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Management of Oxygen Delivery Devices in Acute Care Rehabilitation

presented by Ashley Poole, PT, DPT

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Financial: Ashley Poole receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.

Nonfinancial: Ashley Poole is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association's Academy of Acute Care Physical Therapy, Academy of Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Physical Therapy, and Academy of Education. She has no competing nonfinancial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

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Video Runtime: 44 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 24 Minutes

Due to advances in medicine, patients are living longer with more complex medical needs. As a result, rehab clinicians are evaluating and treating patients who require supplemental oxygen. It is important that clinicians understand how to appropriately utilize and manage various oxygen delivery devices during rehab sessions. This course will educate clinicians on how to safely manage and make clinical decisions for patients requiring supplemental oxygen, including device selection and oxygen titration. Information in this course could be applicable in any setting where health professions treat and mobilize patients on supplemental oxygen, including physical therapy and occupational therapy.

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Ashley Poole, PT, DPT

Ashley Poole, PT, DPT, holds a full-time faculty appointment in the Doctor of Physical Therapy division at Duke University. She has more than 20 years of clinical practice experience and was awarded board certification as a cardiovascular and pulmonary clinical specialist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties in 2013. She teaches courses on…

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1. Introduction to Oxygen and Oxygen Delivery Devices

This chapter will provide an overall understanding of oxygen and oxygen delivery, including the various oxygen devices that are encountered in patient care. To safely conduct rehab sessions for patients on supplemental oxygen, it is important to know the clinical decision-making process as well as the benefits and limitations of each oxygen delivery device.

2. Oxygen Management

This chapter will cover components of assessment and treatment for a patient requiring supplemental oxygen. It is important for a rehab clinician to understand the preparation required for a session, the titration/weaning process, and signs of activity intolerance.

3. Patient Cases

This chapter will explore various patient scenarios to facilitate clinical decision-making skills on appropriate oxygen delivery device selection. It is important for the rehab clinician to be able to apply the concepts discussed in this course to select appropriate oxygen delivery devices when mobilizing patients.

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