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Hand & Upper Extremity Essentials 2.0 The Fundamentals-
#3060 Hand & Upper Extremity Essentials 2.0 The Fundamentals

DESCRIPTION

7 Contact Hours

This course is designed to provide novice therapists (AT, OT, PT) and seasoned clinicians alike with:

  • Knowledge about the anatomy and kinesiology of the upper quarter,
  • An overview of neuroanatomy of in upper extremity rehabilitation and its relationship to hand and upper extremity rehabilitation.
  • Theory and application of physical agent modalities (PAMs) used in upper extremity rehabilitation.

It also provides an overview of splinting of the upper extremity and its relationship to hand and upper extremity rehabilitation and addresses the impact of selected pathological processes on hand and upper extremity rehabilitation.

The course is comprised of 3 parts:

  • PART A: Anatomy and NeuroAnatomy
  • PART B: Clinical Guidelines for the Evaluation of the Upper Extremity
  • PART C: Therapeutic Agents

Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies

OBJECTIVES

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

  • Identify the basic neuroanatomy of the central nervous system (CNS) and peripheral nervous system from the examination data of the upper extremity provided, to assimilation and differentiate the clinical manifestations associated with upper extremity nerve injuries.
  • List 3 anatomical structures that make up the shoulder joint.
  • When clinical assessment data is provided, identify 3 the clinical signs/symptoms of rotator cuff disorders. 
  • Identify 2 common manual tests used to evaluate elbow function.
  • Identify 3 of the specific tests used to differentiate pathologies of the wrist/hand complex.
  • Describe 3 clinical benefits with use of physical agent modalities (E-Stim. & Ultrasound) as part of a patient treatment program/plan.
  • List 3 disadvantages and 3 precautions when using physical agent modalities of heat, cold, ultrasound, phonophoresis, electrotherapy, iontophoresis, and biofeedback with any patient.
  • Interpret and assimilate clinical assessment patient data provide to determine the appropriate splint for patient.

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 .7 CEUs, 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 .7 CEUs

Approved for 5 CEUs
(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:

  • Florida Board of Athletic Training for 7 Content Hours
  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for 7 Content Hours
  • New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 7 continuing education credits. NJBPTE Course Approval Number: 602-2014
  • Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee for 7 contact hours

Authors and Instructor

Wendy Hoogsteden, MHS, OTR/L obtained her degrees from the University of Florida and has been an Occupational Therapist for 19 years.

Her clinical practice experience has been diverse. Early in her career, Wendy's specialty areas included working with burn patients and those with low vision; however, her love of hand and upper extremity rehabilitation, directed her to practice in acute, sub-acute care, outpatient rehabilitation, skilled nursing, and home health settings. There she was able to enhance her clinical expertise with patients who had hand and upper extremity issues, while working towards sitting for the CHT exam.

Wendy taught and lectured at Shands Teaching Hospital in Gainesville, FL on the subjects of pathophysiology and kinesiology.

Additional experience includes practice as a Certified Personal Conditioning Trainer and Community Health and Wellness Educator with specialty credentials in geriatrics, special needs and post-rehabilitation. 

Clinical Consultant: Nancy Gianacakes, OTR/L, CHT is a graduate of Mount Mary College with a Bachelors degree in Occupational Therapy, obtaining her CHT in the HTCC inaugural board exam in 1991. With over 31 years of experience working in inpatient/outpatient rehab, she has spent most of her career (23 of those as a CHT) developing her skills and knowledge in hand and UE rehab. Her evaluation and treatment expertise has focused on an extensive array of UE injuries that include, but are not limited to: tendon/nerve repairs, burns, amputations, replantation’s, shark bites, congenital anomalies, fractures, arthritis, joint reconstruction, contractures, and sprains/strains/overuse syndromes. Nancy has gained extensive training and therefore expertise in ergonomic assessments where she assists local businesses to identify and implement solutions to ergonomic issues within the work environment. Additionally, she co-authored an article on the subject with colleague, Norman Harris, MD in the Florida Medical Journal, published in 1999. Her very successful private practice, HANDS. INC. was formed in 1989, which expanded to multiple hand rehab clinics servicing clients with injuries of the upper extremity in the Tampa Bay area.

Teaching Methods

Teaching methods for this course include: Course content delivered in a text format, pictures and graphics, web links, learning activities, 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%. 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:$199.00
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Hand & Upper Extremity Essentials 2.0 Bundle-
#3060B Hand & Upper Extremity Essentials 2.0 Bundle

DESCRIPTION

Introductory to Intermediate Level
3 Part Course Curriculum: 18 hours

Purchase this bundle at a 20% discount!

Hand & Upper Extremity Essential 2.0 is a three-part comprehensive, interactive and dynamic series that offers the learner the most current fundamental yet time-sensitive information related to the pathologies, evaluation and treatment management of Hand & Upper Extremity disorders, injuries or other disabilities.

These three courses will provide a tremendous value to those therapists either novice or experienced to learn and apply the most up-to-date information for the evaluation and treatment management of hand and /or UE patients. Therapists will find the series equally valuable as a study guide in preparation for the Certified Hand Therapy (CHT) examination.

See specific course listings for full details

COURSE List

Hand & Upper Extremity Essentials 2.0
3 Part Course Curriculum: 18 hours

See specific course listings for full details

ACCREDITATIONS

boc_aota

Dynamic Group is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). These programs are at the 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.

These courses are individually approved for AOTA CEUs.

These courses have been individually approved* by State Boards or other Associations.

*See specific course listings for full details on approvals

Author and Instructor

Wendy Hoogsteden, MHS, OTR/L obtained her degrees from the University of Florida and has been an Occupational Therapist for 19 years.

She has clinical practice experience in specialty areas including burns and low vision, and has practiced in settings including acute and subacute care, outpatient rehabilitation, skilled nursing, behavioral health and home health care. She has taught and lectured at Shands Hospital, Gainesville, FL and in community settings.

Additional experience includes practice as a Certified Personal Conditioning Trainer and Community Health and Wellness Educator with specialty credentials in geriatrics, special needs and post-rehabilitation clientele.

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:$410.00
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Hand & Upper Extremity Essentials 2.0 Interventions for Specific Diagnostic Populations-
#3061 Hand & Upper Extremity Essentials 2.0 Interventions for Specific Diagnostic Populations

DESCRIPTION

4 Contact Hours

This interactive course is designed to provide the novice hand therapist to the more experienced hand therapist (AT, OT, PT) knowledge about the anatomical structures affected by, the pathological processes involved, and management of acute conditions including traumatic injuries, fractures, burns, and wounds, with goals including

  • Selection of prosthetics;
  • Knowledge of rehabilitation of upper extremity fractures;
  • Knowledge about the evaluation and treatment of burns of the upper extremity;
  • Understanding the wound healing process; and
  • Evaluation of wounds and wound care

Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies

OBJECTIVES

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

  • Identify 3 of 6 general levels of upper extremity amputation
  • Define the 4 general classifications of prosthetics
  • Define 3 phases of fracture healing
  • Identify 1 appropriate therapeutic intervention for wrist, and hand fractures
  • Identify 3 types of burns classified by depth of injury
  • Identify 3 phases of wound healing that influence therapeutic management of wounds
  • Identify 3 types of wound closure influencing therapeutic management of wounds

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 .4 CEUs, 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 .4 CEUs

Approved for 4 CEUs
(4 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:

  • Florida Board of Athletic Training for 4 Content Hours
  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for 4 Content Hours
  • New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 4 continuing education credits. NJBPTE Course Approval Number: 603-2014
  • Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee for 4 contact hours

Authors and Instructor

Wendy Hoogsteden, MHS, OTR/L obtained her degrees from the University of Florida and has been an Occupational Therapist for 19 years.

Her clinical practice experience has been diverse. Early in her career, Wendy's specialty areas included working with burn patients and those with low vision; however, her love of hand and upper extremity rehabilitation, directed her to practice in acute, sub-acute care, outpatient rehabilitation, skilled nursing, and home health settings. There she was able to enhance her clinical expertise with patients who had hand and upper extremity issues, while working towards sitting for the CHT exam.

Wendy taught and lectured at Shands Teaching Hospital in Gainesville, FL on the subjects of pathophysiology and kinesiology.

Additional experience includes practice as a Certified Personal Conditioning Trainer and Community Health and Wellness Educator with specialty credentials in geriatrics, special needs and post-rehabilitation.

Clinical Consultant: Nancy Gianacakes, OTR/L, CHT is a graduate of Mount Mary College with a Bachelors degree in Occupational Therapy, obtaining her CHT in the HTCC inaugural board exam in 1991. With over 31 years of experience working in inpatient/outpatient rehab, she has spent most of her career (23 of those as a CHT) developing her skills and knowledge in hand and UE rehab. Her evaluation and treatment expertise has focused on an extensive array of UE injuries that include, but are not limited to: tendon/nerve repairs, burns, amputations, replantation’s, shark bites, congenital anomalies, fractures, arthritis, joint reconstruction, contractures, and sprains/strains/overuse syndromes. Nancy has gained extensive training and therefore expertise in ergonomic assessments where she assists local businesses to identify and implement solutions to ergonomic issues within the work environment. Additionally, she co-authored an article on the subject with colleague, Norman Harris, MD in the Florida Medical Journal, published in 1999. Her very successful private practice, HANDS. INC. was formed in 1989, which expanded to multiple hand rehab clinics servicing clients with injuries of the upper extremity in the Tampa Bay area.

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%. 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:$114.00
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Hand & Upper Extremity Essentials 2.0 Chronic, Chronic Progressive, and Rare Conditions-
#3062 Hand & Upper Extremity Essentials 2.0 Chronic, Chronic Progressive, and Rare Conditions

DESCRIPTION

7 Contact Hours

This course is interactive and designed to provide the novice hand therapist to the more experienced hand therapist (AT, OT, PT) knowledge about the anatomical structures affected by, the pathological processes involved, and management of cumulative trauma disorders; tendon injuries; arthritis; and stiff hand.

Part B will provide an understanding of the pathological processes involved in Dupuytren’s contractures, surgical techniques and rehabilitation of this disorder, and knowledge about the anatomical structures affected by, the pathological processes involved, and management of complex regional pain syndrome, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, and causalgia.

The course is comprised of 2 parts:

  • PART A. Chronic and Chronic Progressive Conditions
  • PART B. Rare Conditions

Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies

OBJECTIVES

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

  • Identify 4 of 7 anatomical structures commonly affected by cumulative trauma, as measured by midterm and/or final exam questions
  • Identify at least 2 common therapeutic protocols for flexor and extensor tendon injuries (each), as measured by midterm and/or final exam questions
  • Define the etiology of OA versus RA, as measured by midterm and/or final exam questions
  • Identify at least 2 common clinical tests used to evaluate basal joint OA
  • Identify at least 2 surgical procedures commonly requiring post-op therapeutic management
  • Identify 3 of 7 primary causes of the stiff hand
  • Recognize 2 therapeutic interventions common to post-op management of Dupuytren’s release
  • Define the primary difference between Complex Regional Pain Syndrome I and II

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 .7 CEUs, 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 .7 CEUs

Approved for 5.5 CEUs
(5.5 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:

  • Florida Board of Athletic Training for 7 Content Hours
  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for 7 Content Hours
  • New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 7 continuing education credits. NJBPTE Course Approval Number: 600-2014
  • Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee for 7 contact hours

Authors and Instructor

Wendy Hoogsteden, MHS, OTR/L obtained her degrees from the University of Florida and has been an Occupational Therapist for 19 years.

Her clinical practice experience has been diverse. Early in her career, Wendy's specialty areas included working with burn patients and those with low vision; however, her love of hand and upper extremity rehabilitation, directed her to practice in acute, sub-acute care, outpatient rehabilitation, skilled nursing, and home health settings. There she was able to enhance her clinical expertise with patients who had hand and upper extremity issues, while working towards sitting for the CHT exam.

Wendy taught and lectured at Shands Teaching Hospital in Gainesville, FL on the subjects of pathophysiology and kinesiology.

Additional experience includes practice as a Certified Personal Conditioning Trainer and Community Health and Wellness Educator with specialty credentials in geriatrics, special needs and post-rehabilitation.

Clinical Consultant: Nancy Gianacakes, OTR/L, CHT is a graduate of Mount Mary College with a Bachelors degree in Occupational Therapy, obtaining her CHT in the HTCC inaugural board exam in 1991. With over 31 years of experience working in inpatient/outpatient rehab, she has spent most of her career (23 of those as a CHT) developing her skills and knowledge in hand and UE rehab. Her evaluation and treatment expertise has focused on an extensive array of UE injuries that include, but are not limited to: tendon/nerve repairs, burns, amputations, replantation’s, shark bites, congenital anomalies, fractures, arthritis, joint reconstruction, contractures, and sprains/strains/overuse syndromes. Nancy has gained extensive training and therefore expertise in ergonomic assessments where she assists local businesses to identify and implement solutions to ergonomic issues within the work environment. Additionally, she co-authored an article on the subject with colleague, Norman Harris, MD in the Florida Medical Journal, published in 1999. Her very successful private practice, HANDS. INC. was formed in 1989, which expanded to multiple hand rehab clinics servicing clients with injuries of the upper extremity in the Tampa Bay area.

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:$199.00
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Evidence Based Practice, Part 1 The Basics-
#3070 Evidence Based Practice, Part 1 The Basics

DESCRIPTION

3 Contact Hour Course

This course is designed to introduce health care practitioners (AT, OT, PT, SLP) to the principles and application of Evidence-Based Practice (EBP).

This 3 contact hour course is the first in a series and will cover the basic techniques used to apply research evidence to everyday clinical decision making. These principles and skills will allow the student to apply current best practice evidence immediately and improve clinical decision making and clinical practice. The course will incorporate self-guided text lectures, demonstrations, practice assignments, and a final exam is to be completed at the conclusion of the course.

This course is designed for learners who are Beginners or are Advanced Beginners in using EBP principles.

Course Goal: To be able to critically analyze research literature 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

    • Define the 5 Steps of EBP
    • Describe the keys of EBP in clinical decision making
    • Describe steps in applying principles of EBP to clinical decision making
    • Identify and construct a clinical question using the PICO method
    • Identify available electronic databases to review research
    • Perform basic interpretation of research results to answer clinical questions

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 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










This program is offered for 0.3 CEU (Intermediate level, Related area).

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
  • *Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) for 3 CCUs
  • Florida Board of Athletic Trainers for 3 Content Hours
  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for 3 Content Hours
  • Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology for 3 Content Hours

*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 for Evidence Based Practice, Part 1: The Basics, 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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Evidence Based Practice Bundle-
#3070B Evidence Based Practice Bundle

DESCRIPTION

3-Part Course Curriculum - 8 hrs
Introductory to Intermediate Level

Purchase this bundle at a 10% discount!

This three part series is designed to introduce health care practitioners to the principles and application of Evidence-Based Practice (EBP).

The first course is this series will cover the basic techniques used to apply research evidence to everyday clinical decision making.

The second in a series and will cover the techniques used to critically appraise research evidence in the form of meta-analysis and systematic review articles. These principles and skills will allow the student to apply current best practice evidence immediately and improve clinical decision making and clinical practice.

The third and last course in the series covers 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 and 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.

You may purchase this 8 hour course curriculum OR  courses on an individual basis.

See specific course listings for full details

COURSE List

Evidence Based Practice
8 Hour 3-Part Course Curriculum

This course is designed to introduce health care practitioners to the principles and application of Evidence-Based Practice (EBP). This course is the first in a series and will cover the basic techniques used to apply research evidence to everyday clinical decision making. It is designed for learners who are Beginners or are Advanced Beginners in using EBP principles.

This course is designed to expand on the basic knowledge of the application of Evidence-Based Practice (EBP). It is the second in a series and will cover the techniques used to critically appraise research evidence in the form of meta-analysis and systematic review articles.

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

See specific course listings for full details

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 CEUs in the following categories: Introductory/Intermediate Level, Occupational Therapy Process: Intervention; Domain of OT: Client Factors; 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.

AOTA Classification Code:

  • Category 3: Professional Issues, Contemporary Issues & Trends

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.

These courses are individually AOTA approved

These courses have been individually approved* by State Boards or other Associations.

*See specific course listings for full details on approvals

Author and Instructor

Thomas Cappaert, PhD, ATC, CSCS

Dr. Cappaert is currently a Visiting Lecturer at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. He received his PhD from the University of Toledo in Clinical Exercise Physiology and has taught at the graduate and undergraduate-level in the following topic areas: research methods/statistics, athletic training, exercise physiology, anatomy and physiology, exercise testing and wellness. He has clinical experience in athletic training, physical rehabilitation, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and in fitness and wellness programming.

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 BOC Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC), 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.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Methods: The courses will incorporate self-guided text lectures, demonstrations, practice assignments. Final exams are 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 each course to be eligible to print the certificate of completion.

Price:$205.00
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Evidence Based Practice, Part 2 Critical Appraisal of Meta-Analysis & Systematic Review Papers-
#3071 Evidence Based Practice, Part 2 Critical Appraisal of Meta-Analysis & Systematic Review Papers

DESCRIPTION

2 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).

It is the second in a series and will cover the techniques used to critically appraise research evidence in the form of meta-analysis and systematic review articles. These principles and skills will allow the student to apply current best practice evidence immediately and improve clinical decision making and clinical practice.

This course is designed for learners who are Beginners or are Advanced Beginners in using EBP principles.

Course Goal: To be able to critically analyze literature that examines evidence in the form of meta-analysis and systematic review 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

    • Define meta-analysis and systematic review articles.
    • Identify important components of these types of articles.
    • Identify, calculate and interpret statistical measures to determine strength of evidence.
    • Perform basic interpretation of research results to answer clinical question.

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 0.2 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 0.2 CEUs

NBCOT 2.5 PDU

AOTA Classification Codes:

  • Category 3: Professional Issues, Contemporary Issues & Trends

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
  • *Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) for 2 CCUs
  • Florida Board of Athletic Trainers for 2 Content Hours
  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for 2 Content Hours

*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 for Evidence Based Practice, Part 2: Critical Appraisal of Meta-Analysis and Systemic Review Papers, 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:$57.00
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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

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 Bundle-
#4000B Seating & Positioning Bundle

DESCRIPTION

3-Part Course Curriculum - 11 hrs
Introductory to Intermediate Level

Purchase this bundle at a 10% discount!

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

This bundle includes the three focused courses on Seating and positioning that includes 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; w/c terminology and practical application once you fully understand the fundamental mechanics of seating and positioning. Critical factors of comfort, wheelchair seat components, and manual vs. powered mobility and other wheeled mobility. The final course is on planning for these individuals to use 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.

You may purchase this 11 hour course curriculum OR  courses on an individual basis.

See specific course listings for full details

COURSE List

Seating and Positioning
11 Hour 3-Part Course Curriculum

Optimum positioning of the human body is paramount to successful function, including mobility and cognitive alertness. This introductory to 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.

This interactive online continuing education course examines society’s attitudes toward disability and analyzes their effects. Through an in-depth review of prejudice and discrimination against people with disabilities, this course encourages the beginner, intermediate and advanced health care professional/paraprofessional to explore his or her own attitudes about disability and their potential impact on professional service delivery.

This interactive online continuing education course presents the beginner, intermediate and advanced health care professional/paraprofessional with detailed information about individual responses to disability. Through an in-depth review of models of adaptation to disability and a thorough discussion of factors influencing one’s adjustment to the onset of disability, this course provides professionals with knowledge of the disability experience from the client’s perspective while preparing them to assist the client’s successful adaptation to the onset of his or her disability.

See specific course listings for full details

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 CEUs in the following categories: 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.

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.

These courses are individually AOTA approved

These courses have been individually approved* by State Boards or other Associations.

*See specific course listings for full details on approvals

Authors and Instructors

Carol Sheredos, M.A., PT

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.Nancy Gravely

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.

Teaching MethodS

Teaching Methods: These courses are provided using with evidence-based content delivered in a text format with graphics, web links, pictures, activities that support the learner objectives. References and resources are provided.

E-mail correspondence with the instructor is encouraged but not required.

Final exams are 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 each course to be eligible to print the certificate of completion.

 

Price:$285.00
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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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