presented by Sandy Shelton
Financial: Sandy Shelton receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.
Non-Financial: Sandy Shelton has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Sandy Shelton, PT, GTC
Sandy Shelton has been the senior physical therapist for the orthopedic unit at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville for over 20 years. She was a member of Vanderbilt’s first committee to develop and implement the use of orthopedic critical pathways, and continues to serve on a hospital-wide collaborative patient care task force. She has published…Read full bio
1. Patient Profile and Assessment
In this chapter, participants will discuss the role that physical therapy plays in educating patients about pain control, early mobility on the affected leg and safety when ambulating in acute care.
Sandy Sheldon leads through example, teaching participants how to prescribe exercise for this stage of recovery, and explaining how certain devices can help substitute for weakened hip muscles.
3. PT Evaluation
An evaluation is conducted by physical therapist Sandy Sheldon, with a particular emphasis on how patient discharge destination is determined as a function of a patient’s presenting function, and their past medical history.