A Community of Exceptional Nurses
Presented by Cheryl L. Esbrook, OTR/L, BCPR and
Brenda Pun, RN, MSN, ACNP
While advancements in medical management of patients experiencing respiratory failure have improved their survival rate, neuromuscular and neurocognitive impairments can result in long-term deficits to their functional performance. Increasingly, the critical care community is emphasizing early, aggressive physical and occupational therapy — including progressive mobility — to improve these patients’ outcomes.
However, development and implementation of an early progressive mobility program can be challenging for the interdisciplinary team. This webinar will discuss the long-term outcomes of critical illness survivors, evidence surrounding the importance of early progressive mobility in the ICU and common obstacles faced when creating or improving these programs.
At the end of the session, participants will be able to:
1. Outline the neuromuscular and neurocognitive complications ICU survivors often face.
2. Describe the evidence supporting early physical and occupational therapy in the ICU.
3. Discuss the benefits and common concerns when implementing an interdisciplinary progressive mobility programs in various settings
Cheryl Esbrook is a Board Certified occupational therapist focusing on critical care patient populations at the University of Chicago Medical Center (UCMC). In addition to evaluating and treating a wide variety of ICU patients, she mentors occupational/physical therapists in this specialized area, serves as fieldwork coordinator for UCMC’s Therapy Services department and collaborates with facilities across the country to improve or begin early mobilization programs.
Ms. Esbrook has been published in The Lancet and Critical Care Medicine, and has presented at national and international conferences for the American Physical Therapy Association, American Occupational Therapy Association and American Thoracic Society. She also works with the Society of Critical Care Medicine as a coach in their Paragon program, aimed at improving processes and care in ICUs.
An advanced practice nurse with a special interest in critical care, Brenda Pun conducts and participates in patient-oriented health services research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. As a program clinical manager in the Vanderbilt Coordinating Center, she is involved in studies, grant writing, data collection, analysis of data and communication of results, with an emphasis on delirium and sedation in the critically ill.
Ms. Pun holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in nursing. She is a highly regarded nursing and medical educator, teaching at local, regional and national conferences and providing research consultation to hospitals and organizations throughout the U.S.
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Learners must view the entire webinar and complete the associated evaluation to be awarded 0.5 contact hours of CNE credit (Synergy Category A).
Enduring Educational Activities
In accordance with ANCC guidelines, the contact hours for this educational activity are due for renewal on Oct. 1, 2016.
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