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Improving Geriatric Rehab Outcomes with Functional Assessments

Format(s):   Home-study
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy
Contact Hours:   4
Registration Fee:   $116

Course Goals:This course is intended to instruct the professional on the importance of Standardized Assessments in the geriatric population. Professional Objectives:At the conclusion of this course, the participant will be able to: Recognize the importance of using standardized tools in assessing patient function. Recognize the difference between body structure and function and identify assessment tools for each. Identify and administer the most appropriate assessment tools for use with typical patients in any of several geriatric settings. Identify and interpret evidence related to use of specific assessment tools. 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.

In the ever-changing health care world, it is important that therapists keep up with the pace! Insurance companies are moving toward "pay for performance" or "outcome based" systems. This requires therapists to provide the highest quality of care and ensure them clearly and objectively document their patient's progress in order to prove the efficacy of their treatment. Standardized Assessments allow therapists to clearly show the patient's progress and compare discharge status to initial status.This course explains the role and importance of Standardized Assessments in the geriatric population. A variety of tests are discussed, demonstrated, and applied to the "real world" treatment setting. After completing this course, the therapist should be able to select the most appropriate test(s) based on the patient's primary deficits, perform the test, and interpret the results. In addition, the therapist should be able to apply the findings during the treatment planning process. This Seminar-On-Demand is 4 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