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  • Physical Therapy Assistants
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    With the Western Schools 365 Physical Therapy Online Membership you get: 

    • Unlimited access to all our high-quality, evidence-based online CE courses for physical therapy professionals for a full year
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    Adhesive Capsulitis: Current Concepts in Examination, Diagnosis, and Intervention

    Price: $29.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
    Item # Q3427  

    Adhesive capsulitis, also known as frozen shoulder or pericapsulitis, is a complex condition involving the entire glenohumeral joint capsule, which results in pain and loss of both active and passive movement with significant participation and activity limitations. Physical therapy is often the first line of management.  Early recognition of signs and symptoms associated with adhesive capsulitis and differentiation from other painful conditions is fundamental to improving overall outcomes for physical therapy care, making these important skills for the practicing clinician. This basic-level course reviews the functional anatomy of the shoulder, provides an overview of adhesive capsulitis, including its etiology and epidemiology, and offers an up-to-date, evidence-based foundation for the diagnosis and intervention of adhesive capsulitis.

    Texas PTs & PTAs – This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #1611021TX and meets continuing competence requirements for PT & PTA license renewal in Texas.

    Florida PTs & PTAs - Approved by the Florida Physical Therapy Association (FPTA) approval #CE16-25864. Approval of this course does not necessarily imply FPTA supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.

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

    Ohio PTs & PTAs – Approved by the Ohio Physical Therapy Association, Approval #16S2307

    Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias: Medical Overview and Rehabilitation Management

    Price: $29.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
    Item # Q3485  

    Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most prevalent form of dementia, accounting for 60% - 80% of all cases. Current estimates suggest that approximately 5 million people in the United States age 65 and older have AD. Because age is the primary risk factor for AD, the number of people with AD is projected to nearly triple by 2050, reaching 13.8 million. The likelihood of rehabilitation professionals treating individuals with AD increases year by year.

    This intermediate level course provides useful, pragmatic information to rehabilitation therapists to facilitate successful rehabilitation for individuals with AD. Too often, those with dementia are excluded from rehabilitation opportunities based on the assumption that they will not benefit, or they are given a brief trial of rehabilitation that does not take into consideration the special needs of this population and, as a result, do not make gains. Physical therapists who have limited knowledge of AD and other dementias often manage these individuals within the same theoretical framework and strategies with which they approach their cognitively intact clients, which may result in limited success. Existing evidence shows that the needs of individuals with AD are different than the needs of those without cognitive deficits. Observation of and respect for special considerations related to personal interaction, communication, cueing, and motor learning can substantially impact the success of rehabilitation with this population. Given the prevalence of AD in those over age 65, any rehabilitation professional working with older adults is likely to work with patients with dementia. Physical therapists who address the unique needs of this population will have greater success in their rehabilitation efforts, and their patients will reap the benefits of their knowledge and skill.

    This course offers an overview of AD and its medical management, practical information on optimal interactions with individuals with AD, research findings related to motor learning in this population, existing evidence on rehabilitation with individuals with AD, and strategies to facilitate successful outcomes.


    Texas PTs & PTAs - This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #1611021TX 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.

    Florida PTs & PTAs - Approved by the Florida Physical Therapy Association (FPTA) approval #CE17-28258. Approval of this course does not necessarily imply FPTA supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.

    Ohio PTs & PTAs – Approved by the Ohio Physical Therapy Association, Approval #17S5836

    Applied Ethics in Physical Therapy, Updated 3rd Edition

    Price: $24.95 Hours:2 Contact Hours
    Item # Q3506  

    Release Date: October 6, 2016

    This course presents information to help the therapist understand the importance of ethical behavior in patient care and become familiar with the guidelines of professional conduct. Illustrative case scenarios in which therapists face hypothetical ethical dilemmas are included. This intermediate-level course summarizes the APTA Code of Ethics and Guide for Professional Conduct. Familiarity with these essential documents, and the ethical standards of behavior that they establish, will assist physical therapists and physical therapist assistants in reviewing and implementing ethical parameters in their clinical practice.


    Texas PTs & PTAs - This course has been approved by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 2 CCUs towards the ethics and professional responsibility requirement for Texas PTs & PTAs, Approval #62145ETX. Effective September 1, 2016 - September 1, 2018. 

    California PTs & PTAsApproved 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.

    Florida PTs & PTAs - Approved by the Florida Physical Therapy Association (FPTA) approval # CE17-576209. Approval of this course does not necessarily imply FPTA supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.

    Pennsylvania PTs & PTAs – Approved for 2.75 general hours and 0.25 direct access hour, Approval #PTCE012574

    Biopsychosocial Treatments for Chronic Pain

    Price: $24.95 Hours:2 Contact Hours
    Item # Q3420  

    This basic-level course provides information on empirically supported psychosocial treatment strategies that can be useful when working with clients who are experiencing chronic pain including cognitive behavioral therapy, family interventions, and complementary and alternative approaches. The course also provides an overview of common medications used to treat chronic pain and discusses issues surrounding addiction and adherence to a prescribed medication regimen.

    This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #1611021TX 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.

    Ohio PTs & PTAs – Approved by the Ohio Physical Therapy Association, Approval #16S2305

    Florida PTs & PTAs - Approved by the Florida Physical Therapy Association (FPTA) approval #CE17-610060. Approval of this course does not necessarily imply FPTA supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.

    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Improving Intervention Effectiveness

    Price: $29.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
    Item # Q3484  

    Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most common compression neuropathy of the upper extremity; impacting up to 10 million people a year. The sources of CTS are varied and can be precipitated by many different aspects of daily life; however, CTS primarily results from repeated or prolonged compression of the median nerve as it passes through the carpal tunnel along with nine flexor tendons. Median nerve compression can result from repetitive hand and wrist activities, a specific traumatic injury, a systemic condition such as diabetes or pregnancy, or the thickening of the protective sheaths that surround the flexor tendons that extend through the carpal tunnel. Exposure to these varied sources of compression can place an individual on the path to developing CTS without being aware of the progression of the condition until symptoms appear. 

    This course enables practitioners to develop an evidence-based practice approach to the assessment, prevention, and treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome. Although designed for intermediate-level clinicians, the course begins with a brief overview of the anatomical and physiological features of CTS, including a summary of symptoms and functional impairments. A discussion of potential causes and risk factors is presented, followed by a critical analysis of various assessment tools and tests used to evaluate an individual for CTS. Finally, the evidence for various preventive and rehabilitative interventions is reviewed with a focus on rehabilitative interventions. By gaining a better understanding of the complexities of CTS, practitioners will be able to formulate more effective and efficient evidence-based interventions for clients with CTS.

    This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #1611021TX 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.

    Florida PTs & PTAs - Approved by the Florida Physical Therapy Association (FPTA) approval #CE16-25867. Approval of this course does not necessarily imply FPTA supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.

    Ohio PTs & PTAs – Approved by the Ohio Physical Therapy Association, Approval #17S5968

    Cerebral Palsy Across the Lifespan

    Price: $29.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
    Item # Q3473  

    This intermediate-level course provides updated, evidence-based information for physical therapists (PTs) who work with individuals who have cerebral palsy. This course will be particularly helpful to clinicians who have not recently reviewed the literature related to cerebral palsy, and to those who do not frequently provide physical therapy services for this population. Physical therapists who received their training before the profession’s move to doctoral-level training may also find this course helpful because of its focus on the clinical reasoning skills that are necessary when patients can directly access physical therapists without physician referral.

    Most physical therapists in pediatric clinical settings will encounter individuals with cerebral palsy. Because pediatric and school-based clinical services typically end by the age of 21, physical therapists and who provide treatment in adult therapy settings also need to be competent in treating this rapidly growing segment of the adult population. Physical therapists who work with this heterogeneous population need to be aware of the many factors critical to clinical decision making. This course will address prevalence, etiology, diagnosis, classification, examination, evaluation, prognosis, interventions, and outcomes for individuals with cerebral palsy across the lifespan. The course also describes the role of PTs in providing family-centered care. Because the body of literature related to this diagnosis is extensive, this course will provide an overview of the most salient issues that impact the clinical decisions and care provided by physical therapists. Clinicians who desire a more in-depth understanding of cerebral palsy are encouraged to pursue applicable resources more extensively.

    Texas PTs & PTAs – This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #1611021TX 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.

    Florida PTs & PTAs  – Approved by the Florida Physical Therapy Association (FPTA) approval # CE16-25866. Approval of this course does not necessarily imply FPTA supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.

    Ohio PTs & PTAs – Approved by the Ohio Physical Therapy Association, Approval #17S5837

    Common Chronic Health Conditions Associated With Aging

    Price: $29.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
    Item # Q3544  

    Release Date: July 18, 2017

    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.


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

    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.

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

    Price: $39.95 Hours:4 Contact Hours
    Item # Q3519  

    Release Date: September 19, 2017

    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. 


    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.

    Conservative and Surgical Management of the Osteoarthritic Hand and Wrist: A Physical Therapy Perspective

    Price: $29.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
    Item # Q3490  

    This intermediate-level course provides a detailed overview of the pathophysiology and mechanics of the joints of the hand of individuals diagnosed with OA. In-depth information is presented on the medical diagnosis of OA, including the criteria established by the American College of Rheumatology, the distinction between primary and secondary OA, the taking of a client history, and the physical examination. The management goals and treatment options in managing OA are discussed, including conservative medical management, pharmacology, physical and occupational therapy interventions, and surgical options.

    Texas PTs & PTAs - This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #1611021TX 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.

    Florida PTs & PTAs - Approved by the Florida Physical Therapy Association (FPTA) approval #CE17-610052. Approval of this course does not necessarily imply FPTA supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.

    Ohio PTs & PTAs – Approved by the Ohio Physical Therapy Association, Approval #17S5838

    Current Concepts in ACL Injury, Surgery, and Rehabilitation

    Price: $39.95 Hours:4 Contact Hours
    Item # Q3431  

    Injury to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is the most prevalent of internal knee lesions and can result in short-term physical impairments and long-term joint morbidity. This intermediate-level course provides an overview of the etiology and risk factors of isolated ACL injuries; discusses pertinent clinical examination, classification, and prognosis after ACL injuries and reconstruction; and reviews evidence-based interventions to maximize successful outcomes after injury or surgery. Decisions regarding which patients are appropriate for nonoperative management of an ACL-deficient knee, how to safely progress patients through a criterion-based guideline, and when to provide recommendations for safe return back to sports after ACL injury or reconstruction are discussed.

    This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #1611021TX and meets continuing competence requirements for PT & PTA license renewal in Texas.

    Florida PTs & PTAs - Approved by the Florida Physical Therapy Association (FPTA) approval #CE16-25979. Approval of this course does not necessarily imply FPTA supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.

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

    Ohio PTs & PTAs – Approved by the Ohio Physical Therapy Association, Approval #17S0588

    Pennsylvania PTs & PTAs – Course Approval #PTCE011765

    New Jersey PTs & PTAs - Pre-Approved by the NJ Board of PT Examiners, Approval #P1704-119 Expires 1/31/18.

    Depression in Older Adults, Updated 1st Edition

    Price: $29.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
    Item # Q3454  

    This basic-level course reviews the primary types of depressive disorders among older adults, the causes of depression in this age-group, the diagnostic procedures used to effectively detect depression in older adults, and current treatments used in this population. This course elucidates the ways in which depressive symptoms are commonly missed or misinterpreted so that healthcare professionals can better assess and intervene in late-life depression.

    This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #1611021TX 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 approve courses that meet Physical Therapy Regulations 1399.96.

    Florida PTs & PTAs - Approved by the Florida Physical Therapy Association (FPTA) approval #CE16-25971. Approval of this course does not necessarily imply FPTA supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.

    Ohio PTs & PTAs – Approved by the Ohio Physical Therapy Association, Approval #17S5745

    Ethical Issues and Decision Making in Physical Therapy

    Price: $29.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
    Item # Q3504  

    Release Date: March 25, 2016

    Ethics involves making decisions about what is right or wrong, good or bad, and otherwise providing a justification for an ethical decision. Ethics figures strongly into the professional lives of physical therapy practitioners and research demonstrates that expert clinicians use ethical reasoning as part of their critical thinking. Across all practice, educational, and research settings, physical therapy practitioners face issues that involve ethical questions. To navigate effectively and safely through ethical issues and problems, physical therapy practitioners should be well-versed in the knowledge and skills of ethical decision-making. This includes an understanding of their ethical and legal responsibilities under the APTA Code of Ethics, APTA Guide for Professional Conduct, APTA Standards of Ethical Conduct for the Physical Therapist Assistant, the APTA Guide for Conduct of the Physical Therapist Assistant, and individual states’ practice acts.

    Although ethics education has become better integrated into physical therapy education over the past decade, many educators believe that, due to increasing professional autonomy and independence in clinical decision making and judgments, physical therapists face increasingly complex ethical issues in clinical practice. As a result, a gap remains between ethics knowledge and practice. Adding to this is the increasing interdisciplinary nature of the clinical environment that requires decisions to be made in the best interest of the patients within a web of health professional teams, the increasing focus on patient-centered care, the extent and boundaries of patient autonomy in clinical decision-making, the rapid development of technology and genomics integrated into rehabilitation, and the ethical implications of value-based practice payments.

    This intermediate-level course will provide physical therapists and physical therapist assistants with an updated and in-depth overview of ethical theories, the Core Ethics documents of the American Physical Therapy Association, and tools to guide the physical therapy practitioner in making ethical decisions. Multiple case vignettes will illustrate the concepts discussed. This course is designed to help clinicians effectively and efficiently integrate ethical decision-making into their clinical practice.

     

    Texas PTs & PTAs - This course is not approved to fulfill your ethics requirement. See course # Q3413 - Applied Ethics in Physical Therapy, Updated 3rd Edition

    Pennsylvania PTs & PTAs – Course Approval #PTCE011749

    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.

    Ohio PTs & PTAs – Approved by the Ohio Physical Therapy Association, Approval #17S5741

    Ethical Practices with Older Adults, Updated 1st Edition

    Price: $24.95 Hours:2 Contact Hours
    Item # Q3458  

    As healthcare professionals work to address the medical and economic challenges of a rapidly aging population, advances in technology are leading to increasingly complex end-of-life choices. This basic-level course presents ethical issues that may confront physical therapists and other healthcare professionals working with older adults and their families as these individuals near the end of life. The course identifies some of the major ethical issues concerning older adults and healthcare decisions and provides the framework and set of principles used to address ethical dilemmas in healthcare settings. This course includes relevant material from the APTA, AOTA, NASW, APA, ACA, and ANA codes of ethics for clarification on the various professions' principles.

    This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #1611021TX and meets continuing competence requirements for PT & PTA license renewal in Texas.

    Texas PTs & PTAs - This course does not fulfill your ethics requirement.

    Ethics & Jurisprudence for Tennessee Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants, Updated 4th Edition

    Price: $39.95 Hours:4 Contact Hours
    Item # Q3526  

    Release Date: February 7, 2017

    Expiration Date: February 6, 2018

    The theoretical content of this course will help each therapist to understand the importance of ethical behavior in patient care, to become familiar with and apply relevant guidelines of professional conduct, and to examine basic concepts of jurisprudence as they apply to patient care. To enable Tennessee physical therapy practitioners  to review and implement legal and ethical principles in clinical practice, this course summarizes the core ethics documents of the APTA and the rules and regulations of the state of Tennessee governing the practice of physical therapy, including relevant excerpts from the Occupational and Physical Therapy Practice Act (Tennessee Code Annotated Title 63, Chapter 13, Parts 1 and 3) and the General Rules Governing the Practice of Physical Therapy (Tennessee Rules and Regulations, Chapter 1150-01). 

     

    Tennessee PTs & PTAs - This course, approved by the Tennessee Physical Therapy Association (TPTA) fulfills your ethics and jurisprudence CE requirement. Approval period 2/7/17 to 2/6/18. TPTA Approval Number:  2017-005

    Examination and Management of the Client with Parkinson's Disease

    Price: $39.95 Hours:4 Contact Hours
    Item # Q3437  

    Parkinson’s disease is the second most prevalent neurodegenerative disorder and presently impacts 1.5 million individuals in the United States, with 50,000 new cases diagnosed each year. This intermediate-level course provides information on the proper examination and treatment of clients with Parkinson’s disease, including differential diagnosis of individuals who exhibit signs and symptoms indicative of this disease. The course addresses how to manage clients with Parkinson’s disease by designing a comprehensive treatment program based on the use of appropriate outcome measures. Equipped with the most current evidence, the practitioner will be able to discuss and critically evaluate interventions directed at the specific body structure and function, activity, and participation deficits associated with this disease.

    Texas PTs & PTAs - This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #1611021TX and meets continuing competence requirements for PT & PTA license renewal in Texas.

    Florida PTs & PTAs - Approved by the Florida Physical Therapy Association (FPTA) approval #CE16-25980 Approval of this course does not necessarily imply FPTA supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.

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

    Ohio PTs & PTAs – Approved by the Ohio Physical Therapy Association, Approval #16S2304

    Pennsylvania PTs & PTAs – Course Approval #PTCE011764

    New Jersey PTs & PTAs - Pre-Approved by the NJ Board of PT Examiners, Approval #P1704-120 Expires 1/31/18.

    Exercise Prescription and Management of the Older Adult: An Evidence-Based Approach

    Price: $29.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
    Item # Q3438  

    There is mounting evidence to support the importance of physical activity in improving health, mobility, and function in older adults. This basic-level course reviews the multiple age-related systemic changes that take place in the cardiovascular, respiratory, musculoskeletal, and endocrine systems and describes how exercise may mitigate these changes; provides recommended exercise prescriptions for older adults; and describe how changes after an exercise intervention can be gauged using several clinical measures that can routinely and easily be implemented in clinical practice. Finally, this course addresses special concerns such as the need for medical screening prior to establishing a new exercise program, and special considerations when prescribing exercise for individuals with the various comorbid conditions common in older populations. Equipped with this knowledge, PTs and PTAs should be able to comfortably prescribe, implement, and evaluate a comprehensive exercise program for older adults.

    This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #1611021TX and meets continuing competence requirements for PT & PTA license renewal in Texas.

    Florida PTs & PTAs - Approved by the Florida Physical Therapy Association (FPTA) approval #CE16-25981. Approval of this course does not necessarily imply FPTA supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.

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

    Ohio PTs & PTAs – Approved by the Ohio Physical Therapy Association, Approval #16S2303

    Fibromyalgia in Women, Updated 1st Edition

    Price: $29.95 Hours:3 Contact Hours
    Item # Q3478  

    This intermediate-level course provides social workers, psychologists, mental health counselors, and marriage and family therapists and rehabilitation professionals with evidence-based information on the etiology, pathophysiology, and clinical manifestations of FMS, and the diagnostic studies, diagnoses and interventions, and collaborative care that can be used when treating individuals with the disorder. Healthcare professionals can have a great impact on individuals with FMS, in both the inpatient and outpatient arenas. Additionally, this course aims to increase the behavioral healthcare and rehabilitation professional’s ability to identify those individuals who may be suffering with undiagnosed FMS so that proper diagnosis, service referral, and support may be provided. Compassionate caregivers can validate the client’s experience and affirm her symptoms. A glossary of medical terms (at the end of the course) is provided for learners to use while reading the course.

    This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #1611021TX 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.

    Florida PTs & PTAs - Approved by the Florida Physical Therapy Association (FPTA) approval #CE17-610088. Approval of this course does not necessarily imply FPTA supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.

    Ohio PTs & PTAs – Approved by the Ohio Physical Therapy Association, Approval #17S5746

    Click here for a list of supplemental references.

    Bellato, E., Marini, E., Castoldi, F., Barbasetti, N., Mattei, L., Bonasia, D. E., & Blonna, D. (2012). Fibromyalgia syndrome: Etiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment. Pain Research and Treatment, 2012. doi:10.1155/2012/426130 

    Fitzcharles, M., Shir, Y., Ablin, J. N., Buskila, D., Amital, H., Henningsen, P., & Häuser, W. (2013). Classification and clinical diagnosis of fibromyalgia syndrome: Recommendations of recent evidence-based interdisciplinary guidelines. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 2013. doi:10.1155/2013/528952 

    McCarberg, B. H. (2012). Clinical overview of fibromyalgia. American Journal of Therapeutics, 19(5), 357–368. Abstract retrieved from http://journals.lww.com/americantherapeutics/Abstract/2012/09000/Clinical_Overview_of_Fibromyalgia.8.aspx 

    Nijs, J., Roussel, N., Van Oosterwijck, J., De Kooning, M., Ickmans, K., Struyf, F., . . . Lundberg, M. (2013). Fear of movement and avoidance behaviour toward physical activity in chronic-fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia: State of the art and implications for clinical practice. Clinical Rheumatology, 32(8), 1121–1129. Abstract retrieved from http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10067-013-2277-4 

    Sellers, A. B., & Clauw, D. (2013). Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. In M. L. Chin, R. B. Fillingim, & T. J. Ness (Eds.), Pain in women: Current concepts in the understanding and management of common painful conditions in females (pp. 209–228). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.


     

    H1N1 Flu: Implications for Healthcare Professionals, 3rd Edition

    Price: $19.95 Hours:1 Contact Hour
    Item # Q3477  

    In spring 2009, an outbreak of what was thought to be swine flu occurred in Mexico and was soon confirmed in many other countries. Although this illness was first called swine flu, upon further analysis it was determined that the virus’s genetic makeup was a mixture of swine and avian influenza viruses—a new contagious strain of influenza A virus, known as the H1N1 virus. To more accurately denote its type, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) named it novel influenza A (H1N1) virus. Throughout this course, the pathogen is referred to as the H1N1 virus, and the illness it causes is referred to as the H1N1 flu. 

    Infection was first reported in humans in Mexico, and federal health officials determined that the virus was contagious and was being transmitted from person to person. In late March and early April 2009, human cases of H1N1 virus infection were identified in California as well as in Texas. Through the spring, the number of reported cases grew each day. The CDC declared a public health emergency in order to mobilize health teams and treatment therapies to needed areas and to initiate containment. The World Health Organization (WHO), which is responsible for maintaining the H1N1 flu case count worldwide, declared this outbreak a global pandemic and advised governments to be prepared for this first 21st-century flu pandemic. By June 2009, all 50 states in the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands had reported novel H1N1 virus cases. There were two distinct patient waves during the 2009–2010 H1N1 pandemic before it officially ended in August 2010. Laboratory testing for H1N1 virus was inaccurate, and the high number of cases coupled with frequent false negatives led U.S. health officials to stop reporting individual cases. Though the mortality rate for H1N1 virus infection was low (<1%), more than 18,000 individuals worldwide died from H1N1 flu during the pandemic, and it is believed that the actual number is significantly higher than that estimate because of a general lack of reporting and inaccurate laboratory testing. 

    Despite the fact that the H1N1 virus pandemic has ended, H1N1 influenza has become endemic within the United States and around the world. Healthcare professionals and others who may come in contact with infected persons must have basic knowledge and practice competencies that enable them to understand the transmission, symptoms, diagnosis, identification, treatment modalities, and prevention of H1N1 flu in order to help contain an outbreak. This course gives readers essential information regarding the evolution of H1N1 flu so that they can identify potential H1N1 flu cases. This course also describes the virus and its transmission; reviews symptoms that may be exhibited by infected persons; discusses how to screen and protect patients; reviews the methods of case confirmation and outlines how H1N1 flu can be differentiated from other influenzas; reviews treatment, prevention, and control; and describes how readers can protect themselves.

    This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #1611021TX and meets continuing competence requirements for PT & PTA license renewal in Texas.

    Healthy Aging, 2nd Edition

    Price: $89.95 Hours:10 Contact Hours
    Item # Q3540  

    Release Date: May 31, 2017

    This basic course is designed to assist healthcare professionals in encouraging, teaching, and guiding older adults to actively practice healthy lifestyles. This course allows professional registered nurses, along with all other healthcare professionals that work with older adults to gain additional knowledge in geriatrics and be able to provide satisfactory care to improve outcomes for older adults. Healthcare professionals will be able to recognize the needs of older adult clients and develop person-centered plans to support optimal living and promote healthy aging. Additionally, this course will set the stage for developing a healthier society for all to age well and successfully.


    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.

    Heart Failure: Implications for Diagnosis, Medical Management, and Rehabilitation

    Price: $39.95 Hours:4 Contact Hours
    Item # Q3416  

    Heart failure is a growing and expensive health condition in the United States. Given the strong evidence showing that interventions within the scope of practice of most rehabilitative therapists can improve the quality of life of persons with heart failure, there is a growing need for rehabilitative therapists to be directly involved in the management of persons with heart failure. This intermediate-level course provides rehabilitation therapists with an opportunity to review the normal anatomy and physiology of the cardiopulmonary system, the pathophysiology of heart failure, and the current best evidence for medical, surgical, and therapy-based interventions. This course will improve practicing clinicians’ competency in providing interventions and making recommendations and referrals based on a thorough examination and correct test interpretation for their clients with heart failure.


    Texas PTs & PTAs - This activity is provided by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners Accredited Provider #1611021TX and meets continuing competence requirements for PT & PTA license renewal in Texas.

    California PTs & PTAs - Approved by the PT Bd. of California through Net Education Design, an agency recognized by the board to approve courses that meet PT Regulations.

    Florida PTs & PTAs - Approved by the Florida Physical Therapy Association (FPTA) approval #CE16-25972. Approval of this course does not necessarily imply FPTA supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.

    Ohio PTs & PTAs – Approved by the Ohio Physical Therapy Association, Approval #16S2302

    Pennsylvania PTs & PTAs – Course Approval #PTCE011766

    New Jersey PTs & PTAs - Pre-Approved by the NJ Board of PT Examiners, Approval #P1704-122 Expires 1/31/18.

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