25 NBCOT PDUs.


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