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COVID-19 Webinars: Saturday, May 23, 2020  

Two COVID-19 Webinars:
Saturday, May 23, 2020 

In collaboration with the The Academy of Acute Care Physical Therapy, the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy, the Academy of Clinical Electrophysiology & Wound Management, and the Home Health, Geriatrics, and Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Sections, HPA The Catalyst brings you:

Webinar #1: COVID-19 Expert Panel: You’ve Got Clinical Questions, Let’s See if We Have Answers 

Saturday, May 23, 2020
11:00 a.m. ET | 10:00 a.m. CT | 9:00 a.m. MT | 8:00 a.m. PT
2 hour duration
Members and Non-Members: FREE

Register Today!
Please only register if you plan to attend the live webinar. The recording of this webinar will be available on Tuesday, May 26 on our COVID-19 page.

COVID-19 has changed many things in our day-to-day lives, including how we interact with patients. Different practice settings face unique challenges in meeting the needs of this patient population and the COVID-19 disease process itself continues to evolve. Physical therapists and physical therapist assistants must continue to change as well. Join our group of content experts for a Q&A session to discuss solutions and lessons learned during this pandemic.

By the end of this session, the participant will be able to:
  • Describe skin challenges and interventions unique to the patient with COVID-19.
  • Discuss issues around staffing and PPE usage.
  • Describe clinical challenges raised by COVID-19 in clinical practice, including ways practicing clinicians have addressed these various challenges.
  • Describe aspects of physical reconditioning of the COVID patient, including problems and strategies.


Brian Hull, PT, DPT, MBA
Director of Rehabilitation
BUMC – Sammons Specialty Clinic; BSWMC – Waxahachie; BSWMC All Saints – Fort Worth
Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation – Hospital Division

Kyle Ridgeway, PT, DPT, CCS
Clinical Instructor, PT Program
University of Colorado Hospital
University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus

Stephanie Woelfel, PT, DPT, CWS, FACCWS
Director of Clinical Physical Therapy, Hospital Outpatient
Assistant Professor of Clinical Physical Therapy & Surgery
University of Southern California — Division of Biokinesiology & Physical Therapy

Giuliana DeMaio, PT
Spinal Unit of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation “Gervasutta”

Meghan Gushurst, PT, DPT, CCS
Advocate Christ Medical Center

Todd E. Davenport, PT, DPT, MPH, OCS
Professor & Program Director, University of the Pacific
Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, Dept of Physical Therapy

Ellen R. Strunk, PT, MS, GCS, CEEAA
Certified in Healthcare Compliance
Rehab Resources and Consulting, Inc.

Webinar #2: COVID-19: Implications for Physical and Occupational Therapy in the Acute Care Setting – Putting Evidence into Clinical Practice

Saturday, May 23, 2020
3:00 p.m. ET | 2:00 p.m. CT | 1:00 p.m. MT | 12:00 p.m. PT
2 hour duration
Members and Non-Members: FREE

Register Today!
Please only register if you plan to attend the live webinar. The recording of this webinar will be available on Tuesday, May 26 on our COVID-19 page.

There has been emerging evidence about COVID-19 but no definitive resources on how to translate this evidence into clinical practice. This course will highlight the steps that one institution took to create an inpatient Clinical Standards of Care, for physical therapy and occupational therapy related to this new condition. During this course, presenters will share emerging evidence from this updated resource which includes pathophysiology, cardiac and neurological considerations, common lab values, common images, and medical management of the patient with COVID-19. This information provides the foundation to their approach to evaluate and treat patients with COVID-19 and was incorporated in a clinical decision tree to assist with clinical reasoning in that facility for ICU and floor level patient care. Examples of workflows and interventions related to therapeutic intervention and education for patients and other bedside team members will be shared.

By the end of this session, the participant will be able to:
  • Discuss considerations on creating institutional standard of care documents for an interdisciplinary team.
  • Describe the pathophysiology of COVID-19, including the cardiac and neurologic effects.
  • Describe common lab values and medical management of patients diagnosed with COVID-19.
  • Discuss operational aspects of managing patients diagnosed with COVID-19 based on best available evidence.


Ashley Bella-Klepps, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist
Mayo Clinic Hospital, Arizona

Whitney Kortuem, OTR/L
Occupational Therapist
Mayo Clinic Hospital, Arizona

Jenna Schmid, PT, DPT
Physical Therapist
Mayo Clinic Hospital, Arizona

We do NOT apply for CEU approval for webinars however your state licensure may allow credits for this education activity. We do provide a certificate of attendance, which can be downloaded after the webinar has been completed. You will receive an overview email from the Acute Care office which will include the certificate of attendance. The certificate will also be available on our COVID-19 page the following Tuesday (due to Monday, May 25 being Memorial Day). You will need to contact the agency or organization in your state, which handles your professional licensure, in order to determine whether credit is available for webinars, and without applications for approval.

Download Past AACPT COVID-19 Webinars

  • 5/02/20: Leveraging New Models in Addressing Hospital Deconditioning and Physical Impairment to Establish a COVID-19 Hospital Throughput Framework
  • 5/09/20: Overview of Prone Positioning – Why It Works and Lessons Learned
  • 5/16/20: COVID-19: ICU to Home Transitions
  • 5/16/20: Inpatient Rehab Considerations for Patients with COVID-19
Visit Academy of Acute Care Physical Therapy’s COVID-19 page to download additional past webinar recordings and information.
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