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Geriatric Physical Therapy Module 3: Evaluation Diagnosis & Plan of Care

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

1. Recognize 2 examples of health-related quality of life instruments that are commonly used in older adults. 2. Recognize a patient who is being treated with antihypertensive medication and who presents to physical therapy with high blood pressure, should be referred back to the physician. 3. Identify and differentiate between 4 vital signs and their implications. 4. List 23 factors that influence prognosis of a patient with impaired aerobic capacity. 5. Recognize generalized age-associated changes in connective tissue on 3 levels. 6. Identify 4 major types of tests and measure categories to consider when assessing joint mobility. 7. Recognize the RMDQ and ODI are two of the most established and commonly used measures for the older adult with chronic low back pain. 8. List 6 aging-associated changes in endocrine function linked to sarcopenia. 9. Recognize in addition to decreased physical activity, inadequate protein intake may also contribute to sarcopenia. 10. Recognize motor control impairments most commonly appear in groups versus in isolation. 11. Identify 7 objective tests of motor control impairments. 12. Identify and differentiate between 9 recommended tests to assess outcomes at the activity level. 13. Recognize 3 nonprogressive conditions. 14. Recognize thoracic kyphosis remains fairly constant in adult men and women until somewhere about age 40 years. 15. Define flexed posture. 16. Recognize attaining full spinal flexion with a patient with osteoporosis, or full spinal extension for a patient with spinal stenosis is not a desirable outcome. 17. Define tragus-to-wall measurement of forward head posture. 18. Identify 3 key rules for prescribing stretching exercises. 19. List 5 external postural supports. 20. Recognize gait speed is often considered the most critical of the gait parameters. 21. Define TUG. 22. Define DGI. 23. Recognize falls are the leading cause of death from injury in people older than age 65 years. 24. List 5 basic postural strategies used in response to postural perturbations. 25. Identify 6 testing conditions of sensory organization testing using posturography. 26. Identify the most common intervention for older adults for BPPV.

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

Chapter 12: Impaired Aerobic Capacity/Endurance Chapter 13: Impaired Joint Mobility Chapter 14: Impaired Muscle Performance Chapter 15: Impaired Motor Control Chapter 16: Impaired Posture Chapter 17: Ambulation: Impact of Age-related Changes on Functional Mobility Chapter 18: Balance and Falls

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