Kathy Lee Bishop, PT, DPT, CCS, FNAP
Assistant Professor
Division of Physical Therapy
Emory University School of Medicine
Kathy Lee Bishop, PT, DPT, CCS, FNAP is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Physical Therapy at Emory University School of Medicine. She is a Board-Certified Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Clinical Specialist and a Distinguished Fellow in the National Academy of Practice. She received her BS in Physical Therapy from the University of Vermont and her MS and tDPT from the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston. She is a Board-Certified Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Clinical Specialist, an ACLS instructor, and is the Program Manager for Emory Saint Joseph’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Program. She is currently a full time assistant professor at Emory University School of Medicine where she began teaching in 1999. Her career has focused on acute care, early mobilization in the intensive care unit, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, and health and wellness. She is the co-editor of the Acute Care Physical Therapy: A Clinician’s Guide. 2nd Ed. She has served as the co-director of the 2nd and 3rd Interprofessional Simulation Conference for Emory University as well as being the co-chair for the past two Georgia Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation annual state meetings. She is the director of the Emory University Acute Care Residency program and has been instrumental in developing advanced simulation-based learning experiences for DPT students to enhance pre-licensure competency for early mobilization in the critical care environment. Her current research interests include evaluation of carryover of immersive ICU simulation to clinical practice as well as interprofessional education.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Introduction: Every year in the United States, more than 5.7 million patients are admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU), of which 25-50% develop ICU-acquired weakness (ICU-AW), defined as new onset weakness that occurs during critical illness. Patients with ICU-AW have worse outcomes including increased mortality, longer hospitalizations, worse quality of life years after they leave the ICU, and greater healthcare costs. Early mobilization is a low-risk strategy associated with improvement in ICU-AW, and society guidelines recommend a multidisciplinary approach, including physical…