Preventing Medical Errors: Patient Safety in Physical Therapy (2 hrs)
The purpose of this course is to identify common medical errors and causation in physical therapy practice and identify best practices for the analysis, reduction, and prevention of medical errors. The National Patient Safety Goals (NPSGs) of the Joint Commission, the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Codes of Ethics, Florida Statutes, Chapter 486, and the Minimum Performance Standards for Physical Therapy Practice (revised July 2016), as well as the Department of Health and Human Services all serve as the foundations of this course.
Knee Osteoarthritis: Overview, NonSurgical/Surgical Management and Physical Therapy Treatment (2 hrs)
Knee OA is prevalent in today's society with the active aging population. Physical therapists play an important role in restoring function for these patients with nonsurgical and postoperative interventions.
Multiple Sclerosis: Physical and Occupational Therapy (2 hrs)
Patients with multiple sclerosis experience a variety of symptoms; it is often difficult to diagnosis because the disease’s symptoms frequently mimic other diseases. There are multiple types of MS that will be discussed in this course. A patient’s functional abilities can vary depending on the type of MS that he/she is diagnosed with and how fast the disease progresses. Physical and occupational therapists play a key role in the treatment of patients with MS: It is important for these rehabilitation professionals to understand this disease
Neuro-Developmental Treatment and Neurological Disorders: Research and Resources for OT and PT (2 hrs)
This course includes the latest resources and research available for physical and occupational therapists regarding neuro-developmental treatment (NDT). Additionally, this course will discuss the importance of NDT as a means to improve functional movement as it pertains to ambulation, transfers and mobility, as well as ADL performance.
Pharmaceuticals and Physical Therapy: Movement with Medication (4 hrs)
Physical therapy and pharmacology have operated alongside each other for thousands of years. This course will prioritize essential components regarding pharmaceutical principles and will discuss common pharmaceutical categories relative to application in physical therapy clinical settings