Acute Care Basics Course

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This course coincides with the podcast episode discussing Acute Care Basics, which includes access to any supplementary materials (as needed) and test for comprehension. Participants will receive 0.05 CEU credit upon successful completion of the test.


Natalie and Jess discuss the role of occupational therapy in the acute care setting and the impact of critical illness on clients.  We will discuss the importance of the initial chart review, modifying therapy based on hemodynamic stability and normal parameters as well as the implications of lab values on occupational therapy participation and evaluation.


Learning Outcomes:

  1. Learners will define hemodynamic stability
  2. Learners will understanding how critical illness impacts all organ systems
  3. Learners will identify signs and symptoms of a patient who is not tolerating therapy intervention.

Additional information

Activity Type

Distance Learning: Independent

CE Credit

.05 AOTA CEU (½ contact hour)

AOTA Classification Codes

Activity and Occupational Demands, Client Factors, Evaluation

Content Level


Course Completion Requirements

Completion of the podcast episode, Completion of the post-course test with 100% accuracy


Jessica Kersey, OTR, Natalie Barnes, OTR



Target Audience

Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants