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Recorded Webinar: Interprofessional Management of Post-Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS)

presented by Patricia J. Ohtake, PT, PhD, James Smith, PT, DPT, and Hallie Zeleznik, PT, DPT

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Financial: Patricia Ohtake receives compensation from MedBridge for the production of this course.
Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.

Financial: Jim Smith receives compensation from MedBridge for the production of this course. He also receives an honorarium for presentations for APTA and Academy of Acute Care Physical Therapy.
Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.

Financial: Hallie Zeleznik receives compensation from MedBridge for the production of this course. She is also an employee of UPMC Centers for Rehab Services.
Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, post-intensive care syndrome (PICS) is gaining increased attention by healthcare professionals and the general public. PICS describes a triad of problems that survivors of critical illness may experience, resulting in long-term activity limitations, participation restrictions, and reduced quality of life. This webinar will provide an overview of PICS, a description of the syndrome, information on incidence and prevalence, and the importance of interprofessional management in the post-acute care setting. A review of examination and treatment strategies for the physical problems associated with PICS will be presented. Screening tools for cognitive and mental health problems will also be reviewed.

Meet Your Instructors

Patricia J. Ohtake, PT, PhD

Patricia J. Ohtake, PT, PhD, is the Assistant Vice President for Interprofessional Education in the Office of the Vice President for Health Sciences and Associate Professor in the Physical Therapy Program at the University at Buffalo. Dr. Ohtake’s research focuses on acute and critical care rehabilitation, including post-intensive care syndrome, the use of simulation for…

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James Smith, PT, DPT

James Smith, PT, DPT, is a Professor of Physical Therapy at Utica College, and prior to that much of his career had been in hospital-based practice. His service to the profession included president, Education Committee chair, Nominating Committee chair, and Clinical Practice Guidelines Committee chair in APTA- Acute Care; treasurer, director, and Public Relations Committee…

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Hallie Zeleznik, PT, DPT

Hallie Zeleznik, PT, DPT, is the Director of Strategic Initiatives and Professional Development for UPMC Centers for Rehab Services in Pittsburgh, PA. She is a Board-Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist. She previously held the positions of Assistant Director of the Outpatient Neurologic/Vestibular Program for UPMC Centers for Rehab Services and Team Leader of the Inpatient Brain…

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Chapters & Learning Objectives

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1. Overview of Post-Intensive Care Syndrome

This chapter will review the 2012 definition of PICS by the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the incidence and prevalence of the syndrome. PICS will be further described by reviewing the triad of problems associated with the syndrome (physical, cognitive, and mental health).

2. Interprofessional Management for PICS in the Post-Acute Setting

This chapter will review the roles of the interprofessional team members to manage the variety of problems associated with PICS in the post-acute setting.

3. Examination Strategies for Physical Problems Associated With PICS

This chapter will utilize the International Classification of Function, Disability and Health framework for the development of a plan for examination and screening, for a patient recovering from critical illness. Valid and reliable outcome measures for use with people with PICS will be highlighted.

4. Treatment Strategies for the Physical Problems Associated With PICS

This chapter will review strategies for the treatment of physical problems associated with PICS. Interventions will address patient and family education, compensatory interventions, and interventions directed at restoring strength, endurance and functioning.

5. Question & Answer Session

This chapter includes a question and answer session with the instructors featuring questions submitted during the webinar.

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