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Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder: Characteristics and Learning Styles
Presented by Tara Warwick, MS, OTR/L
Recorded WebinarText/Transcript
Course: #2768 Level: 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.

Restraint Reduction: Regulations, Alternatives and Therapy Intervention
Presented by Kathleen D. Weissberg, OTD, OTR/L
Recorded WebinarText/Transcript
Course: #2955 Level: 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: #2893 Level: 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: #2828 Level: 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: #2958 Level: 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.

Aquatic Therapy Basics - Principles and Benefits
Presented by Kathleen Dwyer, OTR/L, CHT
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Course: #3026 Level: Introductory1.5 Hour
Aquatic Therapy Basics will focus on why we use water as a modality in our clinics. We will discuss the principles of water and how these impact our treatments. We will learn the contraindications, precautions and how the major systems of the body are impacted by the principles of water. Finally, we will discuss the therapeutic benefits of the use of water with a case study review.

Caseload to Workload: A Data-Driven Approach to School-Based OT and PT Services
Presented by Jean Polichino, MS, OTR, FAOTA
Recorded WebinarAudioText/Transcript
Course: #2927 Level: Advanced2 Hours
Based on recommendations from the therapy professions, participants will identify methodologies for data collection, organization and analysis regarding the various activities and tasks they are asked to perform in their districts. They will learn how to utilize this data to help inform and influence administrative decisions regarding therapy staffing and service delivery.

The Role of Lab Values in Clinical Decision Making and Patient Safety for the Acutely Ill Patient
Presented by Adele Myszenski, PT, MPT
Recorded WebinarText/Transcript
Course: #2792 Level: Introductory2 Hours
This two-hour online course will review why lab values and vital signs such as hemoglobin, potassium, glucose, blood pressure, heart rate and others are essential clinical tools to determine appropriateness for rehab interventions of acutely ill patients. Normal and abnormal values, as well as steps clinicians, can take to monitor the patient’s response will be discussed. Finally, patient care case studies will be presented and are designed to help the learner problem solve and improve clinical decision making related to labs and vitals. The course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and therefore applicable to PTs and PTAs.

Cancer Rehabilitation Core Concepts
Presented by Chris Wilson, PT, DScPT, DPT, GCS
Recorded WebinarText/Transcript
Course: #2675 Level: Intermediate2 Hours
This seminar will introduce core concepts in the interdisciplinary management of the patient with cancer, including pre-diagnosis, prevention, active treatment, late effects and end of life care and will include core therapy techniques such as new concepts in manual therapy, lymphedema bandaging, and rehabilitation services during active treatment (surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.) The seminar will emphasize physical therapy patient management in the outpatient, acute care and multidisciplinary clinical settings including case-based activities with an emphasis on exercise and cancer survivorship/wellness. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT and PTA.

Pharmacological Management of the Patient With Neurological and/or Central Nervous System Disorders
Presented by Rosanne Thomas, PT, MS, PhD
Recorded WebinarText/Transcript
Course: #2748 Level: Intermediate2 Hours
Rehabilitation outcomes can be hindered, enhanced or merely complicated by medically necessary drug treatment. This course will investigate the complexities of pharmacological interaction with physical rehabilitation for patients with neurological and/or central nervous system disorders in order to optimize intervention for both. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT and PTA.