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Geriatrics CEU Courses for PTs

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Concussion and the Older Adult: Does Age Make a Difference?
Presented by Debbie Struiksma, PT, NCS
Recorded Webinar
Course: #2879 Level: Intermediate2 Hours
This course is designed for therapists looking to expand their knowledge and clinical skills in the assessment and intervention of older adults with mild traumatic brain injury. Often these patients have overwhelming symptoms and comorbidities that make them challenging to manage. This course will review the evidence and present a working framework for successful management and improved outcomes in this population. The content of this course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and athletic training and is appropriate for the PT, PTA and AT.

The Science of Fall Prevention
Presented by Mike Studer, PT, MHS, NCS, CEEAA, CWT
Live WebinarMon, Nov 27, 2017 at 8:00 pm EST
Course: #2825 Level: Introductory2 Hours
What is the difference between screening and testing? What is the science of imbalance? What are the differences between unsteadiness, imbalance, dizziness, lightheadedness, and vertigo? How do I document to prove my worth, my role, or this patient’s potential? What is the evidence for helping someone improve balance? What is the best method to select the most sensitive and responsive balance test for each patient? What psychological influences could be involved with this person? The answers to these questions and more are in this seminar intended for advanced dizziness management- differential diagnostics and treatment. Expect practical techniques, readily applied to the clinic, incorporating current evidence and revealing future advances in balance and dizziness rehabilitation. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT and PTA.

Chronic Disease: Considerations for the Home Health Physical Therapist
Presented by Veronica Southard, PT, DHSc, GCS, CEEAA
Recorded Webinar
Course: #2883 Level: Advanced2 Hours
This presentation discusses different chronic diseases and the impact that they have on the older adult in the home. Secondly, in consideration of chronic conditions a patient might present with, the presentation offers the learner evidence based means of examination and intervention. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT and PTA.

Seating and Mobility within the Long Term Care Setting
Presented by Vikram Pagpatan, MS, OTR/L, ATP
Recorded Webinar
Course: #2892 Level: Introductory1 Hour
This course will provide the clinical information needed to evaluate clients for seating and mobility needs within a long term care setting. Clinical information on the evaluation, subsequent recommendations, special considerations and strategies for staff training/follow up will also be discussed.

How a Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment Can Improve Clinical Outcomes
Presented by Chris Wilson, PT, DScPT, DPT, GCS
Recorded Webinar
Course: #2812 Level: Intermediate2 Hours
This session will describe the concepts of a comprehensive geriatric assessment and how a multi-system, interdisciplinary assessment and management of older adults can assist in improving the quality of life. Concepts will include physical assessment, vision, hearing, frailty pharmacology and home and community assessment and the physical therapist/physical therapist assistant’s role in these areas. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT and PTA.

Death & Dying: Things You Need To Know But Were Afraid To Ask
Presented by Sharon L. Gorman, PT, DPTSc, GCS
Recorded Webinar
Course: #2811 Level: Intermediate2 Hours
One experience links all humans regardless of the variety of factors that may differentiate us, death. Learn about open-ended communication techniques, including specific questions, to help open dialog with patients and their families, and gain a clear understanding of what physical therapy can offer those at the end of their life. (Trigger warning: discussions of death, dying, sickness, and old age will occur during this session). This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT and PTA.

Understanding the Impact of Concomitant Psychotropic Medication Use in Patients Also Receiving Physical And/Or Occupational Therapy
Presented by Rosanne Thomas, PT, MS, PhD
Recorded Webinar
Course: #2810 Level: Intermediate2 Hours
Concomitant psychiatric diagnoses in patients treated by physical therapy are increasingly common. Rehabilitation outcomes can be hindered, enhanced or merely complicated by medically necessary psychotropic drug treatment. This course will investigate the complexities of pharmacological interaction with physical rehabilitation for patients with psychiatric disorders from mild depression to more complex mental health issues in order to optimize outcomes for both. This course is directly related to the practice of physical and occupational therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT, PTA, OT and OTA.

Cases Across the Continuum of Care: Improving Outcomes Through the Recognition and Prevention of the Unexpected
Presented by Steven Ambler, PT, DPT, MPH, CPH, OCS, Jamie Dyson, PT, DPT
Recorded Webinar
Course: #2602 Level: Intermediate2 Hours
This educational session will bring together clinicians for the presentation and discussion of clinical cases with unexpected or unintended outcomes. Real patient cases will be presented followed by a discussion period after each case. The discussion will consist of discussion of how the unexpected outcome occurred, how it was addressed, and how it could be prevented in the future. Rationale for these decisions will be supported by available evidence. An overview of the benefits of morbidity and mortality presentations will be given, along with strategies to implement these within one’s own practice or region.

Cognitive Impairment in Parkinson's Disease: Understanding the Problem and Unlocking the Solution to Freezing of Gait.
Presented by Mike Studer, PT, MHS, NCS, CEEAA, CWT
Recorded Webinar
Course: #2528 Level: Advanced2 Hours
A select subgroup of persons with Parkinson's Disease (PD) experience the phenomena known as Freezing of Gait (FOG). People who experience FOG exhibit impairment in specific cognitive domains, including attentional control and conflict resolution1,2. These cognitive deficits are related to reduced mobility and quality of life. Understanding cognitive deficits and their relationship to mobility can yield insights into effective treatment. However, to date clinical interventions to arrest or reduce the frequency of FOG are largely transient or contrived – with limited carryover3. This presentation will help clinicians and educators alike understand the physiology of FOG, and cognitive impairments typical of PD in persons with and without FOG. The authors will present a two-fold approach to reducing falls and functional impairment from FOG: 1) rehabilitative- through restitutive dual task and cognitive training4,5,6; and 2) compensatory- through education (awareness and prioritization)7. Additionally, we will provide videotape case studies and specific examples of how to apply each approach and to translate this information into interventions that will improve cognition and FOG. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is appropriate for the PT and PTA.

Physical Therapy Management of People With Advanced Parkinson's Disease
Presented by Kathryn Hendron, PT, DPT, NCS
Recorded Webinar
Course: #2550 Level: Intermediate2 Hours
In this presentation, we will summarize of the common motor and non-motor symptoms people in the later stages of Parkinson disease experience along with the related functional limitations and restrictions on participation. We will also provide an overview of treatment approaches, appropriate outcome measures, and resources for physical therapists treating people with advanced Parkinson disease. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT and PTA.