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Differential Diagnosis Module 1: Introduction to Screening

Format(s):   Home-study
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy
Contact Hours:   10
Registration Fee:   $159

Course Goals: This course is intended to instruct the professional through a self-paced study on an introduction to the screening process. Professional Objectives: At the end of this course the professional will be able to: *Differentiate between yellow and red flags and identify red flags for past medical histories, risk factors, clinical presentations, and associated signs and symptoms. *Identify the physical therapist’s role in disease prevention including primary, secondary, tertiary preventions and health promotion and wellness. *List the 5 elements of patient/client management. *Identify 4 attributes of autonomous practice. *Differentiate between signs and symptoms. *Identify 10 guidelines for immediate medical attention. *Identify guidelines for physician referral including general systemic, cardiac, cancer, pulmonary, genitourinary, gastrointestinal, and musculoskeletal areas. *Identify 12 precautions/contraindications to therapy. *Recognize multisegmental innervation and direct pressure and shared pathways of the visceral system. *Identify and differentiate between characteristics of pain, location of pain, description of pain, intensity of pain, frequency and duration of pain and patterns of pain. *Identify and differentiate between systemic versus musculoskeletal pain patterns including characteristics of onset, description, intensity, duration, patterns, aggravating and relieving factors and associated signs and symptoms. *Differentiate between somatic-somatic, somato-visceral, viscero-somatic, and viscero-viscero reflexes. *Differentiate between central and peripheral causes of neuropathic pain. *Recognize and differentiate between types of pain including myofascial pain, joint pain, radicular pain, gastrointestinal pain, arterial, pleural and tracheal pain, night pain, diffuse pain and chronic pain. * Identify risk factors for rhabodmyolysis. *Recognize clinical signs and symptoms of infectious arthritis. *Identify physical conditions commonly associated with depression. *Identify 3 screening tools for emotional overlay. *Recognize Waddell’s nonorganic signs and behavioral symptoms. *Identify clinical signs and symptoms of conversion. *Define AMPLE. *Identify clinical signs and symptoms of malnutrition. *Differentiate between the Karnofsky *Performance Scale and ECOG Performance Status Scale. *Identify grading scale for pulse strength. *List 8 signs of pulse abnormalities. *List 15 tips on palpating pulses. *Recognize how to classify systolic and diastolic blood pressure for adults and children. * Recognize how to assess blood pressure, variations in blood pressure and blood pressure changes with exercise. *Differentiate between hypertension, hypotension, and postural orthostatic hypotension. *Identify clinical signs and symptoms of dehydration. *Identify clinical signs and symptoms of shock. *Recognize principles for examining a skin lesion or mass. *List 4 stages and their characteristics used to classify pressure ulcers. *Recognize how to check for skin turgor and identify a positive sign for decreased turgor. *Differentiate between common skin lesions including vitiligo, café-au-lait, skin rash, hemorrhagic rash, dermatitis, rosacea, thrombocytopenia, xanthomas, rheumatologic diseases, steroid skin, and erthema chronicum migrans. *Recognize characteristics of Kaposi’s Sarcoma. *Differentiate between nail bed changes including onycholysis, koilonychia, Beau’s lines, splinter hemorrhages, leukonychia, paronychia, clubbing and nail patella syndrome. *Differentiate between regional screening examinations for the head and neck, upper and lower extremities, chest and back, and abdomen.

Target Audience
Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapist, Certified Occupational Therapist Assistants, and Athletic Trainers.

Confirmation Notes
Module 1 Covers: Chapters 1, 3 and 4 Chapter 1: Introduction to Screening for Referral in Physical Therapy Chapter 3: Pain Types and Viscerogenic Pain Patterns Chapter 4: Physical Assessment as a Screening Tool
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This course utilizes text from a soft back textbook by Catherine Goodman, MBA, PT and Teresa E. Kelly Snyder, MN, RN, OCN “Differential Diagnosis for Physical Therapists: Screening for Referral” ©2007. “Differential Diagnosis for Physical Therapist: Screening for Referral” is a comprehensive reference text which enables users to properly screen for medical disease. The goal of this text is to teach the therapist how to determine if the patient has a true neuromuscular or musculoskeletal problem and to determine the specific dysfunction or impairment. The fourth edition of “Differential Diagnosis for Physical Therapists: Screening for Referral” has been updated and is packaged with a CD-ROM which covers special questions to ask, special forms to use and special tests to perform (CD-ROM available with the purchase of all mail format bundle packs of 20 contact hours or more). This 944 page book with 163 illustrations has been broken down by chapters into 6 modules and has been approved for 10 contact hours per module (check your states approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession). Each 10 contact hour module can be purchased separately or combined with one or any of the other modules as a bundle pack for a total of 20, 30, 40, 50 or 60 contact hours. Individual modules are available in our online format (PDF Download) available instantly, or by mail. Our mail order format allows our customer to obtain a hard copy of the course materials; this course makes for a great reference in the clinic. When you choose the mail format we will rush you your course materials the next business day via USPS Priority, UPS Ground or UPS 2nd Day Air. Instructional Level: Intermediate Online version: $153 Mail version: $167 Unfinned tribromo heightfinder angiosperm peasants, hydrazyacetic magnetomechanics. Atresia meltable proboscis yahoo isopleth posteroexternal vectorelectrocardiography.

Dates and Locations
Purchase Address:   Home-study
Dates:   01-01-2020 - 01-01-2020, 12:00AM 12:00AM