Julie Ronnebaum

Julie Ronnebaum
Position(s)
Assistant Professor Doctor of Physical Therapy
Post-Professional Doctor of Physical Therapy
Office Phone 515-271-1349
Email julie.ronnebaum@dmu.edu
Education
  • Ph.D. in Interprofessional Studies, Rosalind Franklin, Chicago, IL – presently working on
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, University of New England, Portland, ME
  • Master of Physical Therapy, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
  • Bachelor of Science pre-physical therapy, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA
Certifications
  • Iowa Physical Therapy License
  • Geriatric Certified Specialist
  • Certified Exercise Expert for the Aging Adult

Area of Expertise
  • Critical And acute Care Physical Therapy
  • Clinical Practice (practice setting, location) Acute Care, Mercy Medical Center
Professional Organizations, Committees and Boards
  • Society for Simulation in Healthcare
  • Alpha Eta Honor Society
  • American Physical Therapy Association
    • Education, Cardiopulmonary, Geriatric, Acute Care Sections
  • Iowa Physical Therapy Association
Service Community:

  • St Francis School Battle of the Books Coach
  • Student Sports Physicals, DMU
  • Fight for Air, American Lung Association
  • Des Moines University Sponsored Activities: Girls in Science
  • Active with Asthma, Des Moines University and American Lung Association,
  • St Francis School Kindergarten Homeroom Mom
  • Mothers of Preschool Group- many volunteer activities

Professional:

  • Manuscript reviewer of Journal of Physical Therapy Education.
  • Book reviewer to Jones and Bartlett : Fundamentals of the Physical Therapy Examination: Patient Interview and Tests and Measures
  • Federal Affairs Liaison for Acute Care Section, APTA
  • ATBH7 Program committee: abstract reviewer
  • Manuscript reviewer for the Journal of Allied Health
  • NPTE Item writer
  • SACE Member
  • NPTE-PT Standard Task Force Committee
  • Student Special Interest Group Advisor for Iowa Physical Therapy Association
  • ICU Special Interest Group for the Acute Care Section of the APTA
  • Osteoporosis and Bone Health Special Interest Group for the Geriatric Section of the APTA
  • Evidence Based Practice Committee for treatment of the Hemiplegic Shoulder

University:

  • IPE Collaborative Group
  • Interprofessional Education Subcommittee
  • Student Learning Assessment Committee-Chairperson
  • Faculty Workload Task Force
  • DPT Scholarship Committee
  • Curricular Assessment and Mapping Strategic Plan Subgroup
  • Des Moines University will be the leader in innovative health education that promotes lifelong learning Strategic Plan Subcommittee
  • Ad Hoc Committee for Class of 2015 Student Handbook Committee
  • Curricular Mapping and Assessment Team- Assessment subgroup
  • Des Moines Research Symposium Committee
  • Faculty Welfare Committee- Chairperson
  • CHS Performance Improvement Committee
    • Named changed to CHS Strategic Planning Committee- Co Chair
  • Bylaws Committee
  • Admissions Advisory Committee
  • DPT Performance Improvement Committee- Chairperson
  • Ad Hoc Committee for Curricular Goals and Outcomes
  • New Program Committee
  • Spotlight Committee
  • Student Handbook Committees for Class of 2010-2015

Awards and honors

  • Outstanding Service Award by Faculty
  • Presidential Recognition Award for Service
  • Des Moines University DPT Honorary Hooder

My research is primarily focused on interventions and outcome measures in the acute and critical care settings.  I also have a special interest in interprofessional education within physical therapy and other healthcare education.

Publications

Earlier Mobilization Decreases the Length of Stay in the Intensive Care Unit. Accepted: Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy. Summer 2012, Vol. 3 Issue 2, p204 (May 2012)

Acute care outcomes status post total knee arthroplasty with continuous femoral nerve block:  case report. Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy. 2012 Vol 3(1):149-156

Thyroid disorder:  what you need to know.  Submitted with pending revisions June 2011.  Journal of Acute Care Physical Therapy

Priming the Pump:  Opening the Airways with Chest PT. Today in PT May 12, 2008.  Quoted.
Cardiopulmonary Workbook, author. 2007

Mobilization of patients Status Post Acute Ischemic Stroke Treated with Tissue Plasminogen Activator: Using the evidence for Clinical Decision Making- Accepted for publication to Acute Care Perspectives Fall 2008, publication of acute care section of APTA

Presentations

Does TEAM STEPPS improve communication for DPT students during patient hand off in emergent situations; A Pilot Study? June 2014, All Together Better Health International Conference, Pittsburg, PA.

Does TEAM STEPPS improve communication for DPT students during patient hand off in emergency situations? December 2013 , DMU Research Symposium

Femoral Nerve Blocks, DPT Research Meeting, November 2012

Femoral Nerve Blocks.  IPTA meeting. , Des Moines University, November 2012.

Heart Health and Exercise.  Mini Medical School, Des Moines University, February, 2012

Proper body mechanics and transfer techniques, Iowa Care Givers Association, September  2009

Physical Therapy in the ICU.  Mercy Medical Center.  May 2000

Proper Positioning of the Stroke Patients.  Neurology Day at Mercy Medical Center.  April 2001

Student Presentations

Poster presentation: Preliminary Findings from an Asynchronous IPE activity: a qualitative study of health professions students interprofessional education in a virtual environment.  DMU Summer Research Day 2013

Poster Presentation: Preliminary Findings from an Asynchronous IPE activity: a qualitative study of health professions students interprofessional education in a virtual environment.  OMEDCO conference  October 2013

Poster Presentation:  ACSM. Effect of ibuprofen and acetaminophen on fatigue and physiological responses to intense exercise. May 2013

Poster Presentation:  DMU Research Symposium. Effect of ibuprofen and acetaminophen on fatigue and physiological responses to intense exercise.  December , 2012