Amy Nordon-Craft, PT, DSc
Associate Professor
University of Colorado, Physical Therapy Program
Amy Nordon-Craft, PT DSc is an Associate Professor in the Physical Therapy Program at University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Dr. Nordon-Craft is part of an interprofessional research team, which recently completed a controlled trial investigating early rehabilitation for patients who required mechanical ventilation for ≥ 4 days and is a member of the APTA sponsored Critical Illness Clinical Practice Guideline Task Force. Currently, her teaching focuses on the management of patients with neuromuscular dysfunction, clinical reasoning, and interprofessional education.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Background   The University of Colorado-Anschutz’s Interprofessional Education (IPE) Program emphasizes teamwork and collaboration and its critical role in safe and effective patient care. Building on these concepts, School of Dental Medicine (SDM) faculty recognized a curriculum gap regarding safe patient management for individuals who experience significant difficulty with mobility, specifically transfers. Therefore, SDM faculty collaborated with Physical Therapy (PT) Program faculty to design an experiential hands-on learning activity to reinforce safe patient management. This…