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Physical Agents in Rehabilitation Module 2: Thermal Agents and Ultrasound
Discipline(s): Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy
Contact Hours: 10
Registration Fee: $159
1. Recognize and differentiate between thermal, mechanical, and electromagnetic agents.
2. Recognize the ICF model considers the body, the whole person, and the person in society.
3. Identify 5 contraindications for application of a physical agent.
4. Identify and differentiate between 3 stages of tissue healing.
5. Recognize the relationship between collagen extensibility and temperature.
6. Recognize the goal of evidence-based practice.
7. Recognize and differentiate between 5 modes of heat transfer.
8. Identify the number of layers of toweling that should be placed between a hot pack and a patient.
9. Recognize that infrared lamps transfer heat by radiation.
10. Identify time for use of cryotherapy to control inflammation on the extremities.
11. Identify 7 contraindications for the use of cryotherapy.
12. Define paroxysmal cold hemoglobinuria.
13. Recognize the 5 steps of the typical sequence of sensations in response to cryotherapy.
14. Recognize the usage of Fluori-Methane as a vapocoolant spray.
15. Recognize muscle strength should be measured before applying heat, not after.
16. Identify 6 contraindications for the use of thermotherapy.
17. Recognize 10 precautions for the use of thermotherapy.
18. Identify 4 ways to avoid tissue damage when using thermal agents.
19. Identify 6 advantages of paraffin usage.
20. Define continuous and pulsed ultrasound.
21. Recognize ultrasound heats smaller, deeper areas than most superficial heating agents.
22. Recognize the patient’s report of warmth is used to determine the final ultrasound intensity when applying thermal-level ultrasound.
23. Recognize 2 ways that ultrasound may control pain.
24. Recognize parameters of ultrasound for acute and chronic tendinitis.
25. Recognize use of low-dose ultrasound to accelerate fracture healing.
26. Recognize drugs delivered by phonophoresis become systemic.
27. Identify 9 contraindications for the use of ultrasound.
28. Recognize 3 adverse effects of ultrasound.
29. Identify number and frequency of treatments that an effect should be detectable with ultrasound usage.
30. Recognize 7 areas to be documented with ultrasound usage.
Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants and Athletic Trainers
Chapter 1: Introduction to Physical Agents
Chapter 6: Thermal Agents: Cold and Heat
Chapter 7: Ultrasound
By Michelle H. Cameron, MD, PT, OCS
This course utilizes text from the soft cover textbook by Michelle Cameron “Physical Agents in Rehabilitation” ©2009. This third edition presents a variety of treatment choices supported by the latest clinical research. This valuable resource details the most up-to-date information on thermal agents, ultrasound, electrical currents, hydroptherapy, traction, compression, lasers and other forms of electromagnetic radiation, and provides straightforward, full-color explanations that make it easy to integrate physical agents into your patients’ overall rehabilitation plans.
Dates and Locations
01-31-2020 - 01-31-2020, 12:00AM 12:00AM