A 2-hour intermediate continuing education course for clinicians interested in strengthening their knowledge and skills in screening the scalp, hair, and nails as part of an integumentary systems review. Normal and abnormal anatomy and physiology are covered. The content is relevant to a primary care approach to physical therapy examination across the continuum of care including 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.
Editor's Note: Regarding Pennsylvania credits, this course is approved by the PA State Board of Physical Therapy for 1 hour of general and 1 hour of Direct Access CE credit.
Course created on December 3, 2021
Course Type: Recorded Webinar
CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/2.0; AL/2.0; AR/2.0; AZ/2.0; BOC/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; 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; NJ/2.0; NM/2.0; NY/2.0; OK/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
- After this course, participants will be able to identify aspects of the process for assessing scalp, hair, and nails as part of an integumentary systems review
- After this course, participants will be able to identify parts of the normal anatomy and physiology of the hair and nails.
- After this course, participants will be able to name three common hair/scalp conditions and if a referral is warranted.
- After this course, participants will be able to name three common nail conditions and if a referral is warranted.
|0-15 Minutes||Background, review of learning outcomes|
|15-35 Minutes||Normal hair/scalp anatomy & physiology|
|35-55 Minutes||Normal nail anatomy & physiology|
|55-75 Minutes||Scalp pathology|
|75-95 Minutes||Hair pathology|
|95-115 Minutes||Nail pathology|
|115-120 Minutes||Summary, Q & A|
PT, DSc, ATC
Dr. Lydia A. Thurston, PT, DSc, ATC has over two decades of clinical, teaching, research, and administrative experience. She attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham, receiving her Master’s in Physical Therapy in 2001 and her Doctor of Science Degree in 2007. Thurston served as the founding director of clinical education for a developing physical therapy program, earning the rank of Associate Professor. She has specialized training and experience in women’s health and burn rehabilitation. Her career exemplifies an energetic passion for collaborative clinical decision making and the role of the integumentary system in patient care management. She has published and presented scholarly works in the areas of orthopedics, pelvic health, interprofessional practice & education, and health behavior. Thurston lives in Birmingham, Alabama with her husband, Michael, and their two children, along with their bird dog
Financial disclosures: Lydia Thurston was issued an honorarium for this course.
Non-financial disclosures: Lydia Thurston has no non-financial disclosures
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by PhysicalTherapy.com, a Continued site.
Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.
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PhysicalTherapy.com 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
PhysicalTherapy.com is approved by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation as a sponsor of continuing education for PTs/PTAs (Sponsor License #216000252). This course is offered for 2.0 hours (Intermediate level).
This course is offered for 2.0 hours (Intermediate level, Category 2) by the Kentucky Physical Therapy Association (Provider #CS80-2012-KPTA).
This course has been approved by the Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.2 CEUs.
NJ- The New Jersey State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners has approved continuing education courses on PhysicalTherapy.com. Refer to individual courses for details related to credits offered.
This course is offered for 2 hours (Intermediate level) by the New Mexico Board of Physical Therapy.
PhysicalTherapy.com 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.
PhysicalTherapy.com is an Approved Provider by the Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure & Supervision for Physical Therapists, PT CE Provider BAP202310006. This course is offered for 2.0 hours of continuing education for Oklahoma PTs/PTAs.
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
This course is offered for 2 hours (Intermediate level) by the Commonwealth of PA Dept. of State Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs. Please refer to course abstract for details regarding general and direct access hours.
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 #2406033TX).
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