Currently, the total number of people aged 60 years and older in the world is 900 million strong, and by 2050, it is expected to exceed 2 billion. With improvements in public health and medical care, people are expected to live longer lives, but it does not mean that the geriat-ric population will automatically maintain functional independence and high quality of life. It is essential that health professionals work together to achieve this goal. Although geriatric rehabilitation is an important topic, there has not been a single, easy-to-read clinical handbook to guide practitioners in the care of their elderly patients. This Geriatric Rehabilitation Handbook provides the fundamental knowledge that is required to design and implement a practical rehabilitation program for elderly individuals over a wide functional range. Exemplary chapters discuss the most common issues in the elderly population, such as nutritional and swallowing problems, hearing impairment, osteoporo-sis, sarcopenia, polypharmacy, deconditioning, as well as cognitive impairment and psychiatric disorders.
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Course Goals & Objectives:
At the end of this course the professional will be able to:
- Recognize 4 types of fractures according to the Garden’s classification system.
- Identify two forms that Vitamin D supplements come in.
- Identify the number of mobility tasks that need to be completed for the Berg Balance Scale.
- Define Aggrecan.
- Identify the four-layer approach used to discern which hip-related structures are the source of pathology.
- Recognize 4 grades of the Tonnis and Heinecke Classification system.
- Recognize 7 intrinsic risk factors for injury in older adults.
- Identify 3 phases of sports injury.
- Recognize 6 fracture risks.
- Identify 3 structures stenosis can be attributed to.
- Recognize Type 1 muscle fibers are most active during ADLs.
Contact Hours: 5
Target Audience: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Criteria for Completion: 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
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Nonfinancial - no relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service
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