Please join us on December 15, 2020 at 7 pm, for a virtual panel of professionals discussing their experiences treating patients with COVID 19 hosted by the Northwest District of the APTA - WI (formerly the WPTA). The panelists are from a range of institutions throughout our large district and will share their highlights, challenges, and practice recommendations.
This presentation will be offered free of charge, and continuing education credit is being applied for. A short district update will occur prior to the presentation. We look forward to reconnecting with each other and hope to see many of you there supporting these practitioners and learning about treating the patient with COVID 19!
At the end of this course, course participants will be able to:
- Identify strategies to assist with treating the patient with COVID-19 in the hospital
- Identify challenges in evaluating and caring for patients with COVID-19 as well as other patients during a pandemic
- Identify how the fields of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Respiratory Therapy have been impacted with the COVID-19 pandemic
About The Speaker(s)
Panelists include Aleksi Moran, PT, DPT, LAT, ATR, Amber Tenerelli, PT, DPT, Hillary Brunner, PT, DPT, and Karen Boutiette, OT.
Amber Tenerelli, PT, DPT, is a physical therapist at Essentia Health in Superior, WI. Amber completed her undergraduate studies at St Cloud State University and her doctorate of physical therapy at the College of St Scholastica in 2010. She splits her time between outpatient and acute care with most of her time shifting to acute care due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to this, she spent 9 years working with geriatrics in skilled nursing, assisted living, and home care setting. She has assisted is clinic start up and management levels throughout those 9 years. Her interest is currently working towards a lymphedema certification as well as women's health to focus on women's oncology and pelvic health.
Karen Boutiette, OTR/L, MBA, CLT, received her Bachelor of Arts in Occupational Therapy from St. Katherine’s University in 1997. She is currently working full time as an in-patient Occupational Therapist at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, WI. Her occupational therapy interests include documentation systems, critical care intervention, neuro, and leadership growth.
Aleksi Moran, PT, DPT, LAT, ATC, received his Bachelor of Arts in athletic training from Gustavus Adolphus College in 2014 and then went on to earn his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Minnesota in 2017. He is currently working as a full-time physical therapist at Westfields Hospital & Clinic in both the outpatient and inpatient setting. His physical therapy interests include orthopedics, sports medicine, concussion rehabilitation and dry needling. He has also been a practicing athletic trainer for 6 years. He currently provides athletic training coverage to New Richmond High School, Somerset High School and other Minnesota high schools, club teams and collegiate athletics.
Hillary Brunner, PT, DPT, received her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Associates Degree as Physical Therapist Assistant at Washburn University (Kansas) in 2013, and then earned Doctorate of Physical Therapy at University of Tennessee Health Science Center (Memphis) in 2019. She worked at a Level 1 Trauma Hospital in Memphis for 4 years in acute care and inpatient rehabilitation facility as a PTA. She is currently working as a full-time physical therapist at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire in outpatient neuro and acute care. Her physical therapy special interests including stroke, spinal cord injuries, and wheelchair evaluations.