The COVID-19 pandemic demands that health care providers rethink how they deliver care in ways that reduce the risk of further spreading infection. The use of telehealth is one approach that can help keep both patients and providers safe.
Telehealth for Physical and Occupational Therapy is administered virtually, through a secure, HIPAA-compliant platform. This platform is usually accessed through a device such as a smartphone, tablet, or computer. Telehealth affords us the unique ability to approach patients from a true biopsychosocial approach, encompassing a systematic consideration of the biological, psychological, and social factors and their complex interactions in understanding health, illness, and health care delivery.
Course Goals & Objectives:
This beginner’s level course will teach practitioners how to set up and complete telehealth sessions for a physical or occupational therapy practice, primarily focusing on how to evaluate, monitor, and treat patients remotely.
- Outline the purpose and benefits of telehealth for physical and occupational therapy.
- Identify what types of patients are appropriate for telehealth.
- Outline how to perform a remote telehealth evaluation.
- Describe the importance of pain science education and how it relates to successful patient outcomes when treating via telehealth.
- Relate the biopsychosocial (BPS) model and how it impacts both evaluation and patient follow-through for telehealth services.
- Explain when imaging or a referral to a physician is indicated
Text courses are viewed on your web browser if the online version is purchased, or sent via mail if the physical copy is purchased.
Contact Hours: 1 contact hour in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
Target Audience: Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant, Occupational Therapist, Occupational Therapist Assistant
Instructional Level: Beginner
Criteria for Completion: Depending on your state requirements you will be asked to complete either: An affirmation that you have completed the educational activity or a mandatory test (a passing score of 70 percent is required). Test questions link content to learning objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention. 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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Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service
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