Geriatrics CEU Courses for PTs

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Supporting the LGBTQ Senior in Healthcare
Presented by Kathleen D. Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L, CMDCP, CDP
Live WebinarMon, Jun 17, 2019 at 2:00 pm EDT
Course: #3454Level: Intermediate2 Hours
This training describes the required elements for responding to the emerging needs of long term care communities to provide sensitive and respectful services to LGBT elders. The training reviews definitions related to sexual orientation and gender identity challenges experienced by LGBT older adults, and strategies for communication and policies that honor residents' rights. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT and PTA.

Confused? Improving Outcomes in Patients with Altered Mental Status and Delirium
Presented by Gina Dubuisson, PT, CSRS
Recorded Webinar
Course: #3444Level: Introductory2 Hours
Altered mental status and delirium are common in the acute and post-acute setting and greatly impact the length of stay, mortality, functional mobility, discharge disposition, and fall risk. This seminar will provide information on how to identify common causes and symptoms of delirium and altered mental status and provide physical therapy professionals with strategies to improve outcomes in this population. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA.

Using Aquatics for Functional Improvements in Older Adults
Presented by Marty Biondi, PT, CSCS, ATRIC
Live WebinarFri, Jun 28, 2019 at 12:00 pm EDT
Course: #3436Level: Intermediate2 Hours
While aquatic therapy is not considered a mainstream intervention for functional upgrades, it has been shown to be an effective tool in the treatment of older adults. This class will first define specific functional tasks within the repertoire of ADL’s for older adults, then will provide an effective sequential aquatic treatment option per task, and finally will discuss pertinent literature that utilizes such interventions.This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA.

Utilization of Ankle Foot Orthoses in Patients with Neurological Dysfunction
Presented by Jill Seale, PT, PhD, NCS
Live WebinarWed, Jul 10, 2019 at 2:00 pm EDT
Course: #3489Level: Intermediate2 Hours
This course will provide participants with essential tools for determining appropriate orthotic management with an ankle-foot orthosis (AFO) based on detailed gait analysis. Evidence-based orthotic interventions will be presented and participants will have opportunities to see orthotic examples and practice application of information through video/paper cases. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT and PTA.

The Use of Therapeutic Yoga for the Prevention of Falls in Community Dwelling Older Adults
Presented by Kathleen Kelley, PT, EdD, NCS
Live WebinarWed, Jul 17, 2019 at 2:00 pm EDT
Course: #3486Level: Intermediate2 Hours
This course will provide an evidence-based approach to applying yoga asana (postures) to the prevention of falls in older adults. Examples of application of asana in the treatment of older adults will be provided. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT and PTA.

Contemporary Guidelines for Exercise and Diabetes: Application to Physical Therapy Cases
Presented by Gina Pariser, PT, LDE, PhD
Recorded Webinar
Course: #3387Level: Introductory2 Hours
Physical activity is established as an important therapy in the prevention and management of diabetes and diabetes-related health comorbidities. This course reviews new guidelines related to physical activity for improving glucose control and cardiovascular health in people with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes and highlights ways to apply these guidelines in different physical therapy cases. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT and PTA.

Decreasing Fall Risk with Aquatic Therapeutic Interventions
Presented by Beth Scalone, PT, DPT, OCS
Recorded Webinar
Course: #3374Level: Intermediate2 Hours
This course will focus on integrating specific aquatic interventions to improve balance and decrease the risk of falling based to maximize the patient’s plan of care. Utilizing research findings and clinical pearls we will link balance tests and impairments to specific interventions for aquatic exercise and integrated home program. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT and PTA.

Dietary Considerations for Rehabilitation and Fitness Professionals
Presented by Jennifer Stone, PT, DPT, OCS, PHC
Live WebinarWed, Jul 31, 2019 at 2:00 pm EDT
Course: #3450Level: Intermediate2 Hours
This course will discuss nutrition applications that may be helpful to rehab and fitness professionals in treating patients with chronic pain, orthopedic conditions, and pelvic health conditions. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and athletic training and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA and AT.

Pain Management in Long Term Care
Presented by Todd Olson, OTR/L
Recorded WebinarAudio
Course: #3376Level: Introductory2 Hours
This course focuses on pain management programming in the long-term care setting from a therapist perspective as well as the interdisciplinary team approach. Participants will be able to define the classifications of pain, discuss how and why to implement pain management programming, understand the assessment process, identify skilled treatment options including a review of physical agents, and understand the components skilled documentation. This course is directly related to the practice physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT and PTA.

Endurance Assessment and Intervention
Presented by Pamela Bartlo, PT, DPT, CCS
Recorded Webinar
Course: #3404Level: Intermediate2 Hours
It is important to assess a patient's endurance and then provide interventions to improve it. It is not enough to just say someone has decreased endurance. We need to quantify it and progress it. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA.