Oxygen Administration for Physical Therapists

This course is offered on March 5th, 2016 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm by the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Toronto.

This course is open to other Regulated Health Professionals who work under delegation or medical directives.

This course will focus on the theoretical and practical knowledge required for physical therapists to provide safe and effective oxygen administration to patients across the continuum of care. Gas exchange, oxygen transport and oxygen delivery will be discussed in both acute and chronic conditions. To complement a sound theoretical overview, on-line lectures, multiple-choice questions, case based learning and simulation opportunities to demonstrate oxygen administration will be used. Participants are expected to complete pre-course readings to review basic pathophysiology concepts prior to attending the workshop.

Instructors

Lindsay Beavers graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 2006 and has spent the last 9 years working in acute and critical care at St. Michael’s Hospital in addition to working with advanced scope in Melbourne, Australia. With strong interest in cardiorespiratory physical therapy and simulation, Lindsay teaches with the Ontario Internationally Educated Physical Therapy Bridging Program and serves as a clinical instructional assistant with the MScPT program at the University of Toronto.

Erin Miller graduated from the University of Toronto’s MScPT program in 2006 and went on to complete the Master of Health Management program at McMaster University in 2013. She has spent the past 9 years working as an acute care physical therapist at Toronto East General Hospital/Micheal Garron Hospital and has a keen interest in the area of cardiorespiratory physical therapy. In addition to her clinical work, Erin teaches with the Ontario Internationally Educated Physical Therapy Bridging Program and serves as a clinical instructional assistant with the MScPT program at the University of Toronto.

Lisa Wickerson has a BScPT and MSc from the University of Toronto, and is currently pursuing a PhD in the Rehabilitation Sciences Institute with a research focus on oxygenation in individuals with interstitial lung disease during exercise. Lisa has over 15 years of clinical experience in functional assessment and exercise prescription in chronic lung diseases at the University Health Network. Lisa is a lecturer in the cardiorespiratory and exercise physiology unit of the MScPT program as well as an instructor in the Ontario Internationally Educated Physical Therapy Bridging Program Cardiorespiratory Modular course at the University of Toronto.

For more information, please see our brochure: Oxygen titration course brochure

Registration

Complete our online registration form and submit the required payment. Registration includes light refreshments and a course manual

Please note: Registration closes Thursday March 3 at 8am to enable us to get the readings out to everyone beforehand.

Early Bird Registration (before February 15th, 2016): $180.00
Regular Registration (after February 15th, 2016): $220.00

Location

7th Floor, 500 University Avenue, Toronto

Questions

For further information please contact pt.reception@utoronto.ca