Repeated at 12:15 pm, Cherkasky Auditorium, Montefiore Medical Center
Dr. Dale Needham is principal investigator on a number of NIH research awards and has more than 150 publications. His research interests include evaluating and improving ICU patients’ long-term physical, cognitive and mental health outcomes, including research in the areas of sedation, delirium, early physical rehabilitation, and knowledge translation and quality improvement.
Dr. Needham is Associate Professor of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, and of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA. He is Director of the “Outcomes After Critical Illness and Surgery” (OACIS) Research Group and core faculty with the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, both at Johns Hopkins. From a clinical perspective, he is an attending physician in the medical intensive care unit at Johns Hopkins Hospital and Medical Director of the Johns Hopkins Critical Care Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation program.
Dr. Needham received his MD degree from McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada, and completed both his residency in internal medicine and his fellowship in critical care medicine at the University of Toronto. He obtained his PhD in Clinical Investigation from the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University.
Objectives - After attending this activity, participants will be able to:
- Understand the historical background and rationale for early mobilization of hospitalized patients
- Learn about the feasibility, safety and benefits of early physical rehabilitation of ICU patients
Accreditation: Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 credit towards the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.