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Geriatric Physical Therapy: Module 5
At Home Seminars
Discipline(s): Physical Therapy
Contact Hours: 15
Registration Fee: $224.949996948242
At the end of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Examine the relationship of deaths to lung cancer and COPD.
2. Analyze the role of exercise in healthy older adults.
3. Identify the relationship between social coherence and advancing age.
4. Evaluate the EASY screening tool.
5. Analyze the normal range of a six-minute walk test for an older individual.
6. Evaluate the relationship of resistance exercise and bone mineral density.
7. Recognize the relationship of aerobic training and cardiovascular deconditioning in an older adult.
8. Outline the criteria for disqualification of an individual from home health services.
9. Recognize reasons for unplanned readmission to the hospital by home health patients.
10. Outline the Medicare payment system as it relates to home health.
11. Analyze the relationship of different medical disciplines as it relates to the initiation of a home health episode.
12. Identify the duration for a Medicare episode home health patient.
13. Discriminate between the relationship of a physical therapist and medication reconciliation in home health.
14. Evaluate four functional tests to determine prediction of functional decline and disability in the home health setting.
15. Distinguish between Medicare ambulation guidelines as they relate to home health therapy.
16. Analyze the concept of frailty as it relates to functional outcomes.
17. Identify the minimum therapy requirements for a patient to be admitted to an inpatient rehabilitation facility.
18. Evaluate four different common diagnoses and their possible admission to a skilled nursing facility.
19. Outline the relationship of skilled intervention and long-term care setting.
20. Recognize the relationship of incontinence and residence in long term care facilities.
21. Analyze the Timed Up and Go Test in relation to older adults.
22. Recognize the role that bed rails play in restraining an individual in a long-term care facility.
23. Identify the most common diagnosis for placement of an individual in the nursing facilities.
24. Outline the admission requirements for an individual to the Medicare Hospice benefit.
25. Identify the initial certification period for a Medicare Hospice benefit client.
26. Evaluate the relationship of admission to hospice and a diagnosis of cancer.
27. Evaluate the relationship between advanced cancer and discomfort.
28. Analyze the duration of prolonged muscle soreness.
29. Evaluate four sports/activities that can be performed after total knee arthroplasty.
30. Break down the arthrokinematics of the knee during gait.
31. Analyze the relationship between obesity and four common diagnoses in older individuals.
32. Evaluate four outcome measures and their efficacy across the lifespan.
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 5 only.
Course Goals: This course is intended to instruct the student through self-paced study on the foundations of treating a geriatric adult including wellness for geriatric clients, home health, post acute inpatient rehab, and hospice care. It also includes management of the senior athlete and providing treatment for older adults with developmental disabilities
Dates and Locations
01-01-2020 - 01-01-2020, 12:00AM 12:00AM