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Evidence Based Practice, Part 3 Critical Appraisal Techniques-
#3072 Evidence Based Practice, Part 3 Critical Appraisal Techniques

DESCRIPTION

3 Contact Hour Course

This course is designed to expand on the basic knowledge of the application of Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) for the health care practitioners (AT, OT, PT, SLP).

This course is the third in a series and will cover the techniques used to critically appraise research evidence in the form of articles reporting

  • Intervention or treatment technique research
  • Diagnosis or testing technique research
  • Prognosis or risk research
  • Harm or etiology research

These principles and skills will allow the student to apply current best practice evidence immediately and improve clinical decision making and clinical practice.

Course Goal: To be able to critically analyze literature that examines interventions or treatment techniques to inform clinical decision making.

Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies

OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to

  • List the 4 research techniques used to study interventions and treatments
  • Identify the common research techniques used to study diagnostic procedures or tests
  • List the common research techniques used to study prognosis or risk of a disease or condition
  • Identify 3 common research techniques used to study harm or etiology of a disease or condition
  • Identify Key components of articles used to support evidence
  • Identify a basic interpretation of research results to answer clinical question

ACCREDITATIONS

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Dynamic Group is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). This program is offered for 0.3 CEUs, Introductory/Intermediate Level, Category 3: Professional Issues, Contemporary Issues & Trends. The assignment of AOTA CEU’s does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

This course is AOTA approved for 0.3 CEUs

NBCOT 3.75 PDU

AOTA Classification Codes:

  • Category 3: Professional Issues, Contemporary Issues & Trends

Approved for .3 CEU
(3 contact hours- EBP Category) by the
Board of Certification for Athletic Trainers.



State of Illinois Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor License No: 216.000127

Dynamic Learning Online is approved by New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions as a sponsor of Continuing Education for Physical Therapists & Physical Therapy Assistants

Dynamic Learning Online is a Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (TPTA) Accredited Provider. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.

This course is also approved by:

  • Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy
  • DC Board of Physical Therapy
  • Florida Board of Athletic Trainers for 3 Content Hours
  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for 3 Content Hours
  • *Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) for 3 CCUs

*FSBPT currently certifies for the following states:

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Georgia
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • North Carolina
  • Oregon
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Wisconsin

Author and Instructor

Thomas Cappaert, PhD, ATC, CSCS

Dr. Cappaert is a Professor of Biostatistics and a member of the Core Faculty at the Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions. He received his PhD from the University of Toledo and teaches Biostatistics and assists in the dissertation preparation phases for students in the Health Sciences program. Dr. Cappaert serves on the Editorial board of the Journal of Athletic Training, the Athletic Training Education Journal, the Journal of College Science Teaching and is a manuscript reviewer for several other journals. He is a Certified Strength and Conditional Specialist (CSCS) and an ACSM Certified Exercise Specialist.

Research interests include environmental cold injury, endurance training and lumbar spine injuries in athletes.

Author Disclosure

Thomas Cappaert, PhD, ATC, CSCS, Contracted Instructor/Writer, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

Financial - Author of Evidence Based Practice, Part 3: Critical Appraisal Techniques, receives royalty payments.

Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists

Teaching Methods

Teaching methods: This course will incorporate self-guided text lectures, demonstrations, and practice assignments. E-mail correspondence with the instructor is encouraged but not required. A Final Exam is required with 5 attempts allowed to obtain a minimum passing grade of 80%. Retake fee of $12.00 applies for additional attempts. Learner must also participate a minimum of 80% of the CE awarded hours in the course material to be eligible to print the certificate of completion.

Price:$85.50
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Essential JCAHO Guidelines for Rehab Dept-
#3090 Essential JCAHO Guidelines for Rehab Dept

DESCRIPTION

2 Contact Hours

The Joint Commission, 2013 Hospital Accreditation Standards is essential knowledge for all healthcare workers who are in a hospital setting. This specially priced online course provides the Rehab portion of the standards to be used as a supplement to reinforce your general orientation to the hospital.

Essential JCAHO Guidelines for the Rehab Dept. will reinforce the Rehab department’s specific information that will provide an ongoing resource for you to use as a reference. Furthermore, you will become familiar with the hospital’s mission, vision, values as well as the hospital policies and procedures that are designed to create a safe and positive environment for both staff and patients.

Course Topics

  • Patient Rights and Responsibilities
  • Patient Confidentiality
  • Ethics
  • General Safety
  • Fire Safety
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Code Situations
  • Infection Control
  • Body Mechanics
  • Performance Improvement
  • Risk Management
  • Abuse and Neglect
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Understanding the Injured Worker

ACCREDITATIONS

This course meets criteria for accreditation standards for national and state accrediting bodies. Due to the mandatory nature of the Rehab information, knowledge gained in this course meets compliance of JACHO accredited hospitals for those therapists working in hospital setting. Upon successfully completing this course, therapist will receive a certificate of attendance for 2 content hours.

Authors and Instructor

Angela M. Phillips, PT

A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, School of Allied Health Professions, Ms. Phillips has over 35 years of experience as a consultant, health care executive, hospital administrator, educator, and clinician. Ms. Phillips is one of the nation’s leading consultants assisting acute rehabilitation units and hospitals in operating effectively under the Medicare prospective payment system (PPS) and in addressing key issues related to compliance.

Ms. Phillips has extensive experience as a speaker and consultant for inpatient rehabilitation, long term acute care hospitals, outpatient therapy, and hospital based rehabilitation services including operational assessment and management, performance improvement, clinical programming, and accreditation preparation.

In her role as a rehabilitation consultant, Angela Phillips brings a wide variety of expertise across the rehabilitation continuum of care. She specializes in providing management support for rehabilitation hospitals, units, clinics, and practices. Ms. Phillips is recognized as a pioneer in providing consultation and tools for preparation for The Joint Commission (TJC) survey for managers and staff involved in rehabilitation in various settings.

Ms. Phillips’ areas of expertise include the following:

  • Inpatient rehabilitation facility operational enhancement, compliance review, and medical necessity audit defense
  • Rehabilitation department management, quality improvement, and compliance with regulatory agencies for acute-care hospitals
  • Medicare PPS requirements and compliance for all rehabilitation settings
  • Continuing education in clinical practice and management for rehabilitation professionals
  • Competency assessment and training
  • Assisting clients in meeting federal and state regulatory requirements for physical rehabilitation services in all settings
  • Assisting clients in start-ups of new IRF units and freestanding hospitals including demand analysis, review of construction design and initial licensure and certification

Ms. Phillips has been a frequent speaker for the American Physical Therapy Association and other professional groups. She is author of The Desktop Consultant: The Rehab Department’s Guide to JCAHO, The Desktop Consultant: The Book of Policies for Rehabilitation Services, and a frequent contributor to physical therapy publications.

Ms. Phillips is the 2006 recipient of the Texas Physical Therapy Association’s Tom Waugh Leadership Award. She has represented the American Physical Therapy Association as the Vice President for the Section on Health Policy and Administration and actively participates in political issues that affect the industry.

Author Disclosure

Angela M. Phillips, PT, Instructor/writer, Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.

  • Financial: No Financial relationship exists
  • Non-Financial: No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

Teaching Methods

As a self-directed learner in this interactive course, you are encouraged to practice, seek out and read additional references regarding Essential JCAHO Guidelines for the Rehab Dept. that can only enhance the contents provided within this course. This course consists of instructor-based lecture in text format, web links, instructor/class e-mail, pictures, graphics, references and resources..

Price:$50.00
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Seating & Positioning Fundamentals for Rehab-
#4001 Seating & Positioning Fundamentals for Rehab

DESCRIPTION

5 Contact Hours

Seating and Positioning has become a standard performance expectation of most rehabilitation therapists, particularly for those practicing in skilled nursing or pediatric settings.

This course was specifically extracted from its original works ABCs of Wheelchair Seating and Positioning -- Assessment, Body Alignment and Comfort as a stand-alone course that will focus on the fundamentals of seating and positioning.

Lessons and topics include the various benefits of proper seating & positioning that includes; medical, functional and personal benefits as it relates to patient programs where seating and positioning are essential (rehab dining, wound care, restraint reductions, pain management).

The referral process; MD orders, evaluation, care plan, documentation and follow-up are covered, as well as principles of assessment, body alignment and control, as well as w/c terminology, types and dimensions necessary for clinical decision making.

Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies


COURSE GOAL

Optimum positioning of the human body is paramount to successful function, including mobility and cognitive alertness. This intermediate level course is intended to provide the knowledge and skills that will enable you to identify a variety of actual or potential wheelchair seating problems and assess the fundamental causes for identified problems.

OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to :

  • Describe the 3 functional benefits of appropriate seating and positioning for a wheelchair user in a Long Term Care facility
  • Identify 2 types of clinical presentations appropriate for a seating and positioning intervention
  • List 3 key evaluation components of a patient for Optimum seating intervention
  • List the three (3) principles of seating and positioning which are Assessment, Body Alignment, and Comfort for pediatric candidates

ACCREDITATIONS

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Dynamic Group is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). This program is offered for .5 CEU, Intermediate Level, Domain of OT: Client Factors; Occupational Therapy Process: Evaluation. The assignment of AOTA CEU’s does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

This course is AOTA approved for .5 CEUs.

NBCOT 6.25 PDU (course includes assessment component)

State of Illinois Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor License No: 216.000127

Dynamic Learning Online is approved by New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions as a sponsor of Continuing Education for Physical Therapists & Physical Therapy Assistants

Dynamic Learning Online is a Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (TPTA) Accredited Provider. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.

This course is also approved by the:

  • Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy
  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy
  • Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee for 5 contact hours

Author and Instructor

Carol Sheredos, M.A., PT, is a licensed Physical Therapist who has practiced in diverse settings for over thirty years, developing and managing programs at the facility, regional, and corporate levels. She earned her B.S. in Physical Therapy from Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY, and has a Master of Arts degree in Studies in Aging, from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland. Ms. Sheredos has spent several years advocating for the use and funding of assistive technology and rehabilitation programs for the nursing home resident. She has several published articles and has presented several workshops and seminars on Assistive Technology for the Elderly.

Ms. Sheredos is also the Founder and President of CAS Resources, LLC., which specializes in consultation, education, and services for the elderly and disabled populations. She is employed by the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research of the National Institutes of Health, where she assists program scientists in supporting NIH funding for medical rehabilitation research.

Audience/Teaching Methods

This course is intended for intermediate learners, with evidence-based content delivered in a text format with graphics, web links, case studies, pictures, activities that support the learner objectives. Learners may email instructor to enhance learning opportunities.

Final exam is required with multiple attempts to obtain a minimum passing grade of 80%. Retake fee of $12.00 applies for additional attempts. Learner must spend at least 80% of CE awarded time within the course material to be eligible to print the certificate of completion.

Additionally, reading and resources for continued learning are provided within the course.

Price:$142.50
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Seating & Positioning Practical Application-
#4002 Seating & Positioning Practical Application

DESCRIPTION

5 Contact Hours

Seating and Positioning has become a standard performance expectation of most rehabilitation therapists, particularly for those practicing in skilled nursing or pediatric settings.

This course was specifically extracted from its original works ABCs of Wheelchair Seating and Positioning -- Assessment, Body Alignment and Comfort as a stand-alone course that will focus on the practical application once you fully understand the fundamental mechanics of seating and positioning.

Critical factors of comfort, wheelchair seat components, manual vs. powered mobility and other wheeled mobility. Learners will be provided with problems and solutions of seating and positioning as related to each skeletal component (pelvis, hips, spine/neck, head/neck, shoulder girdle, upper extremities…)

The final lesson puts everything together related to funding in tandem with the details necessary in selecting the best devices for your clients’ needs. Additional reading & resources are provided after each lesson for continual study of this subject.

Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies


COURSE GOAL

Optimum positioning of the human body is paramount to successful function, including mobility and cognitive alertness. This intermediate level course is intended to provide the knowledge and skills that will enable you to assess the fundamental causes for identified problems and select the most appropriate, effective products and solutions for intervention.

OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to :

  • Identify the 2 clinical types of candidates appropriate for a seating and positioning intervention within a long term care facility
  • List 4 general goals of a seating and positioning intervention
  • Identify the best select product(s) to meet the stated seating goals for a long term care resident.
  • List the 4 key elements of documentation necessary for reimbursement
  • Identify 3 potential sources for third-party funding of wheelchair modifications, accessories and components for seating and positioning

ACCREDITATIONS

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Dynamic Group is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). This program is offered for .5 CEU, Intermediate Level, Domain of OT: Client Factors; Occupational Therapy Process: Evaluation, Intervention. The assignment of AOTA CEU’s does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

This course is AOTA approved for .5 CEUs.

NBCOT 6.25 PDU (course includes assessment component)

State of Illinois Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor License No: 216.000127

Dynamic Learning Online is approved by New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions as a sponsor of Continuing Education for Physical Therapists & Physical Therapy Assistants

Dynamic Learning Online is a Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (TPTA) Accredited Provider. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.

This course is also approved by the:

  • Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy
  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy
  • Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee for 5 contact hours

    Author and Instructor

    Carol Sheredos, M.A., PT, is a licensed Physical Therapist who has practiced in diverse settings for over thirty years, developing and managing programs at the facility, regional, and corporate levels. She earned her B.S. in Physical Therapy from Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY, and has a Master of Arts degree in Studies in Aging, from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland. Ms. Sheredos has spent several years advocating for the use and funding of assistive technology and rehabilitation programs for the nursing home resident. She has several published articles and has presented several workshops and seminars on Assistive Technology for the Elderly.

    Ms. Sheredos is also the Founder and President of CAS Resources, LLC., which specializes in consultation, education, and services for the elderly and disabled populations. She is employed by the National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research of the National Institutes of Health, where she assists program scientists in supporting NIH funding for medical rehabilitation research.

    Audience/Teaching Methods

    This course is intended for intermediate learners, with evidence-based content delivered in a text format with graphics, web links, case studies, pictures, activities that support the learner objectives. Learners may email to instructor for further enhance learning opportunities. Reading and resources for continued learning are provided within the course.

    A final exam is required with multiple attempts to obtain a minimum passing score of 80%. Retake fee of $12.00 applies for additional attempts. Learner must spend at least 80% of CE awarded time within the course material to be eligible to print the certificate of completion.

    Additionally, reading and resources for continued learning are provided within the course.

    Price:$142.50
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    Seating & Positioning Electronic Communication Devices-
    #4003 Seating & Positioning Electronic Communication Devices

    DESCRIPTION

    1 Contact Hour

    This course builds on the skills covered in the full version: ABC’s of Wheelchair Seating and Positions-- Assessment, Body Alignment and Comfort and the focused courses; Seating and Positioning: Fundamental for Rehab; Seating and Positioning: Practical Application to look at new demands placed on clinicians who work with the seating and positioning needs of children and adults patients.

    Planning for these individuals is to strive for functional independence in all areas of daily living skills is enhanced through the use of and gaining full access to the electronic communications devices available in today’s market.

    The primary focus is on tablets because they can be safely attached to wheelchairs and support the other identified goals of therapists. Clinicians should not only be aware of the varied demands, but have the knowledge and skills to provide solutions.

    This course gives a general overview of the kinds of communication equipment that will be of general interest to both adults and children and resources available for adapting this kind of equipment for wheelchair use.

    Adaptive equipment from several different companies will be presented for general consideration. References and resources are provided for further learning.

    Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies


    COURSE GOAL

    Optimum positioning of the human body is paramount to successful function, including mobility and cognitive alertness. This intermediate level course is intended to provide the knowledge and skills that will enable you to assess the fundamental causes for identified problems and select the most appropriate, effective products and solutions for intervention.

    OBJECTIVES

    Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to :

    • Identify potential candidates and clinical presentations appropriate for a seating and positioning intervention
    • Determine appropriate goals of a seating and positioning intervention
    • Identify, compare and select product(s) to meet determined goals
    • Identify the key elements of documentation necessary for reimbursement
    • Identify potential sources of and justification for third-party funding of wheelchair modifications, accessories and components that facilitate optimum seating and positioning.

    ACCREDITATIONS

    boc_aota

    Dynamic Group is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). This program is offered for .1 CEU, Intermediate Level, Domain of OT: Client Factors; Occupational Therapy Process: Intervention, Outcome. The assignment of AOTA CEU’s does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

    This course is AOTA approved for .1 CEU.

    NBCOT 1.25 PDU (course includes assessment component)

    State of Illinois Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor License No: 216.000127

    Dynamic Learning Online is approved by New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions as a sponsor of Continuing Education for Physical Therapists & Physical Therapy Assistants

    Dynamic Learning Online is a Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (TPTA) Accredited Provider. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.

    This course is also approved by the:

    • Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy
    • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy
    • Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee for 1 contact hours

    Nancy GravelyAuthors and Instructors

    Nancy Carroll Gravley, M.A.H.S.

    Nancy Carroll Gravley, M.A.H.S. has 30 years experience working with individuals with disabilities of all types. She has worked in both hands-on positions and in top management positions assisting individuals to become more independent and to advance the use of technology to achieve those goals.

    Ms. Gravley also has 15 years experience in the computer field, writing, teaching, and training, including presentations at national meetings. She is also a columnist for an Internet magazine.

    Melissa Cohn Bernstein, OTR/L, FAOTA

    The founder and President/CEO of Dynamic Group. Dynamic Group provides consulting and clinical educational services to the healthcare industry through Dynamic Learning Online, Inc. providing E-Learning for healthcare professionals

    With over thirty- five years of experience in healthcare business operations, adult clinical practice, and Medicare regulatory & reimbursement expertise. Melissa’s career includes over 20 years of experience in clinical practice and management with a focus on adult rehab in long term care/skilled nursing facilities and out-patient rehab clinics.

    Since 2000, her focus has expanded to offer continuing education and training across the therapy spectrum providing time-sensitive, evidence-based online courses developed by industry experts.

    Mrs. Bernstein was nominated and received the highest AOTA honor of a Fellow of Occupational Therapy (FAOTA) at the 2006 conference. Melissa has published several articles and co-authored several book. From August 2006 –November 2009 she served as the Executive Director for NARA, National Association of Rehabilitation Providers and Agencies, an organization that represents and supports rehabilitation practices nationally with a focus on legislation and running a rehab business from a clinically and operationally perspective in a challenging environment. She was honored in May 2011 with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Board of Directors of NARA, the first recipient of this award.

     

    Audience/Teaching Methods

    This course is intended for intermediate learners, with evidence-based content delivered in a text format with graphics, web links, pictures, activities that support the learner objectives.

    A Final Exam is required with multiple attempts to obtain a minimum passing grade of 80%. Retake fee of $12.00 applies for additional attempts. Learner must spend at least 80% of CE awarded time within the course material to be eligible to print the certificate of completion.

    Price:$28.50
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    The Eyes Have It Vision Dysfunction with Acquired Brain Injury-
    #4020 The Eyes Have It Vision Dysfunction with Acquired Brain Injury

    DESCRIPTION

    3 Contact Hours

    This introductory course on the human visual system is designed for therapists and health care providers working with adults who have suffered vision changes as the result of a neurological incident, such as traumatic brain injury or stroke. The learner will be provided with valuable information on the human brain, the anatomy of the human eye and how vision can be affected by a brain injury or stroke. In addition, the learner will be able to identify changes in their client’s visual systems and complete a basic vision screening to further define the deficit areas. Finally, the course will provide the participant with basic vision exercises that can be incorporated into a rehabilitation program.

    Course Goal: In this course, the participant will gain an understanding of how the human visual system works and how that system can be impacted by stroke or traumatic brain injury. You will be able to identify vision changes in your clients and develop a treatment strategy

    Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies

    OBJECTIVES

    Upon completion of this course, the Learner will be able to:

    • Identify the major structures of the human eye
    • List the major cranial nerves and extraocular muscles associated with vision
    • Describe the common visual symptoms that might be found in a person who suffered a stroke or traumatic brain injury
    • Demonstrate the ability to perform a basic vision screening for an adult
    • Develop appropriate vision exercises to be carried out as part of a rehabilitation program.

    ACCREDITATIONS

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    Dynamic Group is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). This program is offered for .3 CEUs, Introductory Level, Domain of OT: Client Factors; Occupational Therapy Process: Evaluation, Intervention. The assignment of AOTA CEU’s does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

    This course is AOTA approved for .3 CEUs

    State of Illinois Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor License No: 216.000127

    Dynamic Learning Online is approved by New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions as a sponsor of Continuing Education for Physical Therapists & Physical Therapy Assistants

    Dynamic Learning Online is a Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (TPTA) Accredited Provider. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.

  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy Practice for 3 contact hours
  • Author and Instructor

    Mary Anne Kendall, OTR/L, is the occupational therapist at Solutions at Santa Barbara, a transitional living center for adults recovering from brain injury and stroke.

    She graduated from San Jose State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Occupational Therapy in 1982. Mary Anne has worked in a variety of settings, including out-patient, day treatment and home & community. In her role at Solutions, she has had the opportunity to work with clients who have sometimes devastating changes in their vision as the result of their neurological condition.

    Mary Anne has had the opportunity to work closely with a neuro-optometrist to further evaluate appropriate clients and works with him to develop a treatment strategy that is then carried out at Solutions.

    Author Disclosure

    Mary Anne Kendall, OTR/L, Contracted Instructor/Writer, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

    • Financial - Author for The Eyes Have It: Vision Dysfunction in Adults with Acquired Brain Injury, receives consulting fee.
    • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

    Teaching MethodS

    Teaching methods for this course include: Course content delivered in a text format, pictures and graphics, web links, references and resources, and the opportunity for email interaction with the instructor and fellow course participants. A Final Exam is required with multiple attempts allowed to obtain a minimum passing grade of 80%. Learner must also participate a minimum of 80% of the CE awarded hours in the course material to be eligible to print the certificate of completion.

    Price:$85.50
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    Medicare 8 Minute Rule High Risk Area in Medicare Coding and Billing-
    #5001 Medicare 8 Minute Rule High Risk Area in Medicare Coding and Billing

    DESCRIPTION

    Medicare 8 Minute Rule is a compliance education mini-module that reviews Medicare regulations for calculating the number of codes that can be billed in a treatment session. Minutes that do not support the codes billed is frequently a reason for denial by Medicare contractors, and presents a high level of coding risk.

    This mini-module is designed for PTs, OTs, and SLPs that provide outpatient therapy that is billed to Medicare Part B. Medicare 8 Minute Rule is part of the compliance education series including annual compliance education on fraud & abuse, and a series of short mini-modules on high risk areas.

    OBJECTIVES

    Upon completion of this course, the Learner will be able to:

    • Demonstrate knowledge of specific areas of rehab compliance risk.
    • Understand compliance risks associated with billing federal healthcare programs.
    • Learn the importance of applying the 8 minute rule when coding for outpatient therapy.

    ACCREDITATIONS

    Upon successfully completing this course, therapist will receive a certificate of attendance for .25 content hour.

    Author and Instructor

    Nancy Beckley is President of Nancy Beckley & Associates LLC providing consulting services to the rehab professional. Nancy is certified in Healthcare Compliance by the Healthcare Compliance Certification Board. Currently Nancy serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Rehabiliatation Agencies & Providers (NARA). She recently completed several years of service on the Part A and Part B Provider Outreach Education and Advisory Panel for First Coast Services Options (Florida Medicare). She also served on CMS’s Professional Expert Technical Panel for Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (CORF). She organized and conducted the rehab industry’s first compliance seminar twelve years ago following the OIG publication of the first compliance guidance (for hospitals).

    She is the author of a current book on rehab managed care contracting: Managed Care for Rehab Providers Made Easy: Mastering Contracts and Obtaining Fair Reimbursement.

    Her articles have appeared in a number of national publications and she serves on a number of editorial boards including Rehab Management Magazine. Several articles on rehab compliance have been published in Compliance Today. Nancy also services on the Editorial Board of Rehab Management, as well as the Advisory Board of the RAC Report newsletter. She was the long-time Contributing Editor for Briefings on Outpatient Rehab: Reimbursement and Regulations, and authored the Q & A column.

    Teaching Methods

    Teaching methods for this course include: Course content delivered in a text format with audio in a Flash format. A Final exam is required with multiple attempts allowed to obtain a minimum passing score of 80% to receive certificate.

    Price:$10.00
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    Medicare Cap, Threshold & ABN Examining Medicare Use of Financial Limitations-
    #5002 Medicare Cap, Threshold & ABN Examining Medicare Use of Financial Limitations

    DESCRIPTION

    Medicare Cap, Threshold & ABN is a compliance education mini-module that reviews the Medicare therapy caps and the $3700 therapy thresholds that trigger manual medical review and highlights the use of the Advanced Beneficiary Notice of Non-Coverage (ABN) for 2013.

    This mini-module is designed for PTs, OTs, and SLPs that provide outpatient therapy that is billed to Medicare Part B. Medicare Cap, Threshold & ABN and is part of the compliance education series including annual compliance education on fraud & abuse, and a series of short mini-modules on high risk areas

    OBJECTIVES

    Upon completion of this course, the Learner will be able to:

    • Demonstrate knowledge of specific areas of rehab compliance risk.
    • Understand compliance risks associated with billing federal healthcare programs.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the use of the ABN in 2013.

    ACCREDITATIONS

    Upon successfully completing this course, therapist will receive a certificate of attendance for .25 content hour.

    Author and Instructor

    Nancy Beckley is President of Nancy Beckley & Associates LLC providing consulting services to the rehab professional. Nancy is certified in Healthcare Compliance by the Healthcare Compliance Certification Board. Currently Nancy serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Rehabiliatation Agencies & Providers (NARA). She recently completed several years of service on the Part A and Part B Provider Outreach Education and Advisory Panel for First Coast Services Options (Florida Medicare). She also served on CMS’s Professional Expert Technical Panel for Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (CORF). She organized and conducted the rehab industry’s first compliance seminar twelve years ago following the OIG publication of the first compliance guidance (for hospitals).

    She is the author of a current book on rehab managed care contracting: Managed Care for Rehab Providers Made Easy: Mastering Contracts and Obtaining Fair Reimbursement.

    Her articles have appeared in a number of national publications and she serves on a number of editorial boards including Rehab Management Magazine. Several articles on rehab compliance have been published in Compliance Today. Nancy also services on the Editorial Board of Rehab Management, as well as the Advisory Board of the RAC Report newsletter. She was the long-time Contributing Editor for Briefings on Outpatient Rehab: Reimbursement and Regulations, and authored the Q & A column.

    Teaching Methods

    Teaching methods for this course include: Course content delivered in a text format with audio in a Flash format. A Final exam is required with multiple attempts allowed to obtain a minimum passing score of 80% to be eligible to print the certificate of completion.

    Price:$10.00
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    Medicare The Daily Note Documentation of Coding, Billing and Therapy Provided-
    #5003 Medicare The Daily Note Documentation of Coding, Billing and Therapy Provided

    DESCRIPTION

    Medicare: The Daily Note is a compliance education mini-module that identifies the specific Medicare requirement for the daily note. The daily note documents the services (codes) that are billed, and is a high risk area of compliance for therapy practices.

    This mini-module is designed for PTs, OTs, and SLPs that provide outpatient therapy that is billed to Medicare Part B. Medicare The Daily Note is part of the compliance education series including annual compliance education on fraud & abuse, and a series of short mini-modules on high risk areas.

    OBJECTIVES

    Upon completion of this course, the Learner will be able to:

    • Demonstrate knowledge of specific areas of rehab compliance risk.
    • Understand compliance risks associated with billing federal healthcare programs.
    • Learn the required elements of the daily note and the associated billing risks if not properly documented.

    ACCREDITATIONS

    Upon successfully completing this course, therapist will receive a certificate of attendance for .25 content hour.

    Author and Instructor

    Nancy Beckley is President of Nancy Beckley & Associates LLC providing consulting services to the rehab professional. Nancy is certified in Healthcare Compliance by the Healthcare Compliance Certification Board. Currently Nancy serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Rehabiliatation Agencies & Providers (NARA). She recently completed several years of service on the Part A and Part B Provider Outreach Education and Advisory Panel for First Coast Services Options (Florida Medicare). She also served on CMS’s Professional Expert Technical Panel for Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (CORF). She organized and conducted the rehab industry’s first compliance seminar twelve years ago following the OIG publication of the first compliance guidance (for hospitals).

    She is the author of a current book on rehab managed care contracting: Managed Care for Rehab Providers Made Easy: Mastering Contracts and Obtaining Fair Reimbursement.

    Her articles have appeared in a number of national publications and she serves on a number of editorial boards including Rehab Management Magazine. Several articles on rehab compliance have been published in Compliance Today. Nancy also services on the Editorial Board of Rehab Management, as well as the Advisory Board of the RAC Report newsletter. She was the long-time Contributing Editor for Briefings on Outpatient Rehab: Reimbursement and Regulations, and authored the Q & A column.

    Teaching Methods

    Teaching methods for this course include: Course content delivered in a text format with audio in a Flash format. A Final exam is required with multiple attempts allowed to obtain a minimum passing score of 80% to be eligible to print the certificate of completion.

    Price:$10.00
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    Medicare Billing Risks How to Avoid Medicare Billing Risks in Outpatient Therapy-
    #5004 Medicare Billing Risks How to Avoid Medicare Billing Risks in Outpatient Therapy

    DESCRIPTION

    Medicare Billing Risks is a compliance education mini-module that identifies areas in which therapy practices can identify risk. Risk assessment is an essential part of a compliance plan, and Medicare billing is a high risk area.

    This mini-module is designed for PTs, OTs, and SLPs that provide outpatient therapy that is billed to Medicare Part B. Medicare Billing Risks is part of the compliance education series including annual compliance education on fraud & abuse, and a series of short mini-modules on high risk areas.

    OBJECTIVES

    Upon completion of this course, the Learner will be able to:

    • Demonstrate knowledge of specific areas of rehab compliance risk.
    • Understand compliance risks associated with billing federal healthcare programs.
    • Learn how to identify and mitigate billing risks in outpatient therapy.

    ACCREDITATIONS

    Upon successfully completing this course, therapist will receive a certificate of attendance for .25 content hour.

    Author and Instructor

    Nancy Beckley is President of Nancy Beckley & Associates LLC providing consulting services to the rehab professional. Nancy is certified in Healthcare Compliance by the Healthcare Compliance Certification Board. Currently Nancy serves on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Rehabiliatation Agencies & Providers (NARA). She recently completed several years of service on the Part A and Part B Provider Outreach Education and Advisory Panel for First Coast Services Options (Florida Medicare). She also served on CMS’s Professional Expert Technical Panel for Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (CORF). She organized and conducted the rehab industry’s first compliance seminar twelve years ago following the OIG publication of the first compliance guidance (for hospitals).

    She is the author of a current book on rehab managed care contracting: Managed Care for Rehab Providers Made Easy: Mastering Contracts and Obtaining Fair Reimbursement.

    Her articles have appeared in a number of national publications and she serves on a number of editorial boards including Rehab Management Magazine. Several articles on rehab compliance have been published in Compliance Today. Nancy also services on the Editorial Board of Rehab Management, as well as the Advisory Board of the RAC Report newsletter. She was the long-time Contributing Editor for Briefings on Outpatient Rehab: Reimbursement and Regulations, and authored the Q & A column.

    Teaching MethodS

    Teaching methods for this course include: Course content delivered in a text format with audio in a Flash format. A Final exam is required with multiple attempts allowed to obtain a minimum passing score of 80% to be eligible to print the certificate of completion.

    Price:$10.00
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    Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome -- A Review of Pathology and Current Trends in Nonoperative Therapy-
    #6050_001 Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome -- A Review of Pathology and Current Trends in Nonoperative Therapy

    DESCRIPTION

    6 Contact Hour Course

    The knee is a common site for injury. The condition referred to as patellofemoral pain syndrome is one of the most common musculoskeletal disorders affecting a wide range of age groups. It is a treatable condition. The physical therapist becomes an important member in the effort to relieve symptoms and return patients back to their desired level of activity.

    This interactive course is designed for the intermediate therapist who evaluates and treats the common and often difficult dysfunction seen in the patellofemoral joint.

    The learner will be provided with:

    • An anatomical review of the patellofemoral joint complete with medical illustrations
    • A review of the biomechanics and pathology of this lower extremity joint
    • An in-depth case study commonly seen in the clinic setting
    • Current thoughts, trends and recent research in rehabilitative treatment
    • Taping and bracing techniques
    • Discussion of surgical interventions in the treatment of patellofemoral dysfunction

      Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies

    COURSE GOAL

    Participants in this course will gain a thorough review of the functional anatomy of the patellofemoral joint, be presented with newly formed treatment plans for the physical therapy practice, and will be able to identify aspects of treatment of the dysfunction of the patellofemoral joint (commonly referred to as patellofemoral pain syndrome).

    OBJECTIVES

    Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to :

    • List the soft tissue restraints and forces having a direct influence on the tracking of the patellofemoral joint
    • Describe rationale behind the maltracking syndrome frequently seen in patellofemoral syndrome
    • Identify the anatomical factors that can be genetically related to the maltracking of the patella and how to address each in the rehabilitative program
    • Design a rehabilitative program from initial pain control to the enhancement of proper patellar tracking
    • Identify appropriate bracing or taping procedure consistent with a patient’s symptoms and objective findings upon evaluation

    ACCREDITATIONS

    State of Illinois Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor License No: 216.000127

    Dynamic Learning Online is approved by New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions as a sponsor of Continuing Education for Physical Therapists & Physical Therapy Assistants

    Dynamic Learning Online is a Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (TPTA) Accredited Provider. The assignment of Texas PT CCU does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.

    This course is also approved by the:

    • Alabama State Board of Physical Therapy for 6 continuing education hours
    • Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 6 Contact Hours
    • DC Board of Physical Therapy for 6 contact hours
    • Delaware Examining Board of Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers for 6 Contact Hours
    • *Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) for 5 CCUs
    • Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.5 CEU
    • New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 6 continuing education credits. NJBPTE Course Approval Number: 597-2014
    • Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee for 6 contact hours
    • Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy for 6 contact hours
    • West Virginia Board of Physical Therapy for 6 Contact Hours. Approval of this course does not necessarily imply that the WV Board of Physical Therapy supports the views of the presenter or sponsor.

    *FSBPT currently certifies for the following states:

    • Alabama
    • Arizona
    • California
    • Delaware
    • District of Columbia
    • Georgia
    • Indiana
    • Kansas
    • Kentucky
    • Montana
    • Nebraska
    • North Carolina
    • Oregon
    • South Carolina
    • Tennessee
    • Utah
    • Vermont
    • Virginia
    • Wisconsin

    Author and Instructor

    Jeffrey Larson PT, ATC is the director of physical therapy at the Tioga Medical Center in Tioga, ND. He is a graduate of North Dakota State University and the University of Utah. He is also a medical writer and founder of Northern Medical Informatics, a medical communications business that he and his wife Nancy operate with focus on continuing education for the allied healthcare professions as well as consumer health education.

    He can be reached at Jeffpt@nccray.com.

    Illustrator

    Edward Prather graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota with a BA degree in Art and also with a commercial art degree from Moorhead. Edward has taken further study from Atelier Lack School of Fine Arts in Minneapolis, Minnesota studying techniques of the old Masters. He worked as a full time illustrator for a studio in Minneapolis that did illustrations for science and medical textbooks.

    Teaching Methods

    Teaching methods include: Course content is delivered in a text format with case examples, pictures and graphics, references, resources and web links provided. You also have the opportunity for email interaction with the course instructor and fellow course participants.

    A Final Exam is required with five attempts allowed to obtain a minimum passing grade of 80%; retake fee of $12.00 applies for additional attempts. Learner must also participate a minimum of 80% of the CE awarded hours in the course material to be eligible to print the certificate of completion.

    Price:$171.00
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    Cardiovascular Disease and Mobility-Guardianship, Guardians, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy
    #6052 Cardiovascular Disease and Mobility

    DESCRIPTION

    2 Contact Hours

    Cardiovascular disease is a disease process that affects the heart and/or vasculature.

    This course, intended for intermediate learners, provides a review of cardiovascular disease, including structures and organs affected, the signs and symptoms associated with disease processes, and how these symptoms may affect mobility, quality of life and participation in therapy. It includes a review of medications used for treatment, associated side effects and precautions that may impact therapy, and strategies for safely and effectively managing these patients in therapy.

    This course falls in the AOTA classification Code: Category 1; Domain of OT and Category 2; Occupational Therapy Process.

    Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies

    COURSE GOAL

    Participants in this course will come to understand cardiovascular disease, including structures and organs affected, the signs and symptoms associated with these disease processes and how these symptoms may affect mobility, quality of life and participation in therapy.

    OBJECTIVES

    Upon completion of this course, the Learner will be able to:

    • Name a life-threatening heart disorder that can affect therapy patients
    • List two diseases of the vasculature
    • Identify three risk factors for cardiac disease

     

    ACCREDITATIONS

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    Dynamic Group is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). This program is offered for .2 CEUs, Intermediate Level, Category 1; Domain of OT and Category 2; Occupational Therapy Process. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

    This course is AOTA approved for .2 CEU

    NBCOT 2.5 PDU

    Approved for 1.5 CEU
    (1.5 contact hours) by the
    Board of Certification for Athletic Trainers.


    State of Illinois Physical Therapy Continuing Education Sponsor License No: 216.000127

    Dynamic Learning Online is approved by New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions as a sponsor of Continuing Education for Physical Therapists & Physical Therapy Assistants

    Dynamic Learning Online is a Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners (TPTA) Accredited Provider. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.

    This course is also approved by the:

    • Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 2 Contact Hours
    • Center for Guardianship Certification for 2 CEUs for Guardians
    • DC Board of Physical Therapy for 2 contact hours
    • Delaware Examining Board of Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers for 2 Contact Hours
    • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for 2 Content Hours
    • Florida Statewide Public Guardianship Office
    • *Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) for 2 CCUs
    • Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.2 CEUs
    • Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee for 2 contact hours
    • Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy for 2 contact hours
    • Texas Guardianship Certification Board

    *FSBPT currently certifies for the following states:

    • Alabama
    • Arizona
    • California
    • Delaware
    • District of Columbia
    • Georgia
    • Indiana
    • Kansas
    • Kentucky
    • Montana
    • Nebraska
    • North Carolina
    • Oregon
    • South Carolina
    • Tennessee
    • Utah
    • Vermont
    • Virginia
    • Wisconsin

    Author and Instructor

    Gina Venditti, MS, PA-C, RPT, graduated from Florida International University in 1994 with a Bachelors of Science degree, magna cum laude, in Physical Therapy. She worked at Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood Florida for six years in inpatient acute care and inpatient rehab, specializing in wound care, trauma care, neurorehabilitation and orthopedics. She participated in Dale Carnegie public speaking classes and headed the employee health programs for back injury prevention and rehabilitation. She acted as a mentor to dozens of physical therapy students.

    Gina completed the Physician Assistant program at the University of Florida in 2003. She joined a Hematology Oncology Practice in Davenport, Florida for two and a half years, becoming ACLS certified and bone marrow biopsy trained. During this time she also worked weekends at St. Joseph’s Hospital emergency room, treating urgent care patients. She then transferred to family practice, joining Apollo Beach Family Practice, managing and treating adult, pediatric, and geriatric patients. She also lived and worked in Utah providing Physician Assistant services in a family practice setting as well as a holistic medicine practice. Currently she lives in Las Vegas and works at MinuteClinic as a Physician Assistant and as a PRN PT in a local subacute care facility.

    Gina is a course author and reviewer of online continuing education courses. She also presents live educational sessions to healthcare professionals.  Some recent titles include The Essentials of Weight Loss, a brief reminder of weight loss “dos and don’ts” and Update on Adult Vaccinations, presented to physicians and physician extenders. 

    Teaching Methods

    Teaching Methods include: Course content delivered in a text format, pictures and graphics, case examples, live web links, references and resources, and the opportunity for email interaction with the instructor and fellow course participants.

    A Final Exam is required with multiple attempts allowed to obtain a minimum passing grade of 80%. Learner must also participate a minimum of 80% of the CE awarded hours in the course material to be eligible to print the certificate of completion.

    Price:$57.00
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