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Comorbidities and the Geriatric Rehab Patient

Format(s):   Home-study
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy
Contact Hours:   3
Registration Fee:   $88

Course Goals: This course is intended to instruct the professional on the most common comorbidities affecting the geriatric rehab patient. Professional Objectives:At the conclusion of this course, the participant will be able to: List common comorbidities (diagnoses/conditions) seen in geriatric patients in the inpatient, outpatient, and/or home care settings. Identify the effect comorbidities have on the rehab process, including assessment, treatment planning, implementation & progression, and discharge planning. Identify technical and laymans description of the diagnosis/condition. Identify diagnostic procedures. Identify medical treatment. Identify medications and common side effects. Recognize functional impact to the patient. Identify considerations for the therapy program. Criteria for Completion:A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved.

Multiple comorbidities is common and greatly increases the complexity of managing geriatric rehab patients. In developed nations, about one in four adults have at least two chronic conditions and more than half of older adults have three or more chronic conditions. This places the geriatric patient at greater risk for adverse effects from therapy. In order to provide the most effective patient care, it is extremely important that the therapist understand the impact these comorbidities have on the patient and their rehab program. This course summarizes the most common comorbidities affecting the geriatric rehab patient. Content includes technical & layman descriptions, common medical procedures and treatment, statistics for the American geriatric population, risk factors, causes, and symptoms of each condition. Most importantly, the co-morbidities? effect on the Rehab Process are explained. Considerations for assessment, treatment planning, progression of treatment, and discharge planning are also discussed. This Seminar-On-Demand is 3 contact hours in length (check your state?s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).

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