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Physical Therapist Screening of the Integumentary System, the Window Into One’s Health

Course: #3944Level: Intermediate2 Hours
Live WebinarFri, Mar 12, 2021 at 12:00 pm EST

A 2-hour intermediate continuing education course for clinicians interested in strengthening their knowledge and skills in the screening examination of the integumentary system. Clinical decision-making concepts and integumentary conditions will be reinforced and applied in a primary care approach to physical therapist examination that can be seamlessly integrated into inpatient, outpatient, and wellness-based physical therapist practices. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA.

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Fri, Mar 12, 2021 at 12:00 pm EST

CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/2.0; AL/2.0; AR/2.0; AZ/2.0; CA/2.0; CO/2.0; CT/2.0; DC/2.0; DE/2.0; FL/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; 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; 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

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to list the three main components of the integument system.
  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to distinguish between a review of systems, systems review, screening, subjective, and objective data when performing an integument examination.
  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to identify at least two strategies for data collection that is effective with complex/novel cases.
  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to describe at least two screens that identify clinical presentations associated with the integument system that require further examination, consultation, and/or intervention.
  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to identify at least two associations between integument conditions and other body systems, namely the cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, and neuromuscular systems.
  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to list at least three prognostic factors that can impact wound healing, distinguishing between local and systemic factors.
  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to identify at least two red flags and risks factors (yellow flags) associated with skin conditions.
  • checkmarkParticipants will be able to differentiate the three major types of skin cancer.


0-15 Minutes Background, review of learning outcomes
15-30 Minutes Introduce a case where a patient presents with a health condition that impacts the integument system
30-45 Minutes Briefly describe frameworks for data collection (ICF, subj data diagram The Guide, integrated model of clinical decision making) and clarify terminology for clinical decision making and the integument system
45-60 Minutes Highlight the impact of integument conditions on other body systems, including discussion of prognostic factors that impact wound healing
60-80 Minutes Matching game: (1) skin conditions to pictures, identifying as normal/abnormal; use of proper terminology to describe and including an emphasis on detecting conditions in both lighter and darker skin tones (2) integument conditions to red/yellow flags and whether local or systemic
80-100 Minutes Describe screens to identify integument associated conditions requiring further examination, consultation, and/or intervention, practicing collection of subjective data related to the integument system
100-115 Minutes Watch and discuss a video of a comprehensive integument systems review, using a pneumonic to remember the components (providing a “cheat sheet” with a list and description of normal and abnormal findings)
115-120 Minutes Summary, Q&A

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Presenter Disclosure: Financial: Lydia Thurston has received an honorarium for presenting this course. Non-financial: Lydia Thurston has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

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California is a recognized continuing competency approval agency for the Physical Therapy Board of California. This course is offered for 2.0 hours of continuing competency.

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IL Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor

This course is offered for 2.0 hours (Intermediate level) by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation (Sponsor License #216000252).


This course is offered for 2.0 hours (Intermediate level, Category 2) by the Kentucky Physical Therapy Association (Provider #CS80-2012-KPTA).

New York is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider of physical therapy and physical therapist assistant continuing education.

Texas Physical Therapy Association

This course is offered for 2.0 hours (Intermediate level) by the Texas Physical Therapy Association. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE. The Texas Physical Therapy Association (TPTA) administers the CCAP on behalf of the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (Provider #2106033TX).

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