This interview is a live presentation that was presented at the 3rd Annual Rusk Research Symposium during the summer. The title of the talk is: Early Rehabilitation in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit: A Quality Improvement Project
Please excuse any quality issues during this live presentation.
Jodi Herbsman is the Program Manager of Acute Care Therapy Services at Rusk Rehabilitation NYU Langone Medical Center where she manages the daily operations of Physical and Occupational therapy, Speech-Language Pathology, and Psychology services. Her position entails providing support, guidance, and supervision to acute care managers and assisting them with management of operational issues as needed. She also has responsibility for managing Productivity/Statistics in coordination with Clinical Directors. Her bachelor’s degree is from the University of Michigan. Her master’s degree in physical therapy is from New York Medical College and she obtained a doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Scranton.
This interview was done with Dr. Cara Weiss and Christina Marino. Dr. Weiss works as a physical therapy supervisor on the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit. She has worked as an acute care therapist in the outpatient department before returning as a therapist for inpatient rehabilitation. She has a strong interest in working with the limb loss patient population. Her undergraduate and graduate degrees are from Simmons College where she obtained her Doctorate in Physical Therapy
Christina Marino is an occupational therapist who works on that same unit, which is known as HCC9. She has worked in a variety of settings, including Rusk and Tisch Hospital acute care service. She has been treating limb loss patients throughout her career. Her undergraduate and graduate degrees are from the University of Scranton.
In the interview, they discuss limb loss from the standpoint of topics that include: kinds of health problems that result in limb loss, the roles of physical therapy and occupational therapy in treating patients who have lost limbs, different consequences of experiencing upper- and lower limb loss, patient resilience and willingness to participate in rehabilitation, and measures to assess activity performance when prostheses are used.