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Core Compliance Curriculum I-
#2000.1 Core Compliance Curriculum I

DESCRIPTION

Mandatory CE
3 Course Curriculum - 5 hrs

Purchase this bundle at a 10% discount!

Compliance topics/ requirements are essential in practicing in the healthcare industry and therefore a part of therapist’s licensure/certification requirements.

Many therapy state boards and healthcare organizations require mandatory compliance courses annually or biannually. These introductory level courses are foundational to many compliance programs across disciplines who work in healthcare.

The compliance course requirements differ based on your profession's and state, national or employer requirements. Dynamic has selected the most common groupings of compliance courses offering you a discount when purchased together!

You may purchase this 5 hour course curriculum OR  courses on an individual basis.

See specific course listings for full details

COURSE List

Core Compliance Curriculum I
3 Course Curriculum

HIV disease has been recognized by the Centers for Disease Control since 1981 and it has, since that time, advanced to become a worldwide pandemic. The overall objective of this course is for the practitioner to gain knowledge in the field of HIV disease.. At the conclusion of this online course, the learner will be able to understand information on transmission of HIV/AIDS, describe infection control procedures, understand the epidemiology of HIV/AIDS, utilize clinical management techniques, and discuss HIV prevention.

This course on intimate partner violence will satisfy the requirements for continuing education for health care practitioners in the State of Florida. We will be discussing domestic violence, better known now as Intimate Partner Violence (IPV). It will center around male violence against women with a small section on female violence against men. It should be understood, that IPV happens in both heterosexual and homosexual relationships.

Completion of this beginner medical errors reduction course provides the learner with the ability to implement root cause analysis for problem solving to determine effective prevention strategies for decreasing medical errors and increasing patient safety in the healthcare system.

At the conclusion of this online course, the learner will be able to identify medical system factors impacting patient safety in the delivery of healthcare, perform root cause analysis for problem solving, and correlate medical documentation and communication skills for medical error reduction. Implement pharmacological protocols to improve patient safety, and become cognizant of potential safety concerns with contraindications and indications with and during therapy interventions

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 Introductory Level, Category 2 Occupational Therapy Process, Intervention; Category 3 Professional Issues: Legislative & Regulatory Issues. The assignment of AOTA CEU’s does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

This course as a group is Approved by AOTA as individual courses.

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

*See specific course listings for full details on approvals

Authors and Instructors

  • HIV/AIDS - One Hour Course

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. 

  • Intimate Partner Violence (Domestic Violence): 2 Hour Course

Orit Simhoni, PhD, OTR/L, GCG

A native New Yorker, Dr. Simhoni earned her BS in Occupational Therapy (OT) from New York University in 1974.  After living and working in Israel, she moved to Florida.  While working in the field of rehabilitation, she received her MS in Adult Education and Certificate in Gerontology from Florida International University.

While working as an OT assistant professor and fieldwork coordinator at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) in the (1995-2002), and research assistant to the Assistant to the President (2002-2003), Dr. Simhoni completed her studies in the NSU Conflict Analysis and Resolution doctoral program.  After completing her dissertation, “The Welfare of Elderly Florida Wards in ‘Nightmare Cases’: A Qualitative Inquiry,” she relocated to teach at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia (2004-2006) and Howard University in Washington, D.C.

Currently in Silver Spring, Maryland, Dr. Simhoni is the Educational Specialist, Guardianship Division, for Dynamic Learning Online, Inc. and a consultant for Living Solutions, Inc.  She provides direct occupational therapy services to adult and geriatric patients in multiple settings, and is teaching part-time in the Towson University Occupational Therapy Program.  In September 2008, Dr. Simhoni was appointed to serve as a non-lawyer Guardian on the Washington, D.C. Probate Fiduciary Panel and continues to research guardianship practice issues.

Over the years, Dr. Simhoni has been recognized for her professional contributions in the field of occupational therapy and has published and presented her work in occupational therapy, fieldwork, and guardianship issues.  She also holds two U.S. patents.

  • Intervention Strategies for Reducing Medical Errors

Karen G. Kendall, MSM, PT, CWS is the Director of the Medical Center for Continuing Education.

She holds a BS in Physical Therapy from Indiana University (1967), and an MSM in healthcare administration from Troy State University (2002). She has been a physical therapist since 1967 in acute, outpatient and geriatric facilities, with an emphasis on wound management. Karen developed wound management courses based on evidence-based research and involved healthcare experts teaching continuing educational conferences thru-out the eastern US.

Ms. Kendall recently retired from managing continuing medical education courses for physicians and other healthcare professionals with online courses, conventional conferences and self-directed learning studies.

Teaching MethodS

Teaching Methods: Instructor lecture via text-based content, Internet links, references, bibliography, glossary, email to instructor, and problem solving scenarios. Some courses include the opportunity for forum discussion activities with the course instructor and fellow course participants. 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:$128.00
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Communication Skills for Improving Resident Care and Staff Relationship-
#2006 Communication Skills for Improving Resident Care and Staff Relationship

DESCRIPTION

9 Contact Hours

Staff attitudes and communication techniques directly affect resident care and the living and working environment of the long-term care community.

This Introductory course offers the foundations of effective communication and attitudes required, as well as suggestions and strategies for all staff working with residents.

Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies


COURSE GOAL

This interactive introductory level course is designed for all para and professional levels of staff who work in the Long Term Care setting. Participants will recognize the importance of effective communication skills and stellar attitudes in the delivery of health care services within this environment.

OBJECTIVES

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

  • Be sensitive to one’s own attitudes while communicating with individuals in the Long Term Care setting
  • Develop existing skills, as well as learn new, more effective methods of communication
  • Explore ways to effectively deal with residents and staff who are from different ethnic backgrounds
  • Identify strategies to establish communication channels between caregivers and residents who are suffering with dementia, facing death and/or having difficulties in adjusting to the facility
  • Identify strategies to improve communication among staff members and families within the healthcare facility

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 .9 CEUs, Introductory Level, Domain of OT: Areas of Occupation, Performance Skills, Contexts. 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 .9 CEUs

NBCOT 11.25 PDU

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:

  • Florida Statewide Public Guardianship Office
  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for 9 Content Hours.

Author and Instructor

Richelle N. Cunninghis, EdM, OTR/L has over 30 years experience as an occupational therapist and activities consultant, practitioner, trainer, and developer of program materials for use with older populations. She was one of the original trainers selected by AOTA for the Role of Occupational Therapy with the Elderly (ROTE) program, and is a former adjunct assistant professor at Temple University’s School of Allied Health Sciences in Philadelphia.

Ms. Cunninghis has contributed to several occupational therapy texts, is the author of several publications, and has conducted seminars throughout the United States and Canada. She is currently the executive director of Geriatric Educational Consultants in Holmes Beach, Florida.

Teaching MethodS

Teaching methods include: Course content delivered in a text format, activities, supporting materials such as PowerPoint slides and pictures, as well as email to class and instructor. The Midterm and Final Exams must meet a passing score 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:$256.00
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Essential Skills for Communication in Healthcare Environments-
#2007 Essential Skills for Communication in Healthcare Environments

DESCRIPTION

2 Contact Hours

Based on interpersonal communication research and conflict resolution theory, the course offers the foundations of effective communication techniques for staff who work in the healthcare environment. It is designed to promote quality care, effective working relationships, and a positive work environment for service providers in healthcare.

Target Audience: This interactive entry level course is designed for all professional levels of staff who work in a healthcare setting, as well as professional guardians, case managers, attorneys, and other responsible parties involved in meeting the needs of individuals in healthcare settings.

Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies

COURSE GOAL

Participants will recognize the knowledge, skills, and attitudes which facilitate communication and resolve conflicts in the healthcare environment.

OBJECTIVES

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

  • Define "communication" and discuss its importance in the healthcare setting.
  • Identify successful strategies to communicate with residents, including those who are cognitively, visually, and/or hearing impaired.
  • Describe ways in which communication takes place.
  • Demonstrate ability to observe and listen effectively while relating to how others perceive their behaviors.
  • List federal and state regulations associated with communication in the healthcare setting.
  • Explain how to use "Reflective Listening" skills to communicate effectively.

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 0.2 CEUs, Introductory Level, Domain of OT: Areas of Occupation, Performance Skills, Contexts. 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 .2 CEU

NBCOT 2.5 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
  • Center for Guardianship Certification
  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy
  • Florida Statewide Public Guardianship Office
  • Texas Guardianship Certification Board

Author and Instructor

Orit Simhoni, PhD, OTR/L, GCG, NCG

A native New Yorker, Dr. Simhoni earned her BS in Occupational Therapy (OT) from New York University in 1974.  After living and working in Israel, she moved to Florida.  While working in the field of rehabilitation, she received her MS in Adult Education and Certificate in Gerontology from Florida International University.

While working as an OT assistant professor and fieldwork coordinator at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) in the (1995-2002), and research assistant to the Assistant to the President (2002-2003), Dr. Simhoni completed her studies in the NSU Conflict Analysis and Resolution doctoral program.  After completing her dissertation, “The Welfare of Elderly Florida Wards in ‘Nightmare Cases’: A Qualitative Inquiry,” she relocated to teach at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia (2004-2006) and Howard University in Washington, D.C.

Currently in Silver Spring, Maryland, Dr. Simhoni is the Educational Specialist, Guardianship Division, for Dynamic Learning Online, Inc. and a consultant for Living Solutions, Inc.  She provides direct occupational therapy services to adult and geriatric patients in multiple settings, and is teaching part-time in the Towson University Occupational Therapy Program.  In September 2008, Dr. Simhoni was appointed to serve as a non-lawyer Guardian on the Washington, D.C. Probate Fiduciary Panel and continues to research guardianship practice issues.

Over the years, Dr. Simhoni has been recognized for her professional contributions in the field of occupational therapy and has published and presented her work in occupational therapy, fieldwork, and guardianship issues.  She also holds two U.S. patents.

 

Teaching Methods

This course contains content delivered in a text format with illustrations and pictures, assessments and activities, references and resources. 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.

As a self-directed learner, you are encouraged to practice, seek out and read additional references regarding the subject matter to enhance the contents provided within this course.

Price:$57.00
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Essentials for Communication in the LTC Environment-
#2008 Essentials for Communication in the LTC Environment

DESCRIPTION

1 Contact Hour

Based on interpersonal communication research and conflict resolution theory, the course offers the foundations of effective communication techniques for staff who work in the long-term care environment. It is designed to promote quality care, effective working relationships, and a positive work environment for service providers in home health, nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, and group homes.

Target Audience: This interactive entry level course is designed for all professional levels of staff who work in a Long Term Care setting, as well as professional guardians, case managers, attorneys, and other responsible parties involved in meeting the needs of individuals in long term care settings.

Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies

COURSE GOAL

Participants will acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes which facilitate interpersonal communication and resolve conflicts with individuals and groups in the long term care environment.

OBJECTIVES

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

  • Categorize and analyze their own communication styles.
  • Identify strategies to improve communication with families, visitors, guardians, and other parties within the long term care facility.
  • Recognize how to effectively communicate with co-workers and client representatives to assure patient needs are being met.
  • Describe effective communication patterns when working with both individuals and groups.
  • Compare and contrast assertive communication skills with passive and aggressive responses.

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 0.1 CEU, Introductory Level, Domain of OT: Areas of Occupation, Performance Skills, Contexts. The assignment of AOTA CEU 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
  • Center for Guardianship Certification
  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy
  • Florida Statewide Public Guardianship Office
  • Texas Guardianship Certification Board

Author and Instructor

Orit Simhoni, PhD, OTR/L, GCG, NCG

A native New Yorker, Dr. Simhoni earned her BS in Occupational Therapy (OT) from New York University in 1974.  After living and working in Israel, she moved to Florida.  While working in the field of rehabilitation, she received her MS in Adult Education and Certificate in Gerontology from Florida International University.

While working as an OT assistant professor and fieldwork coordinator at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) in the (1995-2002), and research assistant to the Assistant to the President (2002-2003), Dr. Simhoni completed her studies in the NSU Conflict Analysis and Resolution doctoral program.  After completing her dissertation, “The Welfare of Elderly Florida Wards in ‘Nightmare Cases’: A Qualitative Inquiry,” she relocated to teach at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia (2004-2006) and Howard University in Washington, D.C.

Currently in Silver Spring, Maryland, Dr. Simhoni is the Educational Specialist, Guardianship Division, for Dynamic Learning Online, Inc. and a consultant for Living Solutions, Inc.  She provides direct occupational therapy services to adult and geriatric patients in multiple settings, and is teaching part-time in the Towson University Occupational Therapy Program.  In September 2008, Dr. Simhoni was appointed to serve as a non-lawyer Guardian on the Washington, D.C. Probate Fiduciary Panel and continues to research guardianship practice issues.

Over the years, Dr. Simhoni has been recognized for her professional contributions in the field of occupational therapy and has published and presented her work in occupational therapy, fieldwork, and guardianship issues.  She also holds two U.S. patents.

 

Teaching Methods

This course contains content delivered in a text format with illustrations and pictures, assessments and activities, references and resources. 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.

As a self-directed learner, you are encouraged to practice, seek out and read additional references regarding the subject matter to enhance the contents provided within this course.

Price:$28.50
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Treating the Patient with Hemiplegic Shoulder Pain-
#2011_002 Treating the Patient with Hemiplegic Shoulder Pain

DESCRIPTION

10 Contact Hour Course

This recently updated 10 hour course (Dec. 2012), intended for intermediate level learners, gives the healthcare practitioner not only a greater understanding of the core etiologies of shoulder pain in patients who have suffered a stroke, but excellent visuals while discussing the neuromuscular structures and related functions of the upper quadrant. An understanding of the various etiologies will assist you, the practitioner in planning effective treatment and management of your patients to prevent and minimize related problems.

As a self directed learner, you are encouraged to practice, seek out and read additional references regarding the treatment and management of your patients who experience hemiplegic shoulder pain.

This course is appropriate for occupational therapy practitioners, physical therapy practitioners, and nursing staff.

Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies

COURSE GOAL

This course is designed to give the healthcare practitioner an understanding of the etiologies of shoulder pain in patients who have suffered a stroke as well as treatment techniques used to prevent and alleviate the problem of hemiplegic shoulder pain.

OBJECTIVES

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

  • Identify 3 of the 5 functions of the Clavicle bone of the shoulder complex.
  • Identify at least four (4) of the primary deficits of CVA to explain the etiologies of hemiplegic shoulder pain.
  • Identify 1 assessment tool needed to develop effective treatment planning strategies to prevent or minimize the shoulder problems exhibited.
  • Identify 2 treatment approaches and techniques for the various etiologies of hemiplegic shoulder pain.
  • List the muscles that cross the shoulder joint that provide gleno-humeral stability.

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 1 CEU, Intermediate Level, Domain of OT: Client Factors; Occupational Therapy Process: Evaluation. The assignment of AOTA CEU does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

This course is AOTA approved for 1.0 CEU

NBCOT 12.5 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 CCU 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 10 Contact Hours
  • DC Board of Physical Therapy for 10 contact hours
  • Delaware Examining Board of Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers for 10 Contact Hours
  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for 1 CEU
  • *Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) for 9 CCUs
  • Kansas Occupational Therapy Association (KOTA) pre-approved
  • Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 1.0 CEU
  • Ohio Physical Therapy Association (OPTA) for 10 hours
  • Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee for 10 contact hours
  • Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy for 10 contact hours
  • Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners as meeting continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs for 1 CEU

*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

Melissa Cohn Bernstein, OTR/L, FAOTA is the founder, 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 books. 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 include: Course content delivered in text format, animation, graphics, and web links. Learners may engage in the class forum (discussion) with class or author for discussions related to the course content. To pass the course, learners must successfully complete the mid-course exam and the final exam with a minimum passing score of 80% allowing multiple attempts. 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:$285.00
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HIV/AIDS -- One Hour Course-
#2017_001 HIV/AIDS -- One Hour Course

DESCRIPTION

1 Contact Hour

This Introductory level course covers education on HIV. HIV disease has been recognized by the Centers for Disease Control since 1981 and it has, since that time, advanced to become a worldwide pandemic. The State of Florida mandated through the Florida Omnibus AIDS Act of 1988 (now called Section 381.004, Florida Statutes) that all health care practitioners and others deemed necessary by the Florida Legislature receive basic education in HIV disease.

Current Florida law requires occupational therapy practitioners and physical therapy practitioners to complete a one hour course on HIV/AIDS education in order to receive their first license renewal in the State.

Current Florida law requires Athletic Trainers to complete a one hour course on HIV/AIDS education for initial licensure and license renewal.

Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies


COURSE GOAL

The overall objective of this course is for the practitioner to gain knowledge in the field of HIV disease. This course meets the State of Florida requirements for one hour of HIV/AIDS education.

OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to (as required):

  • Understand information on transmission of HIV/AIDS
  • Describe infection control procedures
  • Understand epidemiology
  • Utilize clinical management techniques
  • Discuss HIV prevention and the Florida law

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 .1 CEU, Introductory Level, Domain of OT: Contexts, Client Factors; Professional Issues: Legal, Legislative and Regulatory Issues. The assignment of AOTA CEU 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 CCU 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 1 Contact Hour
  • Center for Guardianship Certification for .5 Contact Hour
  • Delaware Examining Board of Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers for 1 Contact Hour
  • *Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) for 1 CCU
  • Florida Board of Athletic Training
  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for 1 Content Hour
  • Florida Physical Therapy Association (FPTA) for 1 hour, approval of this course does not necessarily imply the FPTA supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors
  • Florida Statewide Public Guardianship Office
  • Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology for 1 Content Hour
  • Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1 CEU
  • NMAPTA Continuing Education (CE) Committee for 1 CE Hour
  • Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy for 1 contact hour

*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 written lecture format, colorful pictures and graphics, discussion board and instructor email.

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 hour in the course material to be eligible to print the certificate of completion.

Price:$28.50
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HIV/AIDS in Healthcare-
#2019_001 HIV/AIDS in Healthcare

DESCRIPTION

3 Contact Hours

HIV disease has been recognized by the Centers for Disease Control since 1981, and has since that time advanced to become a worldwide pandemic.

Many states have mandates in their state Statutes that all health care practitioners, and others deemed necessary to receive basic education in HIV disease, that may be required for the workplace or licensure or certification.

This Introductory course provides the required information on transmission, infection control, epidemiology, clinical management, prevention and the Florida law.

Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies

COURSE GOAL

The overall objective of this course is for the practitioner to review and update previously gained knowledge in the field of HIV disease.

OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to (as required):

  • Recognize the history and basics of HIV disease
  • Discuss the modes of transmission of HIV/AIDS
  • Describe and use infection control procedures
  • Describe epidemiology of the disease and related infections
  • Utilize clinical management techniques
  • Outline patient prevention

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 CEU, Introductory Level, Domain of OT: Contexts, Client Factors; Professional Issues: Legal, Legislative and Regulatory Issues. The assignment of AOTA CEU does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

This course is AOTA approved for .3 CEU

NBCOT 3.75 PDU (course includes assessment component)

 

Approved for .3 CEU
(3 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 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 3 continuing education hours
  • Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 3 Contact Hours.
  • Delaware Examining Board of Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers for 3 Contact Hours
  • Florida Board of Athletic Training
  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for 3 contact hours.
  • Florida Physical Therapy Association (FPTA) for 3 hours, approval of this course does not necessarily imply the FPTA supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
  • Florida Statewide Public Guardianship Office
  • *Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) for 2 CCUs
  • Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.3 CEU.
  • NCCAP Approved
  • Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee for 3 contact hours
  • Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy for 3 contact hours.

*FSBPT currently certifies for the following states:

  • Arizona
  • California
  • 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 written lecture format, colorful pictures and graphics, discussion board and instructor email.

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:$85.50
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ABCs of Wheelchair Seating and Positioning -- Assessment, Body Alignment and Comfort-
#2021_003 ABCs of Wheelchair Seating and Positioning -- Assessment, Body Alignment and Comfort

DESCRIPTION

10 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 is intended for intermediate PTs & PTA’s , who have had experience regarding seating and position issues with patient that required evaluations and planning of proper seating based on client needs. This course presents the evidence-based fundamentals of seating and positioning for both pediatric and adult populations to enhance basic knowledge of the most commonly encountered situations and conditions, as well as understanding the necessary fundamental principles involved in a seating and positioning intervention, the therapist should be able to resolve almost any seating and positioning problem caused by any condition for any client at any age.

This course is Level 2 under the Level of Learning Demand Scale – Asynchronous e-learning content delivered in a text format, with graphics, PowerPoint slides, web links, case studies, pictures, activities, discussion board and email communication to instructor.

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, 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 :

  • List three functional benefits of proper seating and positioning for a wheelchair user in a Long Term Care facility
  • Identify two potential wheelchair candidates within clinical presentations (i.e. dining, restraint reduction, wound care programs) in need of seating and positioning intervention in Long Term Care
  • List three potential sources of third-party funding for wheelchair modifications, accessories or components for payment of optimum seating and positioning
  • List the three principles of seating and positioning which are Assessment, Body Alignment, and Comfort for pediatric candidates
  • List the four key elements of documentation necessary for reimbursement

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 1.0 CEU, Intermediate Level, Domain of OT: Performance Skills; 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 1.0

NBCOT 12.5 PDU

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.

Additional course approvals:

  • Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy
  • DC Board of Physical Therapy
  • Delaware Examining Board of Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers for 10 contact hours
  • *Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) for 9 CCUs
  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy Practice for 10 contact hours
  • Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners
  • Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee for 10 contact hours
  • Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy for 10 contact 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

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.

Teaching Methods

Teaching methods include: Course content delivered in a text format, graphics, PowerPoint slides, web links, case studies, pictures, activities, discussion board and email to instructor. Midterm and final exams are of equal weight, and you must obtain a minimum passing score of 80% with five attempts allowed. 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:$285.00
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Spine Stabilization Progressions and Considerations for the Aging Adult-
#2022 Spine Stabilization Progressions and Considerations for the Aging Adult

DESCRIPTION

5 Contact Hour Course

This interactive course was designed for the intermediate level therapist working with an older adult population to gain knowledge regarding the basic theory in lumbar stabilization.

Discussion, photos and videos are presented to show how to a patient is progressed through the phases of lumbar stabilization. The course also includes current research in conjunction with clinical pearls, and adaptations for the older client, including functional progressions, addressing ADL modifications and training.

The number of adults over the age of sixty-five is steadily growing. Studies indicate there is a high prevalence of low back pain and dysfunction within this population.

Normal age-related changes, combined with a myriad of co-morbidities, complicate the care and exercise progression for these individuals.

Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies


COURSE GOAL

To convey how a therapist can modify and progress an aging adult through a lumbar stabilization exercise program, promoting highest level of function possible.

OBJECTIVES

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

  • Describe 3 ways in which low back pain impacts function in the elderly population.
  • Identify the 4 goals of a spinal stabilization program.
  • Discuss current research related to spine impairments and stabilization exercise, especially as it relates to the aging population.
  • Identify the 3 phases of lumbar stabilization.
  • Define 2 modifications of exercises needed to accommodate for challenges presented by an aging population.
  • Describe 3 necessary ways to prepare activities to improve ADLs and function in the aging adult.
  • Describe how to screen for depression and other serous pathology requiring referral.

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 .5 CEU. The assignment of AOTA CEU does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

This course is AOTA approved for .5 CEU

NBCOT 6.25 PDU (course includes assessment component)

 

Approved for .5 CEU
(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 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 5 continuing education hours
  • Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 5 Contact Hours
  • DC Board of Physical Therapy for 5 contact hours
  • Delaware Examining Board of Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers for 5 Contact Hours
  • Florida Board of Athletic Training for 5 Content Hours
  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for 5 Content Hours
  • Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.5 CEU
  • New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 5 continuing education credits. NJBPTE Course Approval Number: 598-2014
  • Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee for 5 contact hours
  • Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy for 5 contact hours
  • West Virginia Board of Physical Therapy for 5 Contact Hours

Author and Instructor

Beth Scalone, PT, DPT, OCS is a licensed physical therapist with over 19 years of experience in orthopedic and aquatic therapy.  As the owner of North County Water and Sports Therapy Center in San Diego (www.waterpt.com), she continues with hands on clinical care in addition to her role as educator.

Since graduating from the University of Connecticut in 1991, Beth has belonged to the American Physical Therapy Association and has achieved Certification as a Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy.  In January 2006, she graduated from Boston University with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree.  Additional certifications include Certified STOTT® Pilates instructor and Master Instructor for the Burdenko Method.

In addition to providing continuing education for health care professionals, Beth is an adjunct faculty member at San Diego Mesa College PTA program.  She teaches Orthopedic Rehabilitation and Introduction to Pathology courses, and provides the learning module and instruction on aquatic therapy for the University of St. Augustine San Diego Campus DPT program.

Teaching Methods

Teaching methods include: Instructor lecture via web-based text, pictures, graphics, self check activities, video clips, web links, class discussion board and email to instructor and fellow students. 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:$142.50
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Current Trends and Treatment in Dementia Management-
#2025_001 Current Trends and Treatment in Dementia Management

DESCRIPTION

10 Contact Hours

This interactive course was designed for the intermediate level therapist who works with the geriatric population.

The learner will be provided with valuable information about the dementia disease process. Essentials regarding how dementia dramatically affects function, ability to participate in and benefit from therapy programs,as well as practical approaches to achieve a “best therapy practice”. Strategies to meet Medicare reimbursement requirements including proper coding will be discussed. We will also explore some of the current trends and advances in dementia care and the legislative issues involving Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

Finally, the course will provide the participant with a thorough foundation of the vital importance of cognitive assessment and treatment and the many opportunities that currently exist to creatively serve this population in various geriatric arenas.

Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies


COURSE GOAL

Learners who take this course will gain a tremendous understanding of all aspects of Dementia and the many ways the disease process impacts functions of daily living skills and communication.

OBJECTIVES

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

  • Discuss the dementia process and its effects on physical function and communication
  • Apply treatment strategies to address language deficits and optimize residual functions
  • Distinguish the “best practices” in dementia care, including approaches and techniques to enhance communication and participation in activities
  • Describe the current trends and advances in dementia care delivery and related research
  • Develop strategic plans of care that train caregivers to communicate with dementia patients and redirect behavior, which enhances safety
  • Use documentation techniques to accurately and effectively meet Medicare reimbursement criteria for all therapy service

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 1.0 CEU, Intermediate Level, Domain of OT: Areas of Occupation, 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 1.0 CEUs

NBCOT 12.5 PDU










This program is offered for 1.0 CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

 

Approved for 1 CEU
(10 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:

  • Center for Guardianship Certification for 10 CEUs for Guardians
  • Delaware Examining Board of Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers for 10 contact hours
  • Florida Board of Athletic Training for 10 Content Hours
  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for 10 Content Hours
  • Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology for 10 Content Hours
  • Florida Statewide Public Guardianship Office
  • Kansas Occupational Therapy Association (KOTA) pre-approved
  • Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for .9 CEUs
  • Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee for 10 contact hours
  • Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy for 10 contact hours
  • Texas Guardianship Certification Board

Author and Instructor*

Linda Riccio, OTR, a 28-year veteran of long-term care operations and clinical/programmatic development, has a BS in Occupational Therapy and has been a national educator in neurological disorders, orthopedics, and the management of special care populations. She has a diverse skill set in clinical development and implementation resulting in fiscally responsible and meaningful programs. 

Linda is currently a member of Creative Health Solutions, where she consults in healthcare strategy and teaches dementia management in post acute care settings nationwide.

* This course originally authored by Kim Warchol, OTR/L, was revised and updated by Linda Riccio, OTR.

 

Author Disclosure

Linda Riccio, OTR, Contracted Instructor/Writer, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

Financial - Author for Current Trends and Treatment in Dementia Management, receives royalty payments.

Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

Teaching MethodS

Teaching methods include: Course content delivered in a text format, pictures, activities, video clips of patients at various stages of dementia care, web links, class discussion board and email to instructor. Midterm and Final exams are of equal weight, and there is a required passing score 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.

This course includes video clips to accompany the course materials. The ability to watch the videoclips is not required to complete the course.

Price:$285.00
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Treatment Implications for Mid Stage Dementia-
#2026 Treatment Implications for Mid Stage Dementia

DESCRIPTION

3 Contact Hours

This interactive online course is designed for the Intermediate level healthcare professional interested in learning more about how to be effective interacting with clients with mid-stage dementia.

The stages of dementia will be reviewed (early, middle, and late), with a specific emphasis on the key features of mid-stage dementia.

Learners who take this course will gain a tremendous understanding of the mid-stage client, and the many ways the dementia disease process impacts behavior and activities of daily living.

Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies


COURSE GOAL

Participants will be able to identify key features of mid-stage dementia, being able to design effective treatment plans that facilitate client engagement in activities of daily living.

OBJECTIVES

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

  • Determine if an individual has early, middle, or late stage dementia
  • Minimize unwanted behaviors typically experienced by clients with mid-stage dementia
  • Achieve successful client participation in treatment exercises and activities
  • Develop caregiver strategies that foster successful engagement in activities of daily living
  • Implement effective functional maintenance plans for the mid-stage resident living in institutionalized environments

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 .3 CEU, Intermediate Level, Domain of OT: Areas of Occupation, Client Factors; Occupational Therapy Process: Evaluation. The assignment of AOTA CEU does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

This course is AOTA approved for .3 CEU

NBCOT 3.75 PDU (course includes assessment component)










This program is offered for 0.3 CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

Approved for 3 CEU
(3 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 CCU 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 3 Contact Hours
  • Center for Guardianship Certification for 3 CEU for Guardians
  • DC Board of Physical Therapy for 3 contact hours
  • Delaware Board of Physical Therapy & Athletic Trainers for 3 Hours
  • *Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) for 2 CCUs
  • Florida Board of Athletic Training for 3 Content Hours
  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy Practice for 3 contact hours
  • Florida Statewide Public Guardianship Office
  • Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology for 3 Content Hours
  • Kansas Occupational Therapy Association (KOTA) pre-approved
  • Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners
  • NMAPTA CE Committee for 3 CE Hours
  • Ohio Physical Therapy Association (OPTA) for 3 Hours. Approval #12S1486
  • Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee for 3 contact hours
  • Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy for 3 contact hours
  • Texas Guardianship Certification Board

*FSBPT currently certifies for the following states:

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

Author and Instructor*

Linda Riccio, OTR, a 28-year veteran of long-term care operations and clinical/programmatic development, has a BS in Occupational Therapy and has been a national educator in neurological disorders, orthopedics, and the management of special care populations. She has a diverse skill set in clinical development and implementation resulting in fiscally responsible and meaningful programs. 

Linda is currently a member of Creative Health Solutions, where she consults in healthcare strategy and teaches dementia management in post acute care settings nationwide.

Author Disclosure

Linda Riccio, OTR, Contracted Instructor/Writer, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

Financial - Author for Treatment Implications for Mid Stage Dementia, receives royalty payments.

Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

Teaching MethodS

Teaching methods include: Course content delivered in text format, pictures, interactive activities, case studies, references and resources, student discussion board, and individual hands-on assignments.

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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Hand Problems in Children with Disabilities-
#2028_100 Hand Problems in Children with Disabilities

DESCRIPTION

This 8 contact hour Introductory interactive course is designed to present an overview of hand function in terms of medical, educational, psychological, and anthropological perspectives, by reviewing these frames of reference: physiological, developmental, sensory integration, motor control, and the model of human occupation. Normal (typical) and atypical developmental sequences are first compared through clinical observations of video, photographs, and illustrations, and experiential lab learning experiences. Use of a prehension assessment and models of analysis are illustrated by a lifespan case study.

Treatment strategies are integrated into areas of occupational performance such as ADLs, IADLs, education, play, leisure and social participation.

Please note there is one required reading (to be purchased separately) that accompanies this course. See the “Texts” tab for more information.

Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies

COURSE GOAL

To provide an overview the basics of normal (typical) and atypical hand function.

OBJECTIVES

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

  • Discuss the contribution of historical and contemporary research in the fields of different disciplines to the study of hand development
  • Recognize the value of a broad base of theoretical frames of reference
  • Experience the foundational components of arm and hand development
  • Identify interruptions of normal arm and hand development that result in compensatory postures and movements
  • Select effective assessment procedures
  • Use assessment information to plan treatment

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 0.8 CEU, Introductory Level, Domain of Occupational Therapy, Areas of Occupation and Performance Skills and Occupational Therapy Process, Evaluation and Intervention. The assignment of AOTA CEU does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

This course is AOTA approved for 0.8 CEU

NBCOT 10.0 PDU (course includes assessment component)

 

Approved for .8 CEU
(8 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 CCU 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 8 Contact Hours
  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy Practice for 8 contact hours

Required Reading   Recommended/optional reading)

Title: The Erhardt Developmental Prehension Assessment (EDVA)
Author: Rhoda P. Erhardt, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA
Publisher: Erhardt Developmental Products
Copyright: 1994
Edition: 2nd
Pages: 16
ISBN: 1-930282-40-0

URL: http://www.erhardtproducts.com/DLO.html

 

Title: Developmental Hand dysfunction: Theory, Assessment, and Treatment.
Author: Rhoda P. Erhardt, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA
Publisher: Pro-Ed, Inc
Copyright: 1994
Edition: 2nd
Pages: 234
ISBN: 9780761643135

This publication also contains the The Erhardt Developmental Prehension Assessment (EDPA

URL: http://www.proedinc.com/customer/productView.aspx?ID=3774

Author and Instructor

Mrs. Rhoda P. Erhardt, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA, received her B.S. in occupational therapy from University of Illinois, and her M.S. in child development and family relations from North Dakota State University.  She was trained in pediatric NeuroDevelopmental Treatment of cerebral palsy (NDT) in London, England. 

The former director of the Easter Seal Mobile Therapy Unit in Fargo, North Dakota, she is currently in private practice in the Minneapolis/St.Paul area, providing evaluation and consultation services to a variety of health agencies, educational systems, and national corporations, as well as presenting workshops throughout the world.  Mrs. Erhardt has served on the Editorial Board for the American Journal of Occupational Therapy and the first licensure board of North Dakota.  She was enrolled in the AOTA Roster of Fellows in 1983. 

Publications include books, chapters, journal articles, assessments, and videotapes on topics of prehension, handwriting, vision, eye-hand coordination, and feeding problems in children with cerebral palsy, as well as perceptual problems in children with learning disabilities. 

Her videotape on normal hand development received an award from the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine.

Teaching MethodS

Teaching Methods include: Course content delivered in text format, clinical observations of video, photographs, and illustrations, and experiential lab learning experiences.

Grading is a combination of participation through discussion and assignments (25%), case report (25%) and midterm and final exams (25% each). The cumulative score of all requirements must meet a minimum 80% passing score. 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:$228.00
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Motor Components of Vision in Children with Disabilities-
#2029 Motor Components of Vision in Children with Disabilities

DESCRIPTION

6 Contact Hour Course

This Introductory/Intermediate Level course is designed for new practitioners as well as experienced practitioners who want to become more knowledgeable about visual development and dysfunction in children with multiple and developmental disabilities.

The instructor of this course is Rhoda P. Erhardt, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA, who is well-known for her pioneer work in hand and vision development. Her first book, “Developmental Hand Dysfunction,” containing the Erhardt Developmental Prehension Assessment, has been in print for more than 25 years, and is used in university occupational therapy programs and by clinicians throughout the world. She then continued her search for effective evaluation and intervention for children with multiple disabilities by creating and publishing the Erhardt Developmental Vision Assessment.

Please note there is one required reading (to be purchased separately) that accompanies this course. See the “Texts” tab for more information.

Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies

COURSE GOAL

Students will demonstrate an understanding of visual development from a multidisciplinary perspective, have an awareness of the nature and scope of visual problems in children and begin to develop strategies for assessment and treatment in natural contexts.

OBJECTIVES

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

  • Recognize and discuss the nature and scope of visual problems in children
  • Describe the contribution of theoretical frames of reference from different disciplines to the study of visual development
  • Compare and experience normal and atypical components of visual development, recognizing the relationships of normal and atypical visual function to gross and fine motor postural control and movement patterns
  • Identify interruptions of visual development, specific visual problems and implications for function
  • Select effective assessment procedures
  • Apply assessment data to intervention programs in home, school and community environments

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 0.6 CEU, Introductory/Intermediate Level, Occupational Therapy Process: Evaluation, Intervention; Domain of OT: Performance Skills. The assignment of AOTA CEU does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

This course is AOTA approved for 0.6 CEU

NBCOT 7.5 PDU (course includes assessment component)

This course is also approved by the:

  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy Practice for 6 contact hours

Required Reading   Recommended/optional reading)

Title: The Erhardt Developmental Vision Assessment (EDVA)
Author: Rhoda P. Erhardt, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA
Publisher: Erhardt Developmental Products
Copyright: 1989
Edition: 2nd
Pages: 16
ISBN: 1-930282-40-0

URL: http://www.erhardtproducts.com/DLO.html

 

Title: Developmental Visual Dysfunction: Models for Assessment and Management.
Author: Rhoda P. Erhardt, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA
Publisher: Erhardt Developmental Products
Copyright: 1990

Erhardt, R. P. (1990c). Maplewood, MN: Erhardt Developmental Products.

URL: http://www.erhardtproducts.com/DLO.html

Author and Instructor

Mrs. Rhoda P. Erhardt, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA, received her B.S. in occupational therapy from University of Illinois, and her M.S. in child development and family relations from North Dakota State University.  She was trained in pediatric NeuroDevelopmental Treatment of cerebral palsy (NDT) in London, England. 

The former director of the Easter Seal Mobile Therapy Unit in Fargo, North Dakota, she is currently in private practice in the Minneapolis/St.Paul area, providing evaluation and consultation services to a variety of health agencies, educational systems, and national corporations, as well as presenting workshops throughout the world.  Mrs. Erhardt has served on the Editorial Board for the American Journal of Occupational Therapy and the first licensure board of North Dakota.  She was enrolled in the AOTA Roster of Fellows in 1983. 

Publications include books, chapters, journal articles, assessments, and videotapes on topics of prehension, handwriting, vision, eye-hand coordination, and feeding problems in children with cerebral palsy, as well as perceptual problems in children with learning disabilities. 

Her videotape on normal hand development received an award from the American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine.

Teaching MethodS

Teaching Methods include: Course content delivered in text format, graphics, video clips, handouts, web links, case studies, experiential labs, clinical observations and assignments. These activities provide interaction with the instructor and other students through the discussion board and private emails.

Grading is a combination of participation through discussion and assignments (25%), case report (25%) and midterm and final exams (25% each). The cumulative score of all requirements must meet a minimum 80% passing score. 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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Water Exercise Technology Introduction to the Principles of Aquatic Exercise and Rehabilitation-
#2030 Water Exercise Technology Introduction to the Principles of Aquatic Exercise and Rehabilitation

DESCRIPTION

8 Contact Hour Course

This Introductory, interactive online course is designed for the beginner to intermediate healthcare and fitness professional interested in incorporating aquatic exercise into patient and client program design.

The basic concepts and principles essential to aquatic exercise programming are presented, along with discovery exercises developed to help you realize the versatility of water and how to effectively design a progressive program. Simple and fun independent pool activities allow you to experience the principles first hand.

The instructor explains interesting, complex concepts in an easy to understand manner and applies them to real-life examples. Thought-provoking interactive questions and answers related to the clinic setting are incorporated into the course text. You will also have the opportunity to use the class Discussion Board, where students and the instructor can post comments and responses.

You will also learn about:

  • Contraindications and Precautions to aquatic therapy
  • How exercise in the water is very different than exercise on land
  • Optimal water temperatures for various types of water activity
  • Which equipment to use and when to use it
  • Subcategories of clients with specific needs (i.e. pregnancy, pediatrics)
  • The physiological effects of immersion, especially involving the cardiovascular and renal system
  • Therapeutic benefits and challenges of water exercise
  • How to build trust with patients who may be afraid of the water
  • Deep water vs. shallow water exercise programming
  • How to implement safety polices at your site (including a printable safety checklist)
  • Aquatic therapy documentation
  • How to perform group therapy sessions

This course provides the foundation you need to design programs for people of all abilities, from the elderly to elite athletes.

Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies

COURSE GOAL

Participants will be able to integrate aquatic therapy principles in designing safe and effective therapeutic aquatic exercise programs to meet needs of patients and clients of all functional abilities.

OBJECTIVES

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

  • Explain the therapeutic effects of buoyancy, hydrostatic pressure and turbulence
  • List specific precautions and contraindications to aquatic therapy
  • Develop progressive, safe exercise programs utilizing the properties of water
  • Incorporate various types of aquatic therapy equipment to meet rehabilitation or fitness goals
  • Describe the benefits and limitations to specific aquatic therapy methods

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 .8 CEUs, Introductory Level, Occupational Therapy Process: Intervention; Domain of OT: Areas of Occupation. 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 .8 CEU

NBCOT 10.0 PDU (course includes assessment component)

This course is approved for .8 CEU
(8 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:

  • Alabama State Board of Physical Therapy for 8 continuing education hours
  • Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy for 0.8 CEU
  • DC Board of Physical Therapy for 8 contact hours
  • Delaware Examining Board of Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers for 8 Contact Hours
  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for .8 CEU.
  • Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.7 CEU
  • Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee for 8 contact hours
  • Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy for 8 contact hours
  • West Virginia Board of Physical Therapy for 8 Contact Hours

Author and Instructor

Beth Scalone, PT, DPT, OCS is a licensed physical therapist with over 19 years of experience in orthopedic and aquatic therapy.  As the owner of North County Water and Sports Therapy Center in San Diego (www.waterpt.com), she continues with hands on clinical care in addition to her role as educator.

Since graduating from the University of Connecticut in 1991, Beth has belonged to the American Physical Therapy Association and has achieved Certification as a Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy.  In January 2006, she graduated from Boston University with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree.  Additional certifications include Certified STOTT® Pilates instructor and Master Instructor for the Burdenko Method.

In addition to providing continuing education for health care professionals, Beth is an adjunct faculty member at San Diego Mesa College PTA program.  She teaches Orthopedic Rehabilitation and Introduction to Pathology courses, and provides the learning module and instruction on aquatic therapy for the University of St. Augustine San Diego Campus DPT program.

Teaching Methods

Teaching methods for this course include: course content delivered in text format, pictures, interactive activities, web links, student discussion board, e-mail to the instructor and individual hands on assignments. All reading material is provided within the course and through links to other web sites.

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:$228.00
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Differential Diagnosis in PT - 10 Part Series-
#2050_002 Differential Diagnosis in PT - 10 Part Series

DESCRIPTION

Purchase this entire series at a 30% discount!

This comprehensive 10-part course series will help the physical therapist recognize significant overlaps between common musculoskeletal or neuromuscular conditions and other medical pathologic problems or co-morbidities that can affect clinical decision-making. The knowledge and skills necessary for accurate screening of all clients will be emphasized.

This series of courses are designed for all levels of learning, from the DPT student to the clinician seeking a transitional DPT or simply trying to keep up his or her clinical skills. It is applicable to all clinical settings, including pediatrics. Each course in this series is a blended-learning model and has the required textbook Differential Diagnosis for the Physical Therapist: Screening for Referral, 5th ed., 2012 with additional information drawn from a wide variety of sources as listed in the Bibliography.

The entire series is presented in 10 parts with each section building upon information used in previous sessions.

  • Part 01: Diagnosis and Screening
  • Part 02: Client History and Screening Interview
  • Part 03: Pain Types and Viscerogenic Pain Patterns
  • Part 04: Cancer Screening and Prevention
  • Part 05: When to Screen for Systemic Disease and When to Refer
  • Part 06: Screening for Systemic Disease – The Neck and Back
  • Part 07: Screening for Systemic Disease-Sacrum, SI Joint, Pelvis
  • Part 08: Screening for Systemic Disease – The Hip and Groin
  • Part 09: Screening for Systemic Disease – Chest and Breast
  • Part 10: Screening for Systemic Disease – The Shoulder

COURSE GOAL

The instructional focus of this course is on developing advanced clinical reasoning skills related to determining a client’s appropriateness for physical therapy. The course builds on concepts of evidence-based clinical practice as they are used to identify conditions that might mimic neuromuscular or musculoskeletal dysfunction.

As more states move toward direct access and primary care practice, physical therapists are increasingly becoming the first contact that patients seek, particularly for care of musculoskeletal dysfunction. This makes it critical for physical therapists to be well versed in determining when referral to a physician (or other health care provider) is necessary.

A cognitive processing-reasoning approach will be used throughout the course series. Students will be encouraged to gather and analyze data, pose and solve problems, infer, hypothesize and make clinical judgments in making appropriate differential diagnoses and referrals.

OBJECTIVES

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

  • Describe physical therapy diagnosis in screening evaluations of clients
  • Identify signs and symptoms of systemic origin affecting the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine, sacroiliac, hip, groin, shoulder, and chest/breast
  • Recognize the referred pain patterns originating from visceral organs
  • Screen efficiently and effectively for cancer
  • Identify which conditions require immediate medical referral.

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 5.8 CEUs, Introductory 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 5.8 CEUs

 

This course series is approved for 5.8 CEUs
(58 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.

See individual course listings for full details on approvals

REQUIRED READING   Recommended/optional reading)

Title: Differential Diagnosis in Physical Therapy, Screening for Referral
Author: Catherine Cavallaro Goodman, MBA, PT, CBP and Teresa E. Kelly Snyder, MN, RN, OCN, CS
Publisher: W. B. Saunders
Copyright: 2012
Edition: 5th
Pages: 816

URL: http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/product.jsp?sid=EHS_US_BS-SPE-445&isbn=9781437725438

 

Title: Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement Impairment Syndromes
Author: Shirley Sahrmann, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Publisher: Mosby
Copyright: 2002
Edition: 1st
Pages: 380
ISBN: 0801672050

URL: http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/product.jsp?sid=EHS_US_BS-SPE-445&isbn=9780801672057

Title: Pathology: Implications for the Physical Therapist
Author: Catherine C Goodman, MBA, CBP and Kenda S Fuller, PT, NCS
Publisher: W. B. Saunders
Copyright: 2009
Edition: 3rd
Pages: 1760
ISBN: 9781416031185

URL: http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/product.jsp?isbn=9781416031185

Author and Instructor

Catherine C. Goodman, M.B.A., P.T., C.B.P. graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1976 with a B.S. in Physical Therapy and in 1986 with a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Montana. She received her certification as a BodyTalk practitioner from the International BodyTalk Association in 2008.

Catherine has 35+ years of experience in a variety of clinical settings. She specialized in pediatrics for the first 10 years, then served 8 years in the U.S. Army Reserves as an orthopedic therapist. She has since broadened her skills in home health care, acute care, inpatient/rehabilitation, hospital out-patient services, and through private practice as a hand therapist.

She is a faculty affiliate at the University of Montana School of Physical Therapy and the co-author of three textbooks: Differential Diagnosis for Physical Therapists: Screening for Referral (2007), 4th edition and Pathology: Special Implications for the Physical Therapist, 3rd ed. (2009), and Exercise Prescription for Medical Conditions: A Handbook for Physical Therapists (2011).

Ms. Goodman is a medical writer for Medical Multimedia Group remains at the University of Montana as a Faculty Affiliate. She lives in Missoula, Montana where she has an active clinical practice and continues to provide physical therapy continuing education courses. The material has been refined and updated continuously throughout that time.

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. The entire course is presented in 10 parts with each section building upon information used in previous sessions. Understanding a physical therapist’s diagnosis and the difference between diagnosis and screening is the first step, followed by a careful client interview (Parts 1 and 2). Past medical history, medication use, and red flag symptoms are key features in the screening process.

From there, the student is taken through a course in pain types and viscerogenic pain patterns. This knowledge is needed to rule out systemic origins of neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction (Part 3). Screening for cancer is absolutely essential in today’s health care environment. Skin and nail bed assessment are key features. Modes of metastases and clinical manifestations of cancer are presented in detail based on clinical practice. For example, the therapist is most likely to see signs and symptoms affecting one of four systems: pulmonary, central nervous system, hepatic and skeletal. What to look for and red flag signs and symptoms are included (Part 4). Who to screen, how to screen, and when to screen are presented along with Review of Systems and when and how to make a physician referral (Part 5). Parts 6 through 10 take the student through each body part (back, sacrum, sacroiliac, groin, hip, pelvis, chest, breast and shoulder), identifying clues to vascular, renal, gastrointestinal, hepatic, gynecologic, endocrine and pulmonary sources of referred pain and symptoms. At the end of each course is a Final Exam with a required minimum passing score of 80%.

The content of this course includes a discussion of physical therapy diagnosis, interviewing techniques, and a thorough review of systemic origins of musculoskeletal pain. While specifically designed for physical therapists, occupational therapists and physical therapist assistants will also benefit from this information. At the end of each course there is a Final Exam with a required minimum passing score of 80%.

Please note there is one required textbook that accompanies this course.

Price:$1157.00
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Differential Diagnosis in PT-- Part 01 Diagnosis and Screening-
#2051_002 Differential Diagnosis in PT-- Part 01 Diagnosis and Screening

DESCRIPTION

3 Contact Hours

The state of today’s health care environment makes it critical for physical therapists to be well-versed in determining when referral to a physician is necessary. Physical therapists must also be able to identify signs and symptoms of systemic disease that can mimic neuromuscular or musculoskeletal dysfunction. This course will cover the fact that screening for systemic disease is now part of the physical therapy evaluation leading to a physical therapy diagnosis. Evidence-based clinical decision making consistent with the patient/client management model will be the foundation upon which differential diagnoses are made.

The first step in understanding the physical therapy diagnosis is knowing how the diagnostic process differs from screening for systemic disease. Scope of practice and diagnostic vs. impairment classifications are also reviewed in this course.

Although PT Diagnosis and Screening is written as a stand-alone, Intermediate, course, it lays the foundation needed to participate in the rest of the Differential Diagnosis series of 10 courses. We strongly advise you to take these courses in the order presented, but it is not required.

Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies

COURSE GOAL

The instructional focus of this course is on developing advanced clinical reasoning skills related to determining a client’s appropriateness for physical therapy. The course builds on concepts of evidence-based clinical practice as they are used to identify conditions that might mimic neuromuscular or musculoskeletal dysfunction. Understanding the role of the physical therapy diagnosis in the screening process is the focus of this Part 1 of the series: Differential Diagnosis in Physical Therapy: PT Diagnosis and Screening.

OBJECTIVES

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

  • Utilize screening evaluation of clients in making a physical therapist’s diagnosis
  • List the five reasons for medical screening
  • Identify the role of the Guide in the physical therapist’s diagnosis and screening process
  • Identify the difference between diagnosis and screening
  • Identify the five components of the Decision-Making Model for Screening

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 .3 CEUs, 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 .3 CEUs

NBCOT 3.75 PDU

 

This course is approved for .3 CEUs
(3 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 for 3 Contact Hours
  • DC Board of Physical Therapy for 3 contact hours
  • *Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) for 3 CCUs
  • Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.3 CEUs
  • Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee for 3 contact hours
  • Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy for 3 contact 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
REQUIRED READING   Recommended/optional reading

Title: Differential Diagnosis in Physical Therapy, Screening for Referral
Author: Catherine Cavallaro Goodman, MBA, PT, CBP and Teresa E. Kelly Snyder, MN, RN, OCN, CS
Publisher: W. B. Saunders
Copyright: 2012
Edition: 5th
Pages: 816

URL: http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/product.jsp?sid=EHS_US_BS-SPE-445&isbn=9781437725438

 

Title: Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement Impairment Syndromes
Author: Shirley Sahrmann, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Publisher: Mosby
Copyright: 2002
Edition: 1st
Pages: 380
ISBN: 0801672058

URL: http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/product.jsp?sid=EHS_US_BS-SPE-445&isbn=9780801672057

Title: Pathology: Implications for the Physical Therapist
Author: Catherine C Goodman, MBA, PT, CBP and Kenda S. Fuller, PT, NCS
Publisher: W. B. Saunders
Copyright: 2009
Edition: 3rd
Pages: 1760
ISBN: 9781416031185

URL: http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/product.jsp?isbn=9781416031185

Author and Instructor

Catherine C. Goodman, M.B.A., P.T., C.B.P. graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1976 with a B.S. in Physical Therapy and in 1986 with a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Montana. She received her certification as a BodyTalk practitioner from the International BodyTalk Association in 2008.

Catherine has 35+ years of experience in a variety of clinical settings. She specialized in pediatrics for the first 10 years, then served 8 years in the U.S. Army Reserves as an orthopedic therapist. She has since broadened her skills in home health care, acute care, inpatient/rehabilitation, hospital out-patient services, and through private practice as a hand therapist.

She is a faculty affiliate at the University of Montana School of Physical Therapy and the co-author of three textbooks: Differential Diagnosis for Physical Therapists: Screening for Referral (2012), 5th edition and Pathology: Special Implications for the Physical Therapist, 3rd ed. (2009), and Exercise Prescription for Medical Conditions: A Handbook for Physical Therapists (2011).

Ms. Goodman is a medical writer for Medical Multimedia Group remains at the University of Montana as a Faculty Affiliate. She lives in Missoula, Montana where she has an active clinical practice and continues to provide physical therapy continuing education courses. The material has been refined and updated continuously throughout that time.

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 five attempts allowed to obtain a minimum passing grade of 80%. Retake fee of $12.00 applies for additional attempts.

Please note there is one required textbook that accompanies this course.

Price:$85.50
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Differential Diagnosis in PT-- Part 02 Client History and Screening Interview-
#2052_002 Differential Diagnosis in PT-- Part 02 Client History and Screening Interview

DESCRIPTION

5 Contact Hours

This Intermediate course is designed for physical therapists working with clients in all settings and at all levels from beginner to advanced. Although Client History and Interview is written as a stand-alone course, the foundation for physical therapy diagnosis has been laid in Part 1 (Physical Therapy Diagnosis and Screening) of this 10-part series. The student is strongly advised to take these courses in the order presented, but it is not required.

Evidence-based clinical decision-making consistent with the patient/client management model will be the foundation upon which a physical therapy differential diagnosis is made. The physical therapy diagnosis begins with a screening component. In turn, screening for systemic disease begins with a well-developed client history and interview. The foundation for these skills is presented in this course.

The client interview, including the personal and family history, is the single most important tool in screening for systemic disease. Restated for emphasis: The client interview as it is presented here is the first step in the screening process. Risk factor assessment and health screening are also included, as these are becoming a more integral part of the physical therapist’s practice in the primary care setting.

A large part of the screening process is identifying red flag histories and red flag signs and symptoms. Many clients are experiencing signs and symptoms associated with visceral impairment but don’t make the connection between these signs and symptoms and their NMS dysfunction. The therapist must be well-versed in what questions to ask in order to obtain this information.

As more states move toward direct access and independent practice, physical therapists are increasingly becoming the first contact that patients seek, particularly for care of musculoskeletal dysfunction. This makes it critical for physical therapists to have a logical decision-making process in determining when referral to a physician is necessary.

A cognitive processing-reasoning orientation will be utilized throughout the course to encourage students to gather and analyze data, pose and solve problems, infer, hypothesize and make clinical judgments as mechanisms for making appropriate differential diagnoses and referrals. Case studies will be used to integrate screening information in determining a physical therapy diagnosis and in making decisions regarding intervention versus referral.

Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies

COURSE GOAL

The client interview, including the personal and family history, is the single most important tool in screening for systemic disease. Restated for emphasis: The client interview as it is presented here is the first step in the screening process. Risk factor assessment and health screening are also included, as these are becoming a more integral part of the physical therapist’s practice in the primary care setting.  

OBJECTIVES

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

  • Recognize & identify the keys of the client history in client history in management
  • Describe the role of the physical therapy interview in evaluations of all clients
  • Incorporate the 5 Elements of Patient/Client Management Model Guide into the Interview Process
  • Recognize the red flag signs, symptoms and history
  • Identify 3 medical/pharmaceutical conditions requiring medical referral
  • Determine what questions to ask to screen for assault and substance use/abuse
  • Identify 5 vital signs to assess in the screening process

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 .5 CEUs, 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

 

This course is 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 the:

  • Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy for 5 Contact Hours
  • DC Board of Physical Therapy for 5 contact hours
  • *Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) for 5 CCUs
  • Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.5 CEUs
  • Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee for 5 contact hours
  • Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy for 5 contact 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
REQUIRED READING   Recommended/optional reading

Title: Differential Diagnosis in Physical Therapy, Screening for Referral
Author: Catherine Cavallaro Goodman, MBA, PT, CBT and Teresa E. Kelly Snyder, MN, RN, OCN, CS
Publisher: W. B. Saunders
Copyright: 2012
Edition: 5th
Pages: 816

URL: http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/product.jsp?sid=EHS_US_BS-SPE-445&isbn=9781437725438

 

Title: Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement Impairment Syndromes
Author: Shirley Sahrmann, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Publisher: Mosby
Copyright: 2002
Edition: 1st
Pages: 380
ISBN: 0801672058

URL: http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/product.jsp?sid=EHS_US_BS-SPE-445&isbn=9780801672057

Title: Pathology: Implications for the Physical Therapist
Author: Catherine C Goodman, MBA, CBP, PT and Kenda S Fuller, PT, NCS
Publisher: W. B. Saunders
Copyright: 2009
Edition: 3rd
Pages: 1760
ISBN: 9781416031185

URL: http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/product.jsp?isbn=9781416031185

Author and Instructor

Catherine C. Goodman, M.B.A., P.T., C.B.P. graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1976 with a B.S. in Physical Therapy and in 1986 with a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Montana. She received her certification as a BodyTalk practitioner from the International BodyTalk Association in 2008.

Catherine has 35+ years of experience in a variety of clinical settings. She specialized in pediatrics for the first 10 years, then served 8 years in the U.S. Army Reserves as an orthopedic therapist. She has since broadened her skills in home health care, acute care, inpatient/rehabilitation, hospital out-patient services, and through private practice as a hand therapist.

She is a faculty affiliate at the University of Montana School of Physical Therapy and the co-author of three textbooks: Differential Diagnosis for Physical Therapists: Screening for Referral (2012), 5th edition and Pathology: Special Implications for the Physical Therapist, 3rd ed. (2009), and Exercise Prescription for Medical Conditions: A Handbook for Physical Therapists (2011).

Ms. Goodman is a medical writer for Medical Multimedia Group remains at the University of Montana as a Faculty Affiliate. She lives in Missoula, Montana where she has an active clinical practice and continues to provide physical therapy continuing education courses. The material has been refined and updated continuously throughout that time.

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 five attempts allowed to obtain a minimum passing grade of 80%. Retake fee of $12.00 applies for additional attempts

Please note there is one required textbook that accompanies this course.

A cognitive processing-reasoning orientation will be utilized throughout the course to encourage students to gather and analyze data, pose and solve problems, infer, hypothesize and make clinical judgments as mechanisms for making appropriate differential diagnoses and referrals. Case studies will be used to integrate screening information in determining a physical therapy diagnosis and in making decisions regarding intervention versus referral.

Although Client History and Interview is written as a stand-alone course, the foundation for physical therapy diagnosis has been laid in Part 1 (Physical Therapy Diagnosis and Screening) of this 10-part series. The student is strongly advised to take these courses in the order presented, but it is not required.

The student is advised to take these courses in the order presented. For a thorough description of the entire series, see Differential Diagnosis: 10-part Course Series Overview.

Price:$142.50
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Differential Diagnosis in PT-- Part 03 Pain Types and Viscerogenic Pain Patterns-
#2053_002 Differential Diagnosis in PT-- Part 03 Pain Types and Viscerogenic Pain Patterns

DESCRIPTION

5 Contact Hours

A large part of the physical therapy screening process is identifying red flag histories and red flag signs and symptoms. Understanding how and when diseased organs can refer pain to the musculoskeletal system helps the therapist identify suspicious pain patterns.

Evidence-based clinical decision-making consistent with the patient/client management model will be the foundation upon which a physical therapy differential diagnosis is made. Screening for systemic disease begins with a well-developed client history and interview. The foundation for these skills is presented in Part 2 of this series (Client History and Screening Interview).

This Intermediate course will describe pain types in general and viscerogenic pain patterns specifically. A large component in evaluating pain during the screening process is being able to recognize the client demonstrating a significant emotional overlay.

Pain patterns from cancer can be very similar to what we have traditionally identified as psychogenic or emotional. It is important to know how to differentiate between these two sources of painful symptoms. Symptom magnification and illness behavior will also be reviewed.

The series is designed for physical therapists working with clients in all settings and at all levels from beginner to advanced.

A cognitive processing-reasoning orientation will be utilized throughout the course to encourage the Learner to gather and analyze data, pose and solve problems, infer, hypothesize and make clinical judgments as mechanisms for making appropriate differential diagnoses and referrals. Case studies are used to integrate screening information in determining a physical therapy diagnosis and in making decisions regarding intervention versus referral.

Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies

COURSE GOAL

The instructional focus of this course is on developing advanced clinical reasoning skills related to determining a client’s appropriateness for physical therapy. The course builds on concepts of evidence-based clinical practice as they are used to identify conditions that might mimic neuromuscular or musculoskeletal dysfunction. In particular, understanding the way in which visceral pain is referred to the musculoskeletal system is the focus of this Part 3 of the series Differential Diagnosis in Physical Therapy. 

OBJECTIVES

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

  • Identify pain of a cutaneous, somatic, visceral and referred origin
  • Name and describe the three mechanisms by which viscera refer pain to the soma
  • Identify characteristics of systemic pain compared to musculoskeletal pain
  • Evaluate joint pain for a systemic origin
  • Screen for emotional overlay as a factor in the client’s pain response
  • Describe the role of anxiety, depression, and panic disorder in the pain response

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 .5 CEUs, 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

 

This course is 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 the:

  • Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy for 5 Contact Hours.
  • DC Board of Physical Therapy for 5 contact hours.
  • Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.5 CEUs.
  • Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee for 5 contact hours
  • Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy for 5 contact hours.
REQUIRED READING   Recommended/optional reading

Title: Differential Diagnosis in Physical Therapy, Screening for Referral
Author: Catherine Cavallaro Goodman, MBA, PT, CBT and Teresa E. Kelly Snyder, MN, RN, OCN, CS
Publisher: W. B. Saunders
Copyright: 2012
Edition: 5th
Pages: 816

URL: http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/product.jsp?sid=EHS_US_BS-SPE-445&isbn=9781437725438

 

 

 

Title: Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement Impairment Syndromes
Author: Shirley Sahrmann, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Publisher: Mosby
Copyright: 2002
Edition: 1st
Pages: 380
ISBN: 0801672058

URL: http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/product.jsp?sid=EHS_US_BS-SPE-445&isbn=9780801672057

Title: Pathology: Implications for the Physical Therapist
Author: Catherine C Goodman, MBA, CBP, PT and Kenda S Fuller, PT, NCS
Publisher: W. B. Saunders
Copyright: 2009
Edition: 3rd
Pages: 1760
ISBN: 9781416031185

URL: http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/product.jsp?isbn=9781416031185

Author and Instructor

Catherine C. Goodman, M.B.A., P.T., C.B.P. graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1976 with a B.S. in Physical Therapy and in 1986 with a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Montana. She received her certification as a BodyTalk practitioner from the International BodyTalk Association in 2008.

Catherine has 35+ years of experience in a variety of clinical settings. She specialized in pediatrics for the first 10 years, then served 8 years in the U.S. Army Reserves as an orthopedic therapist. She has since broadened her skills in home health care, acute care, inpatient/rehabilitation, hospital out-patient services, and through private practice as a hand therapist.

She is a faculty affiliate at the University of Montana School of Physical Therapy and the co-author of three textbooks: Differential Diagnosis for Physical Therapists: Screening for Referral (2012), 5th edition and Pathology: Special Implications for the Physical Therapist, 3rd ed. (2009), and Exercise Prescription for Medical Conditions: A Handbook for Physical Therapists (2011).

Ms. Goodman is a medical writer for Medical Multimedia Group remains at the University of Montana as a Faculty Affiliate. She lives in Missoula, Montana where she has an active clinical practice and continues to provide physical therapy continuing education courses. The material has been refined and updated continuously throughout that time.

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 five attempts allowed to obtain a minimum passing grade of 80%. Retake fee of $12.00 applies for additional attempts

Please note there is one required textbook that accompanies this course.

A cognitive processing-reasoning orientation is utilized throughout the course to encourage the Learner to gather and analyze data, pose and solve problems, infer, hypothesize and make clinical judgments as mechanisms for making appropriate differential diagnoses and referrals. Case studies are used to integrate screening information in determining a physical therapy diagnosis and in making decisions regarding intervention versus referra

Although Pain Types and Viscerogenic Pain Patterns is written as a stand-alone course, the foundation for physical therapy diagnosis and client history and screening has been laid in Part 1 (Physical Therapy Diagnosis and Screening) and Part 2 (Client History and Screening Interview) of this 10-part series. We strongly advise you to take these courses in the order presented, but it is not required.

The student is advised to take these courses in the order presented. For a thorough description of the entire series, see Differential Diagnosis: 10-part Course Series Overview.

Price:$142.50
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Differential Diagnosis in PT-- Part 04 Cancer Screening and Prevention-
#2054_002 Differential Diagnosis in PT-- Part 04 Cancer Screening and Prevention

DESCRIPTION

10 Contact Hours

A large part of the physical therapy screening process is identifying red flag histories and red flag signs and symptoms. Cancer screening is a major part of the overall screening process. Anyone with a past medical history of cancer is at risk for cancer recurrence. Clinical manifestations of cancer can mimic NMS dysfunction. This is true whether it’s primary cancer or cancer that has recurred or metastasized.

Physical therapists must be able to identify signs and symptoms of systemic disease that can mimic neuromuscular or musculoskeletal dysfunction. For example, peptic ulcers, gallbladder disease, liver disease and myocardial ischemia are only a few examples of systemic diseases that can cause shoulder pain.

Cancer Screening and Prevention is part 4 of a 10-part series entitled Differential Diagnosis in Physical Therapy. The overall 10 hour course will introduce students and clinicians to the role that health screenings and review of systems (ROS – see Part 5: When to Screen for Systemic Disease and When to Refer for detailed explanation of ROS in the screening process) play in the clinical decision making that leads to a physical therapist’s diagnosis.

As more states move toward direct access and independent practice, physical therapists are increasingly becoming the first contact that patients seek, particularly for care of musculoskeletal dysfunction. This makes it critical for physical therapists to be well versed at determining when referral to a physician is necessary.

Evidence-based clinical decision-making consistent with the patient client management model will be the foundation upon which a physical therapy differential diagnosis is made. Cancer screening begins with a well-developed client history and interview. The foundation for these skills is presented in Part 1 of this series (Client Interview and History).

This Intermediate course is designed for physical therapists working with clients in all settings and at all levels from beginner to advanced. The course will review terminology, epidemiology and the metastatic process, especially as the latter presents itself in a clinical practice. Physical therapist’s diagnosis vs. screening, risk factors, prevention and oncology pain will also be included

Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies

COURSE GOAL

This course is designed for physical therapists working with clients in all settings and at all levels from beginner to advanced. The course will review terminology, epidemiology and the metastatic process, especially as the latter presents itself in a clinical practice. Physical therapist's diagnosis vs. screening, risk factors, prevention and oncology pain will also be included. A cognitive processing-reasoning orientation will be utilized throughout the course to encourage students to gather and analyze data, pose and solve problems, infer, hypothesize and make clinical judgments as mechanisms for making appropriate differential diagnoses and referrals. Case studies will be used to integrate screening information in determining a physical therapist’s diagnosis and making decisions regarding intervention versus referral.

OBJECTIVES

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

  • Define terminology associated with cancer
  • List statistics related to incidence, mortality and morbidity
  • Identify basic metastatic process
  • Name the most common risk factors for cancer
  • Identify the systems most often affected by cancer metastasis in a physical therapist practice
  • Describe the corresponding clinical manifestations of each system affected by cancer metastasis
  • List clinical signs and symptoms corresponding to paraneoplastic syndromes

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 1.0 CEUs, 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 1.0 CEUs

NBCOT 12.5 PDU

 

This course is approved for 1.0 CEUs
(10 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 for 10 Contact Hours
  • DC Board of Physical Therapy for 10 contact hours
  • *Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) for 9 CCUs
  • Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 1.0 CEUs
  • Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee for 10 contact hours
  • Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy for 10 contact 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
REQUIRED READING   Recommended/optional reading

Title: Differential Diagnosis in Physical Therapy, Screening for Referral
Author: Catherine Cavallaro Goodman, MBA, PT, CBT and Teresa E. Kelly Snyder, MN, RN, OCN, CS
Publisher: W. B. Saunders
Copyright: 2012
Edition: 5th
Pages: 816

URL: http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/product.jsp?sid=EHS_US_BS-SPE-445&isbn=9781437725438

 

Title: Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement Impairment Syndromes
Author: Shirley Sahrmann, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Publisher: Mosby
Copyright: 2002
Edition: 1st
Pages: 380
ISBN: 0801672058

URL: http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/product.jsp?sid=EHS_US_BS-SPE-445&isbn=9780801672057

Title: Pathology: Implications for the Physical Therapist
Author: Catherine C Goodman, MBA, PT, CBP and Kenda S Fuller, PT, NCS
Publisher: W. B. Saunders
Copyright: 2009
Edition: 3rd
Pages: 1760
ISBN: 9781416031185

URL: http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/product.jsp?isbn=9781416031185

Author and Instructor

Catherine C. Goodman, M.B.A., P.T., C.B.P. graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1976 with a B.S. in Physical Therapy and in 1986 with a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Montana. She received her certification as a BodyTalk practitioner from the International BodyTalk Association in 2008.

Catherine has 35+ years of experience in a variety of clinical settings. She specialized in pediatrics for the first 10 years, then served 8 years in the U.S. Army Reserves as an orthopedic therapist. She has since broadened her skills in home health care, acute care, inpatient/rehabilitation, hospital out-patient services, and through private practice as a hand therapist.

She is a faculty affiliate at the University of Montana School of Physical Therapy and the co-author of three textbooks: Differential Diagnosis for Physical Therapists: Screening for Referral (2012), 5th edition and Pathology: Special Implications for the Physical Therapist, 3rd ed. (2009), and Exercise Prescription for Medical Conditions: A Handbook for Physical Therapists (2011).

Ms. Goodman is a medical writer for Medical Multimedia Group remains at the University of Montana as a Faculty Affiliate. She lives in Missoula, Montana where she has an active clinical practice and continues to provide physical therapy continuing education courses. The material has been refined and updated continuously throughout that time.

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 five attempts allowed to obtain a minimum passing grade of 80%. Retake fee of $12.00 applies for additional attempts

Please note there is one required textbook that accompanies this course.

A cognitive processing-reasoning orientation will be utilized throughout the course to encourage students to gather and analyze data, pose and solve problems, infer, hypothesize and make clinical judgments as mechanisms for making appropriate differential diagnoses and referrals. Case studies will be used to integrate screening information in determining a physical therapist’s diagnosis and making decisions regarding intervention versus referral.

Although Cancer Screening and Prevention is written as a stand-alone course, the foundation for physical therapist’s diagnosis, client history and screening has been laid in Parts 1 and 2 of this 10-part series: Physical therapist’s diagnosis and Screening and Client History and Screening Interview. The student is strongly advised to take these courses in the order presented.

The student is advised to take these courses in the order presented. For a thorough description of the entire series, see Differential Diagnosis: 10-part Course Series Overview.

Price:$285.00
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Differential Diagnosis in PT-- Part 05 When to Screen for Systemic Disease and When to Refer-
#2055_002 Differential Diagnosis in PT-- Part 05 When to Screen for Systemic Disease and When to Refer

DESCRIPTION

4 Contact Hours

Communicating our findings to the physician is an essential part of our jobs. What do you do when you find out important information the client’s physician may not know about? What if the client presents with red flag signs and symptoms that simply weren’t present at the time of his or her office visit with the physician?

Physical therapists must be able to identify signs and symptoms of systemic disease that can mimic neuromuscular or musculoskeletal (referred to as neuromusculoskeletal or NMS) dysfunction. It is critical for physical therapists to be well versed at determining when referral to a physician (or other appropriate health care professional) is necessary.

In this Intermediate course, Part 5 of a ten-part series on Differential Diagnosis, we will cover not only when referral is necessary, but also how to make that referral. Who to screen, when to screen and how to screen are the main topics of this course. The course participant will learn how to use the Review of Systems from the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice. The Review of Systems is an important tool in the evaluation process once screening has taken place.

As more states move toward direct access and independent practice, physical therapists are increasingly becoming the first contact that patients seek, particularly for care of musculoskeletal dysfunction. This makes it critical for physical therapists to be well versed at determining when referral to a physician (or other appropriate health care professional) is necessary.

Is immediate medical attention needed? What precautions and contraindications to physical therapy intervention are advised? Specific guidelines for medical referral are reviewed. Special considerations in the referral process and liability issues are also raised in this course.

Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies

COURSE GOAL

The instructional focus of this course is on developing advanced clinical reasoning skills related to determining a client's appropriateness for physical therapy. The course builds on concepts of evidence-based clinical practice as they are used to identify conditions that might mimic neuromuscular or musculoskeletal dysfunction.

OBJECTIVES

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

  • Describe the role of screening for systemic disease in making a physical therapy diagnosis
  • Incorporate the Guide into the medical screening process
  • Use the Review of Systems in the screening process
  • Screen for systemic disease based on client history, clinical presentation, and presence of associated signs and symptoms
  • Identify which conditions require medical referral.

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. 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

NBCOT 5. PDU

 

This course is 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 the:

  • Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy for 4 Contact Hours
  • DC Board of Physical Therapy
  • *Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) for 4 CCUs
  • Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.4 CEUs
  • Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee for 4 contact hours
  • Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy for 4 contact 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
REQUIRED READING   Recommended/optional reading

Title: Differential Diagnosis in Physical Therapy, Screening for Referral
Author: Catherine Cavallaro Goodman, MBA, PT, CBT and Teresa E. Kelly Snyder, MN, RN, OCN, CS
Publisher: W. B. Saunders
Copyright: 2012
Edition: 5th
Pages: 816

URL: http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/product.jsp?sid=EHS_US_BS-SPE-445&isbn=9781437725438

 

Title: Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement Impairment Syndromes
Author: Shirley Sahrmann, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Publisher: Mosby
Copyright: 2002
Edition: 1st
Pages: 380
ISBN: 0801672058

URL: http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/product.jsp?sid=EHS_US_BS-SPE-445&isbn=9780801672057

Title: Pathology: Implications for the Physical Therapist
Author: Catherine C Goodman, MBA, CBP, PT and Kenda S Fuller, PT, NCS
Publisher: W. B. Saunders
Copyright: 2009
Edition: 3rd
Pages: 1760
ISBN: 9781416031185

URL: http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/product.jsp?isbn=9781416031185

Author and Instructor

Catherine C. Goodman, M.B.A., P.T., C.B.P. graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1976 with a B.S. in Physical Therapy and in 1986 with a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Montana. She received her certification as a BodyTalk practitioner from the International BodyTalk Association in 2008.

Catherine has 35+ years of experience in a variety of clinical settings. She specialized in pediatrics for the first 10 years, then served 8 years in the U.S. Army Reserves as an orthopedic therapist. She has since broadened her skills in home health care, acute care, inpatient/rehabilitation, hospital out-patient services, and through private practice as a hand therapist.

She is a faculty affiliate at the University of Montana School of Physical Therapy and the co-author of three textbooks: Differential Diagnosis for Physical Therapists: Screening for Referral (2012), 5th edition and Pathology: Special Implications for the Physical Therapist, 3rd ed. (2009), and Exercise Prescription for Medical Conditions: A Handbook for Physical Therapists (2011).

Ms. Goodman is a medical writer for Medical Multimedia Group remains at the University of Montana as a Faculty Affiliate. She lives in Missoula, Montana where she has an active clinical practice and continues to provide physical therapy continuing education courses. The material has been refined and updated continuously throughout that time.

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 five attempts allowed to obtain a minimum passing grade of 80%. Retake fee of $12.00 applies for additional attempts.

Please note there is one required textbook that accompanies this course.

Although When to Screen for Systemic Disease and When to Refer is written as a stand-alone course, the foundation for physical therapy diagnosis, client history and screening has been laid in Parts 1 and 2 of this 10-part series: Physical Therapy Diagnosis and Screening andClient History and Screening Interview. The student is strongly advised to take these courses in the order presented.

The student is advised to take these courses in the order presented. For a thorough description of the entire series, see Differential Diagnosis: 10-part Course Series Overview.

Price:$114.00
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Differential Diagnosis in PT-- Part 06 Screening for Systemic Disease - The Neck and Back-
#2056_002 Differential Diagnosis in PT-- Part 06 Screening for Systemic Disease - The Neck and Back

DESCRIPTION

10 Contact Hours

This course, Screening for Systemic Disease: The Neck and Back, is designed for physical therapists working with clients in all settings and at all levels from beginner to advanced. This particular section will review clues suggesting systemic or viscerogenic neck or back pain and take you through each system that can refer pain or symptoms to the neck or back. This will include GI, pulmonary, renal and urologic, gynecologic, and vascular (both peripheral and cardiovascular) causes of neck or back pain.

The Intermediate course is designed for physical therapists working with clients in all settings and at all levels from beginner to advanced. This particular section will review clues suggesting systemic or viscerogenic neck or back pain and take you through each system that can refer pain or symptoms to the neck or back. This will include GI, pulmonary, renal and urologic, gynecologic, and vascular (both peripheral and cardiovascular) causes of neck or back pain.

Evidence-based clinical decision-making consistent with the patient client management model will be the foundation upon which a physical therapy differential diagnosis is made. Screening for systemic disease begins with a well-developed client history and interview. The foundation for these skills is presented in Part 1 of this series (Client History and Screening Interview). A cognitive processing-reasoning orientation will be utilized throughout the course to encourage students to gather and analyze data, pose and solve problems, infer, hypothesize and make clinical judgments as mechanisms for making appropriate differential diagnoses and referrals. Case studies will be used to integrate screening information in determining a physical therapy diagnosis and making decisions regarding intervention versus referral.

Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies

COURSE GOAL

The instructional focus of this course is on developing advanced clinical reasoning skills related to determining a client’s appropriateness for physical therapy. The course builds on concepts of evidence-based clinical practice as they are used to identify conditions that might mimic neuromuscular or musculoskeletal dysfunction. Screening problems in the neck and back for systemic disease is the focus of this Part 6 of the series: Differential Diagnosis in Physical Therapy.

OBJECTIVES

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

  • List signs and symptoms of systemic origin affecting the neck and back, including the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine
  • Describe pain patterns referred to the neck and/or back originating from each visceral organ system, including:
    • Gastrointestinal (GI)
    • Pulmonary
    • Renal and Urologic
    • Gynecologic
    • Vascular
  • Recall special questions to ask men and women with significant risk factors, significant past medical history, suspicious clinical presentation and/or associated signs and symptoms that correlate with systemic disease presenting as neck and/or back pain
  • Describe which neck and/or back conditions require medical referral

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 1.0 CEUs, 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 1.0 CEUs

NBCOT 12.5 PDU

 

This course is approved for 1.0 CEUs
(10 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 for 10 Contact Hours
  • DC Board of Physical Therapy
  • *Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) for 9 CCUs
  • Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 1.0 CEUs
  • Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee for 10 contact hours
  • Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy for 10 contact 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
REQUIRED READING   Recommended/optional reading

Title: Differential Diagnosis in Physical Therapy, Screening for Referral
Author: Catherine Cavallaro Goodman, MBA, PT, CBP and Teresa E. Kelly Snyder, MN, RN, OCN, CS
Publisher: W. B. Saunders
Copyright: 2012
Edition: 5th
Pages: 816

URL: http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/product.jsp?sid=EHS_US_BS-SPE-445&isbn=9781437725438

 

Title: Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement Impairment Syndromes
Author: Shirley Sahrmann, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Publisher: Mosby
Copyright: 2002
Edition: 1st
Pages: 380
ISBN: 0801672058

URL: http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/product.jsp?sid=EHS_US_BS-SPE-445&isbn=9780801672057

Title: Pathology: Implications for the Physical Therapist
Author: Catherine C Goodman, MBA, PT, CBP and Kenda S Fuller, PT, NCS
Publisher: W. B. Saunders
Copyright: 2009
Edition: 3rd
Pages: 1760
ISBN: 9781416031185

URL: http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/product.jsp?isbn=9781416031185

Author and Instructor

Catherine C. Goodman, M.B.A., P.T., C.B.P. graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1976 with a B.S. in Physical Therapy and in 1986 with a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Montana. She received her certification as a BodyTalk practitioner from the International BodyTalk Association in 2008.

Catherine has 35+ years of experience in a variety of clinical settings. She specialized in pediatrics for the first 10 years, then served 8 years in the U.S. Army Reserves as an orthopedic therapist. She has since broadened her skills in home health care, acute care, inpatient/rehabilitation, hospital out-patient services, and through private practice as a hand therapist.

She is a faculty affiliate at the University of Montana School of Physical Therapy and the co-author of three textbooks: Differential Diagnosis for Physical Therapists: Screening for Referral (2012), 5th edition and Pathology: Special Implications for the Physical Therapist, 3rd ed. (2009), and Exercise Prescription for Medical Conditions: A Handbook for Physical Therapists (2011).

Ms. Goodman is a medical writer for Medical Multimedia Group remains at the University of Montana as a Faculty Affiliate. She lives in Missoula, Montana where she has an active clinical practice and continues to provide physical therapy continuing education courses. The material has been refined and updated continuously throughout that time.

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 five attempts allowed to obtain a minimum passing grade of 80%. Retake fee of $12.00 applies for additional attempts.

Please note there is one required textbook that accompanies this course.

A cognitive processing-reasoning orientation will be utilized throughout the course to encourage students to gather and analyze data, pose and solve problems, infer, hypothesize and make clinical judgments as mechanisms for making appropriate differential diagnoses and referrals. Case studies will be used to integrate screening information in determining a physical therapy diagnosis and making decisions regarding intervention versus referral.

Although Screening for Systemic Disease: The Neck and Back is written as a stand-alone course, the foundation for physical therapy diagnosis, client history and screening has been laid in Parts 1 and 2 of this 10-part series: Physical Therapy Diagnosis and Screening and Client History and Screening Interview. The student is strongly advised to take these courses in the order presented.

The student is advised to take these courses in the order presented. For a thorough description of the entire series, see Differential Diagnosis: 10-part Course Series Overview.

Price:$285.00
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Differential Diagnosis in PT-- Part 07 Screening for Systemic Disease-Sacrum, SI Joint, Pelvis-
#2057_002 Differential Diagnosis in PT-- Part 07 Screening for Systemic Disease-Sacrum, SI Joint, Pelvis

DESCRIPTION

6 Contact Hours

Physical therapists must be able to identify signs and symptoms of systemic disease that can mimic neuromuscular or musculoskeletal (herein referred to as neuromusculoskeletal or NMS) dysfunction. For example, Paget’s disease, gastrointestinal (GI) disease, gynecologic disease and vascular conditions such as endocarditis and ovarian varicosities are only a few examples of systemic diseases that can cause sacral, SI and/or pelvic pain.

The therapist must especially know how and what to look for to screen for cancer. Cancer can present as primary neck, shoulder, chest, upper back, hip, groin, pelvic, sacroiliac or low back pain/symptoms.

This Intermediate course, Screening for Systemic Disease: The Sacrum, Sacroiliac and Pelvis is designed for physical therapists working with clients in all settings and at all levels from beginner to advanced. This section will review clues suggesting systemic or viscerogenic causes of sacral, SI and pelvic pain and take you through each system that can refer pain or symptoms to these anatomical areas. This will include the arthritic conditions, GI, gynecologic, male reproductive system and vascular causes of sacral, SI or pelvic pain.

Evidence-based clinical decision-making consistent with the patient client management model will be the foundation upon which a physical therapy differential diagnosis is made. Screening for systemic disease begins with a well-developed client history and interview. The foundation for these skills is presented in Part 2 of this series, Client History and Screening Interview.

A cognitive processing-reasoning orientation will be utilized throughout the course to encourage students to gather and analyze data, pose and solve problems, infer, hypothesize and make clinical judgments as mechanisms for making appropriate differential diagnoses and referrals. Case studies will be used to integrate screening information in determining a physical therapy diagnosis and making decisions regarding intervention versus referral.

Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies

COURSE GOAL

The instructional focus of this course is on developing advanced clinical reasoning skills related to determining a client’s appropriateness for physical therapy. The course builds on concepts of evidence-based clinical practice as they are used to identify conditions that might mimic neuromuscular or musculoskeletal dysfunction. In particular, screening the sacrum, SI, and pelvis for systemic disease is the focus of this Part 7 of the series: Differential Diagnosis in Physical Therapy.

OBJECTIVES

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

  • Identify signs and symptoms of systemic origin affecting the sacrum, SI and pelvis
  • Identify pain patterns referred to the sacrum, SI or pelvis originating from the viscera or diseases including:
    • Rheumatic Diseases
    • Gastrointestinal (GI)
    • Vascular
    • Cancer
    • Infectious
    • Gynecologic
    • Neuromusculoskeletal
  • Identify special questions to ask men and women with significant risk factors, significant past medical history, suspicious clinical presentation and/or associated signs and symptoms
  • Identify which conditions require medical referral
  • Practice the screening process using the three-part model developed in previous sections of this course

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 .6 CEUs, 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 .6 CEUs

NBCOT 7.5 PDU

 

This course is approved for .6 CEUs
(6 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 for 6 Contact Hours.
  • DC Board of Physical Therapy.
  • *Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) for 5 CCUs
  • Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.6 CEUs.
  • Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee for 6 contact hours
  • Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy for 6 contact 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
REQUIRED READING   Recommended/optional reading

Title: Differential Diagnosis in Physical Therapy, Screening for Referral
Author: Catherine Cavallaro Goodman, MBA, PT, CBP and Teresa E. Kelly Snyder, MN, RN, OCN, CS
Publisher: W. B. Saunders
Copyright: 2012
Edition: 5th
Pages: 816

URL: http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/product.jsp?sid=EHS_US_BS-SPE-445&isbn=9781437725438

 

 

 

Title: Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement Impairment Syndromes
Author: Shirley Sahrmann, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Publisher: Mosby
Copyright: 2002
Edition: 1st
Pages: 380
ISBN: 0801672058

URL: http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/product.jsp?sid=EHS_US_BS-SPE-445&isbn=9780801672057

Title: Pathology: Implications for the Physical Therapist
Author: Catherine C Goodman, MBA, CBP, PT and Kenda S Fuller, PT, NCS
Publisher: W. B. Saunders
Copyright: 2009
Edition: 3rd
Pages: 1760
ISBN: 9781416031185

URL: http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/product.jsp?isbn=9781416031185

Author and Instructor

Catherine C. Goodman, M.B.A., P.T., C.B.P. graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1976 with a B.S. in Physical Therapy and in 1986 with a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Montana. She received her certification as a BodyTalk practitioner from the International BodyTalk Association in 2008.

Catherine has 35+ years of experience in a variety of clinical settings. She specialized in pediatrics for the first 10 years, then served 8 years in the U.S. Army Reserves as an orthopedic therapist. She has since broadened her skills in home health care, acute care, inpatient/rehabilitation, hospital out-patient services, and through private practice as a hand therapist.

She is a faculty affiliate at the University of Montana School of Physical Therapy and the co-author of three textbooks: Differential Diagnosis for Physical Therapists: Screening for Referral (2012), 5th edition and Pathology: Special Implications for the Physical Therapist, 3rd ed. (2009), and Exercise Prescription for Medical Conditions: A Handbook for Physical Therapists (2011).

Ms. Goodman is a medical writer for Medical Multimedia Group remains at the University of Montana as a Faculty Affiliate. She lives in Missoula, Montana where she has an active clinical practice and continues to provide physical therapy continuing education courses. The material has been refined and updated continuously throughout that time.

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 five attempts allowed to obtain a minimum passing grade of 80%. Retake fee of $12.00 applies for additional attempts.

Please note there is one required textbook that accompanies this course.

A cognitive processing-reasoning orientation will be utilized throughout the course to encourage students to gather and analyze data, pose and solve problems, infer, hypothesize and make clinical judgments as mechanisms for making appropriate differential diagnoses and referrals. Case studies will be used to integrate screening information in determining a physical therapy diagnosis and making decisions regarding intervention versus referral.

Although Screening for Systemic Disease: The Sacrum, Sacroiliac and Pelvis is written as a stand-alone course, the foundation for physical therapy diagnosis, client history and screening has been laid in Parts 1 and 2 of this 10-part series: Physical Therapy Diagnosis and Screening and Client History and Screening Interview. Part 6, Screening for Systemic Disease – The Neck and Back, forms the basis for screening all other areas of the body and is an integral part of understanding Screening for Systemic Disease – Sacrum, Sacroiliac and Pelvis.

The student is advised to take these courses in the order presented. For a thorough description of the entire series, see Differential Diagnosis: 10-part Course Series Overview.

Price:$171.00
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Differential Diagnosis in PT-- Part 08 Screening for Systemic Disease - The Hip and Groin-
#2058_002 Differential Diagnosis in PT-- Part 08 Screening for Systemic Disease - The Hip and Groin

DESCRIPTION

4 Contact Hours

This Intermediate course is designed for physical therapists working with clients in all settings and at all levels from beginner to advanced. This section will review clues suggesting systemic or viscerogenic causes of hip and groin pain and dysfunction. This will include the vascular conditions, infectious or inflammatory causes and gynecologic and male reproductive system causes of hip and/or groin symptoms.

Physical therapists must be able to identify signs and symptoms of systemic disease that can mimic neuromuscular or musculoskeletal (herein referred to as neuromusculoskeletal or NMS) dysfunction. Gastrointestinal (GI) disease, gynecologic disease, urologic/renal conditions and vascular conditions such as arterial insufficiency are only a few examples of systemic diseases that can cause hip or groin pain.

Screening for Systemic Disease: The Hip and Groin is part 8 of a 10-part series entitled Differential Diagnosis in Physical Therapy. The overall course will introduce students and clinicians to the role that health screenings and review of systems (ROS - see Part 5 for detailed explanation of ROS in the screening process) play in the clinical decision making that leads to a physical therapy diagnosis.

Evidence-based clinical decision-making consistent with the patient-client management model (from the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice) will be the foundation upon which a physical therapy differential diagnosis is made. Screening for systemic disease begins with a well-developed client history and interview. The foundation for these skills is presented in Part 2 of this series (Client History and Screening Interview).

A cognitive processing-reasoning orientation will be utilized throughout the course to encourage students to gather and analyze data, pose and solve problems, infer, hypothesize and form clinical judgments as mechanisms for making appropriate differential diagnoses and referrals. Case studies will be used to integrate screening information in determining a physical therapy diagnosis and making decisions regarding intervention versus referral.

Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies

COURSE GOAL

Screening problems in the hip and groin for systemic disease is the focus of this Part 8 of the series: Differential Diagnosis in Physical Therapy. The instructional focus of this course is on developing advanced clinical reasoning skills related to determining a client’s appropriateness for physical therapy. The course builds on concepts of evidence-based clinical practice as they are used to identify conditions that might mimic neuromuscular or musculoskeletal dysfunction.

OBJECTIVES

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

  • List possible causes of viscerogenic or systemic-induced hip and/or groin pain and dysfunction
  • List signs and symptoms of systemic origin affecting the hip and groin.
  • Describe pain patterns referred to the hip and/or groin originating from the viscera or diseases including:
    • Cancer
    • Gastrointestinal (GI)
    • Vascular
    • Urologic/renal
    • Infectious/Inflammatory
    • Gynecologic
    • Neuromusculoskeletal
  • Recall special questions to ask men and women with significant risk factors, significant past medical history, suspicious clinical presentation and/or associated signs and symptoms
  • Identify conditions requiring medical referral
  • Name and use the three-part model of the screening process developed in previous sections of this course

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. 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

NBCOT 5. PDU

 

This course is 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 the:

  • Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy for 4 Contact Hours
  • DC Board of Physical Therapy
  • *Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) for 4 CCUs
  • Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.4 CEUs
  • Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee for 4 contact hours
  • Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy for 4 contact 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
REQUIRED READING   Recommended/optional reading

Title: Differential Diagnosis in Physical Therapy, Screening for Referral
Author: Catherine Cavallaro Goodman, MBA, PT, CBP and Teresa E. Kelly Snyder, MN, RN, OCN, CS
Publisher: W. B. Saunders
Copyright: 2012
Edition: 5th
Pages: 816

URL: http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/product.jsp?sid=EHS_US_BS-SPE-445&isbn=9781437725438

 

Title: Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement Impairment Syndromes
Author: Shirley Sahrmann, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Publisher: Mosby
Copyright: 2002
Edition: 1st
Pages: 380
ISBN: 0801672058

URL: http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/product.jsp?sid=EHS_US_BS-SPE-445&isbn=9780801672057

Title: Pathology: Implications for the Physical Therapist
Author: Catherine C Goodman, MBA, CBP, PT and Kenda S Fuller, PT, NCS
Publisher: W. B. Saunders
Copyright: 2009
Edition: 3rd
Pages: 1760
ISBN: 9781416031185

URL: http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/product.jsp?isbn=9781416031185

Author and Instructor

Catherine C. Goodman, M.B.A., P.T., C.B.P. graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1976 with a B.S. in Physical Therapy and in 1986 with a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Montana. She received her certification as a BodyTalk practitioner from the International BodyTalk Association in 2008.

Catherine has 35+ years of experience in a variety of clinical settings. She specialized in pediatrics for the first 10 years, then served 8 years in the U.S. Army Reserves as an orthopedic therapist. She has since broadened her skills in home health care, acute care, inpatient/rehabilitation, hospital out-patient services, and through private practice as a hand therapist.

She is a faculty affiliate at the University of Montana School of Physical Therapy and the co-author of three textbooks: Differential Diagnosis for Physical Therapists: Screening for Referral (2012), 5th edition and Pathology: Special Implications for the Physical Therapist, 3rd ed. (2009), and Exercise Prescription for Medical Conditions: A Handbook for Physical Therapists (2011).

Ms. Goodman is a medical writer for Medical Multimedia Group remains at the University of Montana as a Faculty Affiliate. She lives in Missoula, Montana where she has an active clinical practice and continues to provide physical therapy continuing education courses. The material has been refined and updated continuously throughout that time.

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 five attempts allowed to obtain a minimum passing grade of 80%. Retake fee of $12.00 applies for additional attempts.

Please note there is one required textbook that accompanies this course.

A cognitive processing-reasoning orientation will be utilized throughout the course to encourage students to gather and analyze data, pose and solve problems, infer, hypothesize and form clinical judgments as mechanisms for making appropriate differential diagnoses and referrals. Case studies will be used to integrate screening information in determining a physical therapy diagnosis and making decisions regarding intervention versus referral.

Although Screening for Systemic Disease: The Hip and Groin is written as a stand-alone course, the foundation for physical therapy diagnosis, client history and screening has been laid in Parts 1 and 2 of this 10-part series: Physical Therapy Diagnosis and Screening and Client History and Screening Interview.

Part 6: Screening for Systemic Disease – The Neck and Back forms the basis for screening all other areas of the body and is an integral part of understanding Screening for Systemic Disease – Hip and Groin. Likewise, Part 7: Screening for Systemic Disease – The Sacrum, SI and Pelvis presents the basic building blocks for this section.

The student is advised to take these courses in the order presented. For a thorough description of the entire series, see Differential Diagnosis: 10-part Course Series Overview.

Price:$114.00
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Differential Diagnosis in PT-- Part 09 Screening for Systemic Disease - Chest and Breast-
#2059_002 Differential Diagnosis in PT-- Part 09 Screening for Systemic Disease - Chest and Breast

DESCRIPTION

7 Contact Hours

When our patients are faced with chest pain, we must know how to assess the situation quickly and decide if medical referral is required…and whether medical attention is needed immediately!

The therapist may also uncover chest pain in the client who presents with jaw, neck, upper back, shoulder or arm pain. During the interview or the clinical exam, you may discover that the client also has chest pain either concurrently or alternating with pain or symptoms in these other somatic areas.

Angina, anxiety, upper gastrointestinal disease and pulmonary conditions are only a few examples of systemic diseases that can cause chest and/or breast pain. Various NMS conditions such as thoracic outlet syndrome, costochondritis, trigger points and cervical spine disorders can also affect the chest and breast. We must be able to differentiate NMS from systemic origins of symptoms.

So many of today’s aging adults with movement disorders have multiple medical comorbidities. Physical therapists must be able to identify signs and symptoms of systemic disease that can mimic neuromuscular or musculoskeletal (herein referred to as neuromusculoskeletal or NMS) dysfunction.

The overall course will introduce students and clinicians to the role that health screenings and review of systems play in the clinical decision-making leading to a physical therapy diagnosis.

This Intermediate course is designed for physical therapists working with clients in all settings and at all levels from beginner to advanced. This section will review symptoms or other signs suggesting systemic or viscerogenic pain or symptoms that can be referred to the chest or breast. This will include the cardiovascular, pulmonary, upper GI, neuromusculoskeletal systems, as well as other causes such as anxiety, steroid and cocaine use.

A cognitive processing-reasoning orientation will be utilized throughout the course to encourage students to gather and analyze data, pose and solve problems, infer, hypothesize and make clinical judgments as mechanisms for making appropriate differential diagnoses and referrals. Case studies will be used to integrate screening information in determining a physical therapy diagnosis and making decisions regarding intervention versus referral.

Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies

COURSE GOAL

The instructional focus of this course is on developing advanced clinical reasoning skills related to determining a client’s appropriateness for physical therapy. The course builds on concepts of evidence-based clinical practice as they are used to identify systemic or viscerogenic conditions affecting the chest and/or breast that might mimic neuromuscular or musculoskeletal dysfunction.

OBJECTIVES

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

  • Identify possible causes of viscerogenic or systemic-induced chest and/or breast pain and dysfunction
  • Identify signs and symptoms of systemic origin affecting the chest and breast
  • Describe pain patterns referred to the chest and/or breast originating from the viscera or diseases including:
    • Pulmonary
    • Upper Gastrointestinal (GI)/epigastric
    • Vascular
    • Neuromusculoskeletal
    • Other Causes
  • Recall the questions to ask men and women with significant risk factors, significant past medical history that correlate with systemic disease presenting as chest and/or breast pain.
  • Describe conditions requiring medical referral.

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. 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

NBCOT 8.75 PDU

 

This course is approved for .7 CEUs
(7 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 for 7 Contact Hours.
  • DC Board of Physical Therapy.
  • *Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) for 6 CCUs
  • Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.7 CEUs.
  • Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee for 7 contact hours
  • Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy for 7 contact 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
REQUIRED READING   Recommended/optional reading

Title: Differential Diagnosis in Physical Therapy, Screening for Referral
Author: Catherine Cavallaro Goodman, MBA, PT, CBP and Teresa E. Kelly Snyder, MN, RN, OCN, CS
Publisher: W. B. Saunders
Copyright: 2012
Edition: 5th
Pages: 816

URL: http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/product.jsp?sid=EHS_US_BS-SPE-445&isbn=9781437725438

 

Title: Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement Impairment Syndromes
Author: Shirley Sahrmann, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Publisher: Mosby
Copyright: 2002
Edition: 1st
Pages: 380
ISBN: 0801672059

URL: http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/product.jsp?sid=EHS_US_BS-SPE-445&isbn=9780801672057

Title: Pathology: Implications for the Physical Therapist
Author: Catherine C Goodman, MBA, PT, CBP and Kenda S Fuller, PT, NCS
Publisher: W. B. Saunders
Copyright: 2009
Edition: 3rd
Pages: 1760
ISBN: 9781416031185

URL: http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/product.jsp?isbn=9781416031185

Author and Instructor

Catherine C. Goodman, M.B.A., P.T., C.B.P. graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1976 with a B.S. in Physical Therapy and in 1986 with a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Montana. She received her certification as a BodyTalk practitioner from the International BodyTalk Association in 2008.

Catherine has 35+ years of experience in a variety of clinical settings. She specialized in pediatrics for the first 10 years, then served 8 years in the U.S. Army Reserves as an orthopedic therapist. She has since broadened her skills in home health care, acute care, inpatient/rehabilitation, hospital out-patient services, and through private practice as a hand therapist.

She is a faculty affiliate at the University of Montana School of Physical Therapy and the co-author of three textbooks: Differential Diagnosis for Physical Therapists: Screening for Referral (2012), 5th edition and Pathology: Special Implications for the Physical Therapist, 3rd ed. (2009), and Exercise Prescription for Medical Conditions: A Handbook for Physical Therapists (2011).

Ms. Goodman is a medical writer for Medical Multimedia Group remains at the University of Montana as a Faculty Affiliate. She lives in Missoula, Montana where she has an active clinical practice and continues to provide physical therapy continuing education courses. The material has been refined and updated continuously throughout that time.

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 five attempts allowed to obtain a minimum passing grade of 80%. Retake fee of $12.00 applies for additional attempts.

Please note there is one required textbook that accompanies this course.

Although Screening for Systemic Disease: The Chest and Breast is written as a stand-alone course, the foundation for physical therapy diagnosis, client history and screening has been laid in Parts 1 and 2 of this 10-part series: Physical Therapy Diagnosis and Screening (Part 1) and Client History and Screening Interview (Part 2).

In addition, screening for viscerogenic causes of chest and/or breast pain and symptoms requires an understanding of chest or breast pain associated with systemic conditions or medical illnesses. This information is presented in Part 3: Pain Types and Viscerogenic Pain Patterns.

Basic principles of cancer screening are presented in Part 4: Cancer Screening and Prevention. Breast cancer is always a consideration with upper quadrant pain or dysfunction. The therapist must know what to look for as red flags for cancer recurrence versus delayed effects of cancer treatment.

The student is advised to take these courses in the order presented. For a thorough description of the entire series, see Differential Diagnosis: 10-part Course Series Overview.

Price:$199.00
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Differential Diagnosis in PT-- Part 10 Screening for Systemic Disease - The Shoulder-
#2060_002 Differential Diagnosis in PT-- Part 10 Screening for Systemic Disease - The Shoulder

DESCRIPTION

4 Contact Hours

Screening problems in the shoulder for systemic disease is the focus of this course, which is the final segment (Part 10) of the series: Differential Diagnosis in Physical Therapy.

The overall course series will introduce students and clinicians to the role that health screenings and review of systems (ROS ~ see Part 5 for detailed explanation of ROS in the screening process) play in the clinical decision making that leads to a physical therapy diagnosis.

Physical therapists must be able to identify signs and symptoms of systemic disease that can mimic neuromuscular or musculoskeletal (herein referred to as neuromusculoskeletal or NMS) dysfunction. Peptic ulcers, heart disease, ectopic pregnancy and myocardial ischemia are only a few examples of systemic diseases that can cause shoulder pain and movement dysfunction.

This Intermediate course is designed for physical therapists at all levels from beginner to advanced and working with clients in all settings. This section will review clues suggesting systemic or viscerogenic shoulder pain and take you through each system that can refer pain or symptoms to the shoulder. This will include the GI, pulmonary, renal, gynecologic, and vascular causes of shoulder pain.

A cognitive processing-reasoning orientation will be utilized throughout the course to encourage students to gather and analyze data, pose and solve problems, infer, hypothesize and make clinical judgments as mechanisms for making appropriate differential diagnoses and referrals. Case studies will be used to integrate screening information in determining a physical therapy diagnosis and making decisions regarding intervention versus referral.

Although Screening for Systemic Disease - The Shoulder is written as a stand-alone course, the foundation for physical therapy diagnosis, client history and screening has been laid in Parts 1 and 2 of this 10-part series: Physical Therapy Diagnosis and Screening (Part 1) and Client History and Screening Interview (Part 2).

Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies

COURSE GOAL

The instructional focus of this course is on developing advanced clinical reasoning skills related to determining a client’s appropriateness for physical therapy. The course builds on concepts of evidence-based clinical practice as they are used to identify systemic or viscerogenic conditions affecting the shoulder that might mimic neuromuscular or musculoskeletal dysfunction.

OBJECTIVES

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

  • Identify 3 possible causes of viscerogenic or systemic-induced shoulder pain and dysfunction
  • Identify the signs and symptoms of systemic origin affecting the shoulder
  • Describe pain patterns referred to the shoulder originating from each visceral organ system, including:
    • Cancer
    • Vascular
    • Pulmonary
    • Gastrointestinal (GI)
    • Renal
    • Gynecologic
  • Recall special questions to ask men and women with significant risk factors, significant past medical history, suspicious clinical presentation and/or associated signs and symptoms that correlate with systemic disease presenting as shoulder pain or dysfunction.
  • Describe which shoulder conditions require medical referral.

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. 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

NBCOT 5. PDU

 

This course is 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 the:

  • Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy for 4 Contact Hours
  • DC Board of Physical Therapy
  • *Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) for 4 CCUs
  • Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.4 CEUs
  • Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee for 4 contact hours
  • Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy for 4 contact 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
REQUIRED READING   Recommended/optional reading

Title: Differential Diagnosis in Physical Therapy, Screening for Referral
Author: Catherine Cavallaro Goodman, MBA, PT, CBT and Teresa E. Kelly Snyder, MN, RN, OCN, CS
Publisher: W. B. Saunders
Copyright: 2012
Edition: 5th
Pages: 816

URL: http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/product.jsp?sid=EHS_US_BS-SPE-445&isbn=9781437725438

 

 

 

Title: Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement Impairment Syndromes
Author: Shirley Sahrmann, PT, PhD, FAPTA
Publisher: Mosby
Copyright: 2002
Edition: 1st
Pages: 380
ISBN: 0801672060

URL: http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/product.jsp?sid=EHS_US_BS-SPE-445&isbn=9780801672057

Title: Pathology: Implications for the Physical Therapist
Author: Catherine C Goodman, MBA, PT, CBP and Kenda S Fuller, PT, NCS
Publisher: W. B. Saunders
Copyright: 2009
Edition: 3rd
Pages: 1760
ISBN: 9781416031185

URL: http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/product.jsp?isbn=9781416031185

Author and Instructor

Catherine C. Goodman, M.B.A., P.T., C.B.P. graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1976 with a B.S. in Physical Therapy and in 1986 with a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Montana. She received her certification as a BodyTalk practitioner from the International BodyTalk Association in 2008.

Catherine has 35+ years of experience in a variety of clinical settings. She specialized in pediatrics for the first 10 years, then served 8 years in the U.S. Army Reserves as an orthopedic therapist. She has since broadened her skills in home health care, acute care, inpatient/rehabilitation, hospital out-patient services, and through private practice as a hand therapist.

She is a faculty affiliate at the University of Montana School of Physical Therapy and the co-author of three textbooks: Differential Diagnosis for Physical Therapists: Screening for Referral (2012), 5th edition and Pathology: Special Implications for the Physical Therapist, 3rd ed. (2009), and Exercise Prescription for Medical Conditions: A Handbook for Physical Therapists (2011).

Ms. Goodman is a medical writer for Medical Multimedia Group remains at the University of Montana as a Faculty Affiliate. She lives in Missoula, Montana where she has an active clinical practice and continues to provide physical therapy continuing education courses. The material has been refined and updated continuously throughout that time.

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 five attempts allowed to obtain a minimum passing grade of 80%. Retake fee of $12.00 applies for additional attempts.

Please note there is one required textbook that accompanies this course.

A cognitive processing-reasoning orientation will be utilized throughout the course to encourage students to gather and analyze data, pose and solve problems, infer, hypothesize and make clinical judgments as mechanisms for making appropriate differential diagnoses and referrals. Case studies will be used to integrate screening information in determining a physical therapy diagnosis and making decisions regarding intervention versus referral.

Although Screening for Systemic Disease – The Shoulder is written as a stand-alone course, the foundation for physical therapy diagnosis, client history and screening has been laid in Parts 1 and 2 of this 10-part series: Physical Therapy Diagnosis and Screening (Part 1) and Client History and Screening Interview (Part 2).

Understanding viscero-somatic referral mechanisms will help you in screening the shoulder for systemic or medical disease. This is the topic of Part 3: Pain Types and Pain Patterns. Basic principles of cancer screening are presented in Part 4: Cancer Screening and Prevention. Breast cancer is always a consideration with upper quadrant pain or dysfunction. The therapist must know what to look for as red flags for cancer recurrence versus delayed effects of cancer treatment.

The student is advised to take these courses in the order presented. For a thorough description of the entire series, see Differential Diagnosis: 10-part Course Series Overview.

Price:$114.00
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Intervention Strategies for Reducing Medical Errors-
#2070_001 Intervention Strategies for Reducing Medical Errors

DESCRIPTION

2 Contact Hour Course

Patients enter healthcare systems with an expectation of receiving care that will help and not harm them. Yet, present studies show evidence of large numbers of patients receiving injury, often unintentional but preventable, during the administration of healthcare. Many of these deaths were from errors that could have been prevented.

Previous correctional emphasis has been on placing blame on the person who committed the error, with the intention that the person could learn from his/her mistake. Current correctional emphasis is on establishing the root cause of the error and correcting system failures to avoid future occurrences.

Ongoing monitoring of corrective measures must be established. All levels of national healthcare, both inpatient and ambulatory, are committed to decreasing medical errors while restoring the public’s confidence in the healthcare industry. To achieve this goal, facilities must change from a focus on fault-finding to one of system correction within a non-punitive atmosphere. Emphasis must be on improving and implementing processes within systems to prevent and reduce future medical errors.

Completion of this Introductory medical errors reduction course (mandated by Florida Statute 456.013) provides the student with the ability to implement root cause analysis for problem solving to determine effective prevention strategies for decreasing medical errors and increasing patient safety in the healthcare system.

Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies

COURSE GOAL

To direct healthcare professionals to concentrate more accurately on preventing medical errors by addressing system structure during the provision of patient care.

OBJECTIVES

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

  • Identify medical system factors impacting patient safety in the delivery of healthcare
  • Perform root cause analysis for problem solving
  • Correlate medical documentation and communication skills for medical error reduction
  • Implement pharmacological protocols to improve patient safety
  • Become cognizant of potential safety concerns with contraindications and indications with and during therapy interventions

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 .2 CEU,Introductory Level, Professional Issues: Legal, Legislative & Regulatory Issues. The assignment of AOTA CEU 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 (course includes assessment component)










This program is offered for 0.2 CEU, (Introductory level, Related area).


Approved for .2 CEU
(2 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 CCU 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
  • Delaware Examining Board of Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers for 2 Contact Hours
  • *Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) for 2 CCU
  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy Practice for 2 contact hours
  • Florida Physical Therapy Association (FPTA) for 2 hours, approval of this course does not necessarily imply the FPTA supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
  • Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology for 2 Content Hours
  • Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.2 CEU
  • Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee for 2 contact hours
  • Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy for 2 contact hours
  • Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners as meeting continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs for 0.2 CEU

*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

Karen G. Kendall, MSM, PT, CWS is the Director of the Medical Center for Continuing Education.

She holds a BS in Physical Therapy from Indiana University (1967), and an MSM in healthcare administration from Troy State University (2002). She has been a physical therapist since 1967 in acute, outpatient and geriatric facilities, with an emphasis on wound management. Karen developed wound management courses based on evidence-based research and involved healthcare experts teaching continuing educational conferences thru-out the eastern US.

Ms. Kendall recently retired from managing continuing medical education courses for physicians and other healthcare professionals with online courses, conventional conferences and self-directed learning studies.

Author Disclosure

Karen G. Kendall, MSM, PT, Contracted Instructor/Writer, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

Financial - Author for Intervention Strategies for Reducing Medical Errors, receives royalty payments.

Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Methods include: Instructor lecture via text-based content, Internet links, references, bibliography, glossary, discussion board, email to instructor, and problem solving scenarios. 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 2 CE awarded hours in the course material to be eligible to print the certificate of completion.

Price:$57.00
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I Hate to Sell -- Part 1 Successful Networking-
#2090 I Hate to Sell -- Part 1 Successful Networking

DESCRIPTION

3 Contact Hour Course

Successful networking is not an accident; it is a carefully constructed and executed plan based on what you want to offer and what you want to receive. Being strategic involves envisioning the future and taking the necessary steps to create the vision. While it is tempting to jump right into action, it is essential to first understand where you are now and where you want to go. By understanding your purpose for each networking encounter, you are more likely to be in the right place at the right time and get more out of the interaction.

This information-packed introductory level course is presented by The Flourishing Company, LLC, a professional development firm dedicated to changing the way you experience work. It provides essential tips and strategies to assist the therapist, manager and clinic owner in better networking for business success. It provides necessary skills and tips for you to establish and implement a successful networking plan. In short, you will learn practical solutions to embrace networking rather than fear it.

Topics include: designing a networking strategy (where and when to network), 5 tactical skills (what to do when you get there), and putting the strategy into action. We will cover how to turn networking nightmares, like being stuck in a dead-end conversation or not knowing what to say, into success stories. Participants who faithfully practice the lessons will be able to exit a conversation gracefully, start a conversation confidently, get what you want from others, and much more.

What do you want to be different from your networking efforts? What is the best investment of your time? Where should you start? This course will help you answer these questions, as well as identifying the specific steps you need to take to make it happen.

Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies

COURSE GOAL

Participants will learn the keys to successful networking and practice opening doors to generate referrals. In the process, you will also learn to enjoy networking rather than fear it.

OBJECTIVES

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

  • Clarify your networking goals so you don’t waste time
  • Design a networking strategy and action plan to achieve your goals
  • Utilize the "Big "3 networking skills: Exiting Gracefully, Starting a Conversation, and Making Requests
  • Implement networking secrets to ensure business success

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 .3 CEU, Introductory Level, Professional Issues: Administration & Management. The assignment of AOTA CEU does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

This course is AOTA approved for .3 CEU

NBCOT 3.75 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 CCU does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.

This course is also approved by the:

  • DC Board of Physical Therapy for 3 contact hours
  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for .3 CEU

Authors and Instructors

Heather Bradley, ACC, ORSCC, CPCC specializes in human resource integration for organizations and draws upon 15+ years of experience as a senior human resources executive. She served as Vice President, Human Resources of a Fortune 500 manufacturing firm and has supported leadership teams in an array of human resources disciplines. Her expertise allows her clients, both individually and in groups, to develop the skills to achieve repeatable business successes. Heather graduated from York University and earned a BA in Psychology. She is also certified by The Coaches Training Institute (CTI) as a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) and a graduate of the CTI Relationship Systems Coaching Program. She is a member of the International Coach Federation and the National Women's Business Center.

Miriam Bamberger Grogan, PCC, ORSCC, CPCC has more than 15 years experience working with companies of all sizes, from sole practitioners to Fortune 500 companies. She has worked in a variety of industries including banking, publishing, association and physical rehabilitation, both with for-profit and non-profit organizations. Miriam holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance, magna cum laude, from The George Washington University and is certified by The Coaches Training Institute as a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC). She is a member of the International Coach Federation and the National Women's Business Center. by the Greater Washington Society of Association Executives (GWSAE).

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. Throughout the course, you will be asked to complete several engaging assignments designed to help you practice each skill introduced throughout the course. 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.

This course, Successful Networking, is the first part of a 3-part series entitled I Hate to Sell designed to help you grow your practice. The entire series is presented in 3 parts, with each section building upon information learned in previous sections. Part 1 lays the foundation for making contacts through networking and will allow you to continue to Part 2, Fundamental Business Development Skills: Converting Prospects to Clients. We strongly advise you to take these courses in the order presented, but it is not required.

Price:$85.50
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I Hate to Sell -- Part 2 Fundamental Business Development Skills Converting Prospects to Clients-
#2091 I Hate to Sell -- Part 2 Fundamental Business Development Skills Converting Prospects to Clients

DESCRIPTION

6 Hour course

This interactive course was designed for therapists who understand that active business development is critical to clinic survival. Whether new or long-time practice owners, participants will learn the secrets to generating business and referrals.

This information-packed introductory level course is presented by The Flourishing Company, LLC, a professional development firm dedicated to changing the way you experience work. The course provides essential tips and strategies to assist the clinic owner in business development for career success. We share the necessary skills and tips for you to establish and implement a successful business development plan. In short, you will learn practical solutions to embrace selling rather than fear it.

Topics include:

  • Designing a business development strategy
  • Setting SMART goals
  • Skills for handling the most difficult aspects of the sales cycle
  • Putting the strategy into action

We will cover how to turn business development nightmares, like “closing the sale”, into success stories. Participants who faithfully practice the lessons will be able to qualify a prospect, handle objections, ask for the business and much more.

Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies

COURSE GOAL

Participants will learn fundamental business development skills and practice using them to generate new business.

OBJECTIVES

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

  • Identify your business development goals
  • Design a business development strategy to achieve these goals
  • Extend relationships with existing clients and help them make referrals
  • Create rapport with prospects by asking powerful questions and tailoring responses to the prospect’s need
  • Identify common objections and ways to overcome them
  • Ask your prospects for business

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 .6 CEU, Introductory Level, Professional Issues: Administration & Management. The assignment of AOTA CEU does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

This course is AOTA approved for .6 CEU

NBCOT 7.5 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 CCU does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.

This course is also approved by the:

  • DC Board of Physical Therapy for 6 contact hours
  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for .6 CEU

Authors and Instructors

Heather Bradley, ACC, ORSCC, CPCC specializes in human resource integration for organizations and draws upon 15+ years of experience as a senior human resources executive. She served as Vice President, Human Resources of a Fortune 500 manufacturing firm and has supported leadership teams in an array of human resources disciplines. Her expertise allows her clients, both individually and in groups, to develop the skills to achieve repeatable business successes. Heather graduated from York University and earned a BA in Psychology. She is also certified by The Coaches Training Institute (CTI) as a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) and a graduate of the CTI Relationship Systems Coaching Program. She is a member of the International Coach Federation and the National Women's Business Center.

Miriam Bamberger Grogan, PCC, ORSCC, CPCC has more than 15 years experience working with companies of all sizes, from sole practitioners to Fortune 500 companies. She has worked in a variety of industries including banking, publishing, association and physical rehabilitation, both with for-profit and non-profit organizations. Miriam holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance, magna cum laude, from The George Washington University and is certified by The Coaches Training Institute as a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC). She is a member of the International Coach Federation and the National Women's Business Center. by the Greater Washington Society of Association Executives (GWSAE).

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. Throughout the course, you will be asked to complete several engaging assignments designed to help you practice each skill introduced throughout the course. 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.

This course, Fundamental Business Development Skills: Converting Prospects to Clients, is the second part of a 3-part series entitled I Hate to Sell designed to help you grow your practice. The entire series is presented in 3 parts, with each section building upon information learned in previous sections. Part 1: Successful Networking lays the foundation for making contacts through networking. Part 2 introduces fundamental business development skills. Together, they prepare you to continue to Part 3: Honing Your Message – Clarifying Your You/Who. We strongly advise you to take these courses in the order presented, but it is not required.

Price:$171.00
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I Hate to Sell -- Part 3 Honing Your Message- Clarifying Your You/Who-
#2092 I Hate to Sell -- Part 3 Honing Your Message- Clarifying Your You/Who

DESCRIPTION

2 Contact Hour Course

Why should someone do business with YOU? WHO do you want to attract to your practice?

How would you answer these 2 critical questions? This information-packed course was designed for therapists who understand business development is critical for practice survival. Participants will learn how to generate a company marketing message called a You/Who to attract the kind of business they want. A well-crafted You/Who answers the 2 critical questions above. We provide the essential information you need in order to customize your own marketing message.

Answering these questions will be the most important part of your business development efforts. If you are not able to clearly state your You/Who, the people you meet won’t recognize their opportunity and certainly will not know whom to send your way.

This interactive introductory level course is presented by The Flourishing Company, LLC, a professional development firm dedicated to changing the way you experience work. It provides essential tips and strategies to assist the clinic owner in taking your practice building efforts to the next level. It provides necessary skills and tips for you to craft and practice delivering a marketing message that will lead to increased referrals and business. The importance of the You/Who is to make it easy for your prospect to understand what you do, so they can easily refer business to you.

Topics include: Defining what a You/Who is and why it is important, learning how to personalize your own You/Who, and using the You/Who to increase business and solicit more effective referrals. Participants who faithfully practice the lessons will be able to speak comfortably and professionally about their practices in a way that will lead to increased business.

Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies

COURSE GOAL

Participants will learn fundamental business development skills and practice using them to generate new business.

OBJECTIVES

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

  • Define You/Who
  • State the benefits of having a You/Who
  • Customize your own You/Who
  • Practice using your You/Who to increase business
  • Use your You/Who to solicit more effective referrals

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 .2 CEU, Introductory Level, Professional Issues: Administration & Management. The assignment of AOTA CEU 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 (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 CCU does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.

This course is also approved by the:

  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for .2 CEU

Authors and Instructors

Heather Bradley, ACC, ORSCC, CPCC specializes in human resource integration for organizations and draws upon 15+ years of experience as a senior human resources executive. She served as Vice President, Human Resources of a Fortune 500 manufacturing firm and has supported leadership teams in an array of human resources disciplines. Her expertise allows her clients, both individually and in groups, to develop the skills to achieve repeatable business successes. Heather graduated from York University and earned a BA in Psychology. She is also certified by The Coaches Training Institute (CTI) as a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) and a graduate of the CTI Relationship Systems Coaching Program. She is a member of the International Coach Federation and the National Women's Business Center.

Miriam Bamberger Grogan, PCC, ORSCC, CPCC has more than 15 years experience working with companies of all sizes, from sole practitioners to Fortune 500 companies. She has worked in a variety of industries including banking, publishing, association and physical rehabilitation, both with for-profit and non-profit organizations. Miriam holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance, magna cum laude, from The George Washington University and is certified by The Coaches Training Institute as a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC). She is a member of the International Coach Federation and the National Women's Business Center. by the Greater Washington Society of Association Executives (GWSAE).

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. Throughout the course, you will be asked to complete several engaging assignments designed to help you practice each skill introduced throughout the course.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.

This course, Honing Your Message – Clarifying Your You/Who, is the final installment of a 3-part series entitled I Hate to Sell designed to help you grow your practice. The entire series is presented in 3 parts, with each section building upon information learned in previous sections. Part 1 lays the foundation for making contacts through networking, and Part 2 introduces fundamental business development skills. Together, they prepare you to continue to Part 3, Honing Your Message – Clarifying Your You/Who. We strongly advise you to take these courses in the order presented, but it is not required.

Price:$57.00
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I Hate to Work --  Creating the Career You Love-
#2093 I Hate to Work -- Creating the Career You Love

DESCRIPTION

5 Contact Hour Course

Are things at work good enough but not great? Is your career managing you instead of the other way around? Have you lost your passion for what you do?

If you found yourself nodding your head as you read the questions above, you may have allowed your career to progress in ways you would never allow a project to progress — passively, haphazardly, ignoring the consequences as if you had no control.

This course will help you:

  • Understand what you want to be different
  • Make the most of where you are, and
  • Prepare for where you want to go

This Introductory, information-packed course is presented by The Flourishing Company, LLC, a professional development firm dedicated to changing the way you experience work.

Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies

COURSE GOAL

This course offers proven strategies for clarifying personal job requirements and taking steps to achieve them. Students will learn a structure for evaluating and addressing their situations and tools for overcoming common hurdles.

OBJECTIVES

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

  • Define personal career requirements
  • Use customized tools to evaluate where they are and what they want to be different
  • Create a personal plan for achieving these requirements

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 .5 CEU, Introductory Level, Occupational Therapy Process: Intervention; Domain of OT: Areas of Occupation. The assignment of AOTA CEU does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

This course is AOTA approved for .5 CEU

NBCOT 6.25 PDU (course includes assessment component)

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

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions as a sponsor of Continuing Education for Physical Therapists & Physical Therapy Assistants

This course is also approved by the:

  • DC Board of Physical Therapy for 5 contact hours
  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for 5 Content Hours

Authors and Instructors

Heather Bradley, ACC, ORSCC, CPCC specializes in human resource integration for organizations and draws upon 15+ years of experience as a senior human resources executive. She served as Vice President, Human Resources of a Fortune 500 manufacturing firm and has supported leadership teams in an array of human resources disciplines. Her expertise allows her clients, both individually and in groups, to develop the skills to achieve repeatable business successes. Heather graduated from York University and earned a BA in Psychology. She is also certified by The Coaches Training Institute (CTI) as a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) and a graduate of the CTI Relationship Systems Coaching Program. She is a member of the International Coach Federation and the National Women's Business Center.

Miriam Bamberger Grogan, PCC, ORSCC, CPCC has more than 15 years experience working with companies of all sizes, from sole practitioners to Fortune 500 companies. She has worked in a variety of industries including banking, publishing, association and physical rehabilitation, both with for-profit and non-profit organizations. Miriam holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance, magna cum laude, from The George Washington University and is certified by The Coaches Training Institute as a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC). She is a member of the International Coach Federation and the National Women's Business Center. by the Greater Washington Society of Association Executives (GWSAE).

Teaching MethodS

Teaching methods: Course content delivered in a text format with pictures, graphics, references and resources provided. You also have the opportunity for email interaction with the course instructor and fellow course participants. Throughout the course, you will be asked to complete several engaging assignments designed to help you deeply process the information presented. 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:$142.50
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I Hate to Manage! Fundamental Supervisory Skills-
#2094 I Hate to Manage! Fundamental Supervisory Skills

DESCRIPTION

3 Contact Hour Course

This Introductory, interactive course was designed for therapists who manage or aspire to manage others. Both new and experienced managers will learn key concepts and skills for supervising others. This course will cover:

  • Understanding critical concepts
  • Identifying key relationships and roles
  • Three core management skills
  • Two management applications

This information-packed course is presented by The Flourishing Company, LLC, a professional development firm dedicated to changing the way you experience work. This course provides essential tips and strategies to assist therapists who manage others or to those who aspire to manage others. It provides necessary skills and tips for you to become a successful, respected manager. In short, you will learn practical solutions to embrace managing rather than fear it.

Topics include: Navigating the Management Compass™, Understanding Different Management Styles, Making Effective Requests, Acknowledging Staff Members’ Accomplishments, and Listening Openly. We will cover how to use all of these skills to run useful and effective meetings.

Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies

COURSE GOAL

Participants will learn the fundamental building blocks of managing.

OBJECTIVES

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

  • Understand key management concepts:
    • The Management Compass™
    • The Flourishing Process™
    • Your Management Style
  • Define and apply 3 management skills
  • Apply the concepts in Part 1 in the following two management situations:
  • Effective Meetings (Preparing and Leading)
  • Giving and Receiving Effective Feedback

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 .3 CEU, Introductory Level, Occupational Therapy Process: Intervention; Domain of OT: Areas of Occupation. The assignment of AOTA CEU does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

This course is AOTA approved for .3 CEU

NBCOT 3.75 PDU (course includes assessment component)

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

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:

  • DC Board of Physical Therapy for 3 contact hours
  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for .3 CEU

Authors and Instructors

Heather Bradley, ACC, ORSCC, CPCC specializes in human resource integration for organizations and draws upon 15+ years of experience as a senior human resources executive. She served as Vice President, Human Resources of a Fortune 500 manufacturing firm and has supported leadership teams in an array of human resources disciplines. Her expertise allows her clients, both individually and in groups, to develop the skills to achieve repeatable business successes. Heather graduated from York University and earned a BA in Psychology. She is also certified by The Coaches Training Institute (CTI) as a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) and a graduate of the CTI Relationship Systems Coaching Program. She is a member of the International Coach Federation and the National Women's Business Center.

Miriam Bamberger Grogan, PCC, ORSCC, CPCC has more than 15 years experience working with companies of all sizes, from sole practitioners to Fortune 500 companies. She has worked in a variety of industries including banking, publishing, association and physical rehabilitation, both with for-profit and non-profit organizations. Miriam holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance, magna cum laude, from The George Washington University and is certified by The Coaches Training Institute as a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC). She is a member of the International Coach Federation and the National Women's Business Center. by the Greater Washington Society of Association Executives (GWSAE).

Teaching MethodS

Teaching methods: Course content is delivered in a text format with case examples, pictures and graphics, references, resources and web links provided. You will also have the opportunity for e-mail interaction with the course instructor and fellow course participants. Throughout the course, you will be asked to complete several engaging assignments designed to help you practice each skill introduced. 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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Medical Screening for the Healthcare Professional - Bundle-
#2180B Medical Screening for the Healthcare Professional - Bundle

DESCRIPTION

Intermediate to Advanced Level
3 Part Course Curriculum: 14 hours

Purchase this bundle at a 20% discount!

This 3 part course series is specifically designed for the occupational therapist, athletic trainer, novice physical therapists and physical therapist assistant to develop advanced clinical reasoning skills related to a client’s appropriateness for healthcare and therapy. The author, Catherine C. Goodman, MBA, PT weaves her expertise in Differential Diagnosis, taking practical application information from her years of teaching and her published university text books, Differential Diagnosis on Physical Therapy, Screening for Referral; Pathology: Special Implications for the Physical Therapist, to offer this focus the three parts in the following areas that will guiding the learner with content and tools related to making informed decisions of when to screen for systemic disease, cancer screening/prevention and for systemic disease of the back and shoulder.

This series of courses are designed for all levels of learning, from therapy student (OT/PT) to the clinician trying to keep up his or her clinical skills. It is applicable to all clinical settings, including pediatrics.

See specific course listings for full details

COURSE List

Medical Screening for the Healthcare Professional Curriculum
3 Part Course Curriculum: 14 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. 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

Catherine C. Goodman, M.B.A., P.T., C.B.P. graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1976 with a B.S. in Physical Therapy and in 1986 with a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Montana. She received her certification as a BodyTalk practitioner from the International BodyTalk Association in 2008.

Catherine has 35+ years of experience in a variety of clinical settings. She specialized in pediatrics for the first 10 years, then served 8 years in the U.S. Army Reserves as an orthopedic therapist. She has since broadened her skills in home health care, acute care, inpatient/rehabilitation, hospital out-patient services, and through private practice as a hand therapist.

She is a faculty affiliate at the University of Montana School of Physical Therapy and the co-author of three textbooks: Differential Diagnosis for Physical Therapists: Screening for Referral (2007), 4th edition and Pathology: Special Implications for the Physical Therapist, 3rd ed. (2009), and Exercise Prescription for Medical Conditions: A Handbook for Physical Therapists (2011).

Ms. Goodman is a medical writer for Medical Multimedia Group remains at the University of Montana as a Faculty Affiliate. She lives in Missoula, Montana where she has an active clinical practice and continues to provide physical therapy continuing education courses. The material has been refined and updated continuously throughout that time.

Recommended/optional reading

Title: Differential Diagnosis in Physical Therapy, Screening for Referral
Author: Catherine Cavallaro Goodman, MBA, PT, CBT and Teresa E. Kelly Snyder, MN, RN, OCN, CS
Publisher: W. B. Saunders
Copyright: 2012
Edition: 5th
Pages: 816

URL: http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/product.jsp?sid=EHS_US_BS-SPE-445&isbn=9781437725438

 

Title: Pathology: Implications for the Physical Therapist
Author: Catherine C Goodman, MBA, CBP, PT and Kenda S Fuller, PT, NCS
Publisher: W. B. Saunders
Copyright: 2009
Edition: 3rd
Pages: 1760
ISBN: 9781416031185

URL: http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/product.jsp?isbn=9781416031185

 

Teaching MethodS

Teaching Methods include: courses content delivered in text format, pictures and graphics, case examples, web links, references and resources, and the opportunity for email interaction with the instructor and fellow course participants. 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:$319.00
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Medical Screening Part 1 - When to Screen for Systemic Disease-
#2181 Medical Screening Part 1 - When to Screen for Systemic Disease

DESCRIPTION

3 Contact Hours

This intermediate level course is designed for healthcare professionals working with clients in all settings.

The instructional focus of this course is on developing advanced clinical reasoning skills related to determining a client's appropriateness for services. The course builds on concepts of evidence-based clinical practice as they are used to identify conditions that might mimic neuromuscular or musculoskeletal dysfunction. In particular, when to screen clients and how to refer is the focus of Part 1 of the course series entitled: Medical Screening for the Healthcare Professional.

Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies

OBJECTIVES

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

  • Describe the role of screening for systemic disease in making a healthcare professional assessment
  • Screen for systemic disease based on client history, clinical presentation, and presence of associated signs and symptoms
  • Identify which conditions require medical referral.

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 .3 CEUs, 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 .3 CEUs

NBCOT 3.75 PDU

Approved for 3 CEUs
(3 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.

Additional course approvals:

  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy Practice for 3 contact hours
  • New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 3 continuing education credits. NJBPTE Course Approval Number: 601-2014
  • Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee for 3 contact hours

Recommended/optional reading    

Title: Differential Diagnosis in Physical Therapy, Screening for Referral
Author: Catherine Cavallaro Goodman, MBA, PT, CBT and Teresa E. Kelly Snyder, MN, RN, OCN, CS
Publisher: W. B. Saunders
Copyright: 2012
Edition: 5th
Pages: 816

URL: http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/product.jsp?sid=EHS_US_BS-SPE-445&isbn=9781437725438

 

Title: Pathology: Implications for the Physical Therapist
Author: Catherine C Goodman, MBA, CBP, PT and Kenda S Fuller, PT, NCS
Publisher: W. B. Saunders
Copyright: 2009
Edition: 3rd
Pages: 1760
ISBN: 9781416031185

URL: http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/product.jsp?isbn=9781416031185

Author and Instructor

Catherine C. Goodman, M.B.A., P.T., C.B.P. graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1976 with a B.S. in Physical Therapy and in 1986 with a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Montana. She received her certification as a BodyTalk practitioner from the International BodyTalk Association in 2008.

Catherine has 35+ years of experience in a variety of clinical settings. She specialized in pediatrics for the first 10 years, then served 8 years in the U.S. Army Reserves as an orthopedic therapist. She has since broadened her skills in home health care, acute care, inpatient/rehabilitation, hospital out-patient services, and through private practice as a hand therapist.

She is a faculty affiliate at the University of Montana School of Physical Therapy and the co-author of three textbooks: Differential Diagnosis for Physical Therapists: Screening for Referral (2007), 4th edition and Pathology: Special Implications for the Physical Therapist, 3rd ed. (2009), and Exercise Prescription for Medical Conditions: A Handbook for Physical Therapists (2011).

Ms. Goodman is a medical writer for Medical Multimedia Group remains at the University of Montana as a Faculty Affiliate. She lives in Missoula, Montana where she has an active clinical practice and continues to provide physical therapy continuing education courses. The material has been refined and updated continuously throughout that time.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Methods include: course content delivered in a text format, pictures and graphics, case examples, 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 3 CE awarded hours in the course material to be eligible to print the certificate of completion.

Price:$85.50
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Medical Screening Part 2 - Cancer Screening and Prevention-
#2183 Medical Screening Part 2 - Cancer Screening and Prevention

DESCRIPTION

5 Contact Hours

This intermediate level course is designed for healthcare professionals working with clients in all settings.

The instructional focus of this course is on developing advanced clinical reasoning skills related to determining a client’s appropriateness for healthcare and therapy. The course builds on concepts of evidence-based clinical practice as they are used to identify conditions that might mimic neuromuscular or musculoskeletal dysfunction. In particular, screening for cancer is the focus of this Part 2 of the series: Medical Screening for the Healthcare Professional.

Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies

OBJECTIVES

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

  • Define terminology associated with cancer
  • List statistics related to incidence, mortality and morbidity
  • Identify basic metastatic process
  • Name the most common risk factors for cancer
  • Identify the systems most often affected by cancer metastasis in a healthcare professional's practice
  • Describe the corresponding clinical manifestations of each system affected by cancer metastasis
  • List clinical signs and symptoms corresponding to paraneoplastic syndromes

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 .5 CEUs, 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

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.

Additional course approvals:

  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy Practice for 5 contact hours
  • New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 5 continuing education credits. NJBPTE Course Approval Number: 604-2014
  • Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee for 5 contact hours

Recommended/optional reading    

Title: Differential Diagnosis in Physical Therapy, Screening for Referral
Author: Catherine Cavallaro Goodman, MBA, PT, CBT and Teresa E. Kelly Snyder, MN, RN, OCN, CS
Publisher: W. B. Saunders
Copyright: 2012
Edition: 5th
Pages: 816

URL: http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/product.jsp?sid=EHS_US_BS-SPE-445&isbn=9781437725438

 

Title: Pathology: Implications for the Physical Therapist
Author: Catherine C Goodman, MBA, CBP, PT and Kenda S Fuller, PT, NCS
Publisher: W. B. Saunders
Copyright: 2009
Edition: 3rd
Pages: 1760
ISBN: 9781416031185

URL: http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/product.jsp?isbn=9781416031185

Author and Instructor

Catherine C. Goodman, M.B.A., P.T., C.B.P. graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1976 with a B.S. in Physical Therapy and in 1986 with a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Montana. She received her certification as a BodyTalk practitioner from the International BodyTalk Association in 2008.

Catherine has 35+ years of experience in a variety of clinical settings. She specialized in pediatrics for the first 10 years, then served 8 years in the U.S. Army Reserves as an orthopedic therapist. She has since broadened her skills in home health care, acute care, inpatient/rehabilitation, hospital out-patient services, and through private practice as a hand therapist.

She is a faculty affiliate at the University of Montana School of Physical Therapy and the co-author of three textbooks: Differential Diagnosis for Physical Therapists: Screening for Referral (2007), 4th edition and Pathology: Special Implications for the Physical Therapist, 3rd ed. (2009), and Exercise Prescription for Medical Conditions: A Handbook for Physical Therapists (2011).

Ms. Goodman is a medical writer for Medical Multimedia Group remains at the University of Montana as a Faculty Affiliate. She lives in Missoula, Montana where she has an active clinical practice and continues to provide physical therapy continuing education courses. The material has been refined and updated continuously throughout that time.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Methods include: course content delivered in a text format, pictures and graphics, case examples, 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 5 CE awarded hours in the course material to be eligible to print the certificate of completion.

Price:$142.50
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Medical Screening Part 3 - Screening for Systemic Disease of the Back & Shoulder-
#2185 Medical Screening Part 3 - Screening for Systemic Disease of the Back & Shoulder

DESCRIPTION

6 Contact Hours

This intermediate level course is designed for healthcare professionals working with clients in all settings.

Section 1 of this course will review clues suggesting systemic or viscerogenic back pain and take you through each system that can refer pain or symptoms to the back. This will include GI, pulmonary, renal and urologic, gynecologic, and vascular (both peripheral and cardiovascular) causes of neck or back pain.

Section 2 of this course focuses on clues suggesting systemic or viscerogenic shoulder pain and take you through each system that can refer pain or symptoms to the shoulder. This will include the GI, pulmonary, renal, gynecologic, and vascular causes of shoulder pain. Primary or metastatic cancer as an underlying cause of shoulder pain is included in this course on screening the shoulder. Breast cancer is always a consideration with upper quadrant pain or shoulder dysfunction.

The instructional focus of this course is on developing advanced clinical reasoning skills related to determining a client’s appropriateness for therapy. The course builds on concepts of evidence-based clinical practice as they are used to identify conditions that might mimic neuromuscular or musculoskeletal dysfunction. In particular, screening for back and shoulder pain is the focus of Part 3 of the series: Medical Screening for the Healthcare Professional.

Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies

OBJECTIVES

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

  • List possible causes of viscerogenic or systemic-induced back and shoulder pain and dysfunction
  • List signs and symptoms of systemic origin affecting the back and shoulder, including the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine
  • Describe pain patterns referred to the back and shoulder originating from each visceral organ system, including:
  • Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal (GI)
  • Pulmonary
  • Renal and Urologic
  • Gynecologic
  • Vascular
  • Recall special questions to ask men and women with significant risk factors, significant past medical history, suspicious clinical presentation and/or associated signs and symptoms that correlate with systemic disease presenting as back and/or shoulder pain
  • Describe which back or shoulder conditions require medical referral

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 .6 CEUs, 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 .6 CEUs

NBCOT 7.5 PDU

Approved for 6 CEUs
(6 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.

Additional course approvals:

  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy Practice for 6 contact hours
  • New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 6 continuing education credits. NJBPTE Course Approval Number: 605-2014
  • Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee for 6 contact hours

Recommended/optional reading    

Title: Differential Diagnosis in Physical Therapy, Screening for Referral
Author: Catherine Cavallaro Goodman, MBA, PT, CBT and Teresa E. Kelly Snyder, MN, RN, OCN, CS
Publisher: W. B. Saunders
Copyright: 2012
Edition: 5th
Pages: 816

URL: http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/product.jsp?sid=EHS_US_BS-SPE-445&isbn=9781437725438

 

Title: Pathology: Implications for the Physical Therapist
Author: Catherine C Goodman, MBA, CBP, PT and Kenda S Fuller, PT, NCS
Publisher: W. B. Saunders
Copyright: 2009
Edition: 3rd
Pages: 1760
ISBN: 9781416031185

URL: http://www.us.elsevierhealth.com/product.jsp?isbn=9781416031185

Author and Instructor

Catherine C. Goodman, M.B.A., P.T., C.B.P. graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1976 with a B.S. in Physical Therapy and in 1986 with a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Montana. She received her certification as a BodyTalk practitioner from the International BodyTalk Association in 2008.

Catherine has 35+ years of experience in a variety of clinical settings. She specialized in pediatrics for the first 10 years, then served 8 years in the U.S. Army Reserves as an orthopedic therapist. She has since broadened her skills in home health care, acute care, inpatient/rehabilitation, hospital out-patient services, and through private practice as a hand therapist.

She is a faculty affiliate at the University of Montana School of Physical Therapy and the co-author of three textbooks: Differential Diagnosis for Physical Therapists: Screening for Referral (2007), 4th edition and Pathology: Special Implications for the Physical Therapist, 3rd ed. (2009), and Exercise Prescription for Medical Conditions: A Handbook for Physical Therapists (2011).

Ms. Goodman is a medical writer for Medical Multimedia Group remains at the University of Montana as a Faculty Affiliate. She lives in Missoula, Montana where she has an active clinical practice and continues to provide physical therapy continuing education courses. The material has been refined and updated continuously throughout that time.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Methods include: course content delivered in a text format, pictures and graphics, case examples, 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 6 CE awarded hours in the course material to be eligible to print the certificate of completion.

Price:$171.00
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Essentials for End-of-Life-Guardianship, Guardians, Occupational Therapy, Mandatory Continuing Education, Certified Activity Professionals
#3016 Essentials for End-of-Life

DESCRIPTION

6 Contact Hours

End-of-Life (EOL) care is an essential arena of competence for all health care providers. As research in this area has grown over the years, professionals such as physicians, nurses, social workers and other allied health care professionals can gain competence and confidence in understanding and managing dying patients and their families. While many professional and research organizations have made significant progress in addressing this problem through the development of standards and principles of practice, including EOL educational content and curricula in licensing requirements, educational curricula and on-the-job training, there is still much you must do to stay current in EOL care.

In order to maintain and improve your competence and ability to provide quality of care, it is essential to stay up-to-date in this rapidly changing field. Today, we are faced with such EOL ethical decisions as advanced directives, living wills, do not resuscitate orders, medical powers of attorney, voluntary euthanasia—and all of these potential ethical decisions vary from state to state and culture to culture. Because of their sheer numbers, aging baby boomers already started to change EOL care, first for their parents and now starting for themselves.

Not only will this course introduce you to the Core Principles of End-of-Life Care, which have been endorsed by a substantial group of medical and professional organizations throughout the past two decades, but these principles also have relevance to all allied health providers. You will be provided with pertinent information and self-development exercises to better prepare you to practice according to these established principles but also to the latest research and knowledge about EOL care.

Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies

COURSE GOAL

Learners will gain awareness, confidence and skill in coping with End-of-Life (EOL) issues that will serve them as they provide daily care for patients.

OBJECTIVES

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

  • Define three basic communication skills that respect the patient’s medical and psychological condition and care in these basic skills.
  • Give four examples of how assessment and treatment goals for EOL care are established by the various professional roles and interdisciplinary team, including the patient and family members.
  • Describe the 5 steps in advance care planning and explain the pros and cons of advanced care directives.
  • Determine four personal strengths and areas for growth in working with a team; apply the basics of self-care and prevention of burn-out.
  • Explain the difference between hospice and palliative care, be able to discuss the difference and demonstrate effective work with the hospice team.'
  • Integrate the influence of one’s own cultural experience and the value of cross-cultural competence in EOL care.
  • Support the value of personal spiritual beliefs and the patient’s right to an independent spiritual exploration.

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 0.6 CEU, Introductory to Intermediate Level, Occupational Therapy Process: Outcomes. 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 .6 CEU

NBCOT 7.5 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 program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval #886644640-2431) for 6 Pain/Symptom Management continuing education hours.

This course is also approved by the:

  • Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy
  • Center for Guardianship Certification
  • Florida Statewide Public Guardianship Office
  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy
  • Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee for 6 contact hours
  • Texas Guardianship Certification Board

Author and Instructor

Kathleen O. Beauchesne, PhD, MBA, MSW, LCSW-C

Dr. Beauchesne is a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Social Policy, Social Impact of that Arts Project, and she is the president and CEO of the Center for Corporate Research on Veterans & Employment. During her first two years at the University, she conducted original research and wrote Gulf War Vets: The Richest of Resources, How American business can help the most educated, highest skilled military ever re-enter the civilian workforce, which advocates turning current research knowledge about veterans’ health, visible and invisible disabilities into actionable and integrated change management policies, practices and programs to support veterans in continued and productive employment.

Dr. Beauchesne has worked extensively with caregiving and end-of-life issues. Early in her career as director of the Faculty, Staff & Student Assistance Programs and the Office of Work/Life Programs, she was a member of the Last Acts, Robert Woods Johns Task Force. She has presented extensively on caregiving and end-of-life issues. She started the eldercare consultation service for employees at the Johns Hopkins Institutions, and developed award winning and leading-edge programs for caregivers including financial support programs for employees caring for ill or elderly family members, a ten-year caregivers support group (now led by a caregiver), and dependent care vouchers to assist with paying for day care for ill or elderly family members. She has responded to illness, suicide and death in the workplace both at Johns Hopkins and in her work as the director of the National Guard Psychological Health Program, a contract of the Ceridian Corporation, as a sensitive and supportive leader in crisis response, education, and program development for those who care for or have lost loved ones.

Teaching Methods

This course is provided using instructor lecture via web-based text, pictures, video’s, and web links. References and resources will be provided as well. 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.

As a self-directed learner, you are encouraged to practice, seek out and read additional references regarding the subject matter to enhance the contents provided within this course.

Price:$171.00
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Ethical Issues and Decision Making for Rehab Professionals-
#3020 Ethical Issues and Decision Making for Rehab Professionals

DESCRIPTION

5 Contact Hours

This course intended for the Introductory level therapist, promotes a simplified hypothetical ethical model. Within this model, therapists can combine medical ethics and business ethics to reach a well thought out ethical decision. Although this model is simple in form, it encompasses the variety of complex issues in medical-business ethics.

This course was developed to educate and facilitate medical-business ethical behavior among Occupational and Physical therapy professions. The course is presented by Sheri L. Bjork, PT, MBA, owner of JS Consulting. You will find the instructor’s teaching methods are a mixture of business and practice, anecdotes and details, and she uses both realistic and academic situations.

Ethics is a complex subject. This course provides thought-provoking questions, comments and examples, and the author takes the liberty of playing ‘devils advocate’ when needed. Multiple case scenarios ask difficult questions and provide food for thought.

Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies


COURSE GOAL

Participants will expand their knowledge of rehabilitation (Physical, Occupational and Speech) professional ethics codes. Using a simple yet powerful ethical decision-making model, the therapist will recognize an ethical dilemma, apply the model, utilize and balance both professional and legal documents and will practice through case scenarios to reach ethical outcomes.

OBJECTIVES

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

  • Apply a theoretical based ethical decision-making model
  • Identify laws and rules that govern rehabilitation professionals
  • Recognize when a business decision is not based in rehabilitation professional ethics
  • Analyze and interpret situations to determine if an ethical dilemma exists
  • Analyze and interpret situations using an ethical model
  • Apply each of the following as applicable to real life ethical situations: APTA Code of Ethics and Guide of Professional Conduct, AOTA Occupational Code of Ethics, or ASHA Code of Ethics

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 .5 CEU, Introductory Level, Professional Issues: Contemporary Issues and Trends, and Legal, Legislative, Regulatory, & Reimbursement Issues. 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

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 for 5 Contact Hours
  • Center for Guardianship Certification for 4.25 CEUs for Guardians
  • Delaware Examining Board of Athletic Trainers for 2 Contact Hours
  • *Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) for 4 CCUs
  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for 5 Content Hours
  • Florida Statewide Public Guardianship Office for 5 contact hours
  • Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for .4 CEUs
  • New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 5 continuing education credits. NJBPTE Course Approval Number: PENDING
  • Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee for 5 contact hours
  • Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy for 5 contact hours
  • Tennessee Physical Therapy Association (TPTA) for 5 contact hours
  • West Virginia Board of Physical Therapy for 5 Contact 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

Sheri L. Bjork, PT, MBA

Sheri is the owner of JS Consulting. The primary focus of Sheri"s business is to provide excellence in therapy through consultation and teaching. As an educator, she has provided courses on Ethics, Healthcare Informatics, Medicare, Documentation and Practice Management, both on-site and at the State and National level. In addition, she teaches in business, marketing and management in both Junior College and University settings.

As a consultant, she promotes excellence in therapy services by supporting therapists in clinical practice. She encourages therapist confidence by providing guidance on how to effectively balance clinical practice with business requirements.

Sheri is an APTA member. She has held multiple positions within the Association from district chair, APTA delegate to TPTA practice committee chair. Currently, she is an active APTA mentor.

Sheri holds a Master in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Tyler; a Bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, previously known as The (Finch) University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School; and a Bachelor"s degree in Biology with Chemistry minor from Winona State University, Minnesota.

You will find that Sheri's teaching methods are a mixture of business and practice, anecdotes and details, and she uses realistic and academic situations.

Teaching MethodS

Teaching methods include: Instructor lecture via web-based text with a simple yet powerful ethical model, web links, activities, pictures and graphics, Application of Principles Learned pages to recap each section, creative case scenarios and instructor e-mail. 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:$142.50
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Documentation Essentials Part 01 -- Evaluations & Certifications-Documentation
#3050 Documentation Essentials Part 01 -- Evaluations & Certifications

DESCRIPTION

2 Contact Hours

This Intermediate course will discuss ways to write evaluation, re-evaluation, and certification documentation in compliance with Medicare requirements, to help ensure payment of the claim. The course will focus on the key points that must be present in order to establish the baseline for an episode of care.

Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies


COURSE GOAL

To provide the student with the key elements needed in documentation evaluations, re-evaluations and certifications for Medicare B beneficiaries.

OBJECTIVES

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

  • Identify at least five (5) key components that must be present in certification documentation
  • : Identify at least four (4) of the key components that must be present to thoroughly document therapy evaluations
  • Identify three (3) reasons when it is appropriate to perform a re-evaluation

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, Intermediate Level, Professional Issues: Legal, Legislative & Regulatory Issues.. 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 .2 CEUs

NBCOT 2.5 PDU


This program is offered for 0.2 CEUs (Intermediate level, Related area).

 

Approved for .2 CEUs
(2 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
  • Delaware Examining Board of Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers for 2 Contact Hours
  • *Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) for 2 CCUs
  • Florida Board of Athletic Training for 2 Content Hours
  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for 2 Content Hours
  • Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology for 2 Content Hours
  • Kansas Occupational Therapy Association (KOTA) pre-approved
  • Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.2 CEUs
  • New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 2 continuing education credits. NJBPTE Course Approval Number: 595-2014
  • Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee for 2 contact 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

Authors and Instructor

Instructor: Melissa Cohn Bernstein, OTR/L, FAOTA is the founder, 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.

Consultant/Subject Matter Expert: Nancy J. Beckley, MS, MBA, CHC

Nancy Beckley & Associates LLC is a rehab compliance consulting firm providing consulting and training services, as well outsourced compliance services to therapy clinics, home health agencies, DME suppliers, contract therapy companies, SNFs and other rehab professionals.

The regulatory environment of Medicare, the ever-changing environment of managed care, and the constant need to develop and implement effective marketing strategies are challenges faced by most rehab providers and therapy clinics. Mrs. Beckley assist Rehab providers with these challenges and provide targeted consulting expertise to enable the organization to meet these challenges

Contributing Author : Kate Brewer, PT, MBA, GCS is the President and Owner of Progressive Rehab Solutions. In addition to her consulting activities she is also the Vice President and Compliance Officer of a Rehab Agency managing over 300 employees.

Her hands-on experience ensures that you will be kept on the leading edge of the latest changes to Medicare and other reimbursement and coding changes. Ms. Brewer has her BA in Communications, her MPT from Marquette University and a MBA from Cardinal Stritch University.

Ms. Brewer is nationally recognized for her expertise in documentation and coding issues and currently serves on the editorial board for the following publications:

  • HCPro’s Briefings on Outpatient Rehab: Reimbursement and Regulations
  • HcPro's Billing Alert for Long Term Care
  • Eli Healthcare’s: Rehab Report

Ms. Brewer has authored the books:

  • The How to Manual for Denials and Appeals: Navigating the Medicare Process
  • Restorative Nursing Made Easy
  • The Essential Guide to Rehab Management
  • The Essential Guide to ICD-9 Coding for Therapy Professionals

Author(s) Disclosures

Melissa Cohn Bernstein, OTR/L, FAOTA Instructor/Writer, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

  • Financial - Author for Documentation Essentials Part 01: Evaluations and Certifications (change these out for each of the courses), receives no royalty payments.
  • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

Nancy J. Beckley, MS, MBA, CHC Content Consultant/content expert, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

  • Financial – Consultant to Documentation Essentials Part 01: Evaluations and Certifications, receives royalty payments.
  • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

Kate Brewer, PT, MBA, GCS, Contracted Instructor/Writer, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

  • Financial - Author for Documentation Essentials Part 01: Evaluations and Certifications, receives royalty payments.
  • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

Teaching Methods

This course contains content delivered in a text format with references and resources. 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.

As a self-directed learner, you are encouraged to practice, seek out and read additional references regarding the subject matter to enhance the contents provided within this course.

Price:$57.00
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Documentation Essentials - 10 Part Series-Documentation
#3050B Documentation Essentials - 10 Part Series

DESCRIPTION

Introductory-Intermediate Level
10-Part Course Series: 16 hours 

Purchase this entire 10-part series at a 20% discount!

The ten-parts that make up this Documentation Series allow the learners to focus on all the necessary tools needed to work with patients in Medicare skilled facilities.

Content of these ten courses will enhance the therapists knowledge in Part A & B documentation,  writing measurable and achievable goals, provide “medically necessary” therapy services, coding for clean claims, denials and appeals process, and develop necessary Home Exercise Program (HEP) for discharged patients. Therapists will also receive the new MDS 3.0 for Part A to have the most current knowledge of the Medicare requirements within SNF’s.

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 Introductory Level, Professional Issues: Legal, Legislative & Regulatory Issues. 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 are individually approved by the Board of Certification for Athletic Trainers.

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

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

*See specific course listings for full details on approvals

Authors and Instructor

Instructor: Melissa Cohn Bernstein, OTR/L, FAOTA is the founder, 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.

Consultant/Subject Matter Expert: Nancy J. Beckley, MS, MBA, CHC

Nancy Beckley & Associates LLC is a rehab compliance consulting firm providing consulting and training services, as well outsourced compliance services to therapy clinics, home health agencies, DME suppliers, contract therapy companies, SNFs and other rehab professionals.

The regulatory environment of Medicare, the ever-changing environment of managed care, and the constant need to develop and implement effective marketing strategies are challenges faced by most rehab providers and therapy clinics. Mrs. Beckley assist Rehab providers with these challenges and provide targeted consulting expertise to enable the organization to meet these challenges

Contributing Author : Kate Brewer, PT, MBA, GCS is the President and Owner of Progressive Rehab Solutions. In addition to her consulting activities she is also the Vice President and Compliance Officer of a Rehab Agency managing over 300 employees.

Her hands-on experience ensures that you will be kept on the leading edge of the latest changes to Medicare and other reimbursement and coding changes. Ms. Brewer has her BA in Communications, her MPT from Marquette University and a MBA from Cardinal Stritch University.

Ms. Brewer is nationally recognized for her expertise in documentation and coding issues and currently serves on the editorial board for the following publications:

  • HCPro’s Briefings on Outpatient Rehab: Reimbursement and Regulations
  • HcPro's Billing Alert for Long Term Care
  • Eli Healthcare’s: Rehab Report

Ms. Brewer has authored the books:

  • The How to Manual for Denials and Appeals: Navigating the Medicare Process
  • Restorative Nursing Made Easy
  • The Essential Guide to Rehab Management
  • The Essential Guide to ICD-9 Coding for Therapy Professionals

Author(s) Disclosures

Melissa Cohn Bernstein, OTR/L, FAOTA Instructor/Writer, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

  • Financial - Author for Documentation Essentials Part 01: Evaluations and Certifications (change these out for each of the courses), receives no royalty payments.
  • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

Nancy J. Beckley, MS, MBA, CHC Content Consultant/content expert, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

  • Financial – Consultant to Documentation Essentials Part 01: Evaluations and Certifications, receives royalty payments.
  • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

Kate Brewer, PT, MBA, GCS, Contracted Instructor/Writer, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

  • Financial - Author for Documentation Essentials Part 01: Evaluations and Certifications, receives royalty payments.
  • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

Teaching MethodS

Teaching methods for these courses include course content delivered in text format with graphics, and web links to access current, time-sensitive legislative documents and resources. 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:$365.00
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Documentation Essentials Part 02 -- Coding Clean Claims-Documentation
#3051 Documentation Essentials Part 02 -- Coding Clean Claims

DESCRIPTION

2 Contact Hours

This Intermediate course is designed to help therapists understand the basics of the coding required in order to submit a clean claim to Medicare B. The coding topics covered in this course include ICD-9 (International Classification of Diseases) coding, CPT (Current Procedural Technology) coding, and understanding the CCI (Correct Coding Initiative) edits process.

Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies


COURSE GOAL

The learner will gain a general understanding of Medicare B therapy claims and the processes through which claims are coded.

OBJECTIVES

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

  • Write and correctly assign treatment and medical ICD-9 codes to patient’s claim
  • Count correctly the time spent with the patient through accurate use of CPT codes
  • Recognize how to support the presence of the 59 modifier for CCI edits appropriately

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, Intermediate Level, Professional Issues: Legal, Legislative & Regulatory Issues.. 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 .2 CEUs

NBCOT 2.5 PDU


This program is offered for 0.2 CEUs (Intermediate level, Related area).

 

Approved for .2 CEUs
(2 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
  • Delaware Examining Board of Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers for 2 Contact Hours
  • *Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) for 2 CCUs
  • Florida Board of Athletic Training for 2 Content Hours
  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for 2 Content Hours
  • Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology for 2 Content Hours
  • Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.2 CEUs
  • Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee for 2 contact 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

Authors and Instructor

Instructor: Melissa Cohn Bernstein, OTR/L, FAOTA is the founder, 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.

Consultant/Subject Matter Expert: Nancy J. Beckley, MS, MBA, CHC

Nancy Beckley & Associates LLC is a rehab compliance consulting firm providing consulting and training services, as well outsourced compliance services to therapy clinics, home health agencies, DME suppliers, contract therapy companies, SNFs and other rehab professionals.

The regulatory environment of Medicare, the ever-changing environment of managed care, and the constant need to develop and implement effective marketing strategies are challenges faced by most rehab providers and therapy clinics. Mrs. Beckley assist Rehab providers with these challenges and provide targeted consulting expertise to enable the organization to meet these challenges

Contributing Author : Kate Brewer, PT, MBA, GCS is the President and Owner of Progressive Rehab Solutions. In addition to her consulting activities she is also the Vice President and Compliance Officer of a Rehab Agency managing over 300 employees.

Her hands-on experience ensures that you will be kept on the leading edge of the latest changes to Medicare and other reimbursement and coding changes. Ms. Brewer has her BA in Communications, her MPT from Marquette University and a MBA from Cardinal Stritch University.

Ms. Brewer is nationally recognized for her expertise in documentation and coding issues and currently serves on the editorial board for the following publications:

  • HCPro’s Briefings on Outpatient Rehab: Reimbursement and Regulations
  • HcPro's Billing Alert for Long Term Care
  • Eli Healthcare’s: Rehab Report

Ms. Brewer has authored the books:

  • The How to Manual for Denials and Appeals: Navigating the Medicare Process
  • Restorative Nursing Made Easy
  • The Essential Guide to Rehab Management
  • The Essential Guide to ICD-9 Coding for Therapy Professionals

Author(s) Disclosures

Melissa Cohn Bernstein, OTR/L, FAOTA Instructor/Writer, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

  • Financial - Author for Documentation Essentials Part 01: Evaluations and Certifications (change these out for each of the courses), receives no royalty payments.
  • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

Nancy J. Beckley, MS, MBA, CHC Content Consultant/content expert, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

  • Financial – Consultant to Documentation Essentials Part 01: Evaluations and Certifications, receives royalty payments.
  • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

Kate Brewer, PT, MBA, GCS, Contracted Instructor/Writer, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

  • Financial - Author for Documentation Essentials Part 01: Evaluations and Certifications, receives royalty payments.
  • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

Teaching Methods

This course contains content delivered in a text format with references and resources. 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.

As a self-directed learner, you are encouraged to practice, seek out and read additional references regarding the subject matter to enhance the contents provided within this course.

Price:$57.00
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Documentation Essentials Part 03 -- Goal Writing-Documentation
#3052 Documentation Essentials Part 03 -- Goal Writing

DESCRIPTION

1 Contact Hour

This Intermediate course will teach therapists to write clear, measurable and achievable goals that will assist in demonstrating progress in the medical record.

Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies


COURSE GOAL

The participant will be able to write a personalized goal for a patient that is individualized, objective and demonstrates a strong relation to function.

OBJECTIVES

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

  • Identify the five essential components of writing a good therapy goal
  • Write a long-term goal that demonstrates the expected outcome with the therapy plan of care
  • Produce effective documentation to support when a goal is not being met in a timely fashion, in order to support the medical necessity of therapy services

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 0.1 CEU, Intermediate Level, Professional Issues: Legal, Legislative & Regulatory Issues. 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 .1 CEU

NBCOT 1.25 PDU










This program is offered for 0.1 CEU (Intermediate level, Related area).

 

Approved for .1 CEU
(1 contact hour) 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 1 Contact Hour
  • Delaware Examining Board of Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers for 1 Contact Hour
  • *Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) for 1 CCU
  • Florida Board of Athletic Training for 1 Content Hour
  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for 1 Content Hour
  • Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology for 1 Content Hour
  • Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1 CEU
  • Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee for 1 contact hour
  • Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy for 1 contact hour

*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

Authors and Instructor

Instructor: Melissa Cohn Bernstein, OTR/L, FAOTA is the founder, 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.

Consultant/Subject Matter Expert: Nancy J. Beckley, MS, MBA, CHC

Nancy Beckley & Associates LLC is a rehab compliance consulting firm providing consulting and training services, as well outsourced compliance services to therapy clinics, home health agencies, DME suppliers, contract therapy companies, SNFs and other rehab professionals.

The regulatory environment of Medicare, the ever-changing environment of managed care, and the constant need to develop and implement effective marketing strategies are challenges faced by most rehab providers and therapy clinics. Mrs. Beckley assist Rehab providers with these challenges and provide targeted consulting expertise to enable the organization to meet these challenges

Contributing Author : Kate Brewer, PT, MBA, GCS is the President and Owner of Progressive Rehab Solutions. In addition to her consulting activities she is also the Vice President and Compliance Officer of a Rehab Agency managing over 300 employees.

Her hands-on experience ensures that you will be kept on the leading edge of the latest changes to Medicare and other reimbursement and coding changes. Ms. Brewer has her BA in Communications, her MPT from Marquette University and a MBA from Cardinal Stritch University.

Ms. Brewer is nationally recognized for her expertise in documentation and coding issues and currently serves on the editorial board for the following publications:

  • HCPro’s Briefings on Outpatient Rehab: Reimbursement and Regulations
  • HcPro's Billing Alert for Long Term Care
  • Eli Healthcare’s: Rehab Report

Ms. Brewer has authored the books:

  • The How to Manual for Denials and Appeals: Navigating the Medicare Process
  • Restorative Nursing Made Easy
  • The Essential Guide to Rehab Management
  • The Essential Guide to ICD-9 Coding for Therapy Professionals

Author(s) Disclosures

Melissa Cohn Bernstein, OTR/L, FAOTA Instructor/Writer, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

  • Financial - Author for Documentation Essentials Part 01: Evaluations and Certifications (change these out for each of the courses), receives no royalty payments.
  • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

Nancy J. Beckley, MS, MBA, CHC Content Consultant/content expert, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

  • Financial – Consultant to Documentation Essentials Part 01: Evaluations and Certifications, receives royalty payments.
  • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

Kate Brewer, PT, MBA, GCS, Contracted Instructor/Writer, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

  • Financial - Author for Documentation Essentials Part 01: Evaluations and Certifications, receives royalty payments.
  • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

Teaching Methods

This course contains content delivered in a text format with references and resources. 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.

As a self-directed learner, you are encouraged to practice, seek out and read additional references regarding the subject matter to enhance the contents provided within this course.

Price:$28.50
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Documentation Essentials Part 04 -- Daily Notes & Progress Notes-Documentation
#3053 Documentation Essentials Part 04 -- Daily Notes & Progress Notes

DESCRIPTION

2 Contact Hours

Intermediate Level: This course will introduce the required documentation components for daily notes and therapy progress notes. Included are the requirements set by Medicare B, as well as important tips on how to improve documentation to capture medical necessity and skills of the therapist.

Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies


COURSE GOAL

To provide the information therapists need to write appropriate daily notes, and progress notes for Medicare B beneficiaries receiving therapy services.

OBJECTIVES

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

  • Identify the four (4) essential components of a daily note
  • Identify the six (6) essential components of a progress note
  • Identify the practitioner required to write the daily note and the progress note, according to compliance standards.
  • Identify documentation pitfalls to avoid when writing a daily note and a progress note.

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, Intermediate Level, Professional Issues: Legal, Legislative & Regulatory Issues.. 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 .2 CEUs

NBCOT 2.5 PDU


This program is offered for 0.2 CEUs (Intermediate level, Related area).

 

Approved for .2 CEUs
(2 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
  • Delaware Examining Board of Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers for 2 Contact Hours
  • *Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) for 2 CCUs
  • Florida Board of Athletic Training for 2 Content Hours.
  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for 2 Content Hours
  • Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology for 2 Content Hours
  • Kansas Occupational Therapy Association (KOTA) pre-approved
  • Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.2 CEUs
  • New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 2 continuing education credits. NJBPTE Course Approval Number: 596-2014
  • Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee for 2 contact hours
  • Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy for 2 contact 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

Authors and Instructor

Instructor: Melissa Cohn Bernstein, OTR/L, FAOTA is the founder, 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.

Consultant/Subject Matter Expert: Nancy J. Beckley, MS, MBA, CHC

Nancy Beckley & Associates LLC is a rehab compliance consulting firm providing consulting and training services, as well outsourced compliance services to therapy clinics, home health agencies, DME suppliers, contract therapy companies, SNFs and other rehab professionals.

The regulatory environment of Medicare, the ever-changing environment of managed care, and the constant need to develop and implement effective marketing strategies are challenges faced by most rehab providers and therapy clinics. Mrs. Beckley assist Rehab providers with these challenges and provide targeted consulting expertise to enable the organization to meet these challenges

Contributing Author : Kate Brewer, PT, MBA, GCS is the President and Owner of Progressive Rehab Solutions. In addition to her consulting activities she is also the Vice President and Compliance Officer of a Rehab Agency managing over 300 employees.

Her hands-on experience ensures that you will be kept on the leading edge of the latest changes to Medicare and other reimbursement and coding changes. Ms. Brewer has her BA in Communications, her MPT from Marquette University and a MBA from Cardinal Stritch University.

Ms. Brewer is nationally recognized for her expertise in documentation and coding issues and currently serves on the editorial board for the following publications:

  • HCPro’s Briefings on Outpatient Rehab: Reimbursement and Regulations
  • HcPro's Billing Alert for Long Term Care
  • Eli Healthcare’s: Rehab Report

Ms. Brewer has authored the books:

  • The How to Manual for Denials and Appeals: Navigating the Medicare Process
  • Restorative Nursing Made Easy
  • The Essential Guide to Rehab Management
  • The Essential Guide to ICD-9 Coding for Therapy Professionals

Author(s) Disclosures

Melissa Cohn Bernstein, OTR/L, FAOTA Instructor/Writer, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

  • Financial - Author for Documentation Essentials Part 01: Evaluations and Certifications (change these out for each of the courses), receives no royalty payments.
  • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

Nancy J. Beckley, MS, MBA, CHC Content Consultant/content expert, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

  • Financial – Consultant to Documentation Essentials Part 01: Evaluations and Certifications, receives royalty payments.
  • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

Kate Brewer, PT, MBA, GCS, Contracted Instructor/Writer, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

  • Financial - Author for Documentation Essentials Part 01: Evaluations and Certifications, receives royalty payments.
  • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

Teaching Methods

This course contains content delivered in a text format with references and resources. 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.

As a self-directed learner, you are encouraged to practice, seek out and read additional references regarding the subject matter to enhance the contents provided within this course.

Price:$57.00
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Documentation Essentials Part 05 -- Understanding Medical Necessity-Documentation
#3054 Documentation Essentials Part 05 -- Understanding Medical Necessity

DESCRIPTION

2 Contact Hours

This Intermediate course will show how to make the documentation for therapy services support the need for medically reasonable and necessary therapy services. The student will learn the requirements set by Medicare B, as well as important tips on how to improve documentation to include medical necessity and skills of the therapist

Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies


COURSE GOAL

The student will be able to identify the key elements that should be present to support the medically necessity of therapy services for a Medicare B beneficiary.

OBJECTIVES

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

  • Identify the six (6) essential components of documenting a medical necessity
  • Identify three (3) strategies to include this documentation upon evaluation, in progress notes, and upon discharge to ensure payment
  • Identify three (3) documentation pitfalls to avoid regarding writing a statement of medical necessity for therapy services

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, Intermediate Level, Professional Issues: Legal, Legislative & Regulatory Issues.. 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 .2 CEUs

NBCOT 2.5 PDU


This program is offered for 0.2 CEUs (Intermediate level, Related area).

 

Approved for .2 CEUs
(2 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
  • DC Board of Physical Therapy for 2 contact hours
  • Delaware Examining Board of Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers for 2 Contact Hours
  • *Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) for 2 CCUs
  • Florida Board of Athletic Training for 2 Content Hours.
  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for 2 Content Hours
  • Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology for 2 Content Hours
  • Kansas Occupational Therapy Association (KOTA) pre-approved
  • 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

*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

Authors and Instructor

Instructor: Melissa Cohn Bernstein, OTR/L, FAOTA is the founder, 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.

Consultant/Subject Matter Expert: Nancy J. Beckley, MS, MBA, CHC

Nancy Beckley & Associates LLC is a rehab compliance consulting firm providing consulting and training services, as well outsourced compliance services to therapy clinics, home health agencies, DME suppliers, contract therapy companies, SNFs and other rehab professionals.

The regulatory environment of Medicare, the ever-changing environment of managed care, and the constant need to develop and implement effective marketing strategies are challenges faced by most rehab providers and therapy clinics. Mrs. Beckley assist Rehab providers with these challenges and provide targeted consulting expertise to enable the organization to meet these challenges

Contributing Author : Kate Brewer, PT, MBA, GCS is the President and Owner of Progressive Rehab Solutions. In addition to her consulting activities she is also the Vice President and Compliance Officer of a Rehab Agency managing over 300 employees.

Her hands-on experience ensures that you will be kept on the leading edge of the latest changes to Medicare and other reimbursement and coding changes. Ms. Brewer has her BA in Communications, her MPT from Marquette University and a MBA from Cardinal Stritch University.

Ms. Brewer is nationally recognized for her expertise in documentation and coding issues and currently serves on the editorial board for the following publications:

  • HCPro’s Briefings on Outpatient Rehab: Reimbursement and Regulations
  • HcPro's Billing Alert for Long Term Care
  • Eli Healthcare’s: Rehab Report

Ms. Brewer has authored the books:

  • The How to Manual for Denials and Appeals: Navigating the Medicare Process
  • Restorative Nursing Made Easy
  • The Essential Guide to Rehab Management
  • The Essential Guide to ICD-9 Coding for Therapy Professionals

Author(s) Disclosures

Melissa Cohn Bernstein, OTR/L, FAOTA Instructor/Writer, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

  • Financial - Author for Documentation Essentials Part 01: Evaluations and Certifications (change these out for each of the courses), receives no royalty payments.
  • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

Nancy J. Beckley, MS, MBA, CHC Content Consultant/content expert, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

  • Financial – Consultant to Documentation Essentials Part 01: Evaluations and Certifications, receives royalty payments.
  • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

Kate Brewer, PT, MBA, GCS, Contracted Instructor/Writer, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

  • Financial - Author for Documentation Essentials Part 01: Evaluations and Certifications, receives royalty payments.
  • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

Teaching Methods

This course contains content delivered in a text format with references and resources. 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.

As a self-directed learner, you are encouraged to practice, seek out and read additional references regarding the subject matter to enhance the contents provided within this course.

Price:$57.00
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Documentation Essentials Part 06 -- Writing Successful HEP & Restorative NP-Documentation
#3055 Documentation Essentials Part 06 -- Writing Successful HEP & Restorative NP

DESCRIPTION

2 Contact Hours

Part of a therapist’s responsibility when providing services for a Medicare B beneficiary is to design a program that facilitates carryover from gains made in therapy to maintenance and continued improvement in a home living environment. This Intermediate program takes the form of a home exercise program for independent patients, and may be a restorative nursing or functional maintenance program for those living in a skilled nursing facility (SNF). This course will introduce the components necessary to document these programs effectively.

Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies


COURSE GOAL

To present the components of home exercise and restorative nursing programs in keeping with Medicare guidelines.

OBJECTIVES

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

  • Identify the appropriate time to begin training and documenting a home exercise program or restorative nursing recommendations
  • Identify the five (5) skills of a therapist needed to help support the medical necessity of the intervention
  • Identify two (2) key programs under which a restorative nursing recommendation should be made to help qualify a resident for the “Rehab Low” category

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, Intermediate Level, Professional Issues: Legal, Legislative & Regulatory Issues.. 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 .2 CEUs

NBCOT 2.5 PDU










This program is offered for 0.2 CEUs (Intermediate level, Related area).

 

Approved for .2 CEUs
(2 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
  • 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 Athletic Training
  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy
  • Florida Statewide Public Guardianship Office
  • Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology for 2 Content Hours
  • *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

*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

Authors and Instructor

Instructor: Melissa Cohn Bernstein, OTR/L, FAOTA is the founder, 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.

Consultant/Subject Matter Expert: Nancy J. Beckley, MS, MBA, CHC

Nancy Beckley & Associates LLC is a rehab compliance consulting firm providing consulting and training services, as well outsourced compliance services to therapy clinics, home health agencies, DME suppliers, contract therapy companies, SNFs and other rehab professionals.

The regulatory environment of Medicare, the ever-changing environment of managed care, and the constant need to develop and implement effective marketing strategies are challenges faced by most rehab providers and therapy clinics. Mrs. Beckley assist Rehab providers with these challenges and provide targeted consulting expertise to enable the organization to meet these challenges

Contributing Author : Kate Brewer, PT, MBA, GCS is the President and Owner of Progressive Rehab Solutions. In addition to her consulting activities she is also the Vice President and Compliance Officer of a Rehab Agency managing over 300 employees.

Her hands-on experience ensures that you will be kept on the leading edge of the latest changes to Medicare and other reimbursement and coding changes. Ms. Brewer has her BA in Communications, her MPT from Marquette University and a MBA from Cardinal Stritch University.

Ms. Brewer is nationally recognized for her expertise in documentation and coding issues and currently serves on the editorial board for the following publications:

  • HCPro’s Briefings on Outpatient Rehab: Reimbursement and Regulations
  • HcPro's Billing Alert for Long Term Care
  • Eli Healthcare’s: Rehab Report

Ms. Brewer has authored the books:

  • The How to Manual for Denials and Appeals: Navigating the Medicare Process
  • Restorative Nursing Made Easy
  • The Essential Guide to Rehab Management
  • The Essential Guide to ICD-9 Coding for Therapy Professionals

Author(s) Disclosures

Melissa Cohn Bernstein, OTR/L, FAOTA Instructor/Writer, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

  • Financial - Author for Documentation Essentials Part 01: Evaluations and Certifications (change these out for each of the courses), receives no royalty payments.
  • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

Nancy J. Beckley, MS, MBA, CHC Content Consultant/content expert, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

  • Financial – Consultant to Documentation Essentials Part 01: Evaluations and Certifications, receives royalty payments.
  • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

Kate Brewer, PT, MBA, GCS, Contracted Instructor/Writer, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

  • Financial - Author for Documentation Essentials Part 01: Evaluations and Certifications, receives royalty payments.
  • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

Teaching Methods

This course contains content delivered in a text format with references and resources. 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.

As a self-directed learner, you are encouraged to practice, seek out and read additional references regarding the subject matter to enhance the contents provided within this course.

Price:$57.00
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Documentation Essentials Part 07 -- Discharge Summaries-Documentation
#3056 Documentation Essentials Part 07 -- Discharge Summaries

DESCRIPTION

1 Contact Hour

Intermediate Level: Regardless of your payor source, a therapy plan of care cannot be closed without a proper discharge note. It is the clinician’s final opportunity to justify the services provided, demonstrate progress, and provide closure to the “story” of the patient’s treatment. This course provides the required documentation components of discharge from therapy services, including requirements set by Medicare B, as well as important tips on how to capture medical necessity and skills of the therapist.

Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies


COURSE GOAL

To provide the steps necessary for writing an appropriate discharge notes in accordance with Medicare B regulations.

OBJECTIVES

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

  • Identify the 6 essential components of a discharge note
  • Identify who the Medicare Guidelines state as the appropriate practitioner required for compliance to write the discharge note.
  • Identify documentation pitfalls to avoid regarding writing a discharge from therapy services
  • Identify a Medicare acceptable discharge note for a Medicare B beneficiary receiving therapy services

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 0.1 CEUs, Intermediate Level, Professional Issues: Legal, Legislative & Regulatory Issues.. 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


This program is offered for 0.1 CEU (Intermediate level, Related area).

 

Approved for .1 CEU
(1 contact hour) 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 1 Contact Hour
  • Delaware Examining Board of Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers for 1 Contact Hour
  • Florida Board of Athletic Training for 1 Content Hour
  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy
  • Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology for 1 Content Hour
  • *Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) for 1 CCU
  • Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1 CEU
  • Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee for 1 contact hour
  • Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy for 1 contact hour

*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

Authors and Instructor

Instructor: Melissa Cohn Bernstein, OTR/L, FAOTA is the founder, 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.

Consultant/Subject Matter Expert: Nancy J. Beckley, MS, MBA, CHC

Nancy Beckley & Associates LLC is a rehab compliance consulting firm providing consulting and training services, as well outsourced compliance services to therapy clinics, home health agencies, DME suppliers, contract therapy companies, SNFs and other rehab professionals.

The regulatory environment of Medicare, the ever-changing environment of managed care, and the constant need to develop and implement effective marketing strategies are challenges faced by most rehab providers and therapy clinics. Mrs. Beckley assist Rehab providers with these challenges and provide targeted consulting expertise to enable the organization to meet these challenges

Contributing Author : Kate Brewer, PT, MBA, GCS is the President and Owner of Progressive Rehab Solutions. In addition to her consulting activities she is also the Vice President and Compliance Officer of a Rehab Agency managing over 300 employees.

Her hands-on experience ensures that you will be kept on the leading edge of the latest changes to Medicare and other reimbursement and coding changes. Ms. Brewer has her BA in Communications, her MPT from Marquette University and a MBA from Cardinal Stritch University.

Ms. Brewer is nationally recognized for her expertise in documentation and coding issues and currently serves on the editorial board for the following publications:

  • HCPro’s Briefings on Outpatient Rehab: Reimbursement and Regulations
  • HcPro's Billing Alert for Long Term Care
  • Eli Healthcare’s: Rehab Report

Ms. Brewer has authored the books:

  • The How to Manual for Denials and Appeals: Navigating the Medicare Process
  • Restorative Nursing Made Easy
  • The Essential Guide to Rehab Management
  • The Essential Guide to ICD-9 Coding for Therapy Professionals

Author(s) Disclosures

Melissa Cohn Bernstein, OTR/L, FAOTA Instructor/Writer, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

  • Financial - Author for Documentation Essentials Part 01: Evaluations and Certifications (change these out for each of the courses), receives no royalty payments.
  • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

Nancy J. Beckley, MS, MBA, CHC Content Consultant/content expert, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

  • Financial – Consultant to Documentation Essentials Part 01: Evaluations and Certifications, receives royalty payments.
  • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

Kate Brewer, PT, MBA, GCS, Contracted Instructor/Writer, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

  • Financial - Author for Documentation Essentials Part 01: Evaluations and Certifications, receives royalty payments.
  • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

Teaching Methods

This course contains content delivered in a text format with references and resources. 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.

As a self-directed learner, you are encouraged to practice, seek out and read additional references regarding the subject matter to enhance the contents provided within this course.

Price:$28.50
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Documentation Essentials Part 08 -- Navigating the Denials and Appeals Process-Documentation
#3057 Documentation Essentials Part 08 -- Navigating the Denials and Appeals Process

DESCRIPTION

1 Contact Hour

All therapy services provided to a Medicare B beneficiary under their benefit are subject to the scrutiny of Medicare as the payor. Some claims are paid, some are not. This Intermediate course will assist therapists in understanding how to navigate the appeals and denials processes when a claim for services provided to a Medicare B beneficiary has been denied by the Medicare Approved Contractor (MAC), fiscal intermediary or carrier.

Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies


COURSE GOAL

To provide a guide through the Medicare B appeals process.

OBJECTIVES

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

  • Identify the five levels of appeal for a Medicare B therapy claim
  • Identify the three (3) forms used at each level and the criteria identified by CMS that needs to be present in order to proceed with the appeal
  • Identify three (3) documentation strategies that can be used to help optimize your chance of appeal of the denial decision.

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 0.1 CEU, Intermediate Level, Professional Issues: Legal, Legislative & Regulatory Issues.. 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










This program is offered for 0.1 CEU (Intermediate level, Related area).

 

Approved for .1 CEU
(1 contact hour) 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 1 Contact Hour
  • Delaware Examining Board of Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers for 1 Contact Hour
  • Florida Board of Athletic Training
  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy
  • Florida Statewide Public Guardianship Office
  • Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology for 1 Content Hour
  • *Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) for 1 CCU
  • Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1 CEU
  • Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee for 1 contact hour

*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

Authors and Instructor

Instructor: Melissa Cohn Bernstein, OTR/L, FAOTA is the founder, 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.

Consultant/Subject Matter Expert: Nancy J. Beckley, MS, MBA, CHC

Nancy Beckley & Associates LLC is a rehab compliance consulting firm providing consulting and training services, as well outsourced compliance services to therapy clinics, home health agencies, DME suppliers, contract therapy companies, SNFs and other rehab professionals.

The regulatory environment of Medicare, the ever-changing environment of managed care, and the constant need to develop and implement effective marketing strategies are challenges faced by most rehab providers and therapy clinics. Mrs. Beckley assist Rehab providers with these challenges and provide targeted consulting expertise to enable the organization to meet these challenges

Contributing Author : Kate Brewer, PT, MBA, GCS is the President and Owner of Progressive Rehab Solutions. In addition to her consulting activities she is also the Vice President and Compliance Officer of a Rehab Agency managing over 300 employees.

Her hands-on experience ensures that you will be kept on the leading edge of the latest changes to Medicare and other reimbursement and coding changes. Ms. Brewer has her BA in Communications, her MPT from Marquette University and a MBA from Cardinal Stritch University.

Ms. Brewer is nationally recognized for her expertise in documentation and coding issues and currently serves on the editorial board for the following publications:

  • HCPro’s Briefings on Outpatient Rehab: Reimbursement and Regulations
  • HcPro's Billing Alert for Long Term Care
  • Eli Healthcare’s: Rehab Report

Ms. Brewer has authored the books:

  • The How to Manual for Denials and Appeals: Navigating the Medicare Process
  • Restorative Nursing Made Easy
  • The Essential Guide to Rehab Management
  • The Essential Guide to ICD-9 Coding for Therapy Professionals

Author(s) Disclosures

Melissa Cohn Bernstein, OTR/L, FAOTA Instructor/Writer, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

  • Financial - Author for Documentation Essentials Part 01: Evaluations and Certifications (change these out for each of the courses), receives no royalty payments.
  • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

Nancy J. Beckley, MS, MBA, CHC Content Consultant/content expert, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

  • Financial – Consultant to Documentation Essentials Part 01: Evaluations and Certifications, receives royalty payments.
  • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

Kate Brewer, PT, MBA, GCS, Contracted Instructor/Writer, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

  • Financial - Author for Documentation Essentials Part 01: Evaluations and Certifications, receives royalty payments.
  • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

Teaching Methods

This course contains content delivered in a text format with references and resources. 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.

As a self-directed learner, you are encouraged to practice, seek out and read additional references regarding the subject matter to enhance the contents provided within this course.

Price:$28.50
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Documentation Essentials Part 09 -- Medicare Part A in SNFs-Documentation
#3058_003 Documentation Essentials Part 09 -- Medicare Part A in SNFs

DESCRIPTION

2 Contact Hours

Providing therapy services under Medicare A in a skilled nursing facility (SNF) is a greatly rewarding experience. However, many therapists and assistants are challenged and intimidated by the numerous rules and regulations that govern the provision of these services. This Intermediate module is designed to provide a bird’s eye overview of the UPDATED regulations, effective October 1, 2011 that govern the provision of therapy services and provide insight into how the overall payment system works under the MDS 3.0, including reimbursement under Medicare A, including RUGS-IV assessments are required, and how therapy services are delivered and captured for Medicare A beneficiaries.

Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies


COURSE GOAL

The student will be able to identify the key components of the minimum data set (MDS) 3.0 for which therapy is responsible and how to complete them accurately.

OBJECTIVES

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

  • Name five rehab RUG levels
  • Identify the five (5) different assessment reference periods
  • Identify what qualifies as a skilled service under the MDS 3.0
  • Identify two (2) different mechanisms of service delivery accepted under Medicare A

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, Intermediate Level, Professional Issues: Legal, Legislative & Regulatory Issues.. 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 .2 CEU

NBCOT 2.5 PDU










This program is offered for 0.2 CEUs (Intermediate level, Related area).

 

Approved for .2 CEUs
(2 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
  • DC Board of Physical Therapy for 2 contact hours
  • Delaware Examining Board of Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers for 2 Contact Hours
  • *Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) for 2 CCUs
  • Florida Board of Athletic Training for 2 Content Hours.
  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for 2 Content Hours
  • Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology for 2 Content Hours
  • Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.2 CEUs
  • New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 2 continuing education credits. NJBPTE Course Approval Number: 599-2014
  • Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee for 2 contact 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

Authors and Instructor

Instructor: Melissa Cohn Bernstein, OTR/L, FAOTA is the founder, 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.

Consultant/Subject Matter Expert: Nancy J. Beckley, MS, MBA, CHC

Nancy Beckley & Associates LLC is a rehab compliance consulting firm providing consulting and training services, as well outsourced compliance services to therapy clinics, home health agencies, DME suppliers, contract therapy companies, SNFs and other rehab professionals.

The regulatory environment of Medicare, the ever-changing environment of managed care, and the constant need to develop and implement effective marketing strategies are challenges faced by most rehab providers and therapy clinics. Mrs. Beckley assist Rehab providers with these challenges and provide targeted consulting expertise to enable the organization to meet these challenges

Contributing Author : Kate Brewer, PT, MBA, GCS is the President and Owner of Progressive Rehab Solutions. In addition to her consulting activities she is also the Vice President and Compliance Officer of a Rehab Agency managing over 300 employees.

Her hands-on experience ensures that you will be kept on the leading edge of the latest changes to Medicare and other reimbursement and coding changes. Ms. Brewer has her BA in Communications, her MPT from Marquette University and a MBA from Cardinal Stritch University.

Ms. Brewer is nationally recognized for her expertise in documentation and coding issues and currently serves on the editorial board for the following publications:

  • HCPro’s Briefings on Outpatient Rehab: Reimbursement and Regulations
  • HcPro's Billing Alert for Long Term Care
  • Eli Healthcare’s: Rehab Report

Ms. Brewer has authored the books:

  • The How to Manual for Denials and Appeals: Navigating the Medicare Process
  • Restorative Nursing Made Easy
  • The Essential Guide to Rehab Management
  • The Essential Guide to ICD-9 Coding for Therapy Professionals

Author(s) Disclosures

Melissa Cohn Bernstein, OTR/L, FAOTA Instructor/Writer, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

  • Financial - Author for Documentation Essentials Part 01: Evaluations and Certifications (change these out for each of the courses), receives no royalty payments.
  • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

Nancy J. Beckley, MS, MBA, CHC Content Consultant/content expert, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

  • Financial – Consultant to Documentation Essentials Part 01: Evaluations and Certifications, receives royalty payments.
  • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

Kate Brewer, PT, MBA, GCS, Contracted Instructor/Writer, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

  • Financial - Author for Documentation Essentials Part 01: Evaluations and Certifications, receives royalty payments.
  • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

Teaching Methods

This course contains content delivered in a text format with references and resources. 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.

As a self-directed learner, you are encouraged to practice, seek out and read additional references regarding the subject matter to enhance the contents provided within this course.

Price:$57.00
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Documentation Essentials Part 10 -- Compliance, QA & Audits-Documentation
#3059 Documentation Essentials Part 10 -- Compliance, QA & Audits

DESCRIPTION

1 Contact Hour

Intermediate Level course. Compliance plays a very important role in helping to preserve and protect Medicare dollars. This course will provide the key elements a compliance program needs in order to help monitor documentation and coding. In addition, information will be presented on how to implement a good quality assurance program for documentation, including the basics of the audit and medical review programs utilized by Medicare.

Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies


COURSE GOAL

The student will be able to identify the components of a good compliance and quality assurance process for therapy documentation and be familiar with the different audits Medicare uses.

OBJECTIVES

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

  • Name the seven essential components to a compliance program
  • Identify three (3) strategies for the implementation of a good quality assurance program in order to monitor documentations at a place of practice
  • Name two (2) of the audit procedures utilized by Medicare

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 0.1 CEU, Intermediate Level, Professional Issues: Legal, Legislative & Regulatory Issues.. 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 .1 CEU

NBCOT 1.25 PDU










This program is offered for 0.1 CEU (Intermediate level, Related area).

 

Approved for .1 CEU
(1 contact hour) 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 1 Contact Hour
  • Delaware Examining Board of Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers for 1 Contact Hour
  • *Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) for 1 CCU
  • Florida Board of Athletic Training for 1 Content Hour
  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy
  • Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology for 1 Content Hour
  • Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.1 CEU
  • Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee for 1 contact hour
  • Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy for 1 contact hour

*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

Authors and Instructor

Instructor: Melissa Cohn Bernstein, OTR/L, FAOTA is the founder, 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.

Consultant/Subject Matter Expert: Nancy J. Beckley, MS, MBA, CHC

Nancy Beckley & Associates LLC is a rehab compliance consulting firm providing consulting and training services, as well outsourced compliance services to therapy clinics, home health agencies, DME suppliers, contract therapy companies, SNFs and other rehab professionals.

The regulatory environment of Medicare, the ever-changing environment of managed care, and the constant need to develop and implement effective marketing strategies are challenges faced by most rehab providers and therapy clinics. Mrs. Beckley assist Rehab providers with these challenges and provide targeted consulting expertise to enable the organization to meet these challenges

Contributing Author : Kate Brewer, PT, MBA, GCS is the President and Owner of Progressive Rehab Solutions. In addition to her consulting activities she is also the Vice President and Compliance Officer of a Rehab Agency managing over 300 employees.

Her hands-on experience ensures that you will be kept on the leading edge of the latest changes to Medicare and other reimbursement and coding changes. Ms. Brewer has her BA in Communications, her MPT from Marquette University and a MBA from Cardinal Stritch University.

Ms. Brewer is nationally recognized for her expertise in documentation and coding issues and currently serves on the editorial board for the following publications:

  • HCPro’s Briefings on Outpatient Rehab: Reimbursement and Regulations
  • HcPro's Billing Alert for Long Term Care
  • Eli Healthcare’s: Rehab Report

Ms. Brewer has authored the books:

  • The How to Manual for Denials and Appeals: Navigating the Medicare Process
  • Restorative Nursing Made Easy
  • The Essential Guide to Rehab Management
  • The Essential Guide to ICD-9 Coding for Therapy Professionals

Author(s) Disclosures

Melissa Cohn Bernstein, OTR/L, FAOTA Instructor/Writer, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

  • Financial - Author for Documentation Essentials Part 01: Evaluations and Certifications (change these out for each of the courses), receives no royalty payments.
  • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

Nancy J. Beckley, MS, MBA, CHC Content Consultant/content expert, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

  • Financial – Consultant to Documentation Essentials Part 01: Evaluations and Certifications, receives royalty payments.
  • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

Kate Brewer, PT, MBA, GCS, Contracted Instructor/Writer, Dynamic Group (Dynamic Learning Online, Inc.)

  • Financial - Author for Documentation Essentials Part 01: Evaluations and Certifications, receives royalty payments.
  • Non-financial - No relevant non-financial relationship exists.

Teaching Methods

This course contains content delivered in a text format with references and resources. 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.

As a self-directed learner, you are encouraged to practice, seek out and read additional references regarding the subject matter to enhance the contents provided within this course.

Price:$28.50
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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

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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: 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

boc_aota

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

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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 .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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    Dementia 19 Hr Bundle-
    #401/2025 Dementia 19 Hr Bundle

    DESCRIPTION

    5-Course Curriculum - 19 hrs

    Purchase this bundle at a 20% discount!

    This is a "must have” curriculum of courses if you are working with those older individuals who have Dementia and reside in a nursing facility or at home!

    This curriculum of interactive courses is designed for the beginner or intermediate therapist who works with the geriatric population. Current Trends and Treatment in Dementia Management, the learner will be provided with valuable information about the dementia disease process, how dementia dramatically affects function and the ability to participate in and benefit from therapy programs, and practical approaches to achieve a “best therapy practice” with strategies to meet Medicare reimbursement requirements. We will also explore some of the current trends and advances in dementia care and the legislative issues involving Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Finally, the course will provide the participant with a thorough foundation of the vital importance of cognitive assessment and treatment and the many opportunities that currently exist to creatively serve this population in various geriatric arenas

    Additionally in this curriculum are four courses that discuss home modifications that can help individuals who are at risk for falls, be safer and more independent in their homes.

    Each of the four courses are made possible through a grant to I.D.E.A.S., Inc. (Innovative Designs in Environments for and Aging Society) through the National Institutes of Health. The series includes information about the various conditions; those who are at Risk of Falls, Dementia, Sensory Impairments and Motor Impairments that cause limitations or difficulties in performing everyday activities, and information about a range of environmental modifications that can be implemented to compensate for deficits.

    You may purchase this 19 hour course curriculum OR  courses on an individual basis.

    See specific course listings for full details

    COURSE List

    Curriculum

    This interactive course was designed for the beginner or intermediate therapist who works with the geriatric population. Learners will gain a tremendous understanding of all aspects of Dementia and the many ways the disease process impacts functions of daily living skills and communication.

    This course discusses home modifications that can help individuals who are at risk for falls be safer and more independent in their homes.

    This course discusses home modification and how it relates to caregivers and people living in the household with dementia. Modifying the home environment to enhance safety, promote independence, and ease caregiving is increasingly recognized as an important strategy for dealing with dementia.

    This course discusses home modifications that can help individuals with vision and hearing impairments be safer and more independent in their home.

    In this course, you will learn how functional limitations in upper and lower body movement can impact a person’s ability to function safely, independently, or without difficulty in his/her home. You will also learn about the modifications that can compensate for these limitations.

    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 Introductory Level, Domain of OT: Areas of Occupation, Performance Patterns. Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process, Evaluation, Intervention& Prevention. The assignment of AOTA CEU’s does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

    These courses are AOTA approved.

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

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

    *See specific course listings for full details on approvals

    Authors and Instructors

    • Current Trends and Treatment in Dementia Management

    Linda Riccio, OTR, a 28-year veteran of long-term care operations and clinical/programmatic development, has a BS in Occupational Therapy and has been a national educator in neurological disorders, orthopedics, and the management of special care populations. She has a diverse skill set in clinical development and implementation resulting in fiscally responsible and meaningful programs. 

    Linda is currently a member of Creative Health Solutions, where she consults in healthcare strategy and teaches dementia management in post acute care settings nationwide.

    * This course originally authored by Kim Warchol, OTR/L, was revised and updated by Linda Riccio, OTR.

    • Home Modifications for People with Dementia

    Margaret P. Calkins, Ph.D. is internationally recognized as a leader in the field of environments for elderly, especially those with Alzheimer's and other dementias. Dr. Calkins has spent many years exploring the therapeutic potential of the environment--social and organizational as well as physical--particularly as it relates to frail and impaired older adults. A member of several national organizations and panels which focus on issues of care for cognitively impaired older Americans, she speaks frequently at conferences both here in the US and abroad.

    Jon Sanford, M. Arch is an adjunct Associate Professor of Architecture and Co-Director of the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) funded Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Workplace Accommodations within the Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access, Georgia Institute of Technology. He is also a Research Architect at the Rehabilitation Research and Development Center at the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the Director of Research for Extended Home Living Services in Wheeling, Illinois, one of the nation's largest providers of home modifications.

    Jon Pynoos, Ph.D is the UPS Foundation Professor of Gerontology, Policy, Planning and Development at the Andrus Gerontology Center of the University of Southern California. He is also Director of the National Resource Center on Supportive Housing and Home Modification, and Co-Director of the Fall Prevention Center of Excellence which is funded by the Archstone Foundation. He is a recognized national and international expert on housing and aging in place.  

    • Home Modifications for People Who Are at Risk for Falls

    Jon Pynoos, Ph.D is the UPS Foundation Professor of Gerontology, Policy, Planning and Development at the Andrus Gerontology Center of the University of Southern California. He is also Director of the National Resource Center on Supportive Housing and Home Modification, and Co-Director of the Fall Prevention Center of Excellence which is funded by the Archstone Foundation. He is a recognized national and international expert on housing and aging in place.  

    Anna Quyen Do Nguyen, OTD, OTR/L  is an occupational therapist and research scientist for the Fall Prevention Center of Excellence, headquartered at the University of Southern California's Andrus Gerontology Center. She assisted in developing a number of home assessment and follow-up tools which she is training other health care professionals to administer.

    • Home Modifications for People with Sensory Impairments

    Margaret P. Calkins, Ph.D. is internationally recognized as a leader in the field of environments for elderly, especially those with Alzheimer's and other dementias. Dr. Calkins has spent many years exploring the therapeutic potential of the environment--social and organizational as well as physical--particularly as it relates to frail and impaired older adults. A member of several national organizations and panels which focus on issues of care for cognitively impaired older Americans, she speaks frequently at conferences both here in the US and abroad.

    Jennifer Brush, M.A., CCC/SLP is a highly regarded Speech-Language Pathologist known for her work in the areas of memory and swallowing interventions for people with dementia.   As a sought after speaker, Ms. Brush offers interactive and educational presentations that help audiences bridge the gap between current research findings and the care needs of their clients.  Ms. Brush is the co-author of A Therapy Technique for Improving Memory: Spaced Retrieval and Time Well Spent with the Older Adult, as well as the author of several articles.

    • Home Modifications for People with Motor Impairments

    Jon Sanford, M.Arch is an adjunct Associate Professor of Architecture and Co-Director of the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) funded Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Workplace Accommodations within the Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access, Georgia Institute of Technology. He is also a Research Architect at the Rehabilitation Research and Development Center at the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the Director of Research for Extended Home Living Services in Wheeling, Illinois, one of the nation's largest providers of home modifications.

    Carrie Bruce, M.A., CCC-SLP, ATP is a Speech Language Pathologist and an Assistive Technology Practitioner. She serves as a co-investigator in the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Workplace Accommodations and provides support to other sponsored projects related to accessibility, disability, and design.

    Teaching MethodS

    Teaching Methods: These courses are delivered in text format with pictures, animation, graphics, and web links with resources for ongoing education and learning activities. Learner must allow time to explore hyperlinks and conduct learning activities, as 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:$540.00
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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 Mini Modules Bundle-
    #5000B Medicare Mini Modules Bundle

    DESCRIPTION

    Our new four Medicare Mini Modules are designed for PTs, OTs, and SLPs to insure therapists have the necessary compliance education that is included in the annual compliance education on fraud and abuse. The content in each of these modules are the high risk areas. Each module is succinct giving you exactly the information you need to apply immediately to your practice to be in compliance.

    Four Medicare Modules include:

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    OBJECTIVES

    Upon completion of these courses, 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.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of the use of the ABN in 2013.
    • Learn the required elements of the daily note and the associated billing risks if not properly documented.
    • Learn how to identify and mitigate billing risks in outpatient therapy.

    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 these courses include: Course content delivered in a text format with audio in a Flash format. Final exams required with multiple attempts allowed to obtain a minimum passing score of 80% for certificate.

    Price:$30.00
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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

    boc_aota

    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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    Healthy to the Bone An Educational Tool Kit-
    #6060 Healthy to the Bone An Educational Tool Kit

    DESCRIPTION

    2 Contact Hours

    Be a part of the osteoporosis prevention model for the pediatric disease with geriatric consequences. Physical and Occupational Therapists alike can bring positive bone health strategies to school age children and their families.

    This introductory on-line course is designed for the health care professional that is interested in building knowledge of prevention strategies related to osteoporosis. It provides information and tools needed to take this wellness topic into an elementary school classroom and to modify the presentation format for any age group. The number one prevention against osteoporosis is building maximal bone density during childhood and adolescence. A PowerPoint presentation for elementary school children, along with recommendations for interactive classroom activities, is integrated into the course.

    You will learn about:

    • The anatomy and physiology of bone development
    • Healthy lifestyle choices that have a positive impact on bone growth
    • Interactive teaching methods that allow for positive learning and information retention

    Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies

    COURSE GOAL

    To help healthcare providers convey the importance of bone health in a variety of age groups in order to prevent osteoporosis in older age.

    OBJECTIVES

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

    • Identify positive and negative lifestyle choices related to attaining maximum bone density during childhood and adolescence
    • Describe normal bone metabolism
    • Utilize successful teaching methods to enhance learning during the “Healthy to the Bone” classroom program

    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 2 CEU, Introductory Level, Domain of OT: Occupational Therapy Process. The assignment of AOTA CEU 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 (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 CCU 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 CEU for Guardians.
    • Florida Board of Athletic Training for 2 Content Hours.
    • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for 2 Content Hours.
    • Florida Statewide Public Guardianship Office
    • Texas Guardianship Certification Board

    Author and Instructor

    Kathleen DeMolli Shirley graduated from East Carolina University in Greenville, NC with a BSPT in 1981.  She became board certified in Orthopedic Physical Therapy in 1991 (recertified in 1999 and 2009), and board certified in Geriatric Physical Therapy in 1993 (recertified in 2002).  In 2003, she completed the APTA (Herdman) Vestibular Rehabilitation Competency, and in 2005 she completed the APTA (Landel) Cervicogenic Dizziness competency.  She is Adult NDT certified (neurodevelopmental treatment) and has completed a 250 hour Yoga Teachers Certification.

    Kathleen is owner of Healthy to the Bone, LLC.  She divides her clinical time between outpatient orthopedics, specializing in spinal dysfunction and balance and dizziness problems that generally effect older adults.  She sees patients both in the outpatient setting and in their homes.  In 1997, Kathleen created the Healthy to the Bone elementary school based osteoporosis education and prevention program. She has been very active in the Pinellas County school system and has taught this program to hundreds of children over the years.

    Kathleen is currently a member of the APTA Orthopedic and Geriatric sections.  She is also a member of VEDA (Vestibular Disorders Association).

    Teaching MethodS

    Teaching methods include: Text format, graphics, photos, video, interactive group activities, e-mail with instructor and case study of the pilot program. 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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    Home Modifications for People with Dementia-
    #IDEAS_100 Home Modifications for People with Dementia

    DESCRIPTION

    2 Contact Hour Course

    This course, Home Modifications for People with Dementia,an Intermediate level course, is one of a series of four courses made possible through a grant to I.D.E.A.S., Inc. through the National Institutes of Health.

    This course discusses home modification and how it relates to caregivers and people living in the household with dementia. Modifying the home environment to enhance safety, promote independence, and ease caregiving is increasingly recognized as an important strategy for dealing with dementia.

    • Purchase this item if you prefer to take Home Modifications for People with Dementia as a single course.
    • Purchase the Complete Series – Home Modifications Practitioners Program if you prefer to purchase all four courses at a discount.

    Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies

    COURSE GOAL

    This course discusses home modification and how it relates to caregivers and people living in the household with dementia. Modifying the home environment to enhance safety, promote independence, and ease caregiving is increasingly recognized as an important strategy for dealing with dementia.

    OBJECTIVES

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

    • Gain a better understanding of the role of the physical environment in supporting both the person with dementia and the caregiver
    • Learn how the environment needs to change as the disease progresses
    • Understand how to help the caregivers develop environmental coping strategies
    • Learn practical solutions to real problems

    ACCREDITATIONS

    boc_aota

    Dynamic Group is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). The assignment of AOTA CEU 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 (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 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 2 continuing education hours
    • Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 2 Contact Hours
    • Center for Guardianship Certification (CGC) for 2 CEU 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 Association
    • Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.2 CEU
    • NMAPTA Continuing Education (CE) Committee for 2 CE Hours
    • Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee for 2 contact hours
    • Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy for 2 contact hours
    • Texas Guardianship Certification Board

    Authors and Instructors

    Margaret P. Calkins, Ph.D. is internationally recognized as a leader in the field of environments for elderly, especially those with Alzheimer's and other dementias. Dr. Calkins has spent many years exploring the therapeutic potential of the environment--social and organizational as well as physical--particularly as it relates to frail and impaired older adults. A member of several national organizations and panels which focus on issues of care for cognitively impaired older Americans, she speaks frequently at conferences both here in the US and abroad.

    Jon Sanford, M. Arch is an adjunct Associate Professor of Architecture and Co-Director of the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) funded Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Workplace Accommodations within the Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access, Georgia Institute of Technology. He is also a Research Architect at the Rehabilitation Research and Development Center at the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the Director of Research for Extended Home Living Services in Wheeling, Illinois, one of the nation's largest providers of home modifications.

    Jon Pynoos, Ph.D is the UPS Foundation Professor of Gerontology, Policy, Planning and Development at the Andrus Gerontology Center of the University of Southern California. He is also Director of the National Resource Center on Supportive Housing and Home Modification, and Co-Director of the Fall Prevention Center of Excellence which is funded by the Archstone Foundation. He is a recognized national and international expert on housing and aging in place.  

    Teaching MethodS

    Teaching methods: Each course in the series follows a similar format, with information about the various conditions that cause limitations or difficulties in performing everyday activities, and information about a range of environmental modifications that can be implemented to compensate for deficits.

    Course content is delivered in a text format, pictures and graphics, case examples, live web links, references and resources, audio and multimedia presentations. At the conclusion of the course, there is a Final Exam which requires a minimum passing score of 80%.

    Price:$90.00
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    Home Modifications for People Who Are at Risk for Falls-
    #IDEAS_101 Home Modifications for People Who Are at Risk for Falls

    DESCRIPTION

    2 Contact Hour Course

    This course, Home Modifications for People Who Are at Risk for Falls, an Intermediate level course, is one of a series of four courses made possible through a grant to I.D.E.A.S., Inc. through the National Institutes of Health.

    This course discusses home modifications that can help individuals who are at risk for falls be safer and more independent in their homes.

    The courses are valuable to individuals who provide any type of home evaluation, design, or construction service for seniors or people with disabilities, such as occupational therapists, physical therapists, home health care workers, case managers/social workers, builders/remodelers, architects and interior designers.

    • Purchase this item if you prefer to take Home Modifications for People Who Are at Risk for Falls as a single course.
    • Purchase the Complete Series – Home Modifications Practitioners Program if you prefer to purchase all four courses at a discount.

    Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies

    COURSE GOAL

    This course discusses home modification and how it relates to caregivers and people living in the household with dementia. Modifying the home environment to enhance safety, promote independence, and ease caregiving is increasingly recognized as an important strategy for dealing with dementia.

    OBJECTIVES

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

    • Identify the three key components of a well-rounded fall prevention program
    • Classify fall risk factors as intrinsic, extrinsic, or behavioral
    • Identify five design goals for individuals who fall and explain their relationships to fall prevention
    • Identify general HM guidelines for individuals who fall

    ACCREDITATIONS

    boc_aota

    Dynamic Group is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). The assignment of AOTA CEU 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 (course includes assessment component)

     

    Approved for .2 CEU
    (2 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 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 2 continuing education hours
    • Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 2 Contact Hours
    • California Physical Therapy Association (CPTA) for 0.2 CEU
    • Center for Guardianship Certification (CGC) for 2 CEU
    • 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 Athletic Training for 2 Content Hours.
    • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for .2 CEU
    • Florida Statewide Public Guardianship Office
    • Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.2 CEU
    • Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee for 2 contact hours
    • Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy for 2 contact hours
    • Texas Guardianship Certification Board

    Authors and Instructors

    Jon Pynoos, Ph.D is the UPS Foundation Professor of Gerontology, Policy, Planning and Development at the Andrus Gerontology Center of the University of Southern California. He is also Director of the National Resource Center on Supportive Housing and Home Modification, and Co-Director of the Fall Prevention Center of Excellence which is funded by the Archstone Foundation. He is a recognized national and international expert on housing and aging in place.  

    Anna Quyen Do Nguyen, OTD, OTR/L  is an occupational therapist and research scientist for the Fall Prevention Center of Excellence, headquartered at the University of Southern California's Andrus Gerontology Center. She assisted in developing a number of home assessment and follow-up tools which she is training other health care professionals to administer.

    Teaching methods: Each course in the series follows a similar format, with information about the various conditions that cause limitations or difficulties in performing everyday activities, and information about a range of environmental modifications that can be implemented to compensate for deficits.

    Course content is delivered in a text format, pictures and graphics, case examples, live web links, references and resources, audio and multimedia presentations. At the conclusion of the course, there is a Final Exam which requires a minimum passing score of 80%.

    Price:$90.00
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    Home Modifications for People with Sensory Impairment-
    #IDEAS_102 Home Modifications for People with Sensory Impairment

    DESCRIPTION

    2.5 Contact Hour Course

    This course, Home Modifications for People with Sensory Impairments, an Intermediate course, is one of a series of four courses made possible through a grant to I.D.E.A.S., Inc. through the National Institutes of Health.

    This course discusses home modifications that can help individuals with vision and hearing impairments be safer and more independent in their home.

    The courses are valuable to individuals who provide any type of home evaluation, design, or construction service for seniors or people with disabilities, such as occupational therapists, physical therapists, home health care workers, case managers/social workers, builders/remodelers, architects and interior designers.

    • Purchase this item if you prefer to take Home Modifications for People with Sensory Impairments as a single course.
    • Purchase the Complete Series – Home Modifications Practitioners Program if you prefer to purchase all four courses at a discount.

    Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies

    COURSE GOAL

    This course discusses home modifications that can help individuals with vision and hearing impairments be safer and more independent in their home.

    OBJECTIVES

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

    • Define and discuss three diseases that cause low vision.
    • Identify three difficult visual situations in the home environment.
    • Appropriately choose at least three home modifications that will help a client with low vision to be safer and more independent.
    • Define age-related hearing impairment.
    • Identify three difficult listening situations in the home environment.
    • Appropriately choose at least three home modifications that will help a client with hearing loss to be safer and more independent.

    ACCREDITATIONS

    boc_aota

    Dynamic Group is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). The assignment of AOTA CEU does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

    This course is AOTA approved for .25 CEU

    NBCOT 3.125 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 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 2.5 continuing education hours
    • Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 2.5 Contact Hours
    • Center for Guardianship Certification (CGC) for 2.5 CEU for Guardians
    • DC Board of Physical Therapy for 2.5 contact hours.
    • Delaware Examining Board of Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers for 2.5 Contact Hours
    • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for .25 CEU
    • Florida Statewide Public Guardianship Office for 2.0 hours
    • Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.25 CEU
    • NMAPTA Continuing Education (CE) Committee for 2.5 CE Hours
    • Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee for 2.5 contact hours
    • Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy for 2.5 contact hours
    • Texas Guardianship Certification Board

    Authors and Instructors

    Margaret P. Calkins, Ph.D. is internationally recognized as a leader in the field of environments for elderly, especially those with Alzheimer's and other dementias. Dr. Calkins has spent many years exploring the therapeutic potential of the environment--social and organizational as well as physical--particularly as it relates to frail and impaired older adults. A member of several national organizations and panels which focus on issues of care for cognitively impaired older Americans, she speaks frequently at conferences both here in the US and abroad.

    Jennifer Brush, M.A., CCC/SLP is a highly regarded Speech-Language Pathologist known for her work in the areas of memory and swallowing interventions for people with dementia.   As a sought after speaker, Ms. Brush offers interactive and educational presentations that help audiences bridge the gap between current research findings and the care needs of their clients.  Ms. Brush is the co-author of A Therapy Technique for Improving Memory: Spaced Retrieval and Time Well Spent with the Older Adult, as well as the author of several articles. 

    Teaching methods: Each course in the series follows a similar format, with information about the various conditions that cause limitations or difficulties in performing everyday activities, and information about a range of environmental modifications that can be implemented to compensate for deficits.

    Course content is delivered in a text format, pictures and graphics, case examples, live web links, references and resources, audio and multimedia presentations. At the conclusion of the course, there is a Final Exam which requires a minimum passing score of 80%.

    Price:$105.00
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    Home Modifications for People with Motor Impairments-
    #IDEAS_103 Home Modifications for People with Motor Impairments

    DESCRIPTION

    2.5 Contact Hour Course

    This course, Home Modifications for People with Motor Impairments, an Intermediate level course, is one of a series of four courses made possible through a grant to I.D.E.A.S., Inc. through the National Institutes of Health.

    In this course, you will learn how functional limitations in upper and lower body movement can impact a person’s ability to function safely, independently, or without difficulty in his/her home. You will also learn about the modifications that can compensate for these limitations.

    The courses are valuable to individuals who provide any type of home evaluation, design, or construction service for seniors or people with disabilities, such as occupational therapists, physical therapists, home health care workers, case managers/social workers, builders/remodelers, architects and interior designers.

    • Purchase this item if you prefer to take Home Modifications for People with Motor Impairments as a single course.
    • Purchase the Complete Series – Home Modifications Practitioners Program if you prefer to purchase all four courses at a discount.

    Availability: 365 days from registration, unless other agreement applies

    COURSE GOAL

    In this course, you will learn how functional limitations in upper and lower body movement can impact a person’s ability to function safely, independently, or without difficulty in his/her home. You will also learn about the modifications that can compensate for these limitations.

    OBJECTIVES

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

    • Become familiar with the contributions of impairments and body function to problems with task performance.
    • Discuss the performance goals for reducing environmental demands on motor abilities.
    • Identify modifications that can be made to ameliorate typical problems that people with upper and lower extremity and trunk impairments have with routine household tasks

    ACCREDITATIONS

    boc_aota

    Dynamic Group is an approved provider of continuing education courses by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). The assignment of AOTA CEU does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

    This course is AOTA approved for .25 CEU

    NBCOT 3.125 PDU (course includes assessment component)

     

    This course is approved for .25 CEU
    (2.5 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 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 2.5 continuing education hours
    • Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 2.5 Contact Hours
    • Center for Guardianship Certification (CGC) for 2.5 CEU for Guardians
    • DC Board of Physical Therapy for 2.5 contact hours
    • Delaware Examining Board of Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers for 2.5 Contact Hours
    • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy for .25 CEU
    • Florida Statewide Public Guardianship Office for 2.0 hours
    • Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 0.25 CEU
    • NMAPTA Continuing Education (CE) Committee for 2.5 CE Hours
    • Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee for 2.5 contact hours
    • Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy for 2.5 contact hours
    • Texas Guardianship Certification Board

    Authors and Instructors

    Jon Sanford, M.Arch is an adjunct Associate Professor of Architecture and Co-Director of the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) funded Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Workplace Accommodations within the Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access, Georgia Institute of Technology. He is also a Research Architect at the Rehabilitation Research and Development Center at the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the Director of Research for Extended Home Living Services in Wheeling, Illinois, one of the nation's largest providers of home modifications.

    Carrie Bruce, M.A., CCC-SLP, ATP is a Speech Language Pathologist and an Assistive Technology Practitioner. She serves as a co-investigator in the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Workplace Accommodations and provides support to other sponsored projects related to accessibility, disability, and design.

    Teaching methods: Each course in the series follows a similar format, with information about the various conditions that cause limitations or difficulties in performing everyday activities, and information about a range of environmental modifications that can be implemented to compensate for deficits.

    Course content is delivered in a text format, pictures and graphics, case examples, live web links, references and resources, audio and multimedia presentations. At the conclusion of the course, there is a Final Exam which requires a minimum passing score of 80%.

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    Home Modifications Practitioners Program Complete Series-
    #IDEAS_401 Home Modifications Practitioners Program Complete Series

    DESCRIPTION

    (Innovative Designs in Environments for an Aging Society)
    4-Course Curriculum- 9 hrs

    Purchase this bundle at a 10% discount!

    These are must have courses if you are working with older individuals who are at risk within the home!

    Courses discuss home modifications that can help individuals who are at risk for falls, be safer and more independent in their homes.

    Each of the four, intermediate level courses are made possible through a grant to I.D.E.A.S., Inc. through the National Institutes of Health. The series includes information about the various conditions; those who are at Risk of Falls, Dementia, Sensory Impairments and Motor Impairments that cause limitations or difficulties in performing everyday activities, and information about a range of environmental modifications that can be implemented to compensate for deficits.

    These courses are valuable to individuals who provide any type of home evaluation, design, or construction service for seniors or people with disabilities, such as occupational therapists, physical therapists, home health care workers, case managers/social workers, builders/remodelers, architects and interior designers.

    You may purchase this 9 hour course curriculum OR  courses on an individual basis.

    See specific course listings for full details

    COURSE List

    Home Modifications Practitioners Program - Complete Series
    9 Hour 4-Part Course Curriculum

    This course discusses home modifications that can help individuals who are at risk for falls be safer and more independent in their homes.

    This course discusses home modification and how it relates to caregivers and people living in the household with dementia. Modifying the home environment to enhance safety, promote independence, and ease caregiving is increasingly recognized as an important strategy for dealing with dementia.

    This course discusses home modifications that can help individuals with vision and hearing impairments be safer and more independent in their home.

    In this course, you will learn how functional limitations in upper and lower body movement can impact a person’s ability to function safely, independently, or without difficulty in his/her home. You will also learn about the modifications that can compensate for these limitations.

    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 Introductory Level, Domain of OT: Areas of Occupation, Performance Patterns. Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process, Evaluation, Intervention & Prevention. The assignment of AOTA CEU does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

    This course as a group is AOTA approved for .9 CEU

    NBCOT 11.25 PDU (course includes assessment component)

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

    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.

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

    *See specific course listings for full details on approvals

    • Center for Guardianship Certification
    • Florida Board of Athletic Trainers
    • Kansas Occupational Therapy Association (KOTA) pre-approved
    • Oklahoma Physical Therapy Advisory Committee for 9 contact hours
    • Texas Guardianship Certification Board

    Authors and Instructors

    • Home Modifications for People with Dementia

    Margaret P. Calkins, Ph.D. is internationally recognized as a leader in the field of environments for elderly, especially those with Alzheimer's and other dementias. Dr. Calkins has spent many years exploring the therapeutic potential of the environment--social and organizational as well as physical--particularly as it relates to frail and impaired older adults. A member of several national organizations and panels which focus on issues of care for cognitively impaired older Americans, she speaks frequently at conferences both here in the US and abroad.

    Jon Sanford, M. Arch is an adjunct Associate Professor of Architecture and Co-Director of the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) funded Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Workplace Accommodations within the Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access, Georgia Institute of Technology. He is also a Research Architect at the Rehabilitation Research and Development Center at the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the Director of Research for Extended Home Living Services in Wheeling, Illinois, one of the nation's largest providers of home modifications.

    Jon Pynoos, Ph.D is the UPS Foundation Professor of Gerontology, Policy, Planning and Development at the Andrus Gerontology Center of the University of Southern California. He is also Director of the National Resource Center on Supportive Housing and Home Modification, and Co-Director of the Fall Prevention Center of Excellence which is funded by the Archstone Foundation. He is a recognized national and international expert on housing and aging in place.  

    • Home Modifications for People Who Are at Risk for Falls

    Jon Pynoos, Ph.D is the UPS Foundation Professor of Gerontology, Policy, Planning and Development at the Andrus Gerontology Center of the University of Southern California. He is also Director of the National Resource Center on Supportive Housing and Home Modification, and Co-Director of the Fall Prevention Center of Excellence which is funded by the Archstone Foundation. He is a recognized national and international expert on housing and aging in place.  

    Anna Quyen Do Nguyen, OTD, OTR/L  is an occupational therapist and research scientist for the Fall Prevention Center of Excellence, headquartered at the University of Southern California's Andrus Gerontology Center. She assisted in developing a number of home assessment and follow-up tools which she is training other health care professionals to administer.

    • Home Modifications for People with Sensory Impairments

    Margaret P. Calkins, Ph.D. is internationally recognized as a leader in the field of environments for elderly, especially those with Alzheimer's and other dementias. Dr. Calkins has spent many years exploring the therapeutic potential of the environment--social and organizational as well as physical--particularly as it relates to frail and impaired older adults. A member of several national organizations and panels which focus on issues of care for cognitively impaired older Americans, she speaks frequently at conferences both here in the US and abroad.

    Jennifer Brush, M.A., CCC/SLP is a highly regarded Speech-Language Pathologist known for her work in the areas of memory and swallowing interventions for people with dementia.   As a sought after speaker, Ms. Brush offers interactive and educational presentations that help audiences bridge the gap between current research findings and the care needs of their clients.  Ms. Brush is the co-author of A Therapy Technique for Improving Memory: Spaced Retrieval and Time Well Spent with the Older Adult, as well as the author of several articles.

    • Home Modifications for People with Motor Impairments

    Jon Sanford, M.Arch is an adjunct Associate Professor of Architecture and Co-Director of the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) funded Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Workplace Accommodations within the Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access, Georgia Institute of Technology. He is also a Research Architect at the Rehabilitation Research and Development Center at the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the Director of Research for Extended Home Living Services in Wheeling, Illinois, one of the nation's largest providers of home modifications.

    Carrie Bruce, M.A., CCC-SLP, ATP is a Speech Language Pathologist and an Assistive Technology Practitioner. She serves as a co-investigator in the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Workplace Accommodations and provides support to other sponsored projects related to accessibility, disability, and design.

    Teaching MethodS

    Teaching Methods: These courses are delivered in text format with pictures, animation, graphics, and live web links with resources for ongoing education and learning activities. Learner must allow time to explore hyperlinks and conduct learning activities, as required.  To receive credit for the course, the Learner must score at least 80% on the final exam.

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