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Intensive Care – Assessment and Respiratory Physiotherapy Programme

Online Course: Intensive Care – Assessment and Respiratory Physiotherapy Programme

Confidently assess and manage patients within the intensive care unit

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Course instructor:

Chidile Muonwe

Chidile is a Physiotherapist, Researcher and Lecturer in Nigeria with an interest in promoting and developing the role of physiotherapy in ICUs.

10-12 hours

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Physiotherapists, as part of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) team, can be responsible for the respiratory care of critically ill patients in the ICU, as well as their early mobilisation and rehabilitation. Detailed and regular assessments of patients ensure appropriate treatment and progression for the patients in the ICU. In this programme, Chidile Muonwe will give an introduction to the ICU, patient monitoring, the Physiotherapist’s role, early rehabilitation, ICU acquired conditions, caring for ventilated patients and respiratory physiotherapy


The aim of this programme is to give you a complete overview of the assessment and respiratory physiotherapy management of patients within the ICU.


This programme will cover the following topics:

  1. Introduction to the Intensive Care Unit
  2. Monitoring of Patients in the Intensive Care Unit
  3. Physiotherapy Assessment of the ICU Patient
  4. Respiratory Physiotherapy for the ICU Patient
  5. Respiratory Physiotherapy Techniques for the ICU Patient

Target audience

This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.

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