Background on ALS (i.e., pathophysiology, diagnosis, and signs), functional and cognitive impairments associated with the disease, as well as information on interventions from both practice-based evidence and evidence-b.ased practice will be discussed. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA.
Course created on August 23, 2019
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; 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; 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
- Participants will be able to describe at least three signs of ALS that resultant in loss of physical and cognitive functioning associated with the disease.
- Participants will be able to identify at least one environmental, social, and personal factor each that may impact function and participation in patients with ALS.
- Participants will be able to describe at least two theoretical approaches that will guide assessment and intervention for patients with ALS.
- Participants will be able to list at least five common interventions and approaches to treatment used interchangeably by physical, occupational, and speech therapists.
|0-10 Minutes||Background, review of learning outcomes|
|10-25 Minutes||Pathophysiology of ALS|
|25-40 Minutes||Upper motor neuron vs. lower motor neuron signs|
|40-60 Minutes||Spine, bulbar, and respiratory onset|
|60-80 Minutes||Cognitive signs and symptoms|
|80-95 Minutes||Theoretical frameworks|
|110-120 Minutes||Resources, Summary Q&A|
Scott Rushanan, MS, OTR/L, MBA
Scott is the current Director of Rehabilitation Services and Co-Director of Penn Medicine's Home Health Agency. Scott previously spent 8 years as the Lead Occupational Therapist at Penn Medicine's ALS Clinic. Scott is currently pursuing his Doctorate in Occupational Therapy at Columbia University focusing on cognitive impairments for patients with neuro-motor disease
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