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Rehab Strategies for COPD, Diabetes, Heart Failure and Hypertension
July 11 @ 8:00 am - 2:30 pm PDT
Join Amy Shevlin for this 6-Hour Interactive Live Webinar Course
Engage and Ask Questions with the Instructor – Earn .6 CEUs/6 CCUs open to all Ensign Affiliated OT, OTA, PT, PTA 8am – 2:30pm (PST) July 11, 2020
Developing Evidence-Based Therapeutic Interventions to Maximize the Functional Independence of At-Risk Populations * COVID-19 Strategies Included!
Physical and occupational therapists often treat older patients with multiple chronic illnesses. In fact, 80% of adults over the age of 65 have multiple chronic conditions. This can be a difficult patient population to work with considering these patients see an average of 13 different physicians each year and have an average of 50 different prescriptions filled each year. Due to the complexity of this patient population, obtaining progressions through a therapy program can be a very daunting task. Therapists often feel they are providing suboptimal therapeutic interventions due to the complexity of working with these patient populations. Additionally, caring for these patients is further complicated by the potential adverse effects of being on multiple medications. It can be very challenging to help guide these patients to achieve their greatest level of independence and to improve their quality of life.
During this one-day course, participants will be able to obtain comprehensive information on the pathophysiology of some frequently encountered chronic diseases and how they may affect a patient’s ability to respond to therapy treatment. This course will evaluate the best techniques, including special tests to perform with these populations that will help guide therapy treatment. Determine the most common medications that these groups of patients might be taking, medications that should be avoided in this population, and how to recognize possible adverse effects of these medications. Participants will discuss vital sign parameters and treatment precautions and how to use this information to guide your clinical decision making and when it is appropriate to continue therapy treatment or when therapy treatment should be held. Participants will also review the most common lab tests performed in the older adult population, how to interpret these lab values, and how the results of these tests can affect your patient’s ability to progress during therapy treatments. After the completion of this course, participants will confidently use the best treatment strategies for populations with these chronic diagnoses.
Click on link for more detailed information: 6 hour Interactive Live Webinar July 11 2020
Presented by Amy Shevlin, PT, MS, DPT, GCS