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Geriatric Physical Therapy: Module 2

At Home Seminars

Format(s):   Home-study
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy
Contact Hours:   15
Registration Fee:   $224.949996948242

At the end of this course, the student will be able to: 1. Identify components of the relationship between health and function 2. Differentiate between the components of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) developed by the World Health Organization (WHO) 3. Differentiate between the 6 elements of patient/client management 4. Identify components of a patient medical history 5. Differentiate between accommodations to enhance functioning for older individuals experiencing sensory losses 6. Differentiate between changes in visual acuity, visual field, illumination, glare, accommodation, dark adaptation and depth perception in the aging adult 7. Differentiate between conductive hearing loss and sensorineural hearing loss 8. Understand general principles environmental design for accommodating age-related changes in the adult 9. Differentiate special considerations for older individuals with dementia and their interaction with their environment 10. Differentiate between characteristics of depression 11. Differentiate between common depression scales and identify clues of depression in older adults 12. Differentiate between delirium, dementia and major depression 13. Differentiate common drugs used to treat depression and their common side effects 14. Identify 6 recommendations for a cognitively active lifestyle 15. Identify common risk factors for delirium 16. Differentiate between the 4 types of dementia 17. Specify general treatment principles for the management of dementia 18. Identify common medications used for dementia and their common side effects 19. Identify common clinical laboratory studies and their function 20. Differentiate between the causes and clinical signs and symptoms of electrolyte abnormalities 21. Specify risk factors for coronary artery disease 22. Specify common risk factors associated with Type 2 diabetes, cancer and osteoporosis 23. Differentiate between different abnormal breath sounds and what dysfunctions could explain the abnormalities 24. Specify the signs and symptoms of nutritional deficiency 25. Specify the signs and symptoms of coronary artery disease 26. Specify the signs and symptoms associated with heart failure 27. Specify the clinical evaluation findings associated with pneumonia 28. Differentiate between the signs and symptoms of sepsis, severe sepsis and septic shock 29. Specify common causes of vertigo 30. Specify common signs and symptoms of dehydration 31. Specify normal physiological changes associated with aging that can influence motivation 32. Specify tools to measure motivation and factors that influence motivation 33. Specify effective strategies to help motivate the older adult 34. Specify reasons for therapist control of the treatment goal-setting process 35. Identify the vastness of today’s family structure 36. Specify key information-seeking questions health professionals may ask to recognize and respond to the patterns and dynamics within a family system experiencing a health-related crisis. 37. Identify key components in being a caregiver for a family member 38. Specify possible consequences during driving when an aging adult begins to experience different medical conditions 39. Identify resources about older adult driving safety available for aging drivers and family caregivers

Confirmation Notes
These courses are approved for 15 contact hours each.
Instructional level: Intermediate
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Testing: You can take your test online, fax your answer sheets, or mail your test. All tests are processed within 24 business hours regardless of how they are received. Testing online is free and you will find out immediately if you have passed or failed and can print a temporary certificate until your original arrives in the mail.

These courses are offered in cooperation with Elsevier Health and utilize the hardback textbook, “Geriatric Physical Therapy, 3rd Edition” by Andrew A. Guccione, PT, PhD, DPT, APTA, Rita Wong, EdD, PT and Dale Avers, PT, DPT, PhD.
These courses offer a comprehensive presentation of geriatric physical therapy science and practice, with practical information on aging-related changes in function, the impact of these changes on patient examination and evaluation, and intervention approaches that maximize optimal aging. It emphasizes evidence-based content that you can use throughout the patient management process and includes the foundational knowledge you need for clinical success.
Module 1: covers foundations of geriatric care, demography, mortality, and morbidity of older adults, the physiology of age-relate and lifestyle-related decline, geriatric pharmacology and exercise and physical activity for older adults.
Module 2: covers contexts for examination and interventions including patient management principles, sensory and cognition changes in the older adult, evaluation of the acute and medically complex patient, motivation and patient education and the families of older adults.
Module 3: covers evaluation, diagnosis and the plan of care including assessments of aerobic capacity, endurance, joint mobility, muscle performance, motor control, posture, ambulation, functional mobility, balance and falls.
Module 4: covers special problems and interventions including impaired integumentary integrity, urinary incontinence, pain management, lower-limb orthoses and prosthetic management for older adults with lower limb amputations.
Module 5: covers special populations and the continuum of care including wellness for the aging adult, home health, hospice, the senior athlete and older adults with developmental disabilities.
These courses are approved for 15.0 contact hours each.
Instructional level: Intermediate
This package contains the reading and testing materials for Module 2 only.
Course Goals: This course is intended to instruct the student through self-paced study on the contexts for examination and treatment interventions when treating a geriatric adult.

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