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This online ce course utilizes content from the textbook “Geriatric Physical Therapy” Third Edition by Andrew A Guccione, PT, PhD, DPT, FAPTA; Rita A Wong EdD, PT and Dale Avers, PT, DPT, PhD © 2012, published by Elsevier.
 
Instructional Level: Beginner to Intermediate
 
This text offers comprehensive coverage of geriatric physical therapy science and practice, with practical information and evaluation, and intervention approaches that maximize optimal aging.  It emphasizes evidence-based content that rehabilitation professionals can use throughout the patient management process and includes the foundational knowledge needed for clinical success.

Throughout this third edition, information has been updated to reflect the latest foundational science of geriatric physical therapy, ranging from basic physiology of aging to clinical epidemiology of disease and disability.   This course integrates health and functional status information with examination data, to formulate an accurate diagnosis, and thus the tools necessary to design effective treatment plans that can be implemented at all levels of care and across all settings to produce optimal outcomes.
 
To better meet your professional needs, this fully illustrated text of 593 pages has been carefully broken down by sections into 5 modules.  Each module approved for 10 contact hours of post-graduate continuing education (NOTE: board approvals vary state to state, please check your states approval status in the state specific course catalog by returning to our home page and entering both your state and profession).
 
Each 10 contact hour module can be purchased individually or combined with one or all of the other modules from this course to create a Course Bundle.  Each course is offered in two easy formats to again meet your professional continuing education needs.  You can choose to have immediate access to your ce course by selecting the online format (PDF download) or a hard copy of the material can be rushed to your home by selecting our mail format. 

Module Description

Included in Module 2:  Sensory Changes, Cognition, Evaluation of Acute and Medically Complex Patient
Chapter 7:  Environmental Design: Accommodating Sensory Changes in the Older Adult
Chapter 8:  Cognition in the Aging Adult
Chapter 9:  Evaluation of the Acute and Medically Complex Patient
Chapter 10:  Motivation and Patient Education
Chapter 11:  Older Adults and Their Families

Module Goals

Course Goals:This course is intended to instruct the professional through a self-paced study of Sensory Changes, Cognition, Evaluation of Acute and Medically Complex Patient.

Professional Learning Objectives

  1. Identify sensory changes and their relationship to functional ability within the environment.
  2. Discuss common vision changes in the older population.
  3. Define presbyopia.
  4. Identify possible complications of hearing loss.
  5. Define sensorineural hearing loss.
  6. Differentiate between sensory presbycusis and neural presbycusis.
  7. Discuss age related changes in taste and smell.
  8. Discuss depression in the older population.
  9. List the various models of depression.
  10. Demonstrate knowledge in the correlation between depression and institutionalization.
  11. Differentiate between fluid intelligence and crystallized intelligence.
  12. Define delirium.
  13. Identify the most common cause of dementia.
  14. Discuss the prevalence of hip fractures in patients diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease.
  15. Explain the importance of chart review and laboratory test when treating the acutely ill patients.
  16. Demonstrate knowledge in the causes and clinical signs and symptoms of electrolyte abnormalities.
  17. Discuss the causes and signs and symptoms of acid-base imbalance.
  18. Demonstrate knowledge in pulmonary function as it applies to rehabilitation.
  19. Identify the leading cause of morbidity in the older population.
  20. List the common causes of dizziness.
  21. Discuss the various forms of dehydration.
  22. Demonstrate knowledge in patient motivation and education.
  23. Define locus of control.
  24. Define andragogy.
  25. Explain the various learning styles and information processing.
  26. Discuss the older adult and their relationship with family.
  27. Demonstrate knowledge in managing family stressors as they apply to adaptability and change.
  28. Define the cohesion continuum.
  29. Identify the developmental transitions in care giving.