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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.

Assessment and Management of Pediatric Concussion
Presented by Tamara McLeod, PhD, ATC, FNATA
Recorded WebinarText/TranscriptLive WebinarMon, Nov 27, 2017 at 11:00 am EST
Course: #2690 Level: Intermediate2 Hours
This course will cover the current recommendations for the diagnosis, assessment, and management of sport- related concussion in children and adolescents. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and athletic training and is therefore appropriate for the PT, PTA and AT.

OT and PT Support for Literacy in Schools
Presented by Jean Polichino, MS, OTR, FAOTA
Recorded WebinarAudioText/Transcript
Course: #2853 Level: Advanced1 Hour
In order to support efforts to increase student participation and improve studentperformance in literacy activities, school-based occupational therapy and physicaltherapy practitioners must understand the sequence of literacy development, the scope of skills involved and the accessibility issues that can arise for struggling learners. Interventions appropriate for OT and PT at individual, group and systems levels will be discussed.

What to Teach and How to Teach It: Evidence-Based Strategies for Teaching Critical Skills to Children with Autism
Presented by Tara Warwick, MS, OTR/L
Recorded WebinarText/Transcript
Course: #2766 Level: Introductory2 Hours
This seminar will teach participants effective strategies for teaching children with autism new skills. Participants will increase their understanding of critical skills to target with children with autism. The seminar will walk participants through how to perform a task analysis on these skills and how to teach this skills to children with autism. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and is therefore appropriate for the PT and PTA.

Making Sense of Meltdowns: How to Identify and Intervene for Children with Sensory Based Disruptive Behaviors
Presented by Nicole Quint, Dr.OT, OTR/L
Recorded WebinarText/Transcript
Course: #2737 Level: Intermediate2 Hours
This course emphasizes how to incorporate sensory strategies for self-regulation in school-based therapy, clinic-based services, and home health services to promote participation and performance in varied environments, including the school context. Emphasis will be on preventing behaviors and meltdowns related to sensory processing, collaborating with teachers and parents to implement into daily routines, and monitoring outcomes for documentation and program evaluation. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and therefore appropriate for the PT and PTA.

Wound Care: Basic Concepts and Treatments
Presented by Jennifer A Gardner, PT, DPT, MHA, CWS
Recorded WebinarText/Transcript
Course: #2749 Level: Introductory2 Hours
This course will discuss basic wound care definitions, concepts, and treatments. Participants will be able to identify wound types based on clinical presentation, suggest appropriate dressings and treatments, and understand when a referral to an outside specialist is warranted. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and therefore appropriate for the PT and PTA.

Cancer Rehabilitation Core Concepts
Presented by Chris Wilson, PT, DScPT, DPT, GCS
Recorded WebinarText/TranscriptLive WebinarMon, Nov 27, 2017 at 2:00 pm EST
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.

Aquatic Gait Training
Presented by Marty Biondi, PT, CSCS, ATRIC
Recorded WebinarText/Transcript
Course: #2697 Level: Intermediate2 Hours
Walking is the most common activity performed on a daily basis by the majority of the world, but gait deviations can render one minimally functional. Deviations can be based on pain, structural discrepancies, orthopedic conditions, and it is of utmost importance that a therapist be competent in recognizing deficits, and equally, in providing efficient management of the condition. The first part of this class will discuss the difference between land and water walking, so as to be able to provide accurate and efficient use of the water to address such deficiencies the second half of this class. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and athletic training and therefore appropriate for the PT, PTA and AT.

Editor's Note: Regarding Pennsylvania credits, this course is approved by the PA State Board of Physical Therapy for 1.5 hours of general and .5 DA CE credit from 6/21/2017-12/31/2018.

Functional Exercises to Improve ADLs
Presented by Kimberly Huff, MS, CSCS, CHES
Recorded WebinarText/Transcript
Course: #2709 Level: Introductory2 Hours
This workshop presents the why and how of functional aquatic exercises. The presentation includes evidenced-based exercises, including intensity progressions using the properties of the water and equipment options, to improve ability to perform ADLs. This course is directly related to the practice of physical therapy and athletic training and is therefore appropriate for the PT, PTA and AT.

Switch Assessment
Presented by Michelle Lange, OTR, ABDA, ATP/SMS
Recorded WebinarText/Transcript
Course: #2818 Level: Advanced2 Hours
Assistive technology provides independence in the areas of mobility, communication, education, vocation, and activities of daily living. To benefit from this technology, the client must be able to access it. This course addresses one access method, switches, and how to determine the best switch location and type to match a client’s needs.