This course fulfills the 2 hour requirement for Ethics and Indiana Jurisprudence.
Ethics and Jurisprudence for the Indiana Physical Therapist and Physical Therapist Assistant
- Define the standards and principles for ethical practice from the American Physical Therapy Association Code of Ethics for Therapists and Assistants.
- List and explain the five roles of physical therapy.
- Identify and give examples of the scope of practice.
- State the purpose, mission, and vision of the Model Practice Act for Physical Therapy.
- Define dual- or multiple-role relationships between practitioners and clients and strategies to maintain boundaries.
- Identify and define the steps for ethical decision making using the RIPS Model.
- Discuss the Indiana Administrative Code as it pertains to the physical therapy professional.
- Summarize the legislative and regulatory components of the Indiana Practice Act.
A Physical Therapy Guide to the Repair & Rehabilitation of the Rotator Cuff
- Illustrate the anatomic structures of the shoulder, the types of rotator cuff tears, as well as the basic procedures involved in a rotator cuff surgery.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the determinations used in the identification of a rotator cuff tear.
- Outline and describe the steps in the surgical procedure to repair a rotator cuff injury, simplifying the description to precipitate understanding by your patient.
- Discuss postoperative measures and tests necessary to perform an initial evaluation on a rotator cuff repair patient.
- Summarize effective exercises and therapies in each phase of rehabilitation that will aid in the progression of healing and lead to the best outcomes for the rotator cuff repair patient. Describe warning signs to be aware of in the care of a postoperative rotator cuff repair patient.
- Discuss the unique advantages of aquatic therapy and explain the process of choosing effective exercises that will facilitate healing.
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An Overview of Hip and Knee Rehabilitation
- Summarize objective evaluation factors, objective measures and provocative testing that a physical therapy professional should utilize when evaluating patients who present with hip and knee pain.
- Discuss standardized assessment tools commonly used to determine baseline levels of hip ability/inability and/or pain, and describe hip pathologies, the characteristics of each and treatment protocols for rehabilitation.
- List frequently used outcome measures for knee functions, as well as common soft-tissue injuries often presented for rehabilitation.
- Describe methods for rehabilitation following acute phases, considerations when determining a plan of care, and variations in appropriate range of motion, resistance, strength training as well as functional training based on individual goals and personal outcomes.
Fall Information and Recovery Techniques for the Physical Therapy Professional
- Discuss the importance of fall information and fall recovery techniques education, as well as questions to ask to determine the patient’s personal goals, fall histories and their comorbidities in order, with the goal of being to return the patient to his or her prior level of functioning.
- Summarize the various assist levels, indications of these levels, and what each of these levels mean in terms of the patient’s assessment for treatment and individual goals.
- Describe and detail the various types of falls that are common and the specific indications for each.
- Discuss some therapeutic exercises that may be used to promote fall recovery; once recovery is achieved, discuss ways in which the physical therapist can help improve the patient’s overall flexibility and strength to be used in the prevention of falls.
Hip Fractures: Treatment and Prevention
- Distinguish the difference between the three major types of hip fractures, their characteristics and the indications for treatment of each.
- Summarize the similarities and differences between the physical strategies for rehabilitation for the surgical candidate, versus the non-surgical candidate. Discuss the issues associated with each.
- Identify the different approaches to hip surgery; discuss the advantages, disadvantages and the treatment strategies and rehabilitation outcomes for each of these surgeries.
- Discuss the reasons for a total hip replacement, what challenges this procedure might present and the unique implications of the anterior versus the posterior approach.
- Discuss the progression of physical therapy to maximize progression to each patient’s either prior level, or maximum level, of functioning.Relate practical and effective preventative measures that patients can take to prevent future falls.
Patients with History of Substance Use: OT and PT's Roles and Considerations for Treatment
- Describe current definitions and DSM-5 criteria for substance use disorders.
- Recognize how substance use impacts functionality, including ADLs, IADLs and mobility.
- Identify substance use disorder as a primary and as a secondary diagnosis for patients working with OT and PT.
- Illustrate current stigmas and discomforts among therapists who work with patients with substance use disorder.
- Investigate current treatment approaches used by PT and OT for patients with history of substance use disorder.
- Compare interdisciplinary team members relevant to the plan-of-care for patients with substance use disorder.
- Construct an appropriate initial evaluation approach for patients with substance use disorder using provided assessment tools.
Knee Osteoarthritis: Overview, NonSurgical/Surgical Management and Physical Therapy Treatment
- Describe the anatomy and function of the knee joint and how osteoarthritis impacts the mechanics of the joint.
- List common pathologies and etiology for osteoarthritis of the knee.
- Describe the diagnostic procedures in the diagnosis of osteoarthritis of the knee.
- Discuss evidence-based surgical and nonsurgical interventions for osteoarthritis of the knee.
- Describe how weight management impacts osteoarthritis of the knee.
- State the components of a typical physical therapy rehabilitation plan following a total knee arthroscopy.
Multiple Sclerosis: Physical and Occupational Therapy
- Define multiple sclerosis.
- Define the signs and symptoms associated with multiple sclerosis.
- Discuss how multiple sclerosis is diagnosed.
- Discuss various treatments for patients with multiple sclerosis.
- Describe tests and measures that are utilized in physical and occupational examinations of patients with multiple sclerosis.
- Discuss how physical and occupational therapists can help in the treatment of multiple sclerosis.
- Define physical and occupational therapy treatment parameters for patients with multiple sclerosis.
- Discuss exercise programs that can help patients with multiple sclerosis.
Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT) and Neurological Disorders: The Latest Research
- Summarize foundational theories and treatment behind NDT.
- Explain what NDT looks like as delivered through physical and occupational therapy practitioners.
- Summarize current peer-reviewed NDT research.
- Identify and describe NDT-appropriate neurological disorders outside of cerebral palsy (CP) and hemiplegia.
- Identify updated resources for proper billing of NDT in specific practice settings.
- Discuss current therapy resources for NDT to enhance the clinical practice.
Pharmaceuticals and Physical Therapy: Movement with Medication
- Describe and critique U.S. federal law regarding pharmaceuticals.
- Recognize chemical and physiologic components of pharmacology.
- Recall and sequence pharmacodynamic physiology.
- Describe and assess fundamental pharmacokinetic processes.
- Compare pharmaceutical and physiologic variability.
- Justify concern regarding biological antibiotic resistance.
- Distinguish pharmaceutical effects upon the autonomic and central nervous systems.
- Summarize multi-modal pharmaceutical management of hypertension.
- Determine the role of vasodilators in multi-modal medical care.
- Interpret pharmaceutical intervention for cardiopulmonary pathologies.
- Construct the role of physical rehabilitation in the context of sedatives, hypnotics and multi-modal anesthetics.
- Assess the role and objective danger associated with opioid prescription.