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Comprehensive Rehabilitation Strategies for the Geriatric Patient

GREAT Seminars and Books

Format(s):   Live Seminars
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy / Occupational Therapy
Contact Hours:   20
Registration Fee:   $545

Upon completion of this seminar, participants will be able to: 1. Define the role of the geriatric specialist.
2. Provide statistics on the growth of older persons in America.
3. Discuss theories of aging.
4. Differentiate various medical problems in the older patient.
5. Interpret lab values for changes of pathology specific to the elderly.
6. Demonstrate treatment techniques and how they can be modified for the elderly.
7. Use the tenets of adult learning models to develop programs that will be effective in the rehabilitation of older persons.
8. Discuss the pros and cons of utilizing published protocols with elderly patients.
9. Prescribe appropriate exercises based on differential diagnoses.
10. Integrate information of differential diagnoses for monitoring exercise programs.
11. Evaluate the most complicated older persons using standardized functional assessment tools.
12. Develop and justify comprehensive plans and treatment programs for complicated older patients.

Target Audience
Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapist Assistants, and other Rehab Professionals.

Confirmation Notes
A confirmation letter will be sent at least 1 month prior to the course with local hotels and information upon receipt of your registration form and fee. If you do not receive confirmation 2 weeks prior to class, please call to verify your registration.
CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY: Cancellations must be received in writing at least two weeks prior to the seminar date for tuition refund less a $75 administration fee. NO refunds will be made after this date.
COURSE CANCELLATION: GREAT Seminars and Books, Inc. reserves the right to cancel a course up to 2 weeks prior to the seminar date. In the event of cancellation of a course only the tuition fee will be refunded in full. GREAT Seminars and Books, Inc. is not responsible for reimbursement of non-refundable airline tickets, lodging, or other related costs.
EDUCATIONAL CREDIT: All courses are approved for 20 CEUs. A certificate of attendance for 20 contact hours of educational activity (2.0 or 20 CEUs depending on how your Practice Act determines CEUs in your state) will be awarded to registrants upon completion of the seminar.
For the latest in CEU approvals, please check the GREAT Seminars web site here.
Your tuition is tax deductible. All expenses of Continuing Education (including registration fees, travel, meals, and lodging) taken to maintain or improve professional skills are tax deductible according to Treasury Regulation 1.162-5 Couglin vs. Commissioner, 203 F2d 307.

Day 1 7:30 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM The Role of the Geriatric Expert
What Makes You Special; Why You are Important - The Graying of America; How We Can Best Reach Older Patients - Adult Learning Theory and Motivation
10:00 AM Break
10:15 AM What’s New - Interpreting Geriatric Research for Rehabilitation The Latest in Geriatric Rehabilitation; Protocols for TKA, THA, Gait Instability, Lumbar Stenosis, Vertebral Compression Fractures, Decline in Function
12:30 PM Working Lunch (on your own) - Case Studies, Group Discussion
1:00 PM Medically Complex Patients - Interpreting Lab Values & Medical Pathologies
3:15 PM Break
3:30 PM The Treatment Implications of Working with Multiple Diagnoses Anemia, Clotting Abnormalities, Musculoskeletal, Neurological, Hepatic, Renal, Metabolic, Diabetes, Cancer, Obesity, Cardiopulmonary, Gastrointestinal, and Connective Tissue Disorders
6:00 PM Questions and Answers
7:00 PM Adjourn
Day 2 7:30 AM Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM Rehabilitation Evaluation of the Complicated Geriatric Patient What’s Good, What’s Not. Functional Tools - The Great Ones Tools for Frail Patients
10:00 AM Break
10:15 AM Tools for Special Patients (Alzheimer’s, Depressed) Minimum Documentation Criteria for Assessing Older Patients: Case Studies
12:15 PM Working Lunch (on your own) - Case Studies, Group Discussion
12:45 PM Creative and Exciting Means of Treating the Complicated Geriatric Patient Using What We Got in New Ways - How Modalities, Exercise, Neuromuscular re-ed, Gait Training, and Home Exercise Programs Differ for Older Complex Patients
3:00 PM Break
3:15 PM Treatment Ideas for Special Patients and Problems (Alzheimer’s, Depressed, Frail) Evidence Based Treatment Strategies for Flexibility, Strength, Gait and Balance Deficits and Activity of Daily Living Deficits
6:00 PM Questions and Answers
7:00 PM Adjourn

Rehabilitation for older persons is changing rapidly. Payment changes make it more challenging to deliver quality care to the rehabilitatively and medically complex older patient. New advances in treatment techniques, research on efficacy and outcomes make it imperative for the practicing clinician to gather as much proven clinical information as possible. The purpose of this seminar is to provide participants with the most up-to-date information on the evaluation and treatment of the medically complex geriatric patient.
The seminar format is lecture and discussion, as the speaker guides you through the most recent research, evaluation tools, and treatment protocols. Case studies and video demonstration with patients will encourage participants to integrate this information into the development of individualized plans for that can be implemented immediately. The extensive handout, which is over 300 pages with 6,000 current medical references, will provide detailed evaluation forms, outcome measures, suggested protocols, sample home exercises and progressions. The material presented provides a thorough approach to therapeutic strategies and goals, thereby preparing therapists to design and implement highly skilled rehabilitation programs for older persons.

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