Z 4/6/22: How Early ICU Rehabilitation Enhances Patient’s Participation in Acute Rehabilitation

Time:  April 6, 2022, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Central Standard Time.

Note: If you are unable to attend the live event, you will be automatically enrolled in the on-demand version.  The on-demand version will be available six weeks after the live broadcast.

Description: Advances in early mobility in the intensive care unit (ICU) result from interprofessional collaboration. Medical teams are focusing their therapies through the lens of optimizing participation in therapies. Therapists are enhancing their knowledge to prescribe doses of exercise for the critically ill. Early rehabilitation focuses on cognitive, physical and emotional challenges to foster better outcomes. This webinar will define how early rehabilitation in the ICU prepares patients to participate in acute inpatient rehabilitation.

Objectives: Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to: 

  • Identify the roles of the physician, nurse and therapies to improve patient outcomes in the ICU.
  • Apply how each professional role can be enhanced with collaborative practices.
  • Relate the role of early mobility on limiting comorbidities related to critical illness.
  • Relate the presentation of comorbidities on potential to participate in an acute rehabilitation program.

Instructor: Jennifer M. Ryan, PT, DPT, MS, CCS

Audience:  Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Nurses

Continuing Education Credits

Physical Therapists:
The Illinois Physical Therapy Board has approved this course for 1.5 Contact Hours. Approval #216-000069

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board of Physical Therapy as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapist assistant continuing education. This course has been approved by the New York Physical Therapy Board for 1.5 Contact Hours

Occupational Therapists:

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID# 02495. This distance learning – independent and interactive webinar is offered at .15 CEUs [intermediate, OT service delivery/ Foundational Knowledge]. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures. 


Jennifer M. Ryan, PT, DPT, MS, CCS
Financial: Receives an honorarium for teaching this course from the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
Non-financial: No relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Technology Requirements

To participate, you will need access to a computer with an Internet connection. High-speed broadband access (LAN, Cable or DSL) is highly recommended.

  • Download the latest version of Zoom (check for it on under Resources)
  • Internet connection: broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE)
  • Web browser:

Apple Safari: Latest stable version
Google Chrome: Latest stable version
Mozilla Firefox: Latest stable version
JavaScript and Cookies enabled

  • Flash Player 9+
  • Speaker or headset to listen to audio files and participate in Zoom calls
  • Do NOT use Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge, as they are not supported. 

      Cancellation Policy: To request a cancellation of a live webinar, please provide written notice by email or by phone within 24 hours of placing your order and we will refund you the full course fee. If you cannot give notice within 24 hours, a credit towards a future course of equal value would apply.


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