This course will explain the role of the physical therapist as a primary care provider, working within a collaborative medical model. The evolution of the physical therapy profession, within the context of primary care will be presented and examples of physical therapy primary care models will be discussed. The physical therapy examination will be discussed, with an emphasis on the patient interview, collection of family and past medical history, and risk factors and/or use of flags during the screening process.
This seminar-on-demand is 2 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
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- Levels of Health Care
- Clarification of Terms
- Medical Screening
- Screening for Referral
- Medical Diagnosis
- Physical Therapy Diagnosis
- Direct Access
- Self - Referral
- Signed Prescription
- Scope of Practice
- Rationale for Medical Screening
- Examples of Primary Care Models in US
- Evidence Based Practice Medical Screening
- Concepts of statistical analysis for diagnostic/ clinical tests
- Clinical Prediction Rules
- Yellow and Red Flags in Screening
- Common flags
- Level of Evidence for Using Flags/ Flag clusters
- The Medical History
- Pain tools
- Self-report measures
- General red flags
- The Core Interview
- Concepts in communication
- Pain questions
- Associated symptoms
- Case examples
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional on the role of the physical therapist as a primary care provider, working within a collaborative medical model.
- Distinguish between primary care, secondary care, tertiary care, direct access, medical screening, screening for referral and signed prescription.
- Recall 5 reasons to conduct a medical screening
- Cite the difference between a medical diagnosis vs. a physical therapy diagnosis
- Enumerate 5 components for effective communication during the patient interview
- Describe 3 interviewing techniques during the examination.
Criteria for Completion:
A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved.
Contact Hours: 2
Target Audience: Physical Therapist and Physical Therapist Assistant
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Course Type: Seminar-on-demand
Financial – Robert McCabe works for NYU CENTER FOR MUSCULOSKELETAL CARE and receives a salary. He receives royalty payments from HomeCEU for the presentation of this course.
Nonfinancial – No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
No relevant conflicts of interest exist for any member of the activity planning committee
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service.
Cancellation Policy: For activity cancellation, returns, or complaint resolution, please contact Anne Osborn by email Anne@HomeCEU or by phone at 1.800.55.4CEUS (2387). We have a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Refunds will be issued for courses that have not been completed (exam not taken), or for any course that has been rejected by your board of approval. Webinar attendance must be canceled 24 hours before the scheduled start time.