Jamie Dyson, PT, DPT

Course Description: 

Rehabilitation Therapists are often called upon to work with patients who have complex medical conditions, a variety of monitors, diagnostic limitations and medical considerations which all effect the movement system. This course will be systems based review of complex medical conditions and how these conditions can effect patient participation in therapy. Considerations and evidence based evaluation, treatment, and management of patients with complex medical conditions will be discussed via the use of lecture and interactive case study discussion.

Couse Objectives: 
At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the inter-professional relationships in the typical intensive care unit.
  • Describe the medical equipment encountered in the acute care setting
  • Describe the common pathologies and pathophysiology of the cardiovascular, respiratory musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, integumentary, gastrointestinal, genitourinary and endocrine systems and their effect on the movement system.
  • Demonstrate understanding of EKG interpretation
  • Perform active, active assistive and passive forms or airway clearance.
  • Perform system specific examination integrating diagnosis, lab results and radiological results into evaluation, plan of care and progression through the continuum of care.
  • Incorporate the system specific surgical and medical procedures into the plan of care know their effect on movement.
  • Describe evidence based interventions specific to the system being discussed and integrate interventions with those for other systems of the body.


Intended Audience:

The information presented in this course is clinically relevant for Physical Therapist (PT), Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA), Occupation Therapist (OT), Occupational Therapist Assistant (OTA), and Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) practitioners working in the acute care environment.

Disclaimer: Registrations from individuals with clinical designations not listed in the intended audience for this course may be subject to removal from the course roster without a full refund. See Brooks IHL Course Policies and Procedures for details. If you are unsure or have questions related to the intended audience, please email and we will be happy to help clarify!

Contact Hours: 

This course is approved for 13.5 contact hours by the following boards

  • Florida Board of Physical Therapy Practice
  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy
  • Florida Board of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology

Continuing Education credit for each participant who meets the satisfactory course completion requirements (licensed in FL) will be automatically uploaded to CE Broker, which means the Florida Boards will have record of your attendance, even if you do not have your own personal CE Broker account. Course certificates will be provided at the completion of the course for those that meet the course completion requirements. Certificates will be mailed for courses that include a post-course test

If you are a Brooks Clinician and want to pay by cost center, please fill out this registration form and return the check and form to the Brooks IHL.

Satisfactory Course Completion:
Full course attendance (including signing the attendance sheet each day), performance demonstrations and question and answer session.

Course Evaluation/Survey:
Within 48 hours of course completion, you will receive a post course survey. The IHL values your feedback and we thank you in advance for taking the survey.