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Putting the ‘Fun’ in Functional: Demonstrations of Evidence Based Therapy

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Outline

  1. Literature Review
  2. Patient Demonstration 1 Gladys
  3. Patient Demonstration 2 Harriet
  4. Patient Demonstration 3 Hubert
  5. The Role of Occupational and Physical Therapy in Geriatric Rehab
  6. Assessing Tools of the Trade
  7. Bonus – Patient Demo 4 David

Objectives

Copyright : 01/02/2019

Testing Muscle Strength: Practical Considerations for Clinicians Working with Older Adults

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Objectives

  1. Explain why the measurement of muscle strength is important in the physical therapy management of the older adult
  2. Identify mechanical variables that must be controlled if reliable measures of muscles strength are to be obtained.
  3. Using the grading schemes recommended by Bohannon, assign appropriate manual muscle test grades based on observation and handling of older adult patients.
  4. Demonstrate measurement of grip strength as recommended by the American Society of Hand Therapists
  5. Perform skilled application of hand held dynamometry for measuring limb muscle forces.
  6. Interpret dynamometer and field test measurements for a patient from whom they have obtained.

Copyright : 01/02/2019

Bonus Module 1: Documentation – Reporting Skills and Evaluations

Third party payers such as CMS and private insurers believe that documentation is a tool that can drive good patient care. Therapists typically see documentation as a necessary evil that takes time away from patient care, but allows them to get paid.

 

In truth, both are correct.

 

Documentation has improved over the years, but capturing the essence of skilled patient assessment and treatment quickly and succinctly is an ongoing challenge. We are doctors now, thus more is expected of our profession than ever before.

 

How do we do it in a way that doesn’t take excessive amounts of time from patient care? That is the point of this course.


This 5hour video course presents real patient examples, hilarious interactive vignettes, shortcuts and skilled terminology handouts and flow sheets to help clinicians become more efficient and effective documenters.

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Objectives

  1. Compile an arsenal of helpful tools to make documenting skill and progress easier and more user friendly
  2. Appraise the quality of initial, progress, and discharge notes
  3. Design drop down menus that reflect therapist skill in daily notes
  4. Compose an initial progress or discharge note that contains excellent examples of skill and progress
  5. Adapt one’s current methods to incorporate useful tools and words that demonstrate skill and progress

Copyright : 01/02/2019

Bonus Module 2: Documentation - Case Studies

Third party payers such as CMS and private insurers believe that documentation is a tool that can drive good patient care. Therapists typically see documentation as a necessary evil that takes time away from patient care, but allows them to get paid.

 

In truth, both are correct.

 

Documentation has improved over the years, but capturing the essence of skilled patient assessment and treatment quickly and succinctly is an ongoing challenge. We are doctors now, thus more is expected of our profession than ever before.

 

How do we do it in a way that doesn’t take excessive amounts of time from patient care? That is the point of this course.


This 5hour video course presents real patient examples, hilarious interactive vignettes, shortcuts and skilled terminology handouts and flow sheets to help clinicians become more efficient and effective documenters.

Program Information

Outline

Objectives

  1. Compile an arsenal of helpful tools to make documenting skill and progress easier and more user friendly
  2. Appraise the quality of initial, progress, and discharge notes
  3. Design drop down menus that reflect therapist skill in daily notes
  4. Compose an initial progress or discharge note that contains excellent examples of skill and progress
  5. Adapt one’s current methods to incorporate useful tools and words that demonstrate skill and progress

Copyright : 01/02/2019