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    Thursday, June 7

    The Future of Acute Care Physical Therapy

    Time: 8:00 am-11:00 am (See Program for Room)

    Speakers: Mary Fran Delaune, PT, MPT, MPH, James Dunleavy, PT, MS, Pauline Flesch, PT, MPS, Sharon L. Gorman, PT, DPTSc, GCS, Mary Sinnott, PT, DPT, Med, Linda Arslanian, PT, DPT, Diane Clark, PT, DSc, Jose Kottoor, PT

    CEUs: 0.3 (3 contact hours/CCUs)

    Two panel presentations will focus on the significant changes occurring in the inpatient setting. The first panel will focus on the changing landscape and the unique opportunities and challenges of this environment. Panelists will provide insight into what they feel the future holds for this setting on topics that include health care reform, payment, workforce issues, new technologies and relevant research.  The second panel of experts will feature new and innovative programs involving integrated systems and other innovative models of care. The panel of experts will then discuss the important role innovation plays in the health care arena, and the importance of understanding how innovation is perceived through different perspectives (patients, practitioners, policy makers).

    Practicing in the Era of Quality

    Time: 2:00 pm-5:00 pm (See Program for Room)

    Speakers: Anita Bemis-Dougherty, PT, DPT, MAS, Heather Smith, PT, MPH, Dana Cartin PT, Colleen Chancler, PT, MHS, Roger Herr, PT, MPA, COS-C

    CEUs: 0.3 (3 contact hours/CCUs)

    This innovative session will start with panel presentations from experts covering the aspects of quality initiatives in healthcare, including policy makers, practitioners and patients. Panelists will discuss the national landscape and quality drivers from healthcare improvement advocacy initiatives and regulatory environments. The impact of quality initiatives from a facility vantage point, identifying the implications for health systems will be analyzed. Then, physical therapists from inpatient facilities will describe to participants their quality programs aimed at demonstrating the value of physical therapy.

    Friday, June 8

    Workforce Issues and the Interprofessional Team

    Time: 8:00 am-11:00 am (See Program for Room)

    Speakers: Marc Goldstein, EdD, Michel D. Landry, PT, PhD, Michael Friedman, PT, Jose Kottoor, PT,  Cathy Zarosinski, PT, Jody Frost, PT, DPT, PhD, Mary Stilphen, PT, Lillian Aguirre, MSN, CNS,CCRN, CCNS, Brent Braveman, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Susannah Kidwell, MS, CCC-SLP

    CEUs: 0.3 (3 contact hours/CCUs)

    According to the Institute of Medicine ( IOM), the nation faces major challenges as it prepares for the growing number of older adults and that there is a pressing need to develop a health care workforce that is sufficient in size and ability to meet the needs of this group. The first panel of experts will examine the realities of the current and projected workforce for physical therapy. Among other topics, panelists will also discuss the opportunities and challenges the workforce shortage presents to physical therapist and address recruitment and retention strategies. The second panel of experts from different health professions will present approaches and philosophies currently used in providing patient-centered and integrated team based care in acute hospital settings.  Opportunities, challenges, strategies, and lessons learned for the different health professions, including physical therapy, will be discussed in relationship to interprofessional practice and team-based care with unique patient populations.

    Solve the Patient Case Using Human Patient Simulation

    Time: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm (See Program for Room)

    Speakers: Nancy Smith, PT, DPT, GCS, Teresa Conner-Kerr, PT, PhD, CWS, CLT, Sharon Prybylo, PT, DPT,  Jane Caruso, PT, MS

    CEUs: 0.2 (2 contact hours/CCUs)

    This presentation will involve a panel discussion and review 1) the most common diagnostics procedures and testing, laboratory testing and medications that are typically encountered in the acute care environment, and 2) common comorbidities encountered in the acute care environment and their medical management. 3. The utility of human patient simulation for teaching skills pertinent to the acute care setting. The clinical presentation and physical therapy interventions for these diagnoses will be illustrated with human patient simulation. Interactive technology will be utilized to help plan the physical therapy interventions utilized in the patient simulations.

    Creating a Culture of Mobility

    Time: 3:00 pm-5:00 pm (See Program for Room)

    Speakers: James M. Smith, PT, DPT, Julie Hobbs, PT, DPT, PhD, CHES, Mary Stilphen, PT, Michael Friedman, PT, Kathleen A. Rockefeller, PT, MPH, ScD

    CEUs: 0.2 (2 contact hours/CCUs)

    Some institutions are experiencing an epidemic of bed rest and inactivity by patients that contributes to the evolution of impairments and deterioration of functioning. Panelists will review evidence and develop strategies for promoting a culture of mobility in the inpatient environment. After the panel presentations, participants will participate in discussions aimed at developing a action plan design that will be aggregated and then disseminated to members to become agents of change in their facilities. The session will also lay the groundwork for a future work in the profession on this important issue ties to patient outcomes and effectiveness of care in the inpatient setting.

    Saturday, June 9

    Planning for High Impact: From Program Development to Discharge Planning and the Continuum of Care

    Time: 8:00 am-11:00 am (See Program for Room)

    Speakers: James M. Smith, PT, DPT, Julie Anne Hobbs, PT, DPT, PhD, CHES, Sheree York, PT, DPT, PCS, Roger Herr, PT, MPA, COS-C, Molly Crist, PT, DPT, Cameron MacDonald, PT, DPT, GCS, OCS, Debra McDonnell, PT

    CEUs: 0.3 (3 contact hours/CCUs)  

    The transition between medical settings, or between a medical setting and home, is a complex process that is intimidating for patients and their caregivers. To manage transitions successfully the planning for transition should begin with the PT's initial examination. The first panel will discuss critical factors for assisting individuals through transitions, and strategies for achieving successful transitions as a member of a interdisciplinary team. In the second panel various content experts highlight key aspects related to program development in the inpatient environment. While various programs will be presented (e.g. emergency departments, pediatrics, etc.) themes will be transferable to other content areas. Topics will include building new programs and making improvements to traditional programs through careful planning and implementation.

    Building a New Future, Visions of Excellence: Elements for Standards of Practice

    Time: 1:00 pm-4:00 pm (See Program for Room)

    Speakers: Mary Fran Delaune, PT, MPT, MPH

      CEUs: 0.3 (3 contact hours/CCUs)

    This session will be a workshop using the "Standards of Excellence in the Inpatient Environment" document. Participants will complete a self assessment for their facility and then develop action plans for moving their local physical therapy program(s) toward excellence in practice. Various subject matter experts will be available for individual mentoring.