Acute Care Basics
Physical Disabilities

 
 
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This week, we 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.

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References:

Winkleman, C. Crit Care Clin 2007:23: 21-34

Ferrand, AA, et al.  American Journal Physical Therapy 1996: 270: E627 – E633.

Zanni, JM, et al.  Journal for Critical Care.  2010 June: 25(2): 254-262

Kortebein, P, et al. JAMA. April 25, 2007.  297 (16), 1772-73.