Therapists and other healthcare practitioners have an increasingly complex role in discharge planning from acute care as hospital stays become shorter and 30 day readmission rates are more closely scrutinized. It is imperative that acute care therapists not only identify but also be able to quantify functional impairments and fall risk. Standardized testing in hospitals is complicated by the frailty of the patient population, management of multiple lines and medical issues, as well as time constraints.
This course is designed to help healthcare practitioners by familiarizing them with the variety of tests to choose from, and to assist them in making sense of test outcomes. You will learn and practice tests that can be used on patients with high levels of mobility, as well as those tests that are appropriate for the ICU. During this lab-intensive course, you will be introduced to an array of objective measures that can be used to enhance assessments and documentation, to guide treatment, and to aid in discharge planning.
NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after completing the on-line post-test (80% passing score) and completing the evaluation).
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PESI, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #: 17118 for 5.5 self-study contact hours.
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PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of Nursing. Provider #: FBN2858. These materials qualify for 5.5 self-study contact hours.
PESI, Inc. is an approved provider by the Iowa Board of Nursing. Provider #: 346. Nurses successfully completing these self-study materials will earn 5.7 self-study contact hours. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your license number, include the title, speaker name and date. PESI must have this number on file in order for your hours to be valid.
PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number #50-399. This course qualifies for 5.7 self-study continuing education credits.
PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers. This self-study lecture qualifies for 5.5 continuing competency hours.
This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #2106032TX and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. This activity will provide 5.5 CCUs. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE. Full attendance is required; no partial credits will be offered for partial attendance.
This self-study course consists of 5.5 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists. CE requirements for physical therapists vary by state/jurisdiction. Please retain the certificate of completion that you receive and use as proof of completion when required.
PESI, Inc. is a Registered Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor through the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Professional Regulation. License #: 216.000270. This self-study course qualifies for 5.5 CE credit hours.
PESI, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department, State Board for Physical Therapy as an approved provider for physical therapy and physical therapy assistant continuing education. This self-study course qualifies for 6.8 contact hours.
This self-study activity qualifies for 5.5 continuing education clock hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your activity advertisement and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific requirements.
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|Manual - Fall Risk and Functional Impairments (15.80 MB)||175 Pages||Available after Purchase|
Rachel Blackwood, PT, DPT, is a licensed physical therapist with nearly 15 years of experience. She graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with her M.S. in Physical Therapy, then went on to earn her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of South Alabama. Although she has experience in a variety of settings, the majority of her career has been in acute care. She has been involved in program development, staff training, and clinical education. Ms. Blackwood has also served as adjunct faculty at the Jefferson State LPTA program. Her interests include acute and medically complex patients and she has been a team leader in critical care units. She is currently employed by Duke University Health Systems in Raleigh, NC as a weekend therapist. As a weekend PT, she encounters many patients who are “discharge issues”, where her use of standardized tests is a critical consideration for recommending the appropriate discharge placement.
Financial: Rachel Ross Blackwood has an employment relationship with Duke Health Services. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Rachel Ross Blackwood has no relevant non-financial relationships.
PSYCHOMETRICS- A REVIEW OF TERMS
FUNCTIONAL IMPAIRMENT TESTS
GAIT: WHEN DOCUMENTING DISTANCE AND LEVEL OF ASSIST ISN’T ENOUGH
BENEFITS OF ICU STANDARDIZED TESTING
ADLS AND STANDARDIZED TESTS
CVA SPECIFIC TESTS
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