Rehabilitation of the Patient with Acute Burns

Description: This course will outline and describe the principles and treatments utilized when treating patients with burns.  Patients with burns can be complicated and challenging; in light of their complexities it is important that all members of their health care team are knowledgeable and unified.  Participants of this course should learn the foundation in which treatment plans are created to maximize functional outcomes.

Learner Outcomes: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the principles of burn rehabilitation and the pathophysiology impacting treatment options 
  • Discuss the goals of burn rehabilitation
  • Identify the predictive factors impacting functional outcomes

Instructor: Rebecca Trantowski Farrell, PT, DPT, Physical Therapist, Northwestern Medicine Contract Educator, Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

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

Note: You will have 3 months from the date of purchase to complete and review the course material. You will receive a reminder email 2 weeks before the expiration date.

Continuing Education Credits

Physical Therapy 

This course has been approved by the Illinois Physical Therapy Board for 1 Contact Hour. Approval #216-000069.

The Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is recognized by the California and New York State Education Department's State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapist assistant continuing education. This course has been retroactively approved for 1 contact hour on 2/5/2024. 

Occupational Therapy 

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab is an approved provider for the American Occupational Therapy Association to offer continuing education in occupational therapy. This intermediate level program awards occupational therapists 0.1 CEUs or 1 contact hour. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. Category 2: OT Process-Intervention 

Basic Computer Requirements: To participate, you will need access to a device with an Internet connection. Computers, laptops, iOS and Android devices are supported. High-speed broadband Internet access (LAN, Cable or DSL) is highly recommended. 

Additional requirements include:

  • Web browser: latest version of Chrome, Firefox, or Safari
  • JavaScript and Cookies enabled
  • Speaker or headset to listen to recorded audio files
  • Speaker and microphone, or headset with microphone, or phone to listen to webinar facilitators
  • Do NOT use Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge as they are not supported.

    Cancellation Policy: To request a cancellation of an on-demand program, please provide written notice by letter, email, or fax or contact us 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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