Interprofessional Case: Theo, an Older Adult With Burns and Smoke Inhalation Injuries - PT60239

Interprofessional Case: Theo, an Older Adult With Burns and Smoke Inhalation Injuries

by Michel D. Harris, MS, RD, LDN, CDE and Crystal Dunlevy, EdD, RRT, RCP and Rebecca Austere-Blanton, PT, DPT, GCS and Catherine J. Swift, MT(ASCP) and Abigail Butts, MS, RN, CCNS, CCRN and Britney Nash, MS OT
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This course is credentialed for:
Physical Therapy (1.50 Hour(s))

Price: $27.00
CE-PRO Price: $13.50


When a patient with complex chronic and acute medical needs is admitted to the hospital, an interprofessional team of highly trained professionals swings into action. This module highlights the distinctive and overlapping roles and actions of practitioners from nursing, dietetics, respiratory therapy, clinical laboratory technology, occupational therapy, and physical therapy as they work together to care for Theo, an older adult who is suffering from adjustment to recent losses as well as an acute burn injury with thermal airway injuries brought on by smoke inhalation.


The content in this course is applicable to nurses, laboratory technicians, occupational, respiratory, and physical therapists along with nutrition professionals.
The goal of this interprofessional continuing education module is to provide an overview of the roles and interactions among a nurse, dietitian, clinical lab technician, physical therapist, occupational therapist, and respiratory therapist as they address the complex needs of an older adult who has burn and thermal airway injuries. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Describe the distinct and interactive roles of nurses and occupational, physical and respiratory therapists, dietitians, and clinical laboratory technicians who work in concert to address the post-acute needs of an older adult patient who has chronic and acute health needs.
  • Articulate typical assessment and intervention approaches used with a frail older adult who has burn injuries.
  • Explain how the roles and functions of an interprofessional healthcare team complement one another, requiring interprofessional communication and coordination of services.

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including occupational therapists, dietitians, laboratory professionals, nurses, physical therapists, and respiratory therapists.
Physical therapists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at or If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.
Relias LLC (formerly OnCourse Learning) is an approved sponsor by the New York State Education Department of CE for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants from 6/11/2019 to 6/10/2022.
This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners Accredited Provider 1902004TX for 02/01/2016 to 01/31/2019 and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
OnCourse Learning is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California for 4/5/10 to 12/31/18. Relias LLC is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California as of 1/1/2019.
Relias LLC (formerly OnCourse Learning) is a licensed physical therapy continuing education sponsor (#216.000290) with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from October 2018 through September 30, 2020.
This course has been approved as meeting the continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs by:
The OH PT Association (approval no. 19S0927 for 5/3/19 to 5/3/20).
The FL PT Association (approval no. CE17-601138 for 1/1/17 to 12/31/17; CE18-601138 for 01/01/18 to 12/31/18). Approval of this course does not necessarily imply the FL PT Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
The NJ Board of PT Examiners (approval no. 1801-325 for 02/01/18 to 1/31/20).
The MD State Board of PT Examiners for 1.5 CEU for 6/1/17 to 6/1/21.
This course has been approved by the NV State Board of PT Examiners for .15 units of continuing education for 08/01/18 to 7/31/20.
Other states may accept this course for meeting their CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.

Course Originally Released on: 12/22/2016
Date of Most Recent Review: 1/7/2020
Course Termination/Update Date: 1/31/2023


Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.


For Florida professionals:

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Douglas R - ft myers, FL  ·  Apr 08, 2020
excellent info, great format
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Orlinda M - Clearfield, PA  ·  Apr 07, 2020
very informative got a little confussed with the fluid resuscitation and had to reread a few times to grasp that section of information.
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AMANDA N - Reading, PA  ·  Mar 29, 2020
I don't work with burn patients often so I found this information very interesting
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Diane C - Rhinebeck, NY  ·  Jan 27, 2020
Good review of team approach to burn care management
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Samantha E - Austin, TX  ·  Jan 05, 2020
good case study review
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