Geriatrics CEU Courses for PTs

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Pain Management in Long Term Care
Presented by Todd Olson, OTR/L
Recorded Webinar
Course: #3376 Level: 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.

Decreasing Fall Risk with Aquatic Therapeutic Interventions
Presented by Beth Scalone, PT, DPT, OCS
Live WebinarFri, May 3, 2019 at 12:00 pm EDT
Course: #3374 Level: 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.

Endurance Assessment and Intervention
Presented by Pamela Bartlo, PT, DPT, CCS
Recorded Webinar
Course: #3404 Level: 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.

Contemporary Guidelines for Exercise and Diabetes: Application to Physical Therapy Cases
Presented by Gina Pariser, PT, LDE, PhD
Live WebinarWed, May 15, 2019 at 2:00 pm EDT
Course: #3387 Level: 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.

Balance Training with Smart Phone Apps and Household Items
Presented by Meg Lowry, BPhty, MHSM, APAM, Kenneth L. Miller, PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA
Recorded Webinar
Course: #3298 Level: Intermediate2 Hours
This course will provide the participant with a framework for treating balance impairments in the home using items available in the home and technology. Use of household items and inexpensive smartphone applications offers clinicians the opportunity to provide effective and progressive home programs without cost-prohibitive barriers that purchasing "treatment" equipment poses.

Hip and Knee Arthritis to Joint Replacement: Aquatic Therapy Research Review and Clinical Application
Presented by Beth Scalone, PT, DPT, OCS
Recorded Webinar
Course: #3262 Level: Intermediate2 Hours
By presenting the latest research regarding aquatic therapy for individuals with osteoarthritis and/ or total joint replacement, this course aims to assist the clinician in utilizing the unique properties of water to improve their patient’s outcomes. Clinical applications discussed include; aquatic interventions and exercise progressions to improve range of motion, gait, and balance. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and athletic training and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA and AT.

Selecting Appropriate Screening and Assessment Tools in the Skilled Nursing and Long-Term Care Populations: Where the Research Supports and Fails Us
Presented by Heidi Moyer, PT, DPT, CEEAA
Recorded WebinarText/Transcript
Course: #3200 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course will review which evidence-based outcome measures are supported in the skilled nursing (SNF)/long term care (LTC) facility settings as per the current research, as well as those that fall short for applicable use in this environment. Through critical inspection of these items, the participant will be able to understand the importance of the use of population-relevant outcome measures to ensure best physical therapy practice in the SNF/LTC settings. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT and PTA.

Treating Persistent Pain Without Medications
Presented by Jennifer Cumming, PT, MSPT, CLT, WCS
Recorded WebinarAudio
Course: #3210 Level: Intermediate2 Hours
Persistent pain conditions are seen in all settings where clinicians practice. Knowing the mechanisms of persistent pain and centralized sensitization are an important step in formulating a plan of care for patients. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA and AT.

Put Down the Drugs: Evidence-Based Interventions to Reduce Unwanted Behaviors with Dementia
Presented by Kathleen D. Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L, CMDCP, CDP
Recorded WebinarAudioText/Transcript
Course: #3072 Level: Intermediate1 Hour
PTs can apply evidence-based interventions to improve dementia care. This session reviews the etiology of common behaviors. Cognitive-emotion, multi-sensory, animal-assisted, and exercise interventions to reduce agitation are discussed as well as specific strategies for improving task-related engagement. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT and PTA.

Myofascial Interventions: An Update on Current Research and Best Practices
Presented by Scott Cheatham, PhD, DPT, PT, OCS, ATC, CSCS
Recorded Webinar
Course: #3212 Level: Intermediate2 Hours
This discussion will provide an evidence-based update on the therapeutic and scientific effects of common myofascial interventions such as roller massage and instrument assisted soft-tissue mobilization. The latest evidence behind the intervention and the potential therapeutic effects will be discussed along with suggested best practice standards. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and athletic training and therefore appropriate for the PT, PTA and AT.