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Jennifer Ryan, PT, DPT, MS, CCS

Jennifer Ryan Instructor Bio:
Jennifer Marie Ryan, PT, DPT, MS, CCS, graduated from the Physical Therapy program at the University of Illinois in 1990 and went on to complete both a Master of Science in Physical Therapy and a Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. In July 2006, she was awarded board certification as a Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Clinical Specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. In 2012 she was awarded the Mary Sinnott Award for Excellence in Acute Care and she was awarded the Acute Care Section Lecture for 2014.

Throughout her physical therapy career, she has specialized in physical therapy care for critically ill patients. In her current position at the University of Chicago Medical Center she mentors staff and students about management of acutely ill patients along with her patient care. Her teaching in the area of cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapy includes several continuing education seminars, and as a contract faculty member in the Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences, Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.

She serves as: a delegate from the Illinois Chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association, the Education Chair for the Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Section of APTA, and as a member of the Subject Matters Expert Task Force of the Acute Care Section of APTA. She founded Rehab Education Formula, an online resource for therapist-focused education.

Jennifer Ryan's Continuing Education Courses

How Changes in Lab Values Can be Identified in All Practice Settings

How Changes in Lab Values Can be Identified in All Practice Settings

Patients who present with multiple comorbidities can be perplexing to design an effective exercise program to improve their outcomes. They have various factors impacting their physiological response to exercise other than the injury or… Read Morearrow_right

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How ECG Rhythms Impact A Patient's Activity Tolerance

How ECG Rhythms Impact A Patient's Activity Tolerance

The course will describe the principles of electromechanical coupling that augment healthy cardiac function and adequate bloodflow to allow progressive exercise tolerance. With a thorough understanding of healthy function, the impact of… Read Morearrow_right

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Management of the Critically Ill Aging Client with Type 1 Respiratory Failure

Management of the Critically Ill Aging Client with Type 1 Respiratory Failure

The physical therapist management of aging patients with Acute Respiratory Distress System (ARDS) is complex and requires ongoing clinical reasoning to determine the patient’s readiness to participate as well as their ability… Read Morearrow_right

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Management of the Critically Ill Aging Client with Type 2 Respiratory Failure

Management of the Critically Ill Aging Client with Type 2 Respiratory Failure

The physical therapist management of aging patients with a COPD exacerbation is complex, and requires ongoing clinical reasoning to determine the patient’s readiness to participate, as well as their ability to progress versus their need… Read Morearrow_right

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Management of the Critically Ill Aging Client with a CHF Exacerbation

Management of the Critically Ill Aging Client with a CHF Exacerbation

The physical therapist management of aging patients with a heart failure (HF) exacerbation is complex, and requires ongoing clinical reasoning to determine the patient’s readiness to participate, as well as their ability to progress versus… Read Morearrow_right

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The Pathophysiology of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

The Pathophysiology of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

The pathophysiology of COPD impacts many body systems. The disease of COPD is classified in four stages using the GOLD (Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease) Standards. While most people think of the direct pulmonary changes… Read Morearrow_right

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