Geriatrics CEU Courses for PTs

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Geriatric Strengthening: Defining the Dosage and Debunking the Myth
Presented by Mike Studer, PT, MHS, NCS, CEEAA, CWT
Live WebinarThu, Nov 21, 2019 at 7:00 pm EST
Course: #3560Level: Intermediate2 Hours
There is no muscle too old, no one ever has too much, but how do I help this person get stronger without making them so sore that they refuse or cancel my next visit? In this course, participants will learn how to apply research to their clinical practice, resulting in higher levels of challenge and improvement: Intensity. Whether it be to improve function, independence, strength or balance… learning how to prescribe the correct amount of intensity & measuring results is a rehabilitative art. This course is designed for the busy clinician wanting to maximize their therapy time and get the best possible results. Know the tests, know the science, apply these individually to a real person. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA.

What the Doctor Never Told You About Osteoporosis and Aquatics
Presented by Marty Biondi, PT, CSCS, ATRIC
Live WebinarWed, Dec 11, 2019 at 2:00 pm EST
Course: #3601Level: Advanced2 Hours
While Osteoporosis has been categorized as a predominantly older woman’s condition, the fact that it is the cause of 2 million fractures a year, makes it a serious health concern. Typically, the concept of weight-bearing exercise does not lend itself to aquatic interventions, but the current literature is compelling for the use of water as a beneficial alternative for the osteoporosis individual. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA.

Balance Outcome Measures – Selection and Utilization
Presented by Jill Seale, PT, PhD, NCS
Recorded Webinar
Course: #3548Level: Introductory2 Hours
Balance is a common focus of rehabilitation intervention, and objective assessment of balance is critical for guiding intervention and demonstrating patient progress. An understanding of the basics of balance outcome measures, how to select them, and how to utilize them correctly will enhance therapists’ practice and patient outcomes. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA.

Getting Ready for PDPM: Group and Concurrent Therapy
Presented by Kathleen D. Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L, CMDCP, CDP
Recorded Webinar
Course: #3530Level: Intermediate1 Hour
The new Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM), going into effect on Oct. 1, 2019, sets a combined 25 percent limit on concurrent and group therapy per therapy discipline provided. What does this mean for your therapy practice? This webinar will review definitions and best practice guidelines, including documentation, for group and concurrent therapy in skilled nursing facilities. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA

Geriatric Pharmacology: PT Role and Responsibilities
Presented by JIll Heitzman, PT, DPT, GCS, NCS, CWS, CEEAA, FACCWS
Recorded Webinar
Course: #3488Level: Intermediate2 Hours
This course will look at issues related to geriatric pharmacology and PT role in pharmaceutical management; especially in the home health setting. Issues related to polypharmacy, adverse effects and aging systems as related to the PT plan of care will be presented through case scenarios. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA.

Dietary Considerations for Rehabilitation and Fitness Professionals
Presented by Jennifer Stone, PT, DPT, OCS, PHC
Recorded WebinarAudio
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.

The Use of Therapeutic Yoga for the Prevention of Falls in Community Dwelling Older Adults
Presented by Kathleen Kelley, PT, EdD, NCS
Recorded Webinar
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 athletic training and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA and Athletic Trainer

Utilization of Ankle Foot Orthoses in Patients with Neurological Dysfunction
Presented by Jill Seale, PT, PhD, NCS
Recorded Webinar
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.

Supporting the LGBTQ Senior in Healthcare
Presented by Kathleen D. Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L, CMDCP, CDP
Recorded WebinarAudio
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.