Clinical Connections: Critical Illness and the Interprofessional Management of Post-Intensive Care Syndrome
This 90-minute session aims to educate rehabilitation professionals on the sequalae of critical illness and the interprofessional management of post-intensive care syndrome (PICS). PICS is a syndrome consisting of new or worsening function in any or all of 3 domains: physical, cognitive, and mental health. With increasing numbers of survivors of critical illness, it is imperative that healthcare provides are able to understand and recognize the problems associated with PICS, utilize standardized outcome measures to describe impairments, activity limitations and participation restrictions and work together in an interprofessional team to improve overall quality of life.
Nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech/language pathologists, case managers, social workers, physiatrists/ physicians, fellows, and residents involved with the acute care and rehabilitation are encouraged to attend.
Having attended this activity, attendees will be able to:
1. Describe 4 adverse outcomes that survivors of critical illness are at risk for following hospitalization.
2. Define and describe post-intensive care syndrome.
3. Describe the 6 elements of the ICU Liberation Bundle
4. List 6 outcome measures used to identify and track change for the physical, cognitive, and mental health problems associated with PICS.
5. Apply an interprofessional model of care to a survivor of critical illness to identify physical, cognitive, and mental health problems through a case study.
4:00pm Sign in
4:15pm Welcome and Introduction - Briana Kelly
4:20pm Presentation and Q&A
Brad Butcher, Alyson Mass, Maria Shoemaker, and Hallie Zeleznik
Brad Butcher, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Critical Care Medicine
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Founder and Director, Critical Illness Recovery Center at UPMC Mercy
Alyson Mass, CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist, UPMC Centers for Rehab Services
Maria Shoemaker, OTR/L
Senior Occupational Therapist, UPMC Centers for Rehab Services
Critical Illness Recovery Center at UPMC Mercy
Hallie Zeleznik, PT, DPT
Director, Strategic Initiatives and Professional Development, UPMC Centers for Rehab Services
Briana Kelly, MOT, OT/L
Senior Manager, Rehab Organizations
UPMC Rehabilitation Institute
All individuals in a position to control the content of this education activity including members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, and/or content reviewers have disclosed all relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients.
The following relevant financial relationships were disclosed:
• Hallie Zeleznik PT, DPT –Receives royalties from MedBridge, Inc. for educational content.
No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The University of Pittsburgh designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.25 contact hours.
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, University of Pittsburgh is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. University of Pittsburgh maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.25 continuing education credits.
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.
The University of Pittsburgh Department of Occupational Therapy is a pre-approved provide of continuing education in Pennsylvania. This course is approved for 1.5 Contact Hours.
The University of Pittsburgh Department of Physical Therapy is a pre-approve provider of Continuing Education in Pennsylvania. This course is approved for 1.5 units of General Access CEUs.
- 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 1.25 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 1.25 ASWB
- 1.25 Attendance
Instructions to Register
This program is free to all CRS and UPMC employees.
Deadline to register is October 1, 2021.
Registering online is the quickest and easiest way to reserve your space at CCEHS conferences.
• Visit our online registration site at: cce.upmc.com
• Here is the direct link to register:
• Click the “Register/Take Course” Button and enter all the requested information. After registering, an electronic confirmation will be sent to you. Online registration is complete upon receipt of a confirmation email. If you do not receive the confirmation email immediately, please contact Jessa Darwin (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Americans with Disabilities Act Information
Participation by all individuals is encouraged. Advance notification of any special needs will help us provide better service. Please notify us of your needs at least two weeks in advance of the program by calling Amy Pietrolaj at 412-232-4072.