Mobilizing Patients After Stroke in Neuro Critical Care - PT71

Mobilizing Patients After Stroke in Neuro Critical Care

by Ann Elsasser-Root, PT, DPT
(4.5 / 913 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Physical Therapy (1.00 Hour(s))

Price: $19.00
CE-PRO Price: $9.50


Therapy orders are often received within hours of a patient presenting to the emergency department following a stroke, with therapists making initial patient contact in the first 24 hours after admission. An early and organized mobility program coordinated by an interprofessional team is associated with a decrease in complications and improved functional outcomes. It is critical for therapy professionals to understand their role in mobilizing patients that have had a stroke. This course will discuss precautions to consider and current evidence-based strategies for providing care for this population. The goal of this continuing education program is to enhance physical and occupational therapists’ understanding of providing coordinated, evidence-based care to patients after cerebrovascular accident in the neurological critical care unit (NCCU).


The content in this course is applicable to physical and occupational therapy professionals.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
  • Describe the role of the physical and occupational therapist in the evaluation and treatment of patients affected by stroke in the NCCU.
  • Identify the benefits, perceived barriers, and potential risks associated with patient mobility in the NCCU within this patient population.
  • Identify at least two recommended outcome measures for patients with an acute stroke.

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including physical and occupational 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 2202008TX for 02/01/2019 to 02/28/2022 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. 19S0968 for 5/19/19 to 5/19/20).
The FL PT Association (approval no. CE19-520827 for 01/01/19 to 12/31/19). 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. 1801-255 for 02/01/18 to 01/31/20).
The MD State Board of PT Examiners for 0.1 CEU for 08/01/16 to 08/01/20.
This course has been approved by the NV State Board of PT Examiners for 0.1 units of continuing education for 08/01/18 to 07/31/20.
Other states may accept this course for meeting their CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.

Course Originally Released on: 1/14/2016
Date of Most Recent Review: 12/3/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 12/3/2022


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.


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Yavuz K - Largo, FL  ·  Dec 07, 2019
I always like the CE Direct online classes due to informative content and able to use in professional field.
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Casey G - Decatur, GA  ·  Dec 05, 2019
early mobility is key regardless of what any competing research says, post stroke
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Michael C - Dover, OH  ·  Dec 04, 2019
Very informative course!
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Margaret M - Largo, FL  ·  Dec 02, 2019
Great review of material.
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Nicholas S - Tabor, IA  ·  Nov 26, 2019
Great review of patients in critical care
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Price: $19.00
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