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Digital Seminar

Screening Patients for “Premature Mortality”


Speaker:
Ron Blehm, PT, CEEAA, CSFI, CFPS
Duration:
1 Hour 47 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Copyright:
Oct 26, 2023
Product Code:
POS065397
Media Type:
Digital Seminar


Description

The population is aging with 60% of older adults showing measurable functional decline. This requires a proactive intervention strategy to identify risk factors and prevent premature mortality or long, drawn-out illness. We will explore a collection of the best tests and exams that specifically identify risk of mortality. This action-packed session will include numerous cases studies and structured lab sessions to perform and interpret these exams. You will learn how to incorporate exam findings into performance-based goals and design specific function-based interventions. Prepare to challenge standard assessment and treatment ideology as you learn to provide a broader scope of care for all patients regardless of age or diagnosis. 

Credits

Planning Committee Disclosure - Relevant relationships

Dr. Danny Porcelli is an independent contractor presenter with RockTape USA. His relevant financial relationship with an ineligible company has been mitigated.
 
 
All other members of the PESI, Inc. planning committee have provided disclosures of financial relationships with ineligible organizations and any relevant non-financial relationships prior to planning content for this activity. None of the remaining committee members had relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies or other potentially biasing relationships to disclose to learners.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.


* Credit Note - **

NOTE: Tuition includes one free CE Certificate (participant will be able to print the certificate of completion after passing the online post-test (80% passing score) and completing the evaluation). Instructional methods will include PowerPoint, didactic lecture, and others.

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Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of your profession.  As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice in accordance with and in compliance with your profession's standards.  

For Planning Committee disclosures, please see the statement above.  For speaker disclosures, please see the faculty biography.


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Earn up to 1.75 CE hours. Please see below, for more details, as credit amounts vary by state and profession. 


Athletic Trainers

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**Please note that Chiropractors and/or Chiropractor Assistants must complete the post-test and evaluation and answer yes to the PACE Chiropractor question if they would like their participation submitted to PACE.


Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

 

PESI, Inc.  is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID# 07865. This Distance Learning-Independent is offered at 1.75  CEUs Intermediate, OT Service Delivery. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

 


Arizona Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

CE credit is available. This self-study course consists of 1.5​ continuing education clock hours for Arizona OTs and OTAs. The Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners (R4-43-203) confirms acceptance of continuing education programs relevant to occupational therapy that are approved by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA).


Florida Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy. Provider Number #50-399. This course qualifies for 1.5 self-study continuing education credits.

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Alaska Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This self-study course consists of 1.75 continuing education credit hours for Alaska Physical Therapists. The Board Rule 12 AAC 54.420 confirms acceptance of continuing education programs that are recognized by other state physical therapy licensing boards. PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers.


Arizona Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. The Arizona State Board of Physical Therapy recognizes continuing competence activities that have been approved by any state PT association or national medical/health care association (e.g., AOTA, ASHA). This self-study activity consists of 1.75 clock hours of instruction applicable for physical therapists.


California Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approval agency to approve providers. This self-study lecture qualifies for 1.75 continuing competency hours.


Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This self-study course consists of 1.75 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.


Illinois Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

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 1.5 CE credit hours.


Kentucky Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants

This self-study course consists of 1.75 continuing education credit hours. For Kentucky licensees, according to 201 KAR 22:045, this self-study educational offering may be applied toward Category 2 continued competency requirements.  Please review the regulation to determine eligibility. 


Michigan Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is an approval provider by the APTA Michigan. This self-study activity qualifies for 1.75 contact hours. Expires: .


New York Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

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 2.1 contact hours.


North Carolina Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

PESI, Inc. is an approved provider with the Illinois Division of Professional Regulation, Provider Number: 216.000270. This intermediate course is approved by the North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners by virtue of PESI Inc. approved provider status with the Illinois Division of Professional Regulation. This course qualifies for 1.5 continuing education hours.


Oklahoma Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This asynchronous activity consists of 1.75 continuing education credit hours for Oklahoma Physical Therapists. Oklahoma Administrative Code 435:20-9-3.1 confirms acceptance of continuing education programs offered by providers approved by other state physical therapy licensing boards. 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.


Pennsylvania Physical Therapists and Assistants

The Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy recognizes approval by all other state boards. This self-study activity consists of 1.75 clock hours of instruction that is applicable for physical therapists.


Texas Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

This self-study activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #2406032TX and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. Instructional Level: Intermediate. This activity will provide 1.75 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.


Utah Physical Therapists And Physical Therapist Assistants

This course is designed to meet the Utah DOPL Rule R156-24b-303b.2.c.iv - A commercial continuing education provider providing a course related to the practice of physical therapy. Please retain a copy of the advertising brochure and your certificate of completion to provide to your board should this be requested of you. This self-study activity consists of 1.75 clock hours of continuing education instruction.


Vermont Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants

CE credit is available. This course consists of 1.75 continuing education credit hours for Vermont Physical Therapists. The Board confirms acceptance of continuing education programs that are recognized by other state physical therapy licensing boards. 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.


Virginia Physical Therapists & Physical Therapy Assistants

CE credit is available. This self-study course consists of 1.75 hours of type 2 continued competency credit for Virginia Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants. Regulation 18VAC112-20-131, Section B, (2) states that up to ten type 2 continued competency credits can be earned by completing independent study activities related to the clinical practice of physical therapy. 


Other Professions

This self-study activity qualifies for 1.75 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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Speaker

Ron Blehm, PT, CEEAA, CSFI, CFPS's Profile

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Ron Blehm, PT, CEEAA, CSFI, CFPS
For over 30 years, Ron’s career has focused on preserving and restoring what matters most to his patients, function. Whether working in pediatrics, sports medicine, orthopedics, or work hardening, he has focused on creating patient-centered programs that maximize recovery and quality of life. Ron has served as a clinical instructor for physical therapy interns, an adjunct instructor for the Department of Geriatrics at OHSU Medical School, clinical instructor for Geriatric Fellow MDs and a community instructor for Parkinson’s Resource Center of Oregon. Additionally, he is involved in research studies including rehab for knee OA, non-pharmacologic management of fibromyalgia, high-intensity rehab for Parkinson’s agility, CBT and exercise for chronic pain, and fall-prevention. He has authored or co-authored articles in Current Headache Reports, Journal of Neurological Physical Therapy, Current Opinions in Rheumatology among others. Mr. Blehm holds multiple certifications, including, the American Physical Therapy Association "Exercise Expert for the Aging Adult", Senior Fitness Instructor, Fall-Prevention Specialist, and Tai Chi Instructor.

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Ron Blehm is the founder of EEI Physio, LLC. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. He has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Ron Blehm has no relevant non-financial relationships.


Additional Info

Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


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Objectives

  1. Investigate screening tools linked to daily function within the home and community environments. 
  2. Formulate how to shift from singular diagnoses to global health and ADL functional status. 
  3. Integrate patient education on long-term health and wellness goals as part of best practice standards. 

Outline

Normal Aging

  • What does normal aging look like? 
  • Literature review 
  • Risk factors for comorbidities 

 

APTA’s “Movement for Movement Campaign” 

A guide for the future of the profession” 

  • Up to 2/3 of mortality is lifestyle related. 
  • The vast majority of health spending goes those with the poorest function.  
  • Earlier identification and management of functional impairments decreases future disability. 
  • Improving activity levels by 10% could equate to 500,000 fewer deaths. 
  • If fall-prevention were just 5% effective, we could see a savings of $18 billion. 

 

 

Functional Exams linked to Mortality

Demonstrations to Practice these objective and functional tools (stand-alone tests) that are the direct link to biologic vitality.   

  • Gait Speed 
  • 30-sec Sit-to-Stand 
  • Timed Up and Go 
  • Timed Up and Go with Dual Task / Cognitive 
  • Four-Stage Static Balance 
  • Four-Square Step Test 
  • Tire Jogs 
  • Alternate Stepping 

 

Additional Tests: 

  • DGI 
  • BBS 
  • SPPB 
  • POMA 
  • Mini BESTest 

 

Clinical Applications

  • We too often conflate short-term goals / progress with long-term outcomes, and this sells short our professional impact. 
  • Tests commonly seen in Rehab practice have no predictive value and do not actually relate to patient’s function – so why are we measuring these things? 
  • We need to implement better screenings, identify those at risk for disability sooner. 
  • This session will provide practical, in-clinic applications that may have long-term impact to improve patient’s QoL and Functional Status. 
  • A true functional exam will guide your treatment and your goals. 

Target Audience

  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapy Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapist Assistants
  • Chiropractors
  • Exercise Physiologists
  • Strength and Conditioning Coaches
  • Athletic Trainers

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