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Home Health PDGM: What Therapists Need to Know Now
Presented by Cindy Krafft, PT, MS, HCS-O, Diana L Kornetti, PT, MA, HCS-D
Live WebinarFri, Jan 4, 2019 at 12:00 pm EST
Course: #3304 Level: Intermediate2 Hours
The most significant payment model change in over 20 years will move from concept to reality January 1, 2020. It may seem like there is plenty of time to prepare for impact but this model will remove the relationship between the number of therapy visits and reimbursement and causing additional anxiety for therapists working in home health. This session will break down the key components of the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) and provide strategies for therapists to articulate value beyond the visit.

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 Webinar
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.

Balance Training with Smart Phone Apps and Household Items
Presented by Meg Lowry, BPhty, MHSM, APAM, Kenneth L. Miller, PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA
Live WebinarWed, Jan 16, 2019 at 3:30 pm EST
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.

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
Recorded WebinarAudio
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.

Why this test? Clinical Decision Making for Balance
Presented by Mike Studer, PT, MHS, NCS, CEEAA, CWT
Recorded Webinar
Course: #3185 Level: Advanced2 Hours
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 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!

Putting the Plan into Action - Understanding Goal Statements and Selecting Interventions for the Home Health PTA
Presented by Diana L Kornetti, PT, MA, HCS-D, COS-C, Sherry Teague, MESS, ATC, PTA
Recorded Webinar
Course: #3202 Level: Intermediate2 Hours
This course will discuss addressing goals and choosing interventions for the home health (HH) physical therapists. Evidence-based practice approaches to care will be highlighted in common home health case scenarios

Management of the Patient with CAD and/or CHF in Home Health
Presented by Pamela Bartlo, PT, DPT, CCS
Recorded Webinar
Course: #3122 Level: Intermediate2 Hours
Many patients have short hospital lengths of stay thus PTs/PTAs in home health are treating people that still have somewhat acute medical problems. This course will help clinicians learn and apply common medical complications, therapeutic assessments, and interventions for people with CAD and/or CHF. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT and PTA.

Understanding the 3 D's: Dementia, Delirium and Depression in Older Adults
Presented by Cathy Ciolek, PT, DPT, GCS, FAPTA
Recorded Webinar
Course: #3133 Level: Intermediate2 Hours
This course will address the similarities and differences in clinical etiology, presentation and assessment of dementia, delirium and depression in older adults. Strategies to improve clinical engagement of people with cognitive and mental health issues will be discussed that can be implemented immediately in clinical practice.

Motivated for Success: Finding the Joy in Homecare
Presented by Jean D. Miles, PT, DPT
Recorded Webinar
Course: #3147 Level: Introductory2 Hours
This course will help home care clinicians learn to empower clients, families and caregivers to achieve realistic goals at various stages of impairment, including persons with dementia. The focus is on maximizing success through person-centered care based on a thorough assessment of the client.