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Pathology: Implications for the Physical Therapist Module 12: The CNS
Discipline(s): Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy
Contact Hours: 10
Registration Fee: $159
1. Recognize the WHO classification of primary tumors and its grading system.
2. Differentiate between 25 signs and symptoms of brain tumors.
3. Identify 9 common signs and symptoms of intracranial hypertension.
4. Recognize gliomas are the most common of the primary brain tumors.
5. Recognize 7 signs associated with a lesion of the prefrontal area.
6. Recognize meningiomas are slow-growing lesions.
7. Identify characteristics of the choroid plexus papilloma.
8. Define ATRTs.
9. Recognize emergency treatment of elevated intracranial pressure in acutely decompensating patients for 3 therapies.
10. Recognize extradural extramedullary tumors and are most often metastatic tumors.
11. Differentiate between 7 spinal tumors located in the intradural and extramedullary regions.
12. Identify 17 signs and symptoms of spinal cord tumors.
13. Differentiate between 9 abnormal diagnostic findings in ALS.
14. Identify 8 disorders that can mimic ALS.
15. Identify 3 key risk factors and protective factors for Alzheimer’s disease.
16. Identify 6 common medications used in Alzheimer’s disease.
17. Recognize the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease.
18. Identify 11 causes of secondary or symptomatic dystonia.
19. Recognize optic neuritis is often the first manifestation of MS.
20. Recognize MRI of the brain and spinal cord is critical to the diagnosis of MS.
21. Recognize the “ABC” drugs used for treatment for MS.
22. Recognize the Kurtzke Expanded Disability Status Scale.
23. Recognize the most common initial manifestation of PD.
24. List 8 causes of balance impairment of PD.
25. Identify the 5 stages of the Hoehn and Yahr Classification of Disability.
26. Recognize 10 methods to improve movement noted by individuals with parkinsonism.
27. Define Wilson’s disease.
28. Recognize 5 warning signs of stroke.
29. Identify the ABCD predictor for progression of stroke.
30. Recognize clinical findings of a middle cerebral artery blockage at the stem.
31. Define Wallenberg syndrome.
32. Recognize if the basilar artery is occluded, the brainstem symptoms are bilateral.
33. Recognize signs in patients with intracranial hemorrhages of 6 various locations.
34. Define berry aneurysm.
35. Define AVM.
List 9 movement problems associated with stroke.
Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants and Athletic Trainers.
Chapter 30: Central Nervous System Neoplasms
Chapter 31: Degenerative Diseases of the Central Nervous System
Chapter 32: Stroke
By Catherine Goodman, MBA, PT, CBP and Kenda Fuller, PT, NCS
This course utilizes text from the hardback textbook by Catherine Goodman, MBA, PT, CBP, and Kenda Fuller, PT, NCS “Pathology: Implications for the Physical Therapist” ©2008. Pathology offers guidelines, precautions, and contraindications for interventions with patients who have musculoskeletal or neuromuscular problems as well as other conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, or pancreatitis. In addition to addressing specific diseases and conditions, this text emphasizes health promotion and disease prevention strategies and covers issues with implications for physical therapy management, such as injury, inflammation, and healing. With this practical and evidence-based text, now enhanced with full-color illustrations and the latest research, you'll know what to factor into your clinical decisions to achieve the best outcomes for your patients.
Dates and Locations
01-31-2020 - 01-31-2020, 12:00AM 12:00AM