This course utilizes text from the hardback textbook by Andrew A. Guccione, PT, PhD, DPT, FAPTA; Rita A. Wong EdD, PT; and Dale Aver, PT, DPT, Phd “Geriatric Physical Therapy” ©2012. Geriatric Physical Therapy offers a comprehensive presentation of geriatric physical therapy science and practice. Thoroughly revised and updated, this text provides current information on aging-related changes in function, the impact of these changes on patient examination and evaluation, and intervention approaches that maximize optimal aging. Chapters emphasize evidence-based content that clinicians can use throughout the patient management process. “Geriatric Physical Therapy” is clinically accurate and relevant while at the same time exploring theory and rationale for evidence-based practice.
|Contact Hours: 10||
Text Course Format: Text
|Target Audience: OT/COTA, PT/PTA|
|Instructional Level: Beginner|
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- Chapter 7: Environmental Design: Accommodating Sensory Changes in the Older Adult
- Chapter 8: Cognition in the Aging Adult
- Chapter 9: Evaluation of the Acute and Medically Complex Patient
- Chapter 10: Motivation and Patient Education: Implications for Physical Therapist Practice
- Chapter 11: Older Adults and Their Families
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional through a self-paced study on issues in geriatric physical therapy including sensory changes, cognition, the Acute and medically complex patient and older adults and their families.
At the end of this course the professional will be able to
- Recognize glare can be lessened by using diffuse, soft lighting over single-light sources.
- Define neural presbycusis.
- Recognize individuals with severe to profound bilateral sensorineural hearing loss may be candidates for cochlear implants.
- Recognize depression is the most common psychological mood problem in the older person.
- List 11 clues for identifying depression in older adults.
- Identify and differentiate between comparative features of delirium, dementia, and depression.
- Recognize 5 major categories of medications used to treat major depression.
- List 6 factors influencing rates of progression of mild cognitive impairment to dementia.
- Identify the most common allele in Alzheimer’s disease.
- List 14 general treatment principles for management of dementia.
- Identify and differentiate between 9 screening tests for detection of dementia or need for further screening.
- Define RPP.
- List signs and symptoms of nutritional deficiency in 12 different categories.
- List 3 signs and symptoms associated with right ventricle diastolic dysfunction.
- Identify clinical evaluation findings associated with pneumonia in 6 categories.
- Identify and differentiate between signs and symptoms of sepsis, severe sepsis, and septic shock.
- List 12 common causes of vertigo.
- Identify 9 signs and symptoms of dehydration.
- Recognize 3 levels of prevention.
- Identify normal physiological changes associated with aging that can influence motivation in 7 systems.
- List 10 principles developed by Darkenwald and Merriam that apply to principles of patient education as intervention.
- Identify 6 reasons for therapist control of goal-setting process.
- List 9 number of findings related to cognitive aspects of the older adult learner according to Cassata.
- Define mesosystem.
- Identify 10 cognitive-perceptual-emotional coping strategies.
- Define HIPAA guidelines.
- Identify 10 possible consequences during driving with a visual age-related change.
- Recognize if questions arise about the driving ability of an aging adult patient, physicians and other providers can refer the patient to a credentialed DRS for evaluation.
Contact Hours: 10
Target Audience: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapist Assistants.
Instructional Level: Beginner
Course Type: Text
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