This presentation reviews the definitions of supervision as well as APTA guidance related to supervising assistants, students, and aides in various healthcare environments. Documentation guidelines for Medicare are reviewed as these relate to what an assistant can complete versus a therapist. The use of students and rehab aides in long-term care is reviewed in accordance with Medicare guidelines. Real examples of common supervisory ethical dilemmas from the field, including the appropriate action steps to take in each one, are highlighted. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA
Course created on March 11, 2022
Course Type: 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; 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 define terminology including direct supervision and general supervision.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe Medicare guidelines for supervision and billing related to students and therapy aides.
- After this course, participants will be able to list best practice initiatives from APTA related to supervision of assistants in practice.
- After this course, participants will be able to define a hierarchical strategy for approaching the supervisory process.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify best practice guidelines to common ethical dilemmas.
|0-5 Minutes||Background of the topic, review of learner outcomes|
|5-25 Minutes||PT scope of practice|
|25-40 Minutes||Direction and supervision|
|40-60 Minutes||The supervisory process|
|60-70 Minutes||Documentation requirements for medicare|
|70-85 Minutes||Medicare guidelines for students|
|85-95 Minutes||Supervising rehab aides/techs|
|95-115 Minutes||Case Scenarios|
|115-120 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Kathleen D. Weissberg
OTD, OTR/L, CMDCP, CDP, CFPS
In her 30+ years of practice, Dr. Kathleen Weissberg has worked in rehabilitation and long-term care as an executive, researcher, and educator. She has established numerous programs in nursing facilities; authored peer-reviewed publications on topics such as low vision, dementia quality care, and wellness; and has spoken at national and international conferences. She provides continuing education support to over 40,000 individuals nationwide as National Director of Education for Select Rehabilitation. She is a Certified Dementia Care Practitioner, a Certified Montessori Dementia Care Practitioner, and a Certified Fall Prevention Specialist. She serves as the Region 1 Director for the American Occupational Therapy Association Political Action Committee and adjunct professor at Gannon University in Erie, PA.
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