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Acute Care CEU Courses for PTs
PresenterSharon L. Gorman, PT, DPTSc, GCS
Course: #2811 Level: Intermediate 2 HoursMonday, July 24, 2017 at 12:00 pm EDT
One experience links all humans regardless of the variety of factors that may differentiate us, death. Learn about open-ended communication techniques, including specific questions, to help open dialog with patients and their families, and gain a clear understanding of what physical therapy can offer those at the end of their life. (Trigger warning: discussions of death, dying, sickness, and old age will occur during this session). This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT and PTA.
PresenterBrian Hickman, PT, DPT, GCS, NCS, CSRS
Course: #2794 Level: Introductory 2 HoursTuesday, July 25, 2017 at 12:00 pm EDT
Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) is a technique that can help therapists optimize the efficiency, strength, and quality of movement in a wide variety of patients and situations. This course will describe how PNF is more than just knowing Dl and D2 patterns, and how it can be incorporated into the acute care environment and improve outcomes.
PresenterAdele Myszenski, PT, MPT
Course: #2792 Level: Introductory 2 HoursWednesday, July 26, 2017 at 12:00 pm EDT
This two-hour online course will review why lab values and vital signs such as hemoglobin, potassium, glucose, blood pressure, heart rate and others are essential clinical tools to determine appropriateness for rehab interventions of acutely ill patients. Normal and abnormal values, as well as steps clinicians, can take to monitor the patient’s response will be discussed. Finally, patient care case studies will be presented and are designed to help the learner problem solve and improve clinical decision making related to labs and vitals. The course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and therefore applicable to PTs and PTAs.
PresenterKatherine S. Harris, PT, PhD
Course: #2786 Level: Intermediate 2 HoursThursday, July 27, 2017 at 12:00 pm EDT
This course, utilizing a case study approach, will look at the pharmacologic implications related to physical therapist evaluation and treatment of patients in acute/critical care. The course will review basic pharmacological processes and include implications related to anticoagulants, cardiac medications, and sedatives and hypnotics.
PresenterAlisa Curry, PT, DPT, GTC, GCS
Course: #2819 Level: Intermediate 2 HoursFriday, July 28, 2017 at 12:00 pm EDT
This course helps to highlight the latest changes to total joint arthroplasty at all levels of care, Medicare's Comprehensive Center for Joint Replacement and how it impacts the clinical interventions we should be providing. This serves to highlight the importance of interprofessional relationships, the improvements in our clinical presentation and how we can meet these advances. This is course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and athletic training and therefore appropriate for the PT, PTA and AT.
PresenterJohn Heick, PT, PhD, DPT, OCS, NCS, SCS
Course: #2778 Level: Advanced 2 Hours
The subject matter of this course will include (1) a brief description of the formation of a venous thromboembolism (VTE), (2) differential diagnosis of a DVT and PE, (3) case studies designed to inform clinicians to determine if the therapist should mobilize the patient or not that follows clinical practice guidelines.
PresenterChris Wilson, PT, DScPT, DPT, GCS
Course: #2812 Level: Intermediate 2 HoursFriday, August 4, 2017 at 12:00 pm EDT
This session will describe the concepts of a comprehensive geriatric assessment and how a multi-system, interdisciplinary assessment and management of older adults can assist in improving the quality of life. Concepts will include physical assessment, vision, hearing, frailty pharmacology and home and community assessment and the physical therapist/physical therapist assistant’s role in these areas. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT and PTA.
PresenterChris Wilson, PT, DScPT, DPT, GCS
Course: #2758 Level: Intermediate 2 Hours
This session will discuss the innovative ways that therapists can use safe patient handling equipment (lifts, standing frames, etc) to optimize outcomes in acute care, inpatient rehab and outpatient care. In order to achieve these outcomes, participants will learn about various important concepts to safe patient handling and mobility. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and therefore appropriate for the PT and PTA.
Cases Across the Continuum of Care: Improving Outcomes Through the Recognition and Prevention of the Unexpected
PresentersSteven Ambler, PT, DPT, MPH, CPH, OCSJamie Dyson, PT, DPT
Course: #2602 Level: Intermediate 2 Hours
This educational session will bring together clinicians for the presentation and discussion of clinical cases with unexpected or unintended outcomes. Real patient cases will be presented followed by a discussion period after each case. The discussion will consist of discussion of how the unexpected outcome occurred, how it was addressed, and how it could be prevented in the future. Rationale for these decisions will be supported by available evidence. An overview of the benefits of morbidity and mortality presentations will be given, along with strategies to implement these within one’s own practice or region.
PresenterDonna Frownfelter, PT, DPT, MA, CCS, RRT, FCCP
Course: #2573 Level: Intermediate 2 Hours
This presentation will describe the most common types of patients that are re-admitted to the hospital within 30 days. It will then discuss how physical therapy and the interprofessional team can help prevent this problem and improve patient outcomes. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT and PTA.