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Geriatric Physical Therapy: Module 3

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. Relate the attributes of aerobic training in adults. 2. Identify normal cardiac output for an adult. 3. Specify the primary mechanism for energy production in the body when there is inadequate oxygen. 4. Differentiate between several tools used to assess cardiac status and functional activity in the geriatric population. 5. Specify absolute contraindications and relative contraindications for terminating exercise in the geriatric population. 6. Discriminate between the types of exercise that will provide the most improvement in aerobic capacity. 7. Identify the MET level required for vigorous intensity exercise. 8. Specify 4 energy conservation techniques for the geriatric population. 9. Specify 4 changes in connective tissue associated with age. 10. Identify the reason(s) that osteopenia is associated with advanced age 11. Relate which plane of thoracic/lumber ROM most limited in the geriatric population. 12. Differentiate between the patterns of morning stiffness in RA and OA. 13. Specify 2 factors that increase the risk of knee OA in the geriatric population. 14. Specify contraindications in joint mobilizations associated with spinal osteoporosis. 15. Identify several outcome measures that associate with specific chronic conditions prevalent in the geriatric population. 16. Identify the level of decline in total body lean muscle mass and resting metabolic rate associated with aging 17. Specify the specific vitamin deficiency that is responsible for low muscle and strength in older adults. 18. Discriminate the number of weeks of resistance training required to improve strength in older adults. 19. Discriminate the amount of additional daily protein intake that will mitigate loss of muscle mass in older adults. 20. Identify the most common motor impairment. 21. Discriminate the parietal lobe’s contribution to the corticospinal tract from other lobes, and the primary function of those fibers. 22. Specify the characteristics of an individual with “pusher syndrome”. 23. Choose a test for apraxia versus other motor impairments. 24. Discriminate the area functional domain assessed by the Timed Up and Go Test. 25. Identify 4 motor impairments that, if present at 1 month post stroke, are associated with poor outcomes. 26. Differentiate specific hip movement patterns that are elicited with exercise and gait. 27. Differentiate 4 interventions for the UE after stroke and the likelihood that each will benefit the client. 28. Specify postural changes in the older adult. 29. Identify the relationship between abnormal muscle elongation and sarcomeres . 30. Identify the minimum and maximum score on the Back Pain Function Scale. 31. Choose the most important exercise to combat thoracic kyphosis in the older adult. 32. Identify the amount of subtalar joint pronation required to provide adequate shock absorption on uneven ground. 33. Differentiate between 4 typical gait changes seen in older adults. 34. Identify the most commonly used assistive device in non institutionalized older adults. 35. Specify 2 types of balance measured by the Berg Balance Scale.

Confirmation Notes
These courses are approved for 15 contact hours each.
Instructional level: Intermediate
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At Home Seminars courses are available as a downloadable file or we’ll ship your order by UPS, Priority Mail or US Express Mail.
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 3 only.
Course Goals: This course is intended to instruct the student through self-paced study on the evaluation, diagnosis, and developing a plan of care for the geriatric adult including assessing impaired endurance, joint mobility, muscle performance, motor control , and posture. The student will also be proficient in the ambulation pattern and deviations of the geriatric population as well as balance and falls associated with the elderly.

Dates and Locations
Purchase Address:   Home-study
Dates:   01-01-2050 - 01-01-2050, 12:00AM 12:00AM