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Kyle Ridgeway, PT, DPT, CCS

Kyle Ridgeway Instructor Bio:
Kyle J. Ridgeway, PT, DPT, CCS, is a board-certified clinical specialist in cardiovascular and pulmonary physical therapy (CCS). He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Neuroscience from Pomona College in Claremont, CA and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus. Currently, he is a physical therapy clinical specialist in the University of Colorado Hospital and a senior clinical instructor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine's Physical Therapy program.

At UCH, he has participated in program development and analysis, contributing regularly to clinical training, department logistics, and operations. He designed and implemented an innovative quality improvement project in the medical ICU that eventually became standard practice. Currently, he is a main contributor to an interdisciplinary activity and mobility program being piloted on a general medicine floor. At CU, he instructs within the cardiopulmonary and medicine clinical track labs as well as the acute care elective. He lectures on evidence-based practice, professional development, and physical therapy in the ICU.

Mr. Ridgeway has treated within the confines of a randomized trial investigating early, intensive PT for patients requiring mechanical ventilation. He participates in research surrounding hospital readmission, physical therapy in critical care, and acute/critical care physical therapy practice. He lectures nationally on these topics as well as quality improvement and outcomes after critical illness. He maintains an active social media presence on Twitter (@Dr_Ridge_DPT) and has appeared on various physical therapy podcasts.

Kyle Ridgeway's Continuing Education Courses

Overview of Hospital Readmission Reduction Programs: Relevance to Rehabilitation Providers

Overview of Hospital Readmission Reduction Programs: Relevance to Rehabilitation Providers

Hospital readmissions have become an important patient, hospital, and health care issue. Ideal care transition models have been proposed but do not include rehabilitation therapists. Physical function is independently associated with hospital… Read Morearrow_right

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Physical Function as a Biomarker for Hospital Readmissions

Physical Function as a Biomarker for Hospital Readmissions

Reducing readmissions is a major goal of many health care organizations. Despite data suggesting that physical and functional factors are independently associated with readmissions, ideal care transition models and hospital readmissions… Read Morearrow_right

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Care Transitions, Rehabilitation, and Readmission Reduction

Care Transitions, Rehabilitation, and Readmission Reduction

Ideal care transition models and programs lack rehabilitation professionals. This course will connect current best practices for care transitions to specific recommendations for how rehabilitation professionals can integrate into currently… Read Morearrow_right

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Patient- and Family-Centered Interventions to Prevent Readmissions

Patient- and Family-Centered Interventions to Prevent Readmissions

Ideal care transitions and efforts to reduce hospital readmissions must involve the patient and family/caregivers. This course will introduce general concepts on engaging patients and families in discharge planning, care transitions, and… Read Morearrow_right

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Evidence-Based Rehabilitation to Reduce Readmissions

Evidence-Based Rehabilitation to Reduce Readmissions

Although individuals at risk for hospital readmission span diagnoses and patient populations, common sequelae of a hospitalization are shared. Further, the principles guiding interventions (e.g., focus and intensity) may be similar. This… Read Morearrow_right

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