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 19: Impaired Integumentary Integrity
- Chapter 20: Management of Urinary Incontinence in Women and Men
- Chapter 21: Conservative Pain Management for the Older Adult
- Chapter 22: Lower Limb Orthoses for Older Adults
- Chapter 23: Prosthetic Management for the Older Adult with Lower Limb Amputation
- Chapter 30: Reimbursement and Payment Policy
- Chapter 31: Health Policy and Advocacy in the United States: A Perspective for Geriatric Physical Therapy
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional through a self-paced study on special problems, interventions, and societal issues for the geriatric patient.
At the end of this course the professional will be able to:
- Define cellulitis.
- Identify and differentiate between hospital-acquired MRSA and community-acquired MRSA.
- List 12 common intrinsic factors associated with impaired wound healing.
- Identify between 6 categories of National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel Pressure Ulcer Stages.
- List the 6 grades for the Wagner Wound Classification System for Diabetic Ulcers.
- Define autolytic debridement.
- Recognize continence depends on the neural coordination of activity between the bladder, urethra, and PFMs.
- Recognize the most clinically practical method of examining PFM function is through vaginal, digital examination.
- List 6 challenges of pain management in older adults.
- Define BPI.
- Identify 2 self-report instruments that are most commonly used to measure how patients cope with pain.
- Identify 4 therapeutic goals of lower-limb orthotic use.
- Define metatarsalgia.
- Identify 9 risk factors associated with lower extremity amputation for the older adult.
- Recognize the CAT-CAM and CAD-CAM are used to assist the prosthetist in fabrication and follow-up fitting.
- List 5 potential functional levels for prosthesis use and commonly prescribed prostheses for the older adult.
- Recognize that knee flexion contractures of no more 10-15 degrees for below-knee amputations can be readily accommodated for fabrication and fit of a prosthetic device.
- Recognize 5 examples of covered services under Medicare Part A (Hospital insurance).
- List 11 inpatient rehabilitation facility conditions that qualify for Medicare under the 60% rule.
- Define DME and its coverage under Medicare Part A and B.
- Define public policy.
- List 3 major domains that are commonly used to evaluate health services in our country.
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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