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This online ce course utilizes content from the textbook “Acute Care Handbook for Physical Therapist” Third Edition by Jaime C. Paz, PT, DPT, MS and Michele P. West, MS, PT © 2009, published by Elsevier.
 
Instructional Level: Beginner to Intermediate
 
This newest edition features a user-friendly format with updated information on medications, laboratory and diagnostic tests and invasive procedures pertinent to physical therapy practice.  Each chapter includes features designed to help you better manage your hospital-based patients.  Focused on evidence-based practice helping you determine the best interventions.

Throughout this course information included as a review of basic physiologic structure and function.  You will find an overview of the medical-surgical workup of a newly admitted patient and a review of pathophysiology that emphasizes signs and symptoms of specific disorders.  Also discussed is information on invasive and noninvasive management, including pharmacology and guidelines for physical therapy interventions.  Information on new surgical and invasive procedures such as minimally invasive orthopedic surgery and bariatric procedures is also included.  Clinical tips have also been included from experienced clinicians on how to maximize safety, quality and efficiency of care.
 
To better meet your professional needs, this fully illustrated text of 509 pages has been carefully broken down by sections into 3 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 needs.  You can choose to have immediate access to your 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 3:  Oncology, Wounds, Infectious Disease and Organ Transplantation

Chapter 5:  Oncology
Chapter 7:  Burns and Wounds
Chapter 10:  Infectious Diseases
Chapter 12:  Organ Transplantation

Module Goals

Module 3: Oncology, Wounds, Infectious Disease and Organ Transplantation
Course Goals and Objectives

 
Course Goals:This course is intended to instruct the professional through a self-paced study of Oncology, Wounds, Infectious Disease and Organ Transplantation in the Acute Care setting.
Professional Learning Objectives

  1. Discuss signs and symptoms of cancer and their effect on treatment options.
  2. Differentiate between the stage and grade of cancer and their role in determining appropriate treatment options.
  3. Differentiate between immunotherapy, hormonal therapy and chemotherapy.
  4. Explain treatment focus points for gastrointestinal cancer and genitourinary cancer.
  5. List four major classifications of brain tumors.
  6. Identify clinical significant variations of the skin.
  7. Demonstrate knowledge in the zones of coagulation.
  8. Differentiate between the different depths of burns.
  9. Discuss inhalation injuries.
  10. Identify different scar types secondary to wounds.
  11. Explain appropriate timing for therapy intervention following a burn.
  12. Discuss primary goals of physical therapy intervention for patients with burn injuries.
  13. Demonstrate knowledge of complex healing process of a wound.
  14. Discuss key focus points when assessing the healing process of a wound.
  15. Explain appropriate debridement mechanisms.
  16. List the forms of selective debridement.
  17. Define Immunodeficiency.
  18. Differentiate between nosocomial infections and subclinical infections.
  19. Identify observations that should be documented during the physical examination of a patient with an infectious disease.
  20. Discuss signs and symptoms of skin infections.
  21. Define sepsis and the effects of sepsis on a patient.
  22. List the different types of organ transplants.
  23. Identify basic criteria to be considered for an organ transplant.
  24. Explain the major complications associated with organ transplantation.
  25. Differentiate between postoperative care for liver and kidney transplants.
  26. Discuss post operative care for patients who have just undergone lung transplantation.
  27. Explain exercise methods used for bone marrow transplant patients.