Acute Care CEU Courses for PTs

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A Practical Approach to Managing Socially Complex Patients in Acute Care
Presented by Mona Wong, PT, DPT
Live WebinarMon, Oct 28, 2019 at 12:00 pm EDT
Course: #3527Level: Introductory2 Hours
Managing patients who are medically complex can be challenging. However, the management of patients with those complexities becomes more challenging with regards to triaging services, determining a plan of care, and discharge recommendations, when patients have no social support or environment. This course will take you through a general guideline for addressing this patient population. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA.

Beyond Bed Exercise in the Acute Neurologic Population
Presented by Angela Rusher, PT, DPT, NCS
Live WebinarTue, Oct 29, 2019 at 12:00 pm EDT
Course: #3523Level: Intermediate2 Hours
This course provides therapists with the evidence supporting the use of mobility technology into treatment interventions of the neurologically involved patient in the acute care setting to improve patient outcomes with a safe patient handling interdisciplinary team approach. It will also highlight “low tech” interventions that help maximize trunk balance/control, as well as endurance to improve patient outcomes for discharge planning. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA.

ALS in Acute Care: Taking the Fear Out of Hospitalizations
Presented by Jennifer Liu, PT, DPT, NCS
Live WebinarWed, Oct 30, 2019 at 12:00 pm EDT
Course: #3521Level: Introductory2 Hours
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a complex diagnosis and this course discusses the implications ALS for physical therapy, especially in the hospital setting. The intent is to give physical therapists a better understanding of what they can do to decrease the fear and anxiety for both the patient and therapist. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA.

Management of Psychiatric Comorbidities for the Acute Care PT
Presented by Emily Fleischman, PT, DPT, GCS
Live WebinarThu, Oct 31, 2019 at 12:00 pm EDT
Course: #3517Level: Introductory2 Hours
An understanding of the interaction between psychiatric comorbidities and medical diagnoses enables the acute care physical therapist to be more effective and productive during treatment. During this course, we will explore this interaction as well as communication techniques and PT’s unique role with this population. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA.

Beyond Burnout: Returning to Satisfaction and Purpose in Health Care
Presented by John Corsino, PT, DPT
Live WebinarFri, Nov 1, 2019 at 12:00 pm EDT
Course: #3528Level: Introductory2 Hours
Burnout is a term used with increasing frequency to describe the attitudes of healthcare providers. Why are we so unsatisfied by the present state of things, and how do we move forward? This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA.

Confused? Improving Outcomes in Patients with Altered Mental Status and Delirium
Presented by Gina Dubuisson, PT, CSRS
Recorded Webinar
Course: #3444Level: Introductory2 Hours
Altered mental status and delirium are common in the acute and post-acute setting and greatly impact the length of stay, mortality, functional mobility, discharge disposition, and fall risk. This seminar will provide information on how to identify common causes and symptoms of delirium and altered mental status and provide physical therapy professionals with strategies to improve outcomes in this population. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA.

Contemporary Guidelines for Exercise and Diabetes: Application to Physical Therapy Cases
Presented by Gina Pariser, PT, LDE, PhD
Recorded Webinar
Course: #3387Level: Introductory2 Hours
Physical activity is established as an important therapy in the prevention and management of diabetes and diabetes-related health comorbidities. This course reviews new guidelines related to physical activity for improving glucose control and cardiovascular health in people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and highlights ways to apply these guidelines in different physical therapy cases. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT and PTA.

Endurance Assessment and Intervention
Presented by Pamela Bartlo, PT, DPT, CCS
Recorded Webinar
Course: #3404Level: Intermediate2 Hours
It is important to assess a patient's endurance and then provide interventions to improve it. It is not enough to just say someone has decreased endurance. We need to quantify it and progress it. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA.

Surgical Updates for Less Invasive and Outpatient Total Hip Replacement
Presented by Alexander P. Sah, MD
Recorded Webinar
Course: #3164Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course will include advances in the surgical techniques for less invasive and outpatient hip joint arthroplasty. The advances in technique are improving expected outcomes in rehabilitation and recovery. It is important that physical therapy professional understand how this impacts the patient’s abilities and rehab potential. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT and PTA.

Surgical Updates for Less Invasive Partial and Total Knee Replacement
Presented by Alexander P. Sah, MD
Recorded Webinar
Course: #3139Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course will cover surgical updates for both total knee replacement and partial knee replacement. It will include benefits of both surgeries and reasoning behind the surgical decision as well as operative technique, outcomes, and future directions.