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Why this test? Clinical Decision Making for Balance

Course: #3185Level: Advanced 2 Hours 1851 Reviews
Recorded Webinar

When faced with limited time, resources, space, or information – how do clinicians decide the most optimal collection of balance tests for each patient? To make the best decision, therapists must consider many factors. Are you using the best decision-making process when examining a patient with imbalance? A short list of what will be covered in this advanced level course includes clinical decision-making for an imbalance examination, including factors such as: diagnosis, prognosis, personality and effect (low self efficacy, depression, agitation), cognitive impairment, reimbursement, fear of falling, and many more, Listen-in and learn how to choose the most optimal screening tools and tests for each patient!

Course created on September 26, 2018

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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; 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; 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

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkIdentify the difference in and indications for using screening measures of fall risk and tests of imbalance
  • checkmarkName the six balance systems and mechanisms to evaluate each for optimal treatment prescription
  • checkmarkIdentify how and when to use balance examinations as a motivational tool.
  • checkmarkCorrectly identify which balance tests can be modified from a standard set of instructions including the process to follow

Agenda

0-10 Minutes The difference between a balance test and a screen and the indication for each
10-40 Minutes The systems of balance contributions, functional correlates, and related examination
40-65 Minutes How to use the balance examination to benefit your authorizations/advocacy, program development, and patient engagement
65-85 Minutes Evidence-based balance examination for the frail elderly and high-level elderly, as well as concussed athlete
85-100 Minutes Modification of balance examinations for unique circumstances: populations, precautions, and settings
100-110 Minutes Practical applications: case studies
110-120 Minutes Conclusions and questions

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