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Acute Care CEU Courses for PTs

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EKG Interpretation in Physical Therapy
Presented by Jamie Dyson, PT, DPT
Live WebinarMon, Dec 18, 2017 at 2:00 pm EST
Course: #2913 Level: Intermediate2 Hours
The electrocardiogram offers immediate information regarding the stability of our patient’s ability to properly perfuse. Many in the profession still struggle to interpret EKG and make sound clinical decisions based on their patient’s EKG. This course will help you to integrate your patient’s EKG findings \into your Physical therapy Plan of care. You will practice calculating a patient’s rate, rhythm, axis and regularity using EKG strips. The course objectives will be met through the use of lecture and practice lab interpreting EKG. You will come away from this course with valuable tools to better work with all of your patients.

Initiate Management of Urinary Incontinence in Any PT Setting
Presented by Nicole Sadeghi, MPT
Recorded Webinar
Course: #2866 Level: Introductory2 Hours
This session will describe classifications of urinary incontinence, treatment and education to initiate in any physical therapy setting, and when to refer to a specialist. Constipation and pelvic organ prolapse will be addressed and its affects on urinary incontinence. Finally, patient care case studies will be presented that will help the learner with problem-solving how to incorporate pelvic floor interventions into their treatment plans, along with appropriate goal writing. The content of this course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT and PTA.

How a Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment Can Improve Clinical Outcomes
Presented by Chris Wilson, PT, DScPT, DPT, GCS
Recorded Webinar
Course: #2812 Level: Intermediate2 Hours
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.

Total Joint Arthroplasty Updates
Presented by Alisa Curry, PT, DPT, GTC, GCS
Recorded Webinar
Course: #2819 Level: Intermediate2 Hours
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.

Pharmacology Implications in Acute/Critical Care Physical Therapist Practice
Presented by Katherine S. Harris, PT, PhD
Recorded Webinar
Course: #2786 Level: Intermediate2 Hours
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.

The Role of Lab Values in Clinical Decision Making and Patient Safety for the Acutely Ill Patient
Presented by Adele Myszenski, PT, MPT
Recorded WebinarText/Transcript
Course: #2792 Level: Introductory2 Hours
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.

It's Not Just Diagonals - Incorporating PNF into Acute Care Practice
Presented by Brian Hickman, PT, DPT, GCS, NCS, CSRS
Recorded Webinar
Course: #2794 Level: Introductory2 Hours
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.

Death & Dying: Things You Need To Know But Were Afraid To Ask
Presented by Sharon L. Gorman, PT, DPTSc, GCS
Recorded Webinar
Course: #2811 Level: Intermediate2 Hours
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.

Understanding the Impact of Concomitant Psychotropic Medication Use in Patients Also Receiving Physical And/Or Occupational Therapy
Presented by Rosanne Thomas, PT, MS, PhD
Recorded Webinar
Course: #2810 Level: Intermediate2 Hours
Concomitant psychiatric diagnoses in patients treated by physical therapy are increasingly common. Rehabilitation outcomes can be hindered, enhanced or merely complicated by medically necessary psychotropic drug treatment. This course will investigate the complexities of pharmacological interaction with physical rehabilitation for patients with psychiatric disorders from mild depression to more complex mental health issues in order to optimize outcomes for both. This course is directly related to the practice of physical and occupational therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT, PTA, OT and OTA.

Deep Venous Thromboembolism and Pulmonary Embolism: Making the Right Decision for Your Patient
Presented by John Heick, PT, PhD, DPT, OCS, NCS, SCS
Recorded Webinar
Course: #2778 Level: Advanced2 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.