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James Smith

PT, DPT

James Smith, PT, DPT, is a professor of physical therapy at Utica College. Prior to that, much of his career had been in hospital-based practice. His service to the profession included president, Education Committee chair, Nominating Committee chair, and Clinical Practice Guidelines Committee chair in APTA-Acute Care; treasurer, director, and Public Relations Committee chair in the Connecticut Physical Therapy Association; Nominating Committee chair and delegate for the New York Physical Therapy Association (NYPTA); and the Awards Committee chair and member of several committees for the American Physical Therapy Association. Additionally, he has been a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and of APTA-Acute Care, Neurology, Geriatrics, and Education. He has served on National Quality Forum's Patient Safety - Complications Steering Committee and on CMS's Technical Expert Panel on Functional Outcome Quality Measures for Long-Term Care Hospitals.
Dr. Smith has received APTA's Lucy Blair Service Award and the FA Davis Award for Outstanding Physical Therapist Assistant Educator, NYPTA's Dr. Marilyn Moffat Distinguished Service Award, and AACPT's James Dunleavy Distinguished Service Award and Lecture Award. His scholarship includes 18 peer-reviewed publications and 30 professional publications, such as book chapters and invited work, and he has made more than 90 presentations at physical therapy and scientific conferences and workshops.

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Recovery From Critical Illness: Recognizing Post-Intensive Care Syndrome

Presented by Patricia J. Ohtake, PT, PhD, James Smith, PT, DPT, and Hallie Zeleznik, PT, DPT

Recovery From Critical Illness: Recognizing Post-Intensive Care Syndrome

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Video Runtime: 56 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 36 Minutes

Post-intensive care syndrome (PICS), first defined in 2012 as a new syndrome, is often underrecognized by rehabilitation professionals and primary care providers. This course will provide an overview of post-intensive care syndrome, including characteristics of the syndrome, incidence, and risk factors. Participants will be able to identify the signs/symptoms of this syndrome. Strategies for engaging in an interprofessional approach through advocacy will be addressed so that participants will be able to enhance outcomes for people with PICS.

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Recovery From Critical Illness: Examination and Evaluation for PICS

Presented by Patricia J. Ohtake, PT, PhD, James Smith, PT, DPT, and Hallie Zeleznik, PT, DPT

Recovery From Critical Illness: Examination and Evaluation for PICS

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Video Runtime: 80 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 51 Minutes

Post-intensive care syndrome (PICS) was described by the Society of Critical Care Medicine in 2012 to increase awareness of the problems that survivors of critical illness face following hospital discharge. To identify the physical, cognitive, and mental health problems associated with PICS, it is important to employ a systematic approach to examination and use evidence-based outcome measures and screening tools. Early identification and assessment of the problems associated with PICS will enhance the development of comprehensive plans of care, facilitate referrals to an interprofessional team, and optimize the tracking of patient outcomes. This course will provide clinicians with an examination strategy that is based on the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) model and uses standardized, evidence-based outcome measures. Those providing posthospitalization services, such as nursing, rehabilitation, social work, nutrition, and primary care will learn strategies for examination of PICS.

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Recovery From Critical Illness: Physical Rehabilitation for PICS

Presented by Patricia J. Ohtake, PT, PhD, James Smith, PT, DPT, and Hallie Zeleznik, PT, DPT

Recovery From Critical Illness: Physical Rehabilitation for PICS

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Video Runtime: 60 Minutes; Learning Assessment Time: 48 Minutes

Post-intensive care syndrome (PICS) was described by the Society of Critical Care Medicine in 2012 to increase awareness of the problems that survivors of critical illness face following hospital discharge. People with PICS respond differently to rehabilitation interventions than other people with similar problems and activity limitations. However, interventions targeted to improve their functioning can be successful. This course will briefly review PICS, describe evidence-based rehabilitation strategies for the problems associated with PICS, and provide strategies for engaging in an interprofessional team approach to manage a patient with PICS. Those providing posthospitalization services, such as nursing, rehabilitation, social work, nutrition, and primary care, will learn strategies for fostering recovery from PICS.

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Recorded Webinar: Interprofessional Management of Post-Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS)

Presented by Patricia J. Ohtake, PT, PhD, James Smith, PT, DPT, and Hallie Zeleznik, PT, DPT

Recorded Webinar: Interprofessional Management of Post-Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS)

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, post-intensive care syndrome (PICS) is gaining increased attention by healthcare professionals and the general public. PICS describes a triad of problems that survivors of critical illness may experience, resulting in long-term activity limitations, participation restrictions, and reduced quality of life. This webinar will provide an overview of PICS, a description of the syndrome, information on incidence and prevalence, and the importance of interprofessional management in the post-acute care setting. A review of examination and treatment strategies for the physical problems associated with PICS will be presented. Screening tools for cognitive and mental health problems will also be reviewed.

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