Disciplines: Physical Therapy
Hours: 15 Contact Hours
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Wound Healing Fundamentals for the Physical Therapist

Price: $39.95 
Item # Q3501  

Release Date: February 5, 2016

Expiration Date: February 5, 2019

Chronic wounds affect approximately 2% of the population of the United States and present a significant burden to patients, healthcare professionals, and the U.S. healthcare system. More than $50 billion is spent each year on treatment of chronic wounds and the expense is growing rapidly due to increasing healthcare costs, an aging population, and a sharp rise in the incidence of diabetes and obesity worldwide .The total global wound management market is projected to be worth more than $18.5 billion in 2021.

The utilization of the physical therapist as a member of the wound care team has grown, specifically in the hospital-based outpatient department. Physical therapists have much to offer patients with wounds; they can perform an evaluation, differentially diagnose the wound, and using rehabilitation medicine principles, create a comprehensive plan of care that addresses the wound and its underlying etiology.  Physical therapists can debride non-viable tissue with sharp tools and also implement healing strategies such as offloading, positioning, exercise, and range of motion that affect not only the wound environment, but also maximize overall function and quality of life for patients with wounds. The physical therapist can also be a resource for recommending therapies and assistive devices that improve strength, functional mobility, and overall wound healing.  The goal of this intermediate-level course is to provide an in-depth review of wound healing fundamentals so that physical therapists will feel more comfortable performing wound care techniques and more confident treating patients with wounds.

This course reviews the anatomy of the skin, the physiology of wound healing for the acute and chronic wound, skin changes across the lifespan and the implications of these changes for wound healing among older adults.  The phases of the healing trajectory and factors that may limit wound healing are covered to assist the clinician in determining whether a wound is progressing appropriately and how to intervene.  The course describes several chronic wound types and acute burn injuries, wound assessment, and basic management strategies based on wound characteristics.  

This course is designed for both physical therapists and assistants who are new to wound care and those practicing in wound care who would like a review of the fundamentals.  The course provides the learner with a basic knowledge of wound healing and practical applications to guide clinical practice. The learner wishing to treat patients with wounds should further his or her training with more advanced modules on clinical topics.

 

Texas PTs & PTAs - This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #1911021TX and meets continuing competence requirements for PT & PTA license renewal in Texas.

California PTs & PTAs – Approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California through Net Education Design, Inc., an agency recognized by the board to approved courses that meet Physical Therapy Regulations 1399.96.

New Jersey PTs & PTAs - Approval #1808-120 (2/1/18 - 1/31/20)

Ohio PTs & PTAs – Approved by the Ohio Physical Therapy Association, Approval #17S5716

Pennsylvania PTs & PTAs – Approved for 3 general hours and 1 direct access hour, Approval #PTCE012571 (Exp 12/31/18)

Florida PTs & PTAs – The Florida Board of Physical Therapy accepts this course based on its pre-approval by the Ohio PT Association.

Disclosures
  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion
  • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that the course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content
  • There are no prerequisites for this course
  • Holly Korzendorfer has disclosed that she serves as vice president of clinical business development at DermaRite Industries, a company that manufactures skin care products and distributes wound and nutrition products. Western Schools ensures that this content is free from bias and commercial influence.
Objectives

Course Objectives

  • Explain the role of the physical therapist in wound healing.
  • Describe the anatomy, physiology, structure, and functions of the skin.
  • Describe the physiology of wound healing, including the phases of wound healing and types of wound closure.
  • Identify key components of wound assessment.
  • Select appropriate basic management strategies for chronic wounds based on wound characteristics.
  • Describe the etiology and basic treatment of several common types of wounds.
Author Bio(s)

 

Jennifer Quisberg, MPT, CWS, is a physical therapist and certified wound specialist at Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park, Minnesota. She earned her bachelor of science degree in 1997 from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, and her master’s degree in physical therapy in 2000 from the College of St. Catherine (now St. Catherine University). She has practiced wound care for more than 15 years and has been a certified wound specialist for 11 years. She served as an adjunct faculty member from 2011 to 2012 at St. Catherine University. Since 2010, Ms. Quisberg has been an integrated clinical education instructor for St. Catherine University physical therapy students, introducing them to wound care in the clinical setting. In 2009, she coauthored the article “Adjuvant Use of Acoustic Pressure Wound Therapy for Treatment of Chronic Wounds: A Retrospective Analysis,” which was published in the Journal of
Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing. She was a clinical liaison in 2007 and 2008 for Celleration, Inc., a wound care company located in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, and has served on its clinical advisory board. In 2013, 2014, and 2015, Ms. Quisberg participated in medical mission trips to Haiti, where she taught wound care to the staff at Hôpital Albert Schweitzer. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), belongs to the Electrophysiology and Wound Care Section, and has served on an APTA task force to more fully understand and better utilize tests for functional limitation reporting for Medicare. In 2014, Ms. Quisberg received the APTA Wound Management Special Interest Group’s Wound Care Therapist Scholarship to the Symposium on the Advancement of Wound Care.

 

Peer Reviewer Bio(s)

Holly Korzendorfer, PT, PhD, CWS, FACCWS, received her master’s degree in physical therapy from Chapman University in 1995 and her PhD in physical therapy from Nova  Southeastern University in 2006. Dr. Korzendorfer is an adjunct assistant professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Dominican College and vice president of clinical business development at DermaRite Industries, a company focused on skin and wound care, including nutritional supplements. Dr. Korzendorfer has been a certified wound specialist since 1998 and has diverse managerial and research experience as a physical therapist working in varied care settings across the United States. Dr. Korzendorfer serves as a member of the Academy on Clinical Electrophysiology and Wound Management (ACEWM; a specialty section of the American Physical Therapy Association) Task Force on Physical Therapists in Wound Management Billing and Coding; Ostomy Wound Management (OWM) Editorial Board; American Board of Wound Management (ABWM) Exam Committee; Association for the Advancement of Wound Care (AAWC) Research Committee; and Wound Healing Society (WHS) Education Committee. Dr. Korzendorfer serves on the faculty for PRESENT Wounds, Ostomy and Continence (WOC) and is a fellow of the American College of Clinical Wound Specialists. She has published several peer-reviewed articles and presents locally and nationally on wound management topics.

Nonarthritic Hip Pain: Current Concepts in Conservative and Postoperative Rehabilitation

Price: $39.95 
Item # Q3503  

Release Date: March 23, 2016

Expiration Date: March 23, 2019

Although advancements in imaging technology have improved the understanding and identification of underlying causes of hip pain, there remains a lack of evidence relating specific abnormalities identified with symptoms and functional limitations. On average, it takes 21 months for individuals to receive a diagnosis after the onset of their pain/symptoms. This delay results in increased frustration for the individual as well as significant reductions in his or her activity levels. This intermediate-level course focuses on FAI and acetabular labral tears with some discussion of hip instability, chondral injury, and commonly related extra-articular pathologies.

 

Texas PTs & PTAs - This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #1911021TX and meets continuing competence requirements for PT & PTA license renewal in Texas.

Pennsylvania PTs & PTAs – Course Approval #PTCE011767

California PTs & PTAsCalifornia PTs & PTAs – Approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California through Net Education Design, Inc., an agency recognized by the board to approved courses that meet Physical Therapy Regulations 1399.96.

Ohio PTs & PTAs – Approved by the Ohio Physical Therapy Association, Approval #17S5739

Florida PTs & PTAs – The Florida Board of Physical Therapy accepts this course based on its pre-approval by the Ohio PT Association.

New Jersey PTs & PTAs - Approval #1808-111 (2/1/18 - 1/31/20)

Disclosures
  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion
  • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that the course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content
  • There are no prerequisites for this course
Objectives

Course Objectives

  • Identify the etiology and pathology of different types of nonarthritic hip pain
  • Describe the clinical examination and diagnostic imaging techniques used with an individual with nonarthritic hip pain
  • Describe the conservative management of an individual with nonarthritic hip pain
  • Describe the surgical management and postoperative rehabilitation of an individual with nonarthritic hip pain
Author Bio(s)

 

David Kohlrieser, DPT, OCS, SCS, CSCS, completed his undergraduate and graduate degrees at Ohio University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology and a doctor of physical therapy degree. He completed a sports physical therapy residency program with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Centers for Rehab Services. He was appointed a faculty member for the sports and orthopedic residency programs while employed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Center for Sports Medicine. He is a board-certified sports and orthopedic clinical specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). He is also certified as a strength and conditioning specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. His professional sports experiences include an affiliation with the Pittsburgh Steelers and employment as a physical therapist for the Pittsburgh Penguins. He was previously a faculty member of the sports physical therapy residency program at OSU Sports Medicine at The Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center. Dr. Kohlrieser is currently employed at Orthopedic One in Columbus, Ohio, where he is working directly with a nationally recognized hip surgeon and coordinating rehabilitation for a wide variety of surgical and nonsurgical hip conditions. He has published several articles and book chapters related to intra- and extra-articular hip conditions.

 

Peer Reviewer Bio(s)

Michael Wahoff, PT, SCS, OCS, has been an orthopedic and sports physical therapist for more than 25 years. Mr. Wahoff graduated from St. Louis University’s program in physical therapy in 1990 and spent 10 years working as a staff physical therapist at St. Louis University’s Orthopedic Rehabilitation Center. He also served as an adjunct faculty member at St. Louis University’s Program in Physical Therapy. After taking off 2 years to travel, Michael spent 9 years at Howard Head Sports Medicine Center in Vail, Colorado. For 7 of those years he was the lead therapist for Dr. Marc Philippon, a leading expert in the arthroscopic treatment of hip pathologies, with emphases in femoroacetabular impingement and labral-chondral dysfunction. At Howard Head, Mr. Wahoff specialized in postsurgical and nonoperative rehabilitation of the hip and knee. Mr. Wahoff is currently practicing as an individual private physical therapist in Atlanta, Georgia. He has been a sports certified specialist of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) for 10 years and an orthopedic certified specialist for 7 years. He is a member of both sections of APTA. Michael has taught multiple courses in Vail, St. Louis, and Chicago on advances in the evaluation and treatment of the athletic hip. He has coauthored papers and published in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters.

Concussion Management: A Comprehensive Evidence-Based Approach for the Physical Therapist

Price: $39.95 
Item # Q3519  

Release Date: September 19, 2017

Expiration Date: September 19, 2020

This intermediate course is designed for practicing physical therapists and physical therapist assistants who work with individuals with acute and chronic concussion. This course will be most beneficial for the clinician who has a basic knowledge of concussion and concussion management, but has not recently reviewed the current literature in concussion care that includes the significant changes in the classification of concussion and the approach to diagnosis that considers the complexity of concussion and the need for individualized patient centered care. Gaps in knowledge that have been identified in physical therapy practice include the role of neuroimaging in concussion, the understanding of current guidelines and definitions of concussion, how to identify and design interventions based on individual examination results, and the prescription of individualized graded return to activity and sport. This course will provide a more comprehensive evidenced based understanding of the complex nature of concussion including the pathophysiology of concussion, physiologic, cervicogenic, and vestibulo-ocular dysfunction that may result, the current suggested classification methods, an understanding of the shift in recommended timelines for rest and return to activity, and the tools necessary for evidenced based examination and treatment. 

California PTs & PTAs - Approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California through Net Education Design, Inc., an agency recognized by the board to approved courses that meet Physical Therapy Regulations 1399.96.

Texas PTs & PTAs - This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #1911021TX and meets continuing competence requirements for PT & PTA license renewal in Texas.

Ohio PTs & PTAs - Approval #18S7385 (6/1/18 to 6/1/19)

Florida & Indiana PTs & PTAs – PT boards in your state accept this course based on pre-approval by the Ohio PT Association.

New Jersey PTs & PTAs - Approval #1808-96 (2/1/18 - 1/31/20)

Pennsylvania PTs & PTAs - Pennsylvania PT Board Approved, #PTCE013503, for 3 general hours & 1 direct access hour.

Disclosures
  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
  • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that the course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.
  • There are no prerequisites for this course.
Objectives

Course Objectives

  • Discuss the history, epidemiology, and diagnostic tests related to concussion.
  • Discuss the pathophysiology, potential long-term consequences, and common signs and symptoms of concussion.
  • Describe the role of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Explain key components of the physical therapy examination, including the appropriate tests and measures and how the findings impact prognosis.
  • Design appropriate patient-centered interventions to address the key concussion symptoms and activity limitations.
  • Discuss concussion prevention strategies and initiatives.
Author Bio(s)

 

Lisa Brown, PT, DPT, Neurologic Clinical Specialist, is a clinical assistant professor at the Boston University College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College. Dr. Brown is a primary instructor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program, providing instruction on a variety of topics including the examination and treatment of concussion, traumatic brain Injury and vestibular disorders. Dr. Brown currently practices at the Boston University Physical Therapy Center Concussion program. She received her bachelor of science degree in physical therapy from the University of Vermont, and her transitional DPT and Certificate of Advanced Study in neurology from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions. Dr. Brown was part of the team that developed the “Expanding Neurologic Expertise: Introduction to Vestibular Rehabilitation” course offered by the Neurology Section of the APTA, is currently on the team developing the Clinical Practice Guidelines for Orthotic and Prosthetic Prescription, and was part of the critical appraisal team for “Vestibular Rehabilitation for Peripheral Hypofunction: An Evidenced Based Clinical Practice Guideline.”

 

Peer Reviewer Bio(s)

Bara Alsalaheen, PhD, PT, is a practicing physical therapist and an assistant professor of physical therapy at the University of Michigan-Flint and the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Dr. Alsalaheen has been involved in clinical and research efforts involving patients with concussion since 2007. His focus is on improving the care for athletes through identifying and treating patients with persistent symptoms after concussion. Dr. Alsalaheen’s interests are in vestibular, manual, and exertional physical therapy interventions to improve the recovery of athletes after concussion.

Common Chronic Health Conditions Associated With Aging

Price: $29.95 
Item # Q3544  

Release Date: July 18, 2017

Expiration Date: July 18, 2020

This basic-level course is designed to assist healthcare professionals in encouraging, teaching, and guiding older adults with chronic conditions to practice healthy lifestyles. This course explores common chronic conditions associated with aging, and discusses how healthcare professionals can help older adults manage these conditions and enhance health. Included is a look at the emotional effects of coping with loss, disability, and chronic conditions. Depression and bereavement are described, along with the stages of grief and methods of distinguishing among them. Because the incidence of cancer increases with age, preventive cancer screening and prevention guidelines for older adults are presented. Prevention, treatment of, and coping with such common problems as hearing loss, hypertension, and incontinence are also discussed. Because stroke, arthritis, and osteoporosis all have the potential to negatively affect functional status, these conditions are also reviewed to help promote healthy aging.

It is rare for an older adult to live a long life without any of the concerns presented in this chapter. Memory problems are discussed, including differentiating between normal aging changes and cognitive impairment. By taking preventive measures and practicing positive health habits, fewer older adults will face these issues. The information presented in this course is designed to help healthcare professionals guide older adults to a healthy lifestyle.

Please Note: This course is an extract of, and should not be taken in conjunction with, Q3540 - Healthy Aging, 2nd Edition


California PTs & PTAs - Approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California through Net Education Design, Inc., an agency recognized by the board to approved courses that meet Physical Therapy Regulations 1399.96.

Texas PTs & PTAs - This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #1911021TX and meets continuing competence requirements for PT & PTA license renewal in Texas.

Ohio PT & PTA - Approval #18S7397 (6/12/18 to 6/12/19)

Florida & Indiana PTs & PTAs – PT boards in your state accept this course based on pre-approval by the Ohio PT Association.

New Jersey PTs & PTAs - Approval #1808-95 (2/1/18 - 1/31/20)

Pennsylvania PTs & PTAs - Pennsylvania PT Board Approved, #PTCE013513, for 3 general hours & 0 direct access hours. (Exp 12/31/18)

Disclosures
  • Courses must be completed on or before the expiration date noted in the course description above.
  • You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
  • Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that the course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support.
  • All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.
  • There are no prerequisites for this course.
Objectives

Course Objectives

  • Describe the emotional effects of coping with age-related physiological changes.
  • Identify common chronic conditions associated with the aging process.
  • Review the most effective ways to help older adult patients prevent common chronic conditions associated with aging.
Author Bio(s)

 

Fayron Epps, PhD, RN, has been a registered nurse for 16 years. She recently completed her postdoctoral fellowship with the National Hartford Center of Gerontological Nursing Excellence. She is currently employed as an Assistant Professor at Georgia State University. Additionally, Dr. Epps serves as adjunct faculty with the Louisiana State University Life Course and Aging Center. She is an active member with numerous professional organizations, including the Gerontological Society of America, National Gerontological Nurses Association, and International Dementia Scholars Collaborative. Most recently she has been elected to the Board of Directors for Louisiana Enhancing Aging with Dignity through Empowerment and Respect (LEADER).

Dr. Epps’ career goal as a nurse scholar is to promote health across the life span by increasing the quality of life for family caregivers and recognizing the multidimensional complexities of supporting older adults through nursing research, education, and service. Her program of research involves evidence-based practices for promoting quality of life for persons with dementia and their family caregivers. Dr. Epps has presented her research at local, regional, and national conferences. In addition, she has published in the Journal of Religion, Spirituality & Aging, Geriatric Nursing, Journal of Gerontological Nursing, Research in Gerontological Nursing, and Journal of Research Practice.

 

Peer Reviewer Bio(s)

Karen Hurka-Richardson, ANP-BC, MSN, BSN, RN, is a nurse practitioner working in geriatrics at a continuing care retirement community in Chapel Hill, NC. She received a Master of Science in Nursing in the Adult Nurse Practitioner Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2008. She completed her Bachelor of Science in nursing at Johns Hopkins University in 2003. She has experience working in neurosurgery, psychiatry, utilization review, hospice, HIV/AIDS, and intensive care.

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