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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 5:  Special Populations and the Continuum of Care
Chapter 24:  Wellness for the Aging Adult
Chapter 25:  Home Health Physical Therapy
Chapter 26:  Patient Management in the Post Acute Inpatient Setting
Chapter 27:  Hospice and End of Life
Chapter 28:  The Senior Athlete
Chapter 29:  Older Adults with Developmental Disabilities

Module Goals

Course Goals:This course is intended to instruct the professional through a self-paced study of Special Populations and the Continuum of Care

Professional Learning Objectives

  1. Define optimal aging.
  2. Discuss the physical dimensions of wellness including exercise, nutrition, and sleep.
  3. Identify the current recommendations for physical activity to achieve health benefits.
  4. Differentiate between cognitive and emotional wellness.
  5. List the five major factors that make up the construct of social wellness.
  6. Explain occupational/vocational wellness.
  7. Recognize screening tools for physical activity and wellness programs.
  8. Demonstrate knowledge as to the only time exercise is contraindicated for heart disease.
  9. Discuss home health therapy.
  10. Demonstrate knowledge in the Medicare benefit plan for patients receiving home health benefits.
  11. Recognize the primary focus of opening home health case.
  12. Discuss fall-risk screening.
  13. Demonstrate knowledge in patient management in post acute inpatient settings.
  14. Explain the skilled nursing facility (SNF) benefit under the Medicare System.
  15. Identify the leading reasons for long term care (LTC) admissions.
  16. Discuss hospice care and the end of life.
  17. Define terminal restlessness.
  18. Differentiate between hospice care and palliative care.
  19. Explain the Medicare hospice benefit and the requirements that must be met for a patient to qualify for this benefit.
  20. Discuss the profile of hospice patients.
  21. Identify the primary goal of hospice and end of life measures.
  22. Explain palliative sedation (PS) and the frequency with which PS is used at end of life in the hospice setting.
  23. Demonstrate knowledge of the senior athlete.
  24. Recognize aging and physical changes specific to the senior athlete.
  25. List changes common to the aging joint.
  26. Differentiate between macrotraumatic injuries and microtraumatic injuries.
  27. Identify an exception to initiating examination using functional movements.
  28. Recognize that true mobility restrictions often require appropriate manual therapy in conjunction with corrective exercise.
  29. Discuss sport-specific training (SST) and specific adaptations to imposed demands (SAID).
  30.  Identify sport-specific rehabilitation approaches for common senior sports.
  31. Demonstrate knowledge in the benefit of aquatic-based exercise programs for the senior athlete.
  32. Discuss older adults with developmental disabilities.
  33. Identify the four basic types of community-based residential facilities for older adults with developmental disabilities.
  34. Discuss tools available to measure motor function and functional activities.
  35. Demonstrate knowledge in program planning and implementation.
  36. Differentiate between habilitation and rehabilitation.