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Geriatric Physical Therapy Module 1: Aging Population, Physiology, Geriatric Pharmacology

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

1. Define optimal aging. 2. Recognize the PubMed database can be searched online free of charge. 3. List 4 key journals particularly relevant to geriatric physical therapy. 4. Recognize that physical therapists who let ageist sterotypes influence their judgment are likely to make assumptions that underestimate prior functional ability of individiduals and future potential for improvement. 5. Define “Baby Boomers.” 6. Recognize active life expectancy of adults who survive to age 65. 7. List 12 modifiable risk factors for bone loss. 8. Identify 4 approaches to the management of total-body inflammation. 9. List 7 characteristics of polypharmacy in older adults. 10. Recognize that aging does not appear to significantly alter the absorption of most orally administered drugs. 11. Identify and differentiate between 4 psychotropic drug groups and their generic and trade names. 12. Recognize the use of Aricept and its actions in persons with Alzheimer’s disease. 13. List and differentiate between 3 analgesic and anti-inflammatory drugs groups. 14. Identify and differentiate between hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism. 15. Identify the CDC’s specific physical activity recommendations for older adults to achieve important health benefits. 16. List 5 criteria for frailty as a clinical syndrome as proposed by Fried et al. 17. Define PST. 18. Recognize a minimum of 6 weeks is needed to achieve a true strengthening response in muscle tissue. 19. Recognize the only absolute contraindication to stretching exercises is the presence of joint instability. 20. Recognize plyometrics usually consists of an eccentric contraction followed by a concentric contraction of the same muscles. 21. Recognize the WHO definition of health. 22. Define participation restriction. 23. Define psychological function. 24. Recognize how many components the patient/client management model is composed of in the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice

Target Audience
Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapist Assistants.

Chapter 1: Foundations Geriatric Physical Therapy in the 21st Century: Overarching Principles and Approaches to Practice Chapter 2: Implications of an Aging Population for Rehabilitation: Demography, Mortality, and Morbidity of Older Adults Chapter 3: The Physiology of Aging-related and Lifestyle-related Decline Chapter 4: Geriatric Pharmacology Chapter 5: Exercise and Physical Activity for Older Adults Chapter 6: Health and Function: Patient Management Principles

This course utilizes text from the hardback textbook by Andrew A. Guccione, PT, PhD, DPT, FAPTA; Rita A. Wong EdD, PT; and Dale Aver, PT, DPT, Phd “Geriatric Physical Therapy” ©2012. Geriatric Physical Therapy offers a comprehensive presentation of geriatric physical therapy science and practice. Thoroughly revised and updated, this text provides current information on aging-related changes in function, the impact of these changes on patient examination and evaluation, and intervention approaches that maximize optimal aging. Chapters emphasize evidence-based content that clinicians can use throughout the patient management process. “Geriatric Physical Therapy” is clinically accurate and relevant while at the same time exploring theory and rationale for evidence-based practice.

Dates and Locations
Purchase Address:   Home-study
Dates:   01-31-2020 - 01-31-2020, 12:00AM 12:00AM