Laura Friedman, PT, DPT, CCS
Rosalind Franklin University
Laura Friedman, PT, DPT, CCS is an Assistant Professor at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in the College of Health Professions. She is a Board Certified Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Clinical Specialist in Physical Therapy. She has spent nearly 20 years working at multiple university medical centers as a physical therapist. Her primary focus is in critical care, specializing in patients pre and post pulmonary and cardiac transplantation.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Students matriculate into Physician Assistant (PA) and Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) programs with varied healthcare experience, resulting in the differing levels of confidence during didactic and clinical year phases. A tiered didactic and simulation-based learning opportunity for PA and DPT students was developed with the aim of increasing student confidence around inpatient lines, tubes, and drains and collaboration among disciplines. In turn, the increase in confidence may imply benefits of interprofessional multimodality content delivery between these health professions. First-year…