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Course Description

This course utilizes content from the textbook “Geriatric Rehabilitation Manual” Second Edition by Timothy L. Kauffman, PhD, PT, John O. Barr, PhD, PT, and Michael Moran PT, DPT, ScD © 2007, published by Elsevier.
Instructional Level: Beginner to Intermediate
This text presents step-by-step guidance on the evaluation and treatment of geriatric diseases and disorders.  With detailed evaluation of the incidence of disorders, diagnostic tests, associated diagnoses, and clinical implications for mobility and rehabilitation techniques.

You can expect throughout the course an overview of the effects of aging on all body systems, special geriatric considerations for laboratory assessment, thermoregulation, and pharmacology, as well as an overview of geriatric care and the review of system as they relate to aging.  Detailed discussion of the complexity of aging, pathology and healthcare, aging pathokinesiology directed at specific clinical conditions are also included in this course. 
This second edition includes topics pertaining to musculoskeletal involvement, neuromuscular and neurological involvement, neoplasms, cardiopulmonary diseases and blood vessel, circulatory and skin disorders.  Aging and pathological sensorium is discussed as it relates to vision, hearing and communication.  Legal and ethical considerations are also addressed.
To better meet your professional needs, this fully illustrated text of 540 pages has been carefully broken down by chapters into 4 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 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 needs.  You can choose to have immediate access to your course by selecting the online format (PDF download) or hard copy of the material can be rushed to your home by selecting our mail format. 

Module Description

Included in Module 2 Neuro Disorders, Neoplasms and Cardiopulmonary Disease

Chapter 28:  Neurological Trauma
Chapter 29:  Rehabilitation after Stroke
Chapter 30:  Senile Dementia and Cognitive Impairment
Chapter 31:  Multiple Sclerosis
Chapter 32:  Parkinson’s Disease
Chapter 33:  Tremor, Chorea and Other Involuntary Movement
Chapter 34:  Generalized Peripheral Neuropathy
Chapter 35:  Localized Peripheral Neuropathies
Chapter 36:  Neoplasms of the Brain
Chapter 37:  Neoplasms of the Breast
Chapter 38:  Gastric and Colon Neoplasms
Chapter 39:  Neoplasms of the Skin
Chapter 40:  Neoplasms of the Prostate
Chapter 41:  Exercise Considerations for Aging Adults
Chapter 42:  Clinical Development and Progression of Heart Disease
Chapter 43:  Cardiac Arrhythmias and Conduction Disturbances
Chapter 44:  Heart Failure and Valvular Heart Disease
Chapter 45:  Cardiac pacemakers and Defibrillators
Chapter 46:  Invasive Cardiac Procedures
Chapter 47:  Pulmonary Diseases

Module Goals

Course Goals:This course is intended to instruct the professional through a self-paced study of Neuro Disorders, Neoplasms and Cardiopulmonary Disease in Geriatric Rehabilitation.

Professional Learning Objectives

  1. Identify the leading cause of traumatic brain injury in individuals aged 65 and older.
  2. Differentiate between coup and contre-coup injuries.
  3. Explain a cerebrovascular accident and how it can occur.
  4. List the modalities that are frequently used in stroke rehabilitation.
  5. Define delirium.
  6. Define dementia.
  7. Discuss rehabilitation interventions for multiple sclerosis.
  8. Identify the characteristics associated with Parkinson’s disease.
  9. Define tremor.
  10. Differentiate between athetosis, chorea and ballismus.
  11. Differentiate between essential, resting and intention tremors.
  12. Discuss the classifications and differential diagnosis of dyskinetic conditions.
  13. List common causes of generalized peripheral polyneuropathy in older individuals.
  14. Differentiate between generalized and localized peripheral neuropathies.
  15. Identify common causes of hand numbness.
  16. Identify the most common tumors seen by healthcare practitioners.
  17. Discuss the severity of metastatic breast carcinoma following lung cancer.
  18. Demonstrate knowledge in the clinical findings of both gastric and colon cancer.
  19. Differentiate between basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and malignant melanoma skin cancers.
  20. List the patterns of melanoma that can be observed.
  21. Explain neoplasms of the prostate and the median age at the time of onset.
  22. Identify important considerations that should be considered when developing an exercise program or prescription.
  23. Demonstrate knowledge of the Seniors’ Walking Exercise Program protocol.
  24. Define atherosclerosis.
  25. Differentiate between angina pectoris and myocardial ischemia.
  26. Discuss returning to physical activity following an acute myocardial infarction.
  27. Explain the intrinsic pacemakers of the heart.
  28. Discuss atrial arrhythmias.
  29. Demonstrate knowledge in congestive heart failure and valvular heart disease.
  30. List the general modes of a pacemaker for pacing the heart.
  31. Identify when automatic implantable cardiac defibrillators may be necessary.
  32. Differentiate between right and left heart catheterization.
  33. Discuss therapy intervention for patients who have just undergone invasive cardiac procedures.
  34. Demonstrate knowledge in pulmonary disease.