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Delivering Culturally Competent Care: Strategies for Clinicians
Presented by Kathleen D. Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L, CMDCP, CDP, OTR/L
Recorded WebinarAudioText/Transcript
Course: #3946Level: Intermediate1 Hour
This course defines cultural and linguistic competency and related terms and presents factors that may affect the ability to provide culturally and linguistically competent care. This session addresses the need for self-awareness in culturally and linguistically competent medical care, the differences between disease and illness, and factors that may influence a patient's experience of illness as well as the health beliefs and practices of some cultures. The session offers an approach to eliciting a patient’s cultural health beliefs that can help inform therapists to deliver culturally appropriate treatments. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA.

Lymphedema Management of the Orthopedic Patient
Presented by Janice Bruckner, PT, PhD, CLT-LANA
Recorded WebinarText/Transcript
Course: #2957Level: Intermediate3 Hours
This three-hour course examines ways to use lymphatic therapy techniques to manage patients with orthopedic problems, such as joints replacements, fractures, sprains, and strains. Topics include: anatomy and physiology of the human lymphatic system, techniques, such as manual lymphatic drainage, compression, elevation, diaphragmatic breathing, therapeutic exercise, kinesiotaping, and skin care, program planning, including problems, short term goals, long term goals, and treatment plan, and case studies to illustrate the application of the material presented. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT and PTA.

The ADLs You Didn't Know You Were Missing
Presented by Jennifer Stone, PT, DPT, OCS, PHC
Recorded WebinarText/Transcript
Course: #2972Level: Intermediate2 Hours
This course focuses on providing the practicing physical therapist and physical therapist assistant with practical competency and knowledge on common dysfunctions that may be seen in patients with pelvic floor symptoms. No advanced pelvic floor knowledge is required. No advanced pelvic floor knowledge is required. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is appropriate for the PT and PTA.

Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder: Characteristics and Learning Styles
Presented by Tara Warwick, MS, OTR/L
Recorded WebinarText/Transcript
Course: #2768Level: Introductory2 Hours
The following course will increase participants understanding of the autism spectrum disorder as it currently is in the DSMIV. Participants will also gain knowledge on the upcoming DSMV and how it relates to autism spectrum disorders. The course will discuss current literature related to general autism treatment strategies as well as current literature related to autism spectrum disorders. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and therefore appropriate for the PT and PTA.

Medicare Part B Coding and Billing: For Therapy Services in Long-Term Care
Presented by Kathleen D. Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L, CMDCP, CDP, OTR/L
Recorded WebinarText/Transcript
Course: #2962Level: Intermediate2 Hours
This seminar offers an in-depth review of Medicare Part B coding and billing, including CPT coding, unit to minute conversion, appropriate use of evaluation codes, modifiers, and G codes is offered. Using multiple examples, therapists will learn how to be compliant with coding, thorough in documentation to support skilled interventions, and detailed to avoid common errors. A review of elements known to trigger medical review including coding and documentation to support the plan of care is offered and tips and strategies for successfully managing medical review will be explored.

PTs and Patient Non-Compliance
Presented by Jennifer L. Flynn, CPHRM, Lynn Pierce, BSN, RN, CPHRM
Recorded WebinarText/Transcript
Course: #2973Level: Introductory2 Hours
Patient noncompliance can come in many forms: unwillingness to follow a course of therapy, repeated missed appointments, rejecting treatment recommendations, reluctance to take medications, refusal to provide information or chronic late payments. If left unchecked, such conduct may result in litigation. The objective of this presentation is to enable Physical Therapists with strategies to not only recognize these patient behaviors but also take steps to reduce the likelihood of malpractice claims. Using selected claim scenarios, PTs and PTAs can examine their own current risk control practices in relation to the claims and losses experienced by their peers.

Restraint Reduction: Regulations, Alternatives and Therapy Intervention
Presented by Kathleen D. Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L, CMDCP, CDP, OTR/L
Recorded WebinarText/Transcript
Course: #2955Level: Introductory2 Hours
This session will review updated regulations related to physical and chemical restraints in long-term care. Resident assessment, therapy interventions, and alternatives to restraints will be discussed. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT and PTA.

Concussion Management Update: Recommendations from the Berlin Meeting
Presented by Tamara McLeod, PhD, ATC, FNATA
Recorded WebinarText/Transcript
Course: #2893Level: Intermediate2 Hours
This course will discuss the development process of the most recent international concussion consensus statements. Specific recommendations based on the 12 accompanying systematic reviews will be highlighted. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and athletic training and appropriate for the PT, PTA and AT.

Tennessee Ethics in Physical Therapy: Bioethics and Our Code of Ethics
Presented by Brigette Cuffia, PT, JD
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Course: #3907Level: Intermediate3 Hours
This course is specifically designed for PTs and PTAs licensed in the state of Tennessee. Physical therapists make ethical decisions on a daily basis. In routine clinical practice PTs and PTAs are also faced with tough situations known as ethical dilemmas. Understanding bioethics and the APTA Code of Ethics can help therapists make decisions regarding ethical issues in an informed way. Models of ethical decision making will be presented and clinical examples analyzed. Upon taking this course therapists will more readily recognize the ethical makeup of their clinical practice and feel more confident in their ethical decision making. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is appropriate for the PT and PTA.

Beyond the Basics - Putting Aquatic Therapy into Practice
Presented by Kathleen Dwyer, OTR/L, CHT
Recorded WebinarText/Transcript
Course: #2958Level: Intermediate1.5 Hour
Beyond the Basics will take one step further from our basic’s course and give you resources to put aquatic therapy into practice today. We will get into the details of how you can greatly impact your patients with the use of aquatic therapy in your treatment plans. We will gather new tools for the old tool box and learn how to use the water with your appropriate patients. We will discuss the importance of how you document aquatic therapy so that the insurance companies continue to reimburse for these services.