Reducing Hospital Length of Stay for Total Joint Arthroplasty Patients: Effects of Extended Physical Therapy Staffing and Day of Surgery Evaluations
Conclusions: A staffing change involving extended PT evening coverage resulted in a higher percentage of patients with TJA receiving a DOS PT evaluation, no increase of adverse events, and a statistically significant decrease in hospital LOS. (Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy)
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - June 23, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research

Influence of Vestibular Diagnosis and Management on Recommended Discharge Environment for Hospitalized Inpatients
Purpose: Despite the prevalence of dizziness and vertigo, evidence examining the impact of acute vestibular physical therapy evaluation and intervention for patients reporting these symptoms in the acute care setting is limited. Recent evidence indicates that patients may present with vestibular impairments without obvious symptoms; however, physical therapists are not routinely evaluating for vestibular dysfunction in hospitalized adults. The primary purpose of this study was to determine the influence and feasibility of vestibular physical therapy evaluation and treatment on recommended discharge environment for hospit...
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - June 23, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research

Effect of Physical Therapy Dosage on Functional Recovery Following TBI
Discussion: The patient made significant functional gains. This raises the question of optimal dosage of rehabilitation following traumatic brain injury. We challenge therapists to consider that the optimal dose of rehabilitation in the acute care setting remains unknown and further investigation is needed. (Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy)
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - June 23, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Acute Physical Therapy Competency for Identifying Appropriate Patients for a Physical Therapist Assistant's Caseload
Background: At an academic medical center, physical therapist assistants (PTAs) were observed spending increased time reviewing charts and collaborating with the physical therapists (PTs) about inappropriate patient caseloads. Objective: To develop staff competency through a standardized process for the identification of appropriate patients for a PTA caseload utilizing the APTA's PTA Direction Algorithm and improve PT/PTA relationships in the acute care setting. Design: Mixed-methods prospective study. Methods: Study consisted of acute care PT staff in an academic medical center using the PTA Direction Algorith...
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - June 23, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Original Study Source Type: research

Novel Treatment of Subjective BPPV in the Medically Complex Geriatric Patient
Discussion: In acute settings of practice, therapists are frequently presented with many restrictive factors preventing conventional performance of BPPV diagnosis and treatment. With increased knowledge regarding modification factors, new techniques can be developed to improve clinical outcomes. (Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy)
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - June 23, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Evaluating the Feasibility of an Emergency Department Physical Therapy Intervention for Acute Low Back Pain
Conclusions: A brief PT intervention delivered in the ED for acute low back pain is feasible with respect to patient follow-up, demonstrated performance of prescribed home exercises, and participation in home exercise therapy. (Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy)
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - June 23, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Original Study Source Type: research

Applying Telehealth Technologies and Strategies to Provide Acute Care Consultation and Treatment of Patients With Confirmed or Possible COVID-19
Discussion: Acute care physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech-language pathology telehealth strategies can add value by mitigating COVID-19–related harm and influencing recovery, while not unnecessarily becoming additional disease vectors consuming personal protective equipment. COVID-19 is not only an aggressive respiratory illness similar to acute respiratory distress syndrome but also highly contagious and a risk for health care providers. Telehealth strategies allow therapists to intervene early, opening the possibility to maximize recovery and prevent harm or decompensation. Telehealth strategies c...
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - June 23, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: COVID-19 Feature Article Source Type: research

In Need of Inspiration, Look Around You
No abstract available (Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy)
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - June 23, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: President's message Source Type: research

A Survey Study of Health Promotion, Wellness, and Prevention in Wound Management Environments
Conclusions: There is an increasing need in physical therapist practice to actively promote health and wellness at the level of the individual. Modeling health behaviors is important to include as well and may be beneficial to support patient healthy lifestyle. While wound management therapists do well in promoting health in certain areas, work is still needed in others. (Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy)
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - April 1, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research

A Qualitative Exploration of Simulation as a Tool for Learning in Physical Therapist Education
Conclusion: Consideration should be given to designing specific neurorehabilitation scenarios that mimic real life, include interprofessional or group collaboration, and provide an opportunity for post-SBLE reflection. (Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy)
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - April 1, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research

Collaborative Care Across the Acute and Subacute Continuum Facilitated by Physical Therapy in the Emergency Department
Conclusion: This case describes a medically complex patient with high risk for readmission. A model of collaborative care was used by consulting a physical therapist in the ED to help address these problems, which resulted in a positive outcome. The patient reported satisfaction with his care and did not return to the hospital for mobility-related impairments. The patient and his wife/caregiver also reported improvements in quality of life because of his rehabilitation and improved mobility. All of this occurred over a short span of 6 days. The authors hope that this case will lead to further discussion and research conc...
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - April 1, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

Design and Implementation of the Health Professions Simulation Assessment, a Tool to Assess Students' Perceptions of Simulation Experiences
Conclusion: An evidence-based tool was created that could be used in a variety of health professions programs to evaluate students' perceptions of the quality of a simulation. This easily administered tool demonstrated satisfactory agreement; the data gathered through its use may be used to improve the quality of simulations in entry-level health professions education programs. This tool was found to be acceptable to multiple professions and could be used in interprofessional student groups to obtain a shared assessment of a simulation. Further research is warranted to determine validity among interprofessional groups of...
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - April 1, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Original Study Source Type: research

JACPT Reviewers for 2019
No abstract available (Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy)
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - April 1, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: List of Reviewers Source Type: research

Implementing a Rehabilitation Protocol for Spatial Neglect Assessment and Treatment in an Acute Care Hospital
Conclusions: Implementation of a standard rehabilitation assessment and treatment protocol for spatial neglect in acute care is feasible. The findings related to fidelity are promising; however, further research is recommended. (Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy)
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - April 1, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research

Improvement of Physical and Occupational Therapy Referral Process to Reduce Unskilled Consults
Conclusion: Results provide preliminary evidence that an interdisciplinary approach using IDR can assist with reducing unskilled consults. Establishing a focus group can assist the initiatives through education on what defines an unskilled consult, collaboration, and improved communication regarding patient mobility and ADL performance while hospitalized. (Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy)
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - April 1, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research

Welcome, APTA Acute Care
No abstract available (Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy)
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - April 1, 2020 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: President's Message Source Type: research

Early Integumentary Practice Expectations Experienced by 2 Physical Therapist Graduate Cohorts
Conclusion: Results offer a good example of entry-level integumentary practice expectations in Texas. Feedback regarding program weaknesses will be incorporated for the next cohort. While this study reflects early practice expectations in Texas, results could help other physical therapist programs undergoing integumentary curriculum review. (Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy)
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - December 20, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Original Study Source Type: research

Using the Language of the ICF to Distinguish Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Services in the Acute Care Setting
Conclusions: The distinction between PT and OT should be based on ICF chapters of activities and participation to convey the skill of each discipline. Overlap between the fields, particularly with the overall objective of therapy, optimization of functional movement, should be acknowledged. (Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy)
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - December 20, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Clinical Perspective Source Type: research

Orthostatic and Exertional Hypotension: Review and Implications for Physical Therapy
Physical therapy involves caring for patients at risk for experiencing abnormal hypotension that develops during upright activities or exercise. A patient experiencing an abnormal drop in blood pressure during physical therapy may be at increased risk for injury resulting from a fall or a syncopal event. Alternatively, the context of the drop in blood pressure may indicate that the patient may have an undiagnosed pathology that may need further medical workup. Therefore, an understanding of orthostatic hypotension and exertional hypotension is critical to the physical therapy clinician. An overview of these distinct forms ...
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - December 20, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

Mobilization for Persons With Acute Stroke: A Survey of Current Physical Therapy Clinical Practice
Conclusions: The frequency of mobilization reported in this survey is less than proposed by the results of the most recent “A Very Early Rehabilitation Trial” (AVERT) after stroke, phase 3 trial. This study found a positive correlation between increased session frequency and recovery of walking at 3 months, survival, and a modified Rankin Scale (mRS) score of 2 or less. Respondents believe additional mobilization would be beneficial, but report barriers to implementation that include increased PT caseloads and lack of resources. Additional research is required to determine the influence of mobilization timing...
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - December 20, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Original Study Source Type: research

Functional Status of Patients After Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Surgery in the Acute Care Setting
This study aimed to describe the functional status and determine relationships between patient characteristics, such as age and functional outcomes, following a transcatheter aortic valve replacement procedure in the acute care setting. Methods: Retrospective chart review of 100 patients. Patients were divided into 4 groups: ≤69, 70 to 79, 80 to 89, and 90-plus years of age. General demographics, Functional Status Score for the Intensive Care Unit, and ambulation distance were collected. Results: Mean age was 79.7 (SD = 8.3) years with 56% female. The first day after surgery, 78% were able to participate in out-of...
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - December 20, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Original Study Source Type: research

A New Year and Renewed Resolutions
No abstract available (Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy)
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - December 20, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: President's Message Source Type: research

Interrater Reliability of the Functional Status Score for the Intensive Care Unit: Erratum
No abstract available (Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy)
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - September 20, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Erratum Source Type: research

Early Postoperative Physical Therapy Evaluation After Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Reduces Hospital Length of Stay
Purpose: To evaluate whether the timing of physical therapy (PT) after total hip arthroplasty (THA) and total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is associated with inpatient length of stay (LOS), patients with PT initiated on postoperative day (POD) 0 versus POD 1 were compared. Methods: For this evidence-based quality improvement project, a total of 260 patients were studied, with 122 patients receiving THA and 138 receiving TKA. Of the patients receiving THA, 85 received PT POD 0, and of the patients receiving TKA, 91 received PT POD 0. Data were compared with patients receiving THA and TKA who had PT on POD 1 during the same ...
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - September 20, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Original Study Source Type: research

A Systematic Review Examining the Exercise Parameters Required to Induce the Repeated Bout Effect: Implications for Acute Care Physical Therapists
Conclusion: The RBE enhances a person's tolerance for future exercise/physical activity. Consequently, the use of exercise to induce the RBE would be advantageous during initial and subsequent acute care physical therapist interventions. Future research is needed to specifically address the precise dose needed to induce the RBE in middle-aged and older adults, those with acute and chronic diseases, and women of all ages. (Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy)
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - September 20, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Review Article Source Type: research

The Process of Implementing a Mobility Technician in the General Medicine and Surgical Population to Increase Patient Mobility and Improve Hospital Quality Measures: A Pilot Study
Discussion: The MP is a promising tool for increasing patient mobility in the nonintensive care GM and GS setting, while potentially decreasing the need for PAC rehabilitation for many patients with minimal mobility deficits. Although not all of the results were statistically significant, positive effects on hospital ratings show promise toward helping to improve the overall patient experience during admission, decreasing LOS, decreasing overall fall rate, and an associated decrease in GM patient PAC spending in those most likely to be affected by HAD related to immobility. These positive effects can potentially improve ...
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - September 20, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research

Implementation of an Activity-Monitoring System in Hospital-Based COPD Patients: A Retrospective Cohort Study
Introduction: Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder are at risk of complications after hospitalization, including readmissions. The purpose of this study was to assess the effects of an activity-monitoring device on the outcomes of patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder during and after a hospital admission. Methods: During a hospitalization, 52 patients (experimental group) diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder were provided with an activity monitor (Tractivity; (Kineteks Corporation, Vancouver, British Colombia, http://tractivity-online.squarespace.com/)) and 99 usual care...
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - September 20, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research

“The Fourth Aim: Care of the Provider” President's Message—Making Work More Satisfying by Advancing Clinical Practice
No abstract available (Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy)
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - September 20, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Year of What? Yes?
No abstract available (Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy)
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - September 20, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: President's Message Source Type: research

Improving Operational Efficiency, Effectiveness, and Value in Acute Care Physical Therapy Using the Therapy Value Quotient
Discussion: Pursuing the simplicity of basic value-focused goals using the TVQ along with fast and frugal System 1 heuristics was more efficient and provided higher aggregated value compared with baseline management practice of units (Visits, Current Procedural Terminology codes, Relative Value Units) generated per hour. Furthermore, using the TVQ facilitated a paradigm shift from typical acquisition of units per hour worked to promoting an emphasis on delivering the highest overall value. The authors recommend acute care hospitals adopt the TVQ as a primary operational measurement to promote the highest value utilizatio...
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - June 22, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research

Physical Therapist Determination of Discharge Disposition in the Acute Care Setting
Conclusions: The results of the present study affirm the accuracy of PT determination of safe DC to home, and although no extensive overlap of the predictors of readmission and PT decision making was found, the relationships among the various predictors are hypothesis-generating as to the way in which PT decision making might help reduce non–mobility-related readmissions. (Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy)
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - June 22, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research

Safety With Mobilization and Ambulation During Physical Therapy Sessions for Patients on Mechanical Circulatory Support 50 Days or Greater
Conclusions: In one academic medical center, patients on prolonged MCS engaged in PT sessions that included ambulation outside of the intensive care unit and outdoors with infrequent adverse events. Effectiveness of PT sessions was not evaluated. (Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy)
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - June 22, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research

The Praxis of Physical Therapy
In neurorehabilitation, praxis embodies establishing a goal, planning, taking action, analyzing the impact of the action, revising the plan, and reacting accordingly until the desired outcome is achieved. That is an apt metaphor for physical therapy, whether planning a single intervention for a patient, establishing a plan of care, or managing the trajectory of a career. Through reflections on goals, plans, and actions, this lecture presents challenges to physical therapists and physical therapist assistants to achieve praxis when providing rehabilitation and wellness services. Through reflections on the needs of patients...
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - June 22, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Acute Care Lecture Source Type: research

Pushing Your Personal Character Development, or “You Know Nothing, Jon Snow”
No abstract available (Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy)
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - June 22, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: President's Message Source Type: research

Interrater Reliability of the Functional Status Score for the Intensive Care Unit: Erratum
No abstract available (Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy)
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - March 20, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Erratum Source Type: research

Loading in an Upright Tilting Hospital Bed Elicits Minimal Muscle Activation in Healthy Adults
Conclusion: Relaxed, gravity-facilitated loading in a THB elicits minimal muscle activation in healthy subjects and, therefore, passive loading's usefulness for enhancing muscle strength is questioned. Removal of safety straps did lead to increased muscle activation in the rectus femoris; this concept should be explored further to understand whether location of the straps, tightness of the straps, and/or the angle of the hip and knee joints during loading could hamper muscle activation. (Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy)
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - March 20, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Original Study Source Type: research

Acute Rehabilitation of a 27-Year-Old Man With Failure to Thrive
Discussion: Evidence-based literature regarding failure to thrive in the young adult or middle-aged adult population is limited. Therefore, the physical therapy plan of care necessitates the application of interventions shown to be effective in addressing the physical structure and function limitation upon examination generally applied to the geriatric and/or pediatric population. Clinical decision-making focused on improving physical activity and participation are imperative across clinical settings. Manual therapy interventions applied in this case may prove beneficial in the acute care setting to maximize muscle activ...
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - March 20, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Case Report Source Type: research

JACPT Reviewers for 2018
No abstract available (Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy)
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - March 20, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: List of Reviewers Source Type: research

Acute Physical and Occupational Therapy and Serum Potassium: When Is It Safe?
Conclusions: Results of this study suggest that provision of PT and OT interventions for patients with serum K+ levels of 3.1 to 5.9 mmol/L is safe. (Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy)
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - March 20, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research

Early Mobilization of Patients With External Ventricular Drains: Does Therapist Experience Matter?
Conclusion: This analysis suggests that patients with EVDs in the neuro-intensive care unit can be safely and efficiently mobilized by physical therapists and occupational therapists of varying levels of clinical experience. Early mobilization of patients with EVDs may demand fewer staff resources than perceived by clinicians. (Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy)
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - March 20, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research

Does Your Practice “Spark Joy”?
No abstract available (Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy)
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - March 20, 2019 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: President's Message Source Type: research

Reliability of the Functional Reach Test Using a Mobile Pole Versus the Traditional Fixed Ruler
Conclusion: Taking into account a relatively small sample, this study suggests that the mobile pole version is a reliable modification of the FRT. Its portability may make it useful to therapists in settings where a ruler fixed to a wall is unavailable or inconvenient. (Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy)
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - December 13, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Original Study Source Type: research

When the Patient Is Not an “Ideal” Candidate. The Importance of Early Physical Therapy Intervention Pre- and Post–Lung Transplant: A Case Report
Conclusion: Early and frequent PT may be important for patients admitted to the intensive care unit while awaiting transplantation and can play an even greater role for the less than “ideal” transplant candidate. The PT interventions can be provided safely for this population in the hospital setting. A rehabilitation approach focused on maximizing a patient's functional capacity with strength and gait training activities may facilitate improved outcomes for lung transplant recipients deemed less than optimal candidates. (Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy)
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - December 13, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Case Reports Source Type: research

Physical Therapy for an Adult Male Presenting With Torsion Dystonia Postcardiac Arrest: Posture Is Key
Discussion: This case report highlights fundamental physical therapy requisite to establish a static sitting position when faced with opisthotonic posture as well as general torsion, postural distortions and dystonia. In addition, the study emphasizes the role of physical therapists as team members in the acute hospital setting. (Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy)
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - December 13, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Case Reports Source Type: research

How Is Wound Care and Integumentary Education Being Taught in Professional-Level Physical Therapy Programs?
Conclusions: This study provides data showing inconsistency regarding integumentary and wound management curricula in professional-level physical therapy programs compared with other core content areas in the United States. Furthermore, the study identified the core faculty demographics and challenges encountered to deliver this content. More physical therapy specialists with integumentary expertise are needed, as well as a need for more integumentary and wound management residencies. (Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy)
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - December 13, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Original Study Source Type: research

Lend Your Voice to the #ChoosePT Campaign
No abstract available (Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy)
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - December 13, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: President's Message Source Type: research

Interrater Reliability of the Functional Status Score for the Intensive Care Unit
Conclusions: The FSS-ICU evaluations, performed by PTs as part of routine clinical care across a variety of patients with critical illness, have excellent reliability compared with reference rater PTs. (Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy)
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - October 1, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research

Evaluating a Nurse-Driven Mobility Algorithm for Hospitalized General Medicine Patients: A Pilot Study
Conclusion: Although the algorithm did not result in high agreement between PTs and RNs, discrepancies were largely in the tiering regarding whether the patient needed supervision versus being independent. The mobility-driven algorithm may be useful to assist nursing staff in determining the appropriate level of mobility for general medicine patients with further refinement. (Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy)
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - October 1, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research

Safety and Feasibility of Out-of-Bed Mobilization for Patients With External Ventricular Drains in a Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit
Conclusions: OOB mobilization was feasible and safe in this group of patients. The effect on morbidity and survival should be further investigated in a larger prospective study. (Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy)
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - October 1, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research

Physical Therapy Management of a Critically-Ill Infant After Cardiac Surgery: A Case Report and Literature Review
Conclusion: The physical therapy intervention program provided to this infant with hypoplastic left heart syndrome exemplifies strategies that may be applicable to infants with complex CHD. It is possible to implement individualized developmental physical therapy interventions and assist in optimizing outcomes for an infant with complex CHD and their family in the cardiovascular intensive care unit setting. (Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy)
Source: The Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy - October 1, 2018 Category: Physiotherapy Tags: Case Report Source Type: research