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6th Annual Johns Hopkins Critical Care Rehabilitation Conference

November 2-4, 2017
Baltimore, Maryland

Early rehabilitation of hospitalized patients can reduce muscle weakness, physical impairments and delirium. Yet achieving these outcomes is no simple task. Beyond understanding the science, it requires collaboration and coordination between clinicians who have traditionally worked in "silos." This course will bridge the interdisciplinary gap from research to the bedside, and bring together clinical experts who are creating cultures based on proactive rehabilitation. For more information about free tools for ICU rehabilitation and educational materials, click here.

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  • Quality Improvement Approach. See flyer Come join this unique one-day course on Thursday, November 2nd that delves into the use of quality improvement methodology and processes to help implement and evaluate interdisciplinary mobility initiatives in the hospital setting.
  • Pre-conferences on Thursday, November 2nd. See flyer
  • Approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and many other continuing education credits
  • Networking with physicians, nurses, therapists and other clinicians
  • Social Media Join the discussion on Twitter #icurehab, and read our social media primer for helpful information. See primer  

What Past Participants Are Saying

"I have attended three of the first four Johns Hopkins Critical Care Rehabilitation conferences. If I can go to one conference a year, this is by far the one I would choose. I always come away with new knowledge and contacts. Add to this the accessibility of the Johns Hopkins team and the days spent are well worth it!” - Cynthia K. Fine, MSN, CRRN, Clinical Program Coordinator - ICU Early Mobilization Program, New York City

“This conference provides excellent resources and networking opportunities for all health care professionals ... I learned a great deal from the interdisciplinary presentations, and the comprehensive discussions about the prevalence of delirium, post-traumatic stress disorder and post-intensive care syndrome in ICU survivors.”
- Claudine Campbell, MOT, OTR/L, CLT, Occupational Therapy Manager, Rehabilitation Service

How to Register

  • Register online
  • Register by phone: Contact Johns Hopkins CME Office at 410-502.9634

Exhibitor Opportunities Available!

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This conference is presented by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, with support from the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality.

5th Johns Hopkins Critical Care Rehabilitation Conference Materials


E-learning Modules on ICU Rehabilitation

These e-learning modules are recordings from selected live sessions at the Third and Fourth Annual Johns Hopkins Critical Care Rehabilitation Conferences. There are 3 unique modules as outlined below:

Evaluating Patients with Critical Illness: An Introduction for Rehabilitation Professionals (duration: 3.25 hours; $135)

This module, from the 4th Annual Johns Hopkins Critical Care Rehabilitation Conference, provides a basic understanding of the critical care environment (including ICU devices, medications, and mechanical ventilation) tailored for rehabilitation clinicians, including assessment tools and clinical decision-making principles for safe rehabilitation of ICU patients. Target audience: Rehabilitation Clinicians, including PT, OT, SLP, Rehabilitation Techs and Assistants

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• Module 1: The Basics of Creating and Sustaining an Early Rehabilitation Program (duration: 3.5 hours; $135)

This module, from the 3rd Annual Johns Hopkins Critical Care Rehabilitation Conference, includes the following topics: rationale and evidence for early rehabilitation; basics of implementing and sustaining an ICU rehabilitation program (including aspects of culture change and structured quality improvement methods); importance of ICU delirium and strategies to manage it; and the roles of PT, OT, SLP, RT and RN in an early rehabilitation program.

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Module 2: Advanced Topics in Early Rehabilitation of Critically Ill Patients (duration: 5.5 hours; $175)

This module, from the 3rd Annual Johns Hopkins Critical Care Rehabilitation Conference, includes the following topics: patient and family perspective on early rehab and ICU survivorship; selected literature on outcomes after critical illness; multi-disciplinary rehabilitation interventions in the ICU; and ways to expand the scope of early rehabilitation in the ICU and across the hospital, including improving sedation and delirium practice, and measuring patient functional status.

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ICU Rehab Resource Sheet

Frequently updated list of upcoming live ICU Rehabilitation related conferences & electronic resources. Version 9.8.2017

This activity is intended for physicians (critical care, pulmonologists, physiatrists, physchiatrists), physical therapists, occupational therapists, rehabilitation assistants, speech language pathologists, respiratory therapists, nurses, nurse practitioners, psychologists, physician assistants and hospital administrators.
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Johns Hopkins University Designates this live activity for a maximum of 20.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
It is the policy of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine that the speaker and provider globally disclose conflicts of interest. The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine OCME has established policies in place that will identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity. Detailed disclosure will be made in the activity handout materials
See conference brochure for information on other continuing education credits.