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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 4:  Special Problems and Interventions, and Societal Issues
Chapter 19:  Impaired Integumentary Integrity
Chapter 20:  Management of Urinary Incontinence in Women and Men
Chapter 21:  Conservative Pain Management for the Older Adult
Chapter 22:  Lower-Limb Orthoses for Older Adults
Chapter 23:  Prosthetic Management for the Older Adult with Lower Limb Amputation
Chapter 30:  Reimbursement and Payment Policy
Chapter 31:  Health Policy and Advocacy in the US

Module Goals

Course Goals:This course is intended to instruct the professional through a self-paced study of Special Problems and Interventions, and Societal Issues

Professional Learning Objectives

1.   Discuss impaired integumentary integrity.
2.   Demonstrate knowledge in normal aging-related changes in the skin.
3.   Differentiate between the various skin conditions affecting the elderly population.
4.   Identify common intrinsic and extrinsic factors associated with impaired wound healing.
5.   Explain risk factors and injury prevention for skin tears.
6.   Demonstrate knowledge in the presentation of the stages of pressure ulcers.
7.   Identify pressure ulcer risk factors and wound prevention strategies.
8.   Discuss the epidemiology of venous insufficiency ulcers.
9.   Identify the etiology and common complaints associated with arterial wounds.
10. Differentiate between autolytic, enzymatic and mechanical debridement.
11. Identify the primary justification for debridement.
12. Demonstrate knowledge in the management of urinary incontinence in women and men.
13. Differentiate between the occurrence of urinary incontinence in men and women.
14. Discuss pharmacotherapy for stress urinary incontinence.
15. Explain conservative pain management for the older adult.
16. Discuss the prevalence, challenges, and costs of pain management in older adults.
17. Identify age-related changes in pain for older adults.
18. Demonstrate knowledge in lower-limb orthoses for older adults.
19. List the therapeutic goals of lower-limb orthotic use.
20. Differentiate between plastic, metal and leather orthoses.
21. Identify the socket as the most important component of the prosthesis.
22. Discuss prosthetic management for the older adult with lower limb amputation.
23. Identify the components of prosthesis.
24. Demonstrate knowledge in examination considerations relevant to physiological changes of aging, prosthetic prescription, prosthetic use and rehabilitation.
25. Discuss reimbursement and payment policies.
26. Discuss health insurance programs.
27. Differentiate between Medicaid and Medicare.
28. Explain the Anti-Kickback statute.
29. Demonstrate knowledge in the 6-step advocacy framework.