Rehabilitation outcomes can be hindered, enhanced or merely complicated by medically necessary drug treatment. This course will investigate the complexities of pharmacological interaction with physical rehabilitation for patients with neurological and/or central nervous system disorders in order to optimize intervention for both. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT and PTA.
Editor's Note: Regarding Pennsylvania credits, this course is approved by the PA State Board of Physical Therapy for 2 hours of general CE credit from 8/21/2017-12/31/2018.
Course created on May 17, 2017
Course Type: Text/Transcript, Recorded Webinar
CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/2.0; AL/2.0; AR/2.0; AZ/2.0; CA/2.0; CO/2.0; CT/2.0; DE/2.0; GA/2.0; HI/2.0; IA/2.0; IACET/0.2; ID/2.0; IL/2.0; IN/2.0; KS/2.0; KY/2.0 Category 2; MA/2.0; MD/0.2; ME/2.0; MI/2.0; MO/2.0; MS/2.0; MT/2.0; NC/2.0; ND/2.0; NE/2.0; NH/2.0; NY/2.0; OR/2.0; PA/2.0; ProCert/FSBPT/2.0; RI/2.0; SC/2.0; SD/2.0; TN/2.0; TX/2.0; UT/2.0; VA/2.0; VT/2.0; WA/2.0; WI/2.0; WY/2.0
- Given the name of a drug commonly prescribed for a patient with neurological and/or CNS dysfunction, the participant will be able to classify the drug according to category, general mechanism of action and mode of administration.
- The participant will be able to identify at least three pharmacological interventions effect on PT treatment as well as physical therapys effect on drug metabolism to optimize both interventions.
- the participant will be able to describe at least two components of a preliminary screening of a patient's medications appropriate for an initial point of contact within the scope of PT practice.
- The participant will be able to develop an arsenal of accurate, comprehensive and professional on-line resources to use in everyday practice to continue to grow in ones knowledge of ever changing neurological medications.
- Given the name of a drug commonly prescribed for a patient with neurological and/or CNS dysfunction, the participant will be able to list at least two contraindications and two possible side effects.
|0-10 Minutes||Background and review of learner outcomes|
|10-25 Minutes||Pharmacology review and pharmacology effect on the nervous system|
|25-50 Minutes||Common medications for neurological diseases - symptom management for common impairments|
|50-75 Minutes||Specific medications for neurological diseases - Parkinsons, Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke, TBI, and other diagnoses|
|75-90 Minutes||Psychotropic medications|
|90-100 Minutes||Medication ScreeningOn-line resources|
|100-110 Minutes||Patient Scenarios - patients with multiple co-morbidities, complications|
|110-120 Minutes||Q & A, summary|
Rosanne Thomas, PT, MS, PhD
Dr. Rosanne Thomas is Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy in the School of Health Sciences at Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati Ohio. She received a BS in PT and an advanced MS in neurological physical therapy from Finch University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School as well as a PhD in neuroscience, providing a basic science understanding to neurological PT interventions. As both a neuroscientist and a physical therapist, Dr. Thomas is uniquely qualified as an educator and a clinician. Her clinical practice and area of expertise resolve around the examination and treatment of patients with neurological dysfunction, including the interaction between pharmacological treatment and physical therapy management.
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