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Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder: Characteristics and Learning Styles
Presented by Tara Warwick, MS, OTR/L
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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.

Bioethics for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants: A Case Study Approach
Presented by Janice Bruckner, PT, PhD, CLT-LANA
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Course: #2956 Level: Introductory3 Hours
This three-hour online course has been developed to meet the mandated ethics requirement for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant re-licensure. The course discusses the ethics documents developed by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), including the Code of Ethics, the Standards of Ethical Conduct for the Physical Therapist Assistant, the guides for professional conduct, and other relevant papers available at A problem-solving model will be used to apply the APTA ethics concepts to 10 case studies that have been chosen to reflect potential problems that clinicians may face. The course ends with resources available for individuals desiring to pursue further inquiry.

PTs and Patient Non-Compliance
Presented by Jennifer L. Flynn, CPHRM, Lynn Pierce, BSN, RN, CPHRM
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Course: #2973 Level: 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
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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
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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
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
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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
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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
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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.