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Wheelchair Seating: Considerations For The Prop Sitter
Presented by Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Recorded WebinarText/Transcript
Course: #3580Level: Advanced1 Hour
Wheelchair seating is designed to provide postural support and alignment, stability for function and mitigate pressure issues. This course will address assessment and intervention when working with a client who can only sit with external supports, referred to as a prop sitter.

Ethics in Rehabilitation: A Clinical Perspective for Therapists
Presented by Kathleen D. Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L, CMDCP, CDP, OTR/L
Recorded WebinarAudioText/Transcript
Course: #3723Level: Intermediate3 Hours
In this seminar, practical information about ethics is provided from a clinical perspective. Basic principles of ethics as they relate to healthcare and therapy are reviewed. Behaviors that are considered unethical by most credentialing bodies are considered as well as health care/therapy codes of ethics. The CELIBATE and RIPS methods for analyzing ethical dilemmas are reviewed with case studies to demonstrate use. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA.

Current and Future Status of Medicare Part A: A Review of the Prospective Payment System and the Patient Driven Payment Model
Presented by Kathleen D. Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L, CMDCP, CDP, OTR/L
Recorded WebinarText/Transcript
Course: #3216Level: Advanced2 Hours
This course provides a detailed overview of current Prospective Payment System for Medicare Part A as well as details about the Patient Driven Payment Model set to begin October 1, 2019. Concepts such as Other Medicare Required Assessments (OMRA), coding therapy minutes, student service under Part A, and case mix groups for PDPM will be reviewed.

Wheelchair Seating: The Mat Assessment
Presented by Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Recorded WebinarText/Transcript
Course: #3590Level: Advanced1 Hour
A key component of wheelchair seating evaluation is the mat assessment. This course will present the mat assessment, including supine and sitting, and will include case studies and videos.

From Survive to Thrive at Work: An Evidence-Based Approach to Healthcare Burnout
Presented by Erika del Pozo, MOT, OTR/L
Recorded WebinarText/Transcript
Course: #3652Level: Introductory2 Hours
The purpose of this course is to examine burnout in the healthcare industry, explore direct and indirect causes, identify personal and professional outcomes, and review best practices for individuals and their teams. Using this holistic approach, practitioners, supervisors, and managers will be instructed on how to implement a variety of personal and team interventions to improve internal coping, stress management behaviors, communication, and team energy dynamics in order to reduce the likelihood of burnout and promote optimal work well-being. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT/PTA.

Wheelchair Positioning: Pressure
Presented by Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Recorded WebinarText/Transcript
Course: #3595Level: Advanced1 Hour
A main goal of wheelchair seating is pressure management, specifically to prevent development of pressure injuries. This course will present pressure injury definitions, staging, etiology and specific seating interventions.

Wheelchair Positioning: Postural Care
Presented by Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Recorded WebinarText/Transcript
Course: #3596Level: Advanced1 Hour
The goals of wheelchair seating include managing posture and pressure as well as providing stability for function. Postural care addresses positioning outside of the wheelchair, particularly during sleep, and can be used to improve the quality and duration of sleep, promote health and maintain safety during sleep, as well as to minimize, prevent and even reverse orthopedic changes.

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: #3200Level: 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.

Put Down the Drugs: Evidence-Based Interventions to Reduce Unwanted Behaviors with Dementia
Presented by Kathleen D. Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L, CMDCP, CDP, OTR/L
Recorded WebinarAudioText/Transcript
Course: #3072Level: 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.

Incorporating Exercise Training into the Oncology Rehabilitation Setting
Presented by Stephen Morris, PT, PhD, FACSM
Recorded WebinarText/Transcript
Course: #3180Level: Intermediate2 Hours
Exercise training is an essential but physiological stressful part of the physical therapy management of a cancer survivor. The purpose of this course is to introduce the participant to safely incorporating exercise training into the care and management of the cancer survivor.